The HOME, run by the Religious of Mary Immaculate, welcomes 124 girls aged 18 to 26 on a half-board basis from September to June. They may find themselves far from their families for their studies or their entry into the working world.
More than mere accommodation, our home offers a friendly family atmosphere conducive to studying in a Christian environment where the organisation and activities offered – which focuses on active participation and awareness of the common good – allows for responsibility, friendship and collaboration, through the involvement of everyone in the daily life of the community.
The sisters collaborate in the integral development of each young woman, offering also the possibility of maturing in the Christian faith for those who wish.
Where we are and how to find us ?
Via Feltre, 73 – 20134 MILANO
MEtro : Ligne 2 (GREEN) > Stop UDINE (When coming from Duomo, change at LORETO)
Bus : 55, 925, 75, 175, 53
HOW TO REACH US ?
- By car: From the motorway, exit 8a towards Lambrate (then via Rombon /via Passo Rolle / via Feltre)
- By train: Train stations (Lambrate: 15 min walk or 1 metro station / Centrale: 5 metro stations /other stations on the green line: Cadorna, Garibaldi…)
- By bus: Bus stations San Donato Lampugnano (with change at Cadorna: 40 mn), San Donato (1 metro change: 30-40 mn)
- By plane: Linate airport (10 min by car / 30 min by public transport)Malpensa and Orio al Serio (Bergamo) airports: direct shuttle from the Central Station (total: 1h15)
(Reception hours are reduced during school holidays and other “special” periods).
Monday to Friday:
- Breakfast 45-8.30
- Dinner 8pm
- Breakfast 6:45-8:30
Sunday and holidays:
- Breakfast 8:00-9:30
Ensuite or Corridor showers and toilets
Daily maintenance of common areas
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
Chapel and oratory
TV rooms, small living rooms
Parking for cars and bikes
Dining room and small kitchens
Bed linen not provided.
Each girl is responsible for the upkeep of her room.
Links to main activities :
- Politecnico di Milano – PoliMi
- campus LEONARDO (Città Studi)
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop PIOLA (15 mn) [2 stations] / 10 mn by bicycle
- campus BOVISA
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop GARIBALDI + “PASSANTE” [2 stations], stop BOVISA (35 mn)
- Università degli Studi di Milano - UniMi "La Statale"
- campus CITTÀ STUDI
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop PIOLA (15 min) [2 stations] / 10 min by bicycle
- campus FESTA DEL PERDONO
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop LORETO + ligne RED, stop SAN BABILA (30 min)
- Università degli Studi di Milano - UniMib “La Bicocca”
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop GARIBALDI+ Line LILAS, stop BICOCCA (30-35 min)
- Università Vita e Salute San Raffaele
Bus 925 (15 min)
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop SANT’AMBROGIO (25 min)
- BRERA Academy
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop LANZA (30 min)
- Art school MOHOLE
LAMBRATE – walk (14 min)
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop ROMOLO (35-40 min)
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop ROMOLO (40-45 min)
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop ROMOLO + bus 91 (50 min)
- Università Bocconi
Metro line 2 GREEN, stop PORTA GENOVA + bus 9 / 91 (50 min)
Supermarkets (Esselunga, U2…), post office, banks and ATMs, pharmacies (Santa Chiara, Palmanova…), medical laboratory, stationery shops, hairdresser, bar-tobacco, mobile phone shops (2 to 7 minutes’ walk)
Parks, fast-food restaurants, pizzerias, ice-cream parlours, pastry shops, restaurants, hotels, sports/fitness centres, schools, parishes, etc. (1 to 6 minutes’ walk)
Bus and metro stops (1 to 7 min walk), Train station (15 min walk or 1 metro stop)
Culture / Courses
Language courses (Spanish, English…), photography courses, discussion evenings, conferences, visits, first aid, and other activities
Spiritual activities / human formation
Prayer groups, human and spiritual guidance, Christian formation, retreats and spiritual exercises, prayer vigils, activities with other young people of the diocese, animation of Mass and songs, Mindfulness, Easter for young people in Rome (Holy Week), pilgrimage to Compostela, and other pastoral activities…
Animation / sport
Social Comittee, carnival, guitar, Glee Club/singing and theatre (Christmas recital and end of year party)…
Gymnastics, Zumba, Just dance…
Table football, ping-pong, football tournaments…
Excursions and weekends in the mountains…
Social / Mission
Food bank collection, food distribution to the homeless, language courses for foreigners, volunteering and other solidarity initiatives.
