Charming yet undeniably gritty, Milan, AKA Italy’s economic powerhouse, is the wealthiest, most stylish city in Italy and a perfect example of old-world romance meets urban steel. In a country packed with natural wonders such as Italy, Milan may often be overlooked, yet those who know Italy well would never dare skip a visit to the fashion, food, architecture, and art capital of the country.
Milan is known for its awe-inspiring fashion industry, as well as for its landmarks like Milan Cathedral, La Scala, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and for its refined and delicious cuisine. The bulk of Milan’s building stock dates back to the late 19th and the early-to-mid 20th century, which is why Italians don’t usually consider it a historic city. Still, Milan is known for a bunch of age-old gems we can marvel at. With options like single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, studios, and many more all within a short walking distance to the city centre, finding the best student accommodation in Milan has never been easier. Reach out to our multilingual support team and get your room now!
Why Book Student Accommodation in Milan?
Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and cradle for visionary designers, is a city that boasts an inestimable artistic and cultural heritage. It is the liveliest international hub in Italy, where loads of international students and young professionals come to kick off their academic experiences and careers.
The city is home to several highly ranked universities such as Bocconi, for economics careers, Politecnico, for engineering careers, the Accademia di Brera, for fine arts and many more options to choose among. These provide the greatest quality education offers, this and many other things make the city popular among young internationals.
When it comes to having an experience abroad, making sure you choose an international hub is essential. It’s important to expand your network and Milan is the perfect place for that since it welcomes thousands of foreigners. Moreover, it has a strategic position in Europe and this will allow you to travel throughout the continent easily and on a budget.
Universities in Milan
Polytechnic University of Milan
Casita has 5 accommodation options within walking distance of the university.
More than 5 bus stops surround the campus; Via Ponzio prima di Bassini is just a 4-minute walk away.
Piazza Duomo is just a 17-minute car ride away from campus.
University of Milan
Our 4 accommodation options are all within walking distance of the university.
More than 6 bus stops surround the campus; Duomo M1 M3 is just a 5-minute walk away.
The Museum of the Milan Cathedral is just a 7-minute walk away from campus.
University of Milano-Bicocca
Casita’s 4 accommodation options are within walking distance to the university.
There are 3 bus stops close to the university; V.le Testi prima di Via Bussero is just an 8-minute walk away.
Piazza Duca d'Aosta is just a 15-minute car ride away.
Casita has 5 accommodation options within walking distance of the university.
There are 3 bus stops surrounding the campus; V.le Toscana 14 prima di Via Vittadini is just a 6-minute walk away.
Christmas Tree XXIV Maggio is just a 4-minute car ride away.
Is Milan good for students?
Milan is very good for students. The Milanese metropolis offers students and professionals an international, modern atmosphere and a wide cultural offer. If Rome offers a very rich historical heritage, then Milan certainly acts as an innovative Italian cultural trendsetter. Living in Milan as a student means settling down in the second-largest city in Italy. Milan is located in the north of Italy, the climate is moderately continental with hot and sunny summers. Temperature can exceed 30° and be muggy, while the winters are cold and humid.
Is Milan expensive for international students?
In Italy, the overall living costs for young internationals may vary from 700€ to 1,000€ per month. When calculating these costs, you have to include: accommodation, public transportation, food, and entertainment. This average amount rises a bit if you choose a big, multicultural, and modern city like Milan. The cost of living in Milan, the Italian financial hub and fashion capital, can be more expensive when compared to other Italian cities, especially the Southern ones. In fact, it may range between 850€ and 1,450€ per month. But no worries, you can still have fun and live an unforgettable experience on a budget. You just have to collect the most information you can about the cost of living in Milan and plan accurately your expenses.
Must-Visit Places in Milan
Milan Cathedral is a truly monumental building and is famed for its sublime architecture that took over 600 years to complete. Located in the centre of Milan in the self-named Piazza del Duomo, the cathedral was constructed in 1386 but not officially completed until 1965. With an Italian Gothic style, the front façade of the cathedral is truly magnificent and is crowned with countless towers, statues and decorations. The interior is just as decorative and features some beautiful stained glass windows bursting with colour; furthermore, in-between the central columns, there is a fantastic display of artwork and some finely detailed statues. This immense structure is truly the heart of Milan and no trip to this city is complete without stepping foot inside its huge doors.
