The Seventh World Meeting of Families events will take place in various locations in the city of Milan and in Lombardy. A large number of events will take place throughout the region while the International Theological Pastoral Congress, the International Family Fair and the events with Pope Benedict XVI will be concentrated in Fieramilanocity and Milano Parco Nord – Aeroporto di Bresso.
Milano Parco Nord – Aeroporto di Bresso
Milano Parco Nord – Aeroporto di Bresso will host the “Feast of Testimonies” celebrations on Saturday, June 2, and Holy Mass on Sunday, June 3, both in the presence of the Holy Father.
This site is a civil airport for tourist flights. It is the headquarters of the Aero Club Milano and has an overall surface area of 790,000 m2. As an active airport, it is structurally suitable for hosting a significant number of pilgrims and does not require any particular alterations that could damage the environment.
From the security point of view, as an airport it has all the requisites for guaranteeing security and the necessary measures for carrying out security checks. There is a helicopter emergency medical service in situ and several hospitals located in the vicinity. The location is served by public transport and is easily accessible by motorway.
Furthermore, in order to ensure an effective flow of the pilgrims, a study is underway to increase public transport and the urban network to satisfy the requirements for the two days of the Pope’s presence. It is therefore most important to be able to rely on the completion of the MM5 underground line.
Fieramilanocity - MiCo
Fieramilanocity - MiCo will host the International Theological Pastoral Congress, the International Family Fair and the International Library.
MiCo is one of the largest conference centres in Europe and worldwide, catering for up to 18,000 people in about 70 fully equipped conference rooms, each with permanent control booths. Located in the city-centre of Milan, it is easily accessible via public transport, motorways and the Milan by-passes. (http://www.micmilano.it/DoveSiamo_it.html)