It’s a welcoming and calm place, ideal for living during the time of study, and where there are always good moments of laughter and joy!
Thanks to the wonderful people who run it and breathe life into it, and to the atmosphere that is created with the other girls, the home immediately became a real “home” for me (and I still consider it “my home” in Milan even after 6 years).
I lived in this home for 5 years.
It’s a really welcoming place and it’s in a quiet neighbourhood.
The sisters are available and the girls are wonderful!
It is a place for study and concentration, but also for good times of laughter and sharing with others!
The nuns are caring and available!
Personally, the home has helped me to build healthy friendships and strong bonds that I never imagined!
The mutual respect and family atmosphere, as well as the kindness of the people who live there, make you feel at home: you never feel alone, because you always know there is someone you can count on!
I spent 2 years in this wonderful home where I immediately felt welcomed.
It is a place that exudes friendship and good humour and where you live a unique experience of sharing (of ideas, affection, smiles…).
The sisters (and the whole team at the hostel in general) are efficient and well organised and above all know how to be close and attentive when someone needs it.
The home is located in a very quiet area of Milan, in the middle of a large leafy space, with all the essential services nearby.
I had heard about this hostel through word of mouth, and even though I was quite hesitant about the idea of living with a lot of other girls, what I had heard about it was so positive that I decided to give it a try anyway… Here I am now at the end of my fifth year at the hostel and I already know that when I have to leave, apart from the thousand great memories I will take with me, what I will miss most of all will be the faces of all the people I met here and who populated and enlivened my student years. Meeting up for dinner with a few friends for breakfast, being able to chat with my roommate when I got back and sharing the important things in our lives together: these are the moments that quickly became the cardinal points of my days.
In fact, before I enrolled, my intention was to take a single room, but at the last moment I chose the double room, and since that moment I have not had any doubts (and I have renewed this choice every year) because the bond and complicity that was created with each of my “roommates” was something unique and it would have been a shame to miss. Another aspect that has always struck me is the ease with which one feels involved in this environment which becomes immediately familiar, so that it immediately comes naturally to participate and take initiatives in the life of the home.
All this is also thanks to the extraordinary welcome of all those who live here and in particular the sisters: in my life, I have met few people capable of dedicating themselves to their mission with such enthusiasm. Their joy in spending time with the girls and their ability to pass on their faith in a way that is always respectful and sincere is truly touching. My experience in this home tells me that sometimes you find much more than you would have hoped for.
Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 12.30 (arrive between 8.30 and 10am to get a ticket)
Listening : Monday, Wednesday and Friday 16.00 to 17.30
Cookery course, computer sciences, first aid and home help training: Saturdays 16.00 to 18.00
Italian course: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 16.00
Prayer and self-improvement (self-confidence) : Sundays frpm 11.00 to 15.00.
Tuesdays from 16.00 to 18.00
Thursdays from 16.00 to 18.00
Once a month on Saturdays
Bring a copy of your passport (and residency permit where relevant) + a passport sized photo.
Help at home
Through this place of listening, we bring together two needs that answer to each other: that of people (especially young women) who are looking for a dignified job as “family collaborators”, and that of families who need help at home, for cleaning, cooking, looking after the elderly or children (baby-sitting), etc.
We thus help:
– Families looking for:
- Domestic help, internal, external / part-time (cleaning, etc.)
- Home help for the elderly
- Baby-sitting / help for children (au pair, baby-sitter…)
- Attending medical appointments
– and young womenlooking for work in domestic services and home help.