San Siro is an up-and-coming residential district in the northwestern part of Milan. The neighbourhood was named in reference of the famous San Siro stadium. The district is rapidly growing into an elegant residential hub noted for its prestigious schools, metro system and lovely parks. San Siro offers a quiet atmosphere, slightly removed from the chaos of the city where families can enjoy a perfect lifestyle. The district, sought-after by wealthy French expats, is home to exclusive large residential buildings, perfectly manicured with tennis courts and swimming pools.
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 Cimitero Monumentale is one of the largest cemeteries in Milan and is renowned for the abundance of artistic tombs and monuments. This impressive venue is a true outdoor museum where marvellous marble scenes stand alongside with Greek temples, chapels, graves and obelisks. Created in tribute to illustrious Milanese and Italian people, the Cimitero Monumentale has also dedicated statues and cenotaphs for those whose corpse lies outside of Milan.
Central Railway station MilanThe Central Railway station was inspired by the Union State Station in Washington D.C. and built in the 1930s. This must-see attraction is an impressive construction due to its sumptuous architecture, both impressive inside and outside the station. The imposing design of the facade was intended to showcase the dominance of then-Prime Minister Mussolini's fascist regime.
Still being developed, the business district of Porta Nuova promises to be a true heaven for contemporary architecture lovers. Among the first construction, there is the Gae Aulenti Square of around one hundred meters of diameter, the UniCredit Tower, which is the highest skyscraper in Italy which overlooks the square as well as the Vertical Wood, which is the first vertical forest set up on a 27-floor building which works thanks to a recovery, optimization and energy system!
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.