Milan is known as the economic heart of Italy. Many headquarters of the financial industry are based here. The city is known for its thriving fashion industry. And some of the world's famous artworks, such as Da Vinci’s famous painting last supper are on display in Milan. It is considered the fashion capital of the world and is a leader in style and trends. Milan is also the heart of business: The Stock Exchange and the offices of many large international business companies are located here. People are active and industrious, always intent on developing their businesses in a rainbow of international opportunities. Living in Milan is expensive and, even when it comes to real estate, you have to take into account very high rental prices. This depends on some variables such as location, prestige of the neighbourhood, proximity to transportation, type of house.
Historical center: Castello Sforzesco, Brera, Palestro, Manzoni, Quadrilatero (Montenapoleone)
Milan's historic centre is the most elegant and aristocratic area of the city with its period buildings, its majestic ornamental facades and its absolutely enchanting inner courtyards with precious gardens and beautiful fountains. In the area there are also some modern buildings, built after the devastation of the bombings of the World War. Despite its charm, the historic centre is not the most comfortable area for families to live.
Sforzesco Castle, Palestro, Manzoni, Quadrilateral
This is the most exclusive area of the city and also the most expensive. It is characterized by beautiful period buildings owned by the most noble and influential Milanese families. The apartments are, in general, of excellent level and some are really fabulous! The stores in the area are elegant and even a little ‘snob’, but offer a fast and discreet service.
An elegant and trendy area of the city where every young manager would like to live due to the fancy shops, restaurants and lively nightlife! It used to be considered the artist's district, but since it has become so famous and trendy that prices have increased, and artists have had to relocate to cheaper areas like the Naviglio. Only fortune tellers are left, who sell their “art” of predicting the future along Fiori Chiari Street.
Located in the heart of the Milan Fair area, this very modern complex boasts the new Citylife Shopping District opened in 2017 and nestled amidst the futuristic Isozaki, Hadid and Libeskind towers. Spread over 32,000 s.m. CityLife shopping mall is one of the biggest urban districts dedicated to the universe of shopping in North Italy and is divided into three core areas connected by a pedestrian path. Beautiful towers, beautiful and elegant residences of new conception that blend well with the prestigious period buildings that surround the refined neighbourhood, served by the new Lilla line of MM Milanese
The area takes its name from the International Fair that had its core operation right here. Now most of the exhibitions have been decentralized to Rho/Pero, in the ultra-modern construction next to the area that hosted the 2015 Universal Exposition. In this area you can enjoy the taste of tradition with the buildings from the beginning of the century, the most beautiful and particular are the villas that date back to noble family traditions. There are also less prestigious buildings of the '50s, '60s and 70s. The area is well served by subway, trams and bus and is in the immediate vicinity of Via Marghera and Corso Vercelli, famous for shopping but also for restaurants, pizzerias and ice cream parlours. The area is residential and popular with young and old. Among the foreigners, the French community predominates with the French school located in Via Laveno.
In the western area of Milan, near the stadium (from which it takes its name), about 30 minutes from the city centre, there are many modern and well maintained residential complexes, with gardens, tennis courts and swimming pools. Many foreign families live here, where it is very easy to meet famous football players.
North: Loreto, Station
Very commercial area and therefore perfect for shopping at all levels (Corso Buenos Aires is the most famous street). Nearby there are some quiet roads with a few period buildings. This area of the city is well connected and easily accessible due to the red and green subway lines.
This historical formally industrial area has been given a makeover thanks to an important and complex redevelopment plan that has transformed it into Milan’s most futuristic district, redesigning and refining both its skyline and character thanks to several internationally renowned architectural firms. Innovation and tradition coexist in a beautiful combination of shapes and colours.
Interesting area of the city because it is residential and full of well-maintained period buildings, but also close to the Milan Polytechnic, therefore frequented by young students and families whose children frequent the British school.
One of the areas considered among the most "livable" in Milan. Until the nineteenth century it was famous for its dock, full of life and energy: the barges loaded with goods travelled on the water and from the balconies of the houses you could see long rows of laundry. The Naviglio was the most convenient and economical way to move heavy loads and connect the city to the countryside. Today the area retains the charm of the past in its courtyards and its “ringhiera” buildings, mostly renovated and restored. The many local bars and restaurants attract young people, especially in summer evenings when the tables are placed outside and the atmosphere is holiday like.