11. Precotto, Turro

An authentic green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city and at the center of dynamic redevelopment and social regeneration processes which contribute to Milan's multiethnic character.

Key Details

What to expect

A lively, young, creative and multiethnic residential area, well connected to the city centre and with the atmosphere of the old Milano


It is an area meant for those who love the creative and multiethnic energy of the city but also appreciate quiet corners away from the cahos of the city center

What not to expect

Many pedestrian areas, cycle paths and offices

Real estate market

The area offers apartment buildings of the XX century, buildings of the ‘30s, post-war residential complexes, farmsteads and former factories

You are going to fall in love with

A timeless atmosphere which characterize the path along the Naviglio Martesana and the energy of those spaces linked to creativity and associations


Serenity, residential area, creativity, culture, innovation, community, coworking, associationism, alternative area, multiethnicity, farmsteads, neoclassical villas, upgrading, social regeneration, Naviglio Martesana, clubs, neighbourhood stores, workshops, handicraft, trendy pubs, Parco Finzi, well connected to the public transportation, families, melting pot, alternative nightlife

Commute times

Duomo: 25 min. by car, 18 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 25 min. by car, 23 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 25 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 13 min. by car, 25 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 50 min. by car, 1h 105min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 15 min. by car, 50 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Stops Turro, Gorla, Precotto, Villa San Giovanni)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses

Railroad Service
Not too far from the Central Station of Milan

Highways and freeways
15 min from the A1, 25 min from the A4, 30 min from both A7 and A8, 15 min from the East freeway, 25 min from West freeway, 15 min from North freeway


East: Adamello street, Ponte Nuovo street, Pompeo Mariani street, Montefior street, Naviglio Martesana, Samira d’Ancona street

West: Breda street, Railroad

North: Porto Corsini street, Fiume street

South: Pontano street, Padova street

Neighborhood areas
12. Bicocca, Niguarda
23. Maggiolina, Istria
22. Pasteur, Rovereto
10. Cimiano

A walk through the district

An area north of Milan, which is currently being redeveloped and the working-class spiritof the old Milan, with its bars and associations, coexists with the dynamic and multiethnic character of  families and young creatives who are giving a technological imprinting to the area thanks to cooperation and community engagement.

What to expect

An area well connected to the city centre which develops around the Naviglio banks and preserves the dimension of the village with its popular roots and sense of community, strenghten by urban and social redevelopment processes initiated by young creative and old residents.


This area is particularly suitable for those who love multiethnic contexts, the old Milan vibe and the creative dynamism which characterize the former industrial sites that have been recovered. A walk along the banks of the Naviglio Martesana offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center and provides a quiet, poetic atmosphere.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who love contemporary houses with futuristic architectural traits. It can’t be appreciated by those who are not interested in actively contributing to the improvement of their district.

Real Estate market

The area offers XX-century apartment buildings, constructions dating from the ‘30s, detached houses and postwar sites. There are also farmsteads testifing the rural past of the area, as well as former factories under redevelopment.

You are going to love…

You will fall in love with the cycle path that runs along the Naviglio Martesana, and the Bocciofila Martesana where you can still play “in the Milanese way” and enjoy ballroom dances. In Precotto you will come across the little Church of S. Maria Maddalena with its frescoes dating from the XVI-XVII century, while in Cascina Martesana you can visit exhibitions, organize picnics, practice yoga and take a walk through the Giardino Nascosto, which was created by the community as part of a social inclusion project.

Behind the corner

The area is close to the NoLo district and the Martesana amphitheatre. Close by is the Bicocca Hangar which hosts contemporary art exhibitions and installations.

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