paintings :   Chantal Velt 

photos:    Monica Bomba

Design & Illustration: Monica Bomba

Design & Illustration: Monica Bomba

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Venue & Contacts


The IPSO Study Days 2020 will be held in the beautiful Liberty building of the "Acquario Civico".

Viale Gadio, 2, 20121 Milano

How to get to "Acquario Civico":


Bus - 57

Metro -  M2 (Green Line) - "Lanza"

Tram - 2, 4, 12, 14

Taxi in Milan:

 Yellowtaxi Multiservice

Taxi Blu 


Radio Taxi Freccia


Taxi Malpensa

Contacts for hosting and accommodations nearby the venue

Ask for couch-surfing or for accommodations nearby the venue addressing your query to:


Nearby Attractions
The "Acquario Civico" of Milan

The history of the Milanese Civic Aquarium began in 1906 when a large International Exhibition was held in Milan to celebrate the opening of the Sempione tunnel. Built to a design by architect Sebastiano Locati, the Aquarium was inaugurated on April 28, 1906, and is considered one of the most valuable and significant buildings of Milanese liberty (Art nouveau). It is the third oldest aquarium in Europe.

Positioned in the current area of the Parco Sempione, in the city center, it has been the subject of a long restoration for 3 years that has brought the outside back to its former glory and has completely renovated the interior with new tubs, while maintaining the original interest: offer a detailed view of Italian freshwater and marine aquatic environments.


The "Sempione" Park and its the attractions

Established in 1888, it has an overall area of 38.6 hectares (95 acres), and it is located in the historic centre of the city.

The park is adjacent to the gardens of the Sforza Castle and to the Arch of Peace, two of the main landmarks of Milan. The very design of the park, due to architect Emilio Alemagna, was conceived with the intent of creating panoramic views encompassing both monuments. A third prominent monument of Parco Sempione is the Palazzo dell'Arte ("Palace of Art"), built in 1933 and designed by Giovanni Muzio, which currently houses the Triennale di Milano art expo.

In the park are Arena Civica, the public aquarium, and the Torre Branca tower. The X Triennial Pavilion (1954) has been converted into a public library.


Brera District

Brera is synonymous with the artistic heart of the city. In fact, as you stroll along the streets of this ancient district, you cannot help but be enchanted by its almost surreal atmosphere boasting small artisan’s workshops or quaint stores selling canvases and paints. Additionally, Brera is home to the impressive Accademia di Belle Arti, where visitors can admire Milan’s famous painting collection at the Pinacoteca (the Brera Picture Gallery), the historic Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (Braidense National Library) , the Museo Astronomico (The Astronomical Museum), the oldest scientific research institute in the city and the Giardino Botanico (Botanical Gardens), an evocative green space located.

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