Garibaldi is a residential district centrally situated North to the historical center of Milan. Home to several cultural and historical points of interests, Garibaldi is the new business district and another high-end place to stay in Milan. It became a major Milanese success story district and the place to live in Milan for many businessmen. The upscale district is characterized by world class skyscrapers, pedestrian areas, Milanese designer boutiques as well as exclusive restaurants and fashionable bars.
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.
The Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held twice a year in Milan which lasts for a week. This main event is dedicated to the presentation of the new women's ready to wear created by the largest luxury fashion houses such as Emporio Armani and Versus Versace or even Gucci. Throughout shows, receptions, competitions and fairs, this international event gathers journalists and influential buyers to boost the fashion business. With London, Paris and New York, Milan belongs to the "Big Four", which are the most important Fashion Weeks in the world. The winter collection is presented in February-March while the spring collection is displayed in September-October.
Founded in 1921 by a Franciscan brother, the prestigious Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan is the second best University of Economics in Italy, after the famous Bocconi University. This historical monument is next to the Sant'Ambrogio Basilica and hosts two magnificent cloisters.Nowadays, the University is made of 4 campus, 12 faculties and almost 40,000 students. The renowned school offers an impressive range of innovative programs in various fields such as Economics & Business, Finance, Psychology, Agriculture or even Arts. According to the renowned QS World University Rankings, the University has every of its disciplines which are ranked in the top 200 in the world.
Housed in a monastery created during the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural places and it is ranked among the world’s most important scientific museums. It is home to an impressive collection, from cars to planes, by ways of ships and trains, which allows to explore the relationship between men and machines, starting from the ingenious inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Another section was inaugurated in July 2016 and is called "Extreme": thanks to the collaboration with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the museum provides insightful information on subatomic particles.
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.