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Living in Milan, Italy:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

eight local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Milan, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Milan what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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In Milan, everyone is in a hurry, it is typical of the Milanese. It is a wonderful city, fashionable and full of monuments to see and discover and it is multicultural especially in Milan, after work there is an aperitif!

ilaria, says: 2023

Milan is a great city, full of history and young people. The only true European city in Italy. The public transport is very efficient and you won’t need a car to live there.

Tomás, says: 2023

Living in Milan is a little bit of ‘la dolce vita’ mixed with the hustle and bustle of big city life. Even though it’s busy, you can still find some peace at Parco Sempione while strolling around. Walking through the park will lead you to the city’s pride and joy the Duomo, which never fails to amaze you.

Milan is not only the fashionable city in which the Fashion Week is held. Milan is also a city of historical importance and of modern innovation, with many important industries. With its top-notch web of public transport and a sprawling suburbia, finding a good and well-connected place is not difficult at all.

If you are looking to settle down in Milan, it helps to have a working understanding of Italian. one doesn’t need the language to follow the tourist trail from the Duomo to the museums to Navigli and walks around the center, but if one is interested in getting the most from the locals, a few basic phrases are highly recommended.

Vittorio, says: 2020

moving here, Milan should know is a awesome idea. Milan is the most important Italian city. Here you can do anything, is a fantastic city. the Italian food is the best of the word. that you should move to my gorgeous city.

Anyone who wants to move to Milan must be ready for a very diverse, fun, and exhausting experience. You will for sure like food and meeting so many people from around the world. The city is alive all day and night, too. Italy, especially Milan, is majestic but if you do not speak the language, it will be very difficult to get around.

Federica, says: 2020

Anyone moving to Milan should know at least two things. The first is that, even though Milan is in Italy, Milanese people don’t behave like stereotypical Italians do; they are a lot more reserved. The second thing somebody moving to Milan should consider is that people from Milan (and really most northern Italians) tend to be relatively judgemental about personal fashion choices. Hence, one should mostly try to stick to common trends and never try to get too creative, because more often than not that ends in disaster.

Oliver, says: 2020

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