In the favorable and attractive Italian context, Milano is an outstanding city in terms of openess and cultural environment. The city and its surroundings offer a modern, sophisticated way of life, in a safe, tolerant and open social and cultural environment.
Milano wishes everyone to feel at home right away and opens its doors to foreign investors and workers.
In a country, Italy, with one of highest life expectancies worldwide (83 years), quality of life in Milano is among the best in the world. With high-quality housing, a comprehensive network of international schools, a state-of-the-art healthcare system, a thriving artistic and cultural environment, a unique food scene, and efficient public transport system – Milano is the perfect environment where to settle in.
Milano is the 5th most livable city in the world (source: Global Power City Index 2022), considering indicators such as cost of living, working environment, security and safety, well-being, and ease of living.
Arts & Culture: 210 museums, 54 theatres, 196 cinema rooms, 15k creative companies
Food: 16 Michelin-starred restaurants, 5,876 restaurants, 4,878 bars
Milano is the Capital of Lifestyle:
Fashion&Design: 2,1k Design Companies, 91k employees, 1/5 of Italian fashion Revenues
Sports: home to historical football Clubs AC and Inter Milan. The host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Milano is a young and smart city, where it’s easy to zip across the city on a bike or scooter, and explore distinctive neighbourhoods like Isola or NoLo, Ticinese and Porta Romana for great food and an aperitivo, which is the staple of social life.
Innovation and international education
Notwithstanding the ongoing pandemic, the city is living a sustained growth in terms of economy, culture and sustainability, spuring innovation at multiple levels.
English is widely spoken and the educational offering is excellent (883 Postgraduate courses delivered in English in Milano, 22 international schools), with Universities such Politecnico di Milano and Bocconi University scaling the global rankings.
Milano has efficient and rapid connections with Italy, Europe and the world. The city has 3 majors airports, positioning itself only 1 or 2 hours away from most of the EU capital cities.
Milano is a strategic location for:
Having > 3,000 weekly flights to 185 destinations
Being 2 hours away from the seaside
Being 1 hour away from the Alps
Moreover, Milano Central railway station is a major hub for international railway travel, with daily trains to Paris, Munich, Barcelona, Vienna, Bern, Lugano, Nice, and Marseille.
The city is also at the junction of major highways networks, which connect the city to France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia, as well as to the ports of Genoa and Venice-Mestre.