The residential neighbourhood of Fiera, situated in the northwest side of Milan, is a quiet and enjoyable area, which allows to escape from the noise and hustle of city life. Thanks to a good connection with public transportation, the center of the city can be easily reached. The district was named in reference to the countless international shows that took place there for several years. Nowadays, Fiera is undergoing tremendous changes: next to luxury villas and prestigious palaces dating from the last century, and old buildings from the 1950s, numerous modern and opulent complexes as well as sumptuous skyscrapers designed by internationally renowned architects, are being built. Fiera is one of the best districts to live for families and it is sought-after by the French and Japanese communities due to its proximity to French and Japanese schools.
The real-estate sector in Milan is very dynamic and has a constant growth. With an average of 6,700 euros per square meter, Milan is almost twice less expensive than Paris and Rome. This phenomenon could be explained because of the 2007 crisis, which considerably impacted the city. However, foreign investments increase over the years in Milan since then and the following years may confirm this tendency.
The main investors who choose Italy as the country to purchase a property equally come from the United Kingdom and Italy. The majority of the other investors come from Russia and the rest of Europe.
It is possible to buy a property in Italy if you respect the various administrative formalities. It is highly recommended to contact a professional of the real-estate sector. The signature of the sales contrat must be held before a notary. The latest will deal with the writing of the contract, the transaction registration as well as the payment of various taxes (such as the local property, the capital gains, the wealth and inheritance taxes).
Even if Milan can be visited all year long, the period from November to March is mainly rainy, temperatures are colder and moisture is predominant. However, during these months Milan is less frequented by tourists so it is the perfect time to peacefully discover the city. Besides, prices are lower.
From April to October, it is the best moment to enjoy Milan as the weather is particularly favourable, even if some rains are possible. Places are less crowded in April/May and in September/October.
The months of July and August correspond to the hottest period in Milan with suffocating temperatures and potential storms. But the numerous "Nasoni" fountains, with fresh and drinkable water, allow to quench your thirst between two tours. During these months, places are overcrowded and prices are at their highest.
Close to the Duomo, the Museum of Novecento allows its visitors to discover the various art movements which have appeared In Italy since the beginning of the 20th century, from futurism to international avant-gardism by ways of Poor Art and Trans-Avant-Garde movements. One of the cornerstone works of the museum is the "Merde d'Artiste" by Piero Manzoni, made of 90 tin cans on top of each other and numbered. On the top floor, there is a room dedicated to Lucio Fontana and his white neon works, with a stunning view on the Duomo.
Situated in the Sempione Park, the "Arco della Pace" is one of the most beautiful pieces of history in Milan. Off-the-beaten-path, this exceptional monument was created by Napoleon and is made of marble. Topped with horse-drawn chariot, the arch was ordered in order to celebrate Napoleon's victories. This impressive landmark was included in the "Foro Bonaparte" in Milan, a modern version of the Roman forum, designed by architect Luigi Canonica.
With a splendid facade in tribute to Neptune, the Civic Aquarium situated in the Sempione Park is a beautiful Art Nouveau building which was built during the previous Milan's International Exhibition in 1906. This third oldest aquarium in Europe offers free admission to admire numerous varieties of sea creatures in well-maintained, clearly labelled display tanks. Sure to delight and entertain both adults and children alike.
Milan is located in the North of Italy and it is the second largest city of the country. This is the capital of the Lombardie region and is also the economic capital of Italy. This city is a large and dynamic metropolis, where history meets up with modernity as the city is punctuated by historical monuments. This is a place which gathers museum and art galleries. Milan has a nice range of assets: It is renowned for its business center with the Milan Stock Exchange, along with its trendy bars, its elegant design and above all, for its fashion center, as Milan is internationally recognized for being one of the style capitals. The greatest couturiers and luxury brands have their headquarters in Milan.