We meet Yara, face of the YesMilano Nolo campaign.

Yara, tell us a little about you

My name is Yara, I'm 18 years old.
Born in Alexandria of Egypt, raised in Milan since I was 2 years old.
I moved to NoLo when I was in middle school.
I teach Italian for foreigners at the Trotter park, with the "Amici del Parco Trotter" (Friends of Parco Trotter) association.
I also teach English at the Arabic school founded by my mother with her Alba Trotter association.
I am part of the NoLo4kids group, where we organize activities aimed at children.

I also like to sing - I usually perform in private parties or small events.

Why is NoLo a special neighborhood in Milan?

NoLo is a lively, multi-ethnic neighborhood, proud of its identity, where the inhabitants are very active in organizing initiatives that involve everyone.

We have a radio, called Radio NoLo, created by a group of Nolers, as we call ourselves among those who live there and are committed to keeping the neighborhood alive.

We also have singing competition, the SanNolo festival.

Can you give us 4 good reasons to come and visit NOLO?

1) there is a welcoming atmosphere, here we are happy to make friends

2) we have very beautiful street art works, with murals made by famous artists

3) while having a drink in one of the many clubs, enjoy the colorful and hypercreative soul of the neighborhood

4) it is convenient to get there and to get around by public transport

What are your favorite places in NOLO?

I love many places in Nolo.

Parco Trotter, entrance via Padova / via Giacosa, perfect for children, the Martesana, with its cycle path and the villas along the canal, the Cinema Beltrade, Hug, the Crespi Market, the murals of via Pontano, and, of course table tennis in Piazza Arcobalena.


And then, as bars and nightclubs, Noloso, in Via Varanini, perfect for making a good and "on budget" aperitif and La Cascina Martesana, always for an aperitif.


Finally, special mention for the many international restaurants. One of all, Ward in via Padova.