Living and studying in Milan offers broad exposure to an international business community and opens up an array of opportunities thanks to its rich entrepreneurial network and the wide variety of sectors present in the territory. Home to 400 banks and major industrial companies, Milan is often described as the “locomotive of Italy”; it is at the heart of a manufacturing system that generates 21% of Italy’s GDP and its strong economic base has made it one of Italy’s most influential cities.
Milan is also an international center for the fashion industry and a world leader in design. Here the ingrained manufacturing tradition is flanked by a culture of progress and experimentation, enterprise and production.
It is a dynamic, cultural city at the forefront of modern Italy where the most important events, shows and exhibitions take place. Trade fairs are an important resource of the city which allow enterprises, particularly small and medium ones, to connect with international markets.
Milan boasts a very efficient infrastructure system which make it a hub of transport for much of Europe.

The city’s excellence on the international stage has been recognized with the awarding of the World Expo.

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The city is rich in history with fascinating sites such as Castello Sforzesco and La Scala Theatre which has hosted some of Milan’s extraordinary opera talents for generations.
While studying here you can enjoy the many aspects of Italian culture. From Leonardo’s Last Supper to the newly opened museum, Museo del 900. With over 65 museums and exhibition sites, douzens of churches and historical sites like Milan's landmark, il Duomo, over 40 theatres and all kinds of entertainment offered all year round, the city caters indeed for every taste and passion.
Milan is renowned worldwide as the Italian fashion and style center. Here is some of the best shopping in the world, and you will have the chance to participate in various fashion and design events that take place in the city. You will enjoy the café culture and al fresco eating in the several warm months.


  • Book a visit at the Leonardo Da Vinci ‘Last Supper’ at Maria delle Grazie Church
  • Stroll in the Navigli area, the canals of our city, and stop for an aperitivo
  • ‘Climb’ the Duomo Cathedral
  • Visit the several cities museums
  • Stroll at the Parco Sempione, behind the Castello Sforzesco
  • Taste our pizza, panzerotti and gelati
  • Visit La Scala museum
  • Window shop at the Quadrilatero della Moda where all designer shops are located
  • View a football match at our Stadio: AC Milan or Internazionale Milan

Each year, Milan holds a number of very popular events and festivals, which aim to showcase the unique talents, history and culture of the city and Italy.

Positioned in the center of Northern Italy, Milan offers a perfect base for you to explore the surrounding cities and countryside of Lombardy, as well as the possibility to travel extensively throughout the rest of Italy.
From Milan you can travel easily all over Northern Italy to the famous cities of Lecco and Como and their wonderful lake, the Garda lake, as well as reach Venice, Genoa, Florence, and Rome in just a few hours by train. The proximity of Milan to many cities and areas make short day trips possible, without the need to spend money on overnight accommodation.
If you enjoy travelling, you should take advantage of your European experience: most of the major European capitals are just an hour away from Milan by air.

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