Milan Living

Milan Living

There is no better place to pursue a truly superb design learning experience than Milan, the world’s capital of fashion and design.
In Milan, you will be inspired by artistic culture and immersed in a thriving commercial design district. It is a creative environment like no other.

Milan is a magnet for innovative and forward-thinking creatives who share your passion for design. As a student, you will have the chance to meet some of Italy’s finest artisans and designers as you visit emerging-label boutiques, prominent fashion ateliers, architecture and design studios, and leading-edge communication agencies.

You will also get to visit some important production and manufacturing facilities known for fine Made in Italy craftsmanship. And of course, you will explore streets lined with world-renowned fashion and design flagship stores, including Cappellini, Driade, Kartell, Versace, Armani, and Valentino.

City Highlights

Every year, during the famous Milan Fashion Weeks and the Salone del Mobile furniture fair – Design Week, the city becomes a giant showroom offering exhibitions, conferences, performances and parties all day long—and all night, too. You can take part in these events, as well as in the related contests. Some highlights of the city include:

  • Four Fashion Weeks per year, two for womenswear and two for menswear
  • International Design Week
  • 900+ fashion and design showrooms
  • 1400+ innovative startups
  • Many galleries and museums, including the new private museums Fondazione Prada and Armani Silos
  • A broad range of theatre and other entertainment options
  • Buildings designed by renowned architects such as César Pelli, Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind (including the Bosco Verticale/Vertical Forest by Boeri Studio with Gianandrea Barreca, a frequent lecturer and project leader at Domus Academy)
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When you need a break from thinking and creating, you will have the rest of Europe within easy reach. Thanks to excellent air and railway connections, you can spend a weekend in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, or the UK. And if you love mountain sports, Milan is right next to the Alps and the lakes of northern Italy, with amazing landscapes that have inspired artists for centuries.

City of Milan
On the official website of the City of Milan, you can find updated information about city services, public transportation, free performances and events. The site includes a section for Italian and international tourists who are looking for thematic itineraries and new places to discover.

Study in Milan
The YesMilano website is a service for Italian and foreign students in Milan, offering advice about housing services and administrative procedures. Through this website, students can get the Milan ID Card, which grants discounted admission to Milan cultural centres (e.g., the Triennale di Milano, Piccolo Teatro, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica, and more). The card also offers discounts on some local transportation options.

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Public Transportation
The official website of the Milan Transportation Company provides information about metro, bus, and train timetables, maps, itineraries, and services. You can download an app that will guide you through the city, suggesting the best route to reach your destination by public transport

Entertainment – Calendar and information about entertainment, cultural events and nightlife.
ViviMilano – Portal of the Corriere della Sera newspaper, reporting information about events, restaurants, clubs, theatres, shopping and more.
TimeOut Milano – The Milan edition of the leading international magazine about events and entertainment in the most influential cities of the world.

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