Milan is a beautiful city to see and easy to visit, given its size compared to other European capitals and it can also be explored walking or riding a bike.
Students who choose to live in Milan will discover that they have an elegant metropolis waiting to be explored and capable of seducing and enchanting.
Which are the “Must see” neighborhoods in Milan? Which are the most suitable for students?
Let’s find out together!
9 NEIGHBORHOODS TO SEE IN MILAN
Milan includes multiple districts, many of which hide real architectural treasures and wonders to admire. Let’s see which are the ones you can’t miss out.
The Isola area is a young and cheerful area isolated from the city by Garibaldi Station’s bridge. Isola is characterized by railing houses, bars, restaurants, art galleries and craft shops.
This area is guarded from above by the Bosco Verticale and the greenery also triumphs in the geometry of the Biblioteca degli Alberi.
Those who visit the Navigli have the opportunity to see Milan as a city of water and discover the history of the city port which, up to the mid-19th century, resembled Venice.
The advice for students is to walk along the Naviglio Pavese or the Naviglio Grande, take a boat ride or dine in a restaurant surrounded by magical atmospheres.
The thing that most attracts students to Milan is the mural of Valentina, which pays homage to the character created by Guido Crepax and continues to be talked about.
Also in Porta Genova there is a bridge named after Alda Merini, famous Italian poet and writer.
It is a residential area south of Milan’s outer ring road which overlaps with the nearby Villaggio dei Giornalisti and also includes the Mirabello Quarter.
Brera is certainly the most chic district of Milan and tells of its artistic and literary soul in a maze of romantic cafes, fancy shops, art galleries and antique dealers.
Not to be missed is a visit to the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Biblioteca Braidense, the Orto Botanico and the Chiostro di San Simpliciano.
Moreover, in St Mark’s Basilica there is the organ with which Mozart played and where Giuseppe Verdi conducted “La Messa da Requiem” dedicating it to Allesandro Manzoni.
San Gimignano is an elegant residential neighborhood characterized by refined apartment buildings and private gardens. It was restored back to splendor by a group of residents in the 80’s.
Today it is considered a luxury dormitory area; the residents often stop in Via Marghera or Via Buonarroti for a coffee break after they have dropped off their children to the prestigious private schools you find in this neighborhood.
The Quadrilatero d’Oro is the district of Milan known for its jewelers, boutiques and luxury showrooms and it includes four prestigious streets: Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia.
The neighborhood occupies the north-west area of Milan; here a real urban settlement never occurred.
The ancient parade ground kept its use until the end of the 19th century and it was then replaced by the Parco Sempione, so dear to the Milanese.
The Porta Ticinese district includes one of the six main gates of Milan built along the Spanish ramparts during the Napoleonic era. In the past Porta Ticinese was one of the historical districts of the city, the Sestiere di Porta Ticinese.
WHICH ARE THE QUIETEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN MILAN?
When a student comes to live in Milan often has difficulty in choosing the quieter neighborhood to move to or live in, given the vastness of the Lombard capital.
The districts of Milan are many and different, everyone can find his/her ideal place to live in.
Some will choose to live near a train station, others near a park or near University, others instead in the shopping district. In any case, living in Milan is a pleasant and engaging experience.
Among the quieter areas is the historic center, coveted not only for tourism but also for residential purposes.
Other solutions for a quiet living are the areas located outside the city center: Porta Venezia, Porta Vittoria, the Isola business center, the Navigli, Lambrate, but also the more recent areas such as Vigentino, the new via Padova, or the area of via Tortona, historic headquarter of Fuorisalone.
STUDYING IN MILAN: THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS FOR STUDENTS
Searching for a house or room rental in Milan is a real job and the price is one of the most important elements to determine the right decision.
Everyone knows that living in Milan is quite expensive and that the prices of rooms and beds rental are not properly low for anyone, especially for students who are off-site and often do not have yet a job.
However, the city offers student districts where the cost of living is lower than average. Which ones are they?
Surely the best student districts in Milan are close to the universities and outside the center, however, the underground and public transport are efficient and allow you to move quickly and comfortably around the city.
The ideal solution for those who want to save money is to live near universities and move to the city center only on weekends.
Now let’s see which are the best four student districts in Milan.
This is the area of Milan preferred by students enrolling at the Università Bicocca. Here you can find student campuses that allow you to live in a quiet area with affordable prices and near to the University.
PORTA ROMANA DISTRICT
This area of Milan is the perfect residential area for the student who enrolls at the Università Luigi Bocconi of Milan. The Porta Romana area is elegant and offers social life, bars and restaurants close to the city center.
It is one of the best student districts in Milan, although accomodation’s prices are high. Porta Romana is the right solution for you who want to meet new people and attend the best Italian Business School.
PORTA GENOVA DISTRICT
One of the most populated districts by students in Milan is Porta Genova: in a few minutes walking distance you can reach the Università Cattolica, IULM and Bocconi.
The student district of Porta Genova is close to the Navigli, the place where all the Milanese and not only go for an aperitif. Given the vibrant nightlife, living in Porta Genova is the perfect choice to be close both to the city center and to the university.
CITTÀ STUDI DISTRICT
Città Studi is the best student neighborhood for those attending the Politecnico di Milano or the Università Statale and is located in the north-eastern outskirts of Milan.
The neighborhood is very popular for the green areas where students can walk, sunbath or study outdoors.
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The In-Domus campuses offer the perfect student accommodation designed with high quality standards within the panorama of student housing in Milan, which is a valid alternative to traditional residences for students or private apartment rentals.
Every detail of the Campuses is designed to make the study productive and enjoyable while living in a secure complex, which hosts Italian and international students.
In-Domus, in fact, offers students a turnkey accommodation solution including many services that will never be possible to find nor in a classic place bed nor in a student apartment:
• High speed internet connection;
• Study rooms.
Living in a Campus allows you to build relationships with other off-site students who live in the same city, where privacy is granted and you can enjoy all the comforts unlike a classic apartment where you have to think at everything.
At a truly exclusive price, In-Domus also allows you to take advantage of many extra services such as:
• 24-hour assistance;
• Meeting room;
• Shared kitchens;
• Fitness area;
• Relaxing area with TV and playstation;
• Music rooms;
• Dehors equipped with barbeque stations;
The best choice for off-site students.
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