Bored of the British weather or just fancy a change? Why not consider a job in Milano.
Not only is it one of the main fashion capitals but Milan is home to two of the best football teams in the world and is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy. If you’re looking to relocate or want a change in career, Milan has some amazing opportunities and things to do.
If you decide to move to Milan, you’ll be close to the San Siro Stadium. This 85,000-seater is home to two rival clubs, AC Milan and F.C. and is a must visit for any football fanatic.
For Motorsport fans, the Monza Formula One circuit, one of the world’s oldest car racing circuits is located near the city. It has hosted an F1 race nearly every year since the first year of competition.
Within Milan there are a number of cultural treasures. You have the famous Duomo, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe and one of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance, The Last Supper is housed in the church of Santa Maria della Grazie. There’s also the Piazza Mercanti, Museo della Triennale and the, Castello Sforzesco to name but a few.
Italy is of course widely known for its cuisine and many of Milan’s hotspots remain true to traditional Italian cooking. Some of the traditional dishes to try are; cotoletta alla milanese, cassoeula, ossobuco, risotto alla and brasato.
One of Lombardy’s most famous produce is cheese with the most famous of these probably being the strongly-flavoured Gorgonzola (but it’s also worth trying their Taleggio and Stracchino).
Italy is also world-famous for its gelato and Milan boasts some of the most reputable ice cream parlours in the country. Most of these establishments are family-owned and have been in business for generations and only use fresh fruit and local ingredients in their gelato. La Bottega del Gelato Cardelli, established in 1838, is among one of the best known gelaterie.
While property in the heart of Milan is expensive there are a number of different areas which are more affordable.
Fiera is close to the city centre but further away from the hustle and bustle. Porta Romana is also close to the city centre but well linked to southeast Milan.
In Brera, you are within walking distance to some of the best attractions and even the famous shopping area of the Quadrilatero.
Corso Como is one of the best places to live if you enjoy a lively nightlife. Corso Como has become one of the city’s fashionable nightlife centres full of clubs, restaurants and trendy shops.
Other places to look may be; Bicocca, Isola, Milan 2, Ticinese, Vittoria amongst others.