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Here are some tips for living in Milan. We are here to support you and help you to make this process easier!
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You are probably trying to picture how Milan looks like. First, we warn you that this city will blow your mind! It’s probably the best place in Italy to have an academic experience or an international career! But, how to find an apartment in Milan? Probably the only downside is that finding an accommodation needs a lot of effort, especially in September or January, because thousands of international students and young workers start looking for their room for rent, or apartment. Most of them even start flat hunting during summer, to make sure they have the ideal housing solution.
Milan is ready to welcome you intown, are you ready? Getting to know how to get legal in Italy is one of the main steps before starting your adventure abroad. Since Italy is an European Union’s member, it’s part of the Schengen Convention and here the same conditions for foreigners are applied as it happens in the other EU countries.
Below you'll find something about the compulsory documentation to live in Milan and other places in Italy:
Get a look here and collect all the information to apply for your documents and get legal in Italy.
When it comes to choose the room for rent in Milan, keep in mind the location. The apartment should be close to bus and metro stops, so that you’ll avoid any waste of time in your daily life routine. Moreover, the city has such a great public transport and this means you won’t have any problem to more around!
Before the arrival, make sure you will count on someone you already know: our suggestion is to start joining online communities of young internationals in Milan. Getting in touch with many people it’s important in order to collect many interesting information and useful tips about the life here.
Look for keywords such as “Erasmus in Milan” or “Expats in Milan” on Facebook, you can also join some WhatsApp groups to contact directly some fellow travellers. Then, do not forget to follow us on Instagram to find other tenants or your future flatmates!
Since we don’t want you to stop sharing the experience with your friends and family, our tip is to check if the plan of your mobile is valid in Italy as well. As a EU member, you won’t have any problem, the sim card will work (with reduced data) But if you come from a Non-EU Country, you will need a new sim card.
Here are some cheap solutions such as Wind, Vodafone, Tre, Tim, Fastweb Mobile, Iliad, etc. Just check them all and find the one that fits you.
Come and visit us at the office in Milan city center and after you get your room, we will be glad to help you with everything you need!
We are quite sure that an easy expense management is what will make your experience smoother and better! Our tip for the young internationals that use a different currency from Euro is to open an Italian bank account. This is available for both residents and non-residents in Milan.
The necessary documents may vary depending if you are applying as a resident or non-resident.
Documents as a resident:
Documents as a non-resident:
Come at the office and we will tell you how to get your Italian bank account. Click here for further information.
Choosing the neighbourhood where to live in Milan is a quite big step, but deciding whether to pick a whole apartment or to rent a room it’s even more important. This decision is going to change your adventure abroad.
If you are wondering which are the pros of living in a shared flat, have a look here and find out why we strongly believe that is the best option for you.
Here also are some tips to help you make the most out of your time while living in a shared flat.