The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is another place to see. Although the exterior of this church is not one of the most renowned, it still has a certain charm and grace. Created in 1497, the church features a Gothic style using red bricks and a large rear basilica. This church can be found on the Corso Magenta and sits on the opposite side of Milan to the Duomo. Inside the building lies one of the greatest artistic masterpieces in the world – The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Hailed as a sublime piece of artwork, this mural depicts the scene of the Last Supper as described in the Bible. Throughout the years this piece of artwork has been scrutinised and analysed for its hidden meanings and content.
The Grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a place as you walk into, you might think you are standing inside the entrance hall to an opera house or palace, not a shopping mall. This is essentially what the Galleria is – An extremely opulent and extravagant indoor shopping area. Created in 1877, it stands as one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and was designed by Guiseppe Mengoni. The cross-shaped mall is covered via four glass-panelled arms that let in the sunlight perfectly, whilst the walls and shop fronts are decorated with ornate panelling and stucco artwork. High-end designer shops line the mall and you can expect to find such names as Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton.
This 15th-century Castello Sforzesco has a central location in Milan and is set in extensive grounds and gardens. Created in 1370, the original design has been modified and added too greatly but still retains its elegance and status of power. At the front of the castle stands an immense brick wall lined with battlements and framed by a central guard tower. As you walk through into the central courtyard, you will notice the large guard towers and the sheer size of the castle will amaze you. Aside from the castle itself, there is also a host of small museums and collections that contain a myriad of interesting artefacts and historical information about the castle and Milan.
Transportation in Milan
The Milan Metro only has four lines and 111 stations, it is currently, however, the longest metro line in Italy - measuring 58.7 miles - 94.5 km. It surpasses the metro in Rome, which only consists of three lines. The Milan Metro is one of Europe’s most modern metro systems. Although the first projects to build a metro rail network were designed at the beginning of the twentieth century, it wasn’t until 1957 that the first metro line was set up. The Milan Metro was inaugurated nearly ten years later in 1964. The metro opens every day from 6 am until 12:30 am (midnight). On 25 December and 1 of May, the metro opens from 7 AM until 7:30 PM. Tickets and travel cards can be purchased in the metro stations, kiosks, and off-licences.
The city of Milan has over 80 local bus lines and a few trolleybus lines (electric buses that run with overhead wires). Since the city’s metro network is so limited, Milan’s urban buses are one of the best ways to get around the city. Since 2015, Milan’s night buses have run every day of the week. There are 15 routes that travel from midnight until 6 AM. These depart every 30 minutes. The buses depart from various neighbourhoods in Milan, most of them are the city’s most famous areas (Valtellina with Stelvio, Milton with Pagano, Sturzo with Como, Piazza XXIV Maggio, Umbria with Tito Livio, Umbria with XXII Marzo, Castelbarco with Tantardini, and Ripamonti with Pietrasanta). You can use the same tickets and travel cards on the night service as on the day ATM network. Tickets can be purchased from any of the parking meters found in Milan for €1.50.
Trams are another option you can consider. The Milan tram network system consists of 18 lines that run until past midnight. The trams in Milan have longer schedules compared to the Milan Metro and the city’s local buses. The trams are numbered from 1 to 33. The trams in Milan have been running since 1876, when they were pulled by horses. Unlike Paris and other European cities, Milan has always kept its tram network system running. The trams in Milan are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get around the city, thanks to its extensive network.
Taxi services are also available in Milan. Contrary to most cities in Europe, taxis in Milan rarely stop when someone hails them in the street. To catch a cab, you will need to walk to the nearest taxi stop or otherwise call to book one in advance.
Nearby Student Accommodation In Italy
Casita offers student accommodation in other Italian cities besides having facilities for student accommodation in Milan. Some of these cities are:Florence, Bologna, Trento, and Catania.