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Autore: Giulia Rattazzi

Live Like a Real Milanese

Live Like a Real Milanese

Milan has a style of its own: it’s unique, cosmopolitan, understated but also flamboyant and a bit snobbish. It is a city where tradition is deeply entwined with innovation. The Milanese are workaholics Locals pride themselves on being the efficient, hard-working class that keeps Italy’s economy afloat. They’re always in a rush, have a sense of entitlement and since they are perfectionists they always expect nothing but the best from others. There has always been some rivarly with Rome, the…

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Useful Tips to Get Started

Useful Tips to Get Started

To set your expat adventure up for success you will have to begin with gathering the correct documentation. You cannot move to Italy on a tourist or student visa and stay forever. To stay and work in Milan you will need your a Permit to stay, a Residence Card, a national Health Card or private insurance, and if you plan on driving a valid drivers license. If you are moving to Milan for work, your employer will likely help and…

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Hidden Treasures of Milan

Hidden Treasures of Milan

Milan is the Italian city often regarded as the capital city of business and fashion. It is very seldom referred to for its beauty. It is not a beautiful city in the traditional sense of the word. It is not as grand as Paris, sophisticated as London or cute as Amsterdam. Much of its beauty is rather hidden. It is a very private, secretive and understated city and being that reflects the character of his inhabitants. The beauty of Milan,…

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International Groups and Associations

International Groups and Associations

Once settled in the city, if you miss your fellow nationals or you want to mingle with an international crowd for business or for fun, there are plenty of groups and association that can help you do just that. Here is a selection of the most interesting and fun ones. American Business Luncheon The premiere networking circle for English-speaking professionals that do business in and around Milan and northern Italy. Once a month the centrally-located luncheon draws a variety of…

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Getting Around Milan

Getting Around Milan

Milano offers various alternatives to move around. The city’s surface is not very vast, it is a plain area and this makes it easy to travel, by foot as well as by other means of transportation. Public Transportation Milan’s subway, bus and tram system makes getting around Milan very easy and inexpensive. A single journey urban ticket, which covers travel in urban Milan is 2 euros. Ticket prices are the same on the subway, bus and tram and are only…

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Where to live

Where to live

Milan is a city of contrasts, with areas that are sexy, glamorous and creative and others that are dull, foggy and industrial – and its neighbourhoods are equally distinctive. From romantic Brera to new-generation Isola, here are the coolest areas to visit. Deciding where to live in Milan will depend on your budget and what is important to you as far as the type of environment you are looking for. Modern urban living If you like modern urban living with…

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Schools and Education Options

Schools and Education Options

Higher Education Milan is famous for its three universities– Polytechnic University of Milan, The Bocconi University, University of Milan & University of Milan-Bicocca. The Polytechnic University of Milan is one of Italy’s best engineering universities with top-notch facilities and professors from around the world. The Bocconi University is a private university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in economics, management, marketing and law. It’s in the centre of Milan and has an excellent reputation. If you’re looking to study humanities or social sciences, then the University of Milan is perfect…

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What to expect

What to expect

Despite its cosmopolitan vocation, Milan has still a very strong Italian character. Lifestyle Milan is dominated by the traditional Italian way of living with a touch of internationality. Despite the presence of expats in Milan, you should expect to predominantly be in the presence of Italian people. The mid-morning coffee ritual at one of the myriad of cafes where you can quickly enjoy an espresso or a cappuccino at the counter; the cigarette break (yes, smoking is still widespread and not…

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