This area is the real heart of Milan, famous for the Gothic cathedral dominating the Duomo square. On the right of the Duomo, you can go for a walk in the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a majestic 18th arcade hosting luxury retailers and expensive cafes. In the same district, you can also find La Scala Theater, the 20th Century Museum and the Royal Palace, famous for its art exhibitions. The University of Milan, or Statale, is at a walking distance from the Duomo and if you are going to study there, you will be luck enough to see all this every day. However, this area is quite expensive to live, so read below for further suggestions.