Sesto San Giovanni stands in the north of metropolitan Milan and is an important business district, home to many large companies and factories. Although it feels like a suburb of Milan, it boasts its own city status with distinctive high-rise buildings that are easily visible from afar.
The city is mostly visited by business travellers. Traditionally it was an industrial hub and many factories were located here. In recent years it has diversified and become a major base for service industries. Companies like Campari, Magneti Marelli, Oracle and Breda all have their headquarters here. Leisure visitors to Sesto San Giovanni find a series of modern shopping malls and the excellent Galleria Campari, an art gallery with a unique collection. With its cathedral and palace, the nearby town of Monza makes for an intriguing day trip.
Sesto San Giovanni is the northernmost stop on the M1 Milan Metro line. This station also links the city to a range of destinations across Lombardy.
This city was at the forefront of the resistance to fascism before and during World War II, and was regularly referred to as the “Stalingrad of Italy”. It's a city that has always welcomed visitors and continues to be the home of migrants from across Italy and the rest of the world.