Italian Lifestyle, Ema Milano – Boasting a cultural heritage that dates back to the Roman empire and having been one of the most important cultural and art centers throughout history, Milan is at the forefront in defining the most advanced standards of a modern, sophisticated way of life, offering a safe, tolerant and open social and cultural environment.
In Milan there are 150 art galleries, 28 museums and 37 theatres as well the Teatro alla Scala, the most famous opera theatre in the world.
Milan has 54 parks covering an area of approximately 14,681,400sqm, as well as other green spaces, including 21 splendid Italian gardens, adding further to the quality of life of its citizens.
Leisure and wellness are key to the lifestyle offered by the city: in addition to spas in prestigious city-centre hotels there is a wide range of health clubs and beauty centres where you can take a break and escape from daily routine: QC Terme Milan, Bulgari Hotel spa, the Sisley spa and Hammam de la Rosa are among the most popular. Just a little further out of town, in Sanpellegrino, Salice, Bormio, Abano and Sirmione are thermal baths dating back to the Roman empire. More information can be found on the Milan Tourist Board’s website.
Milan offers a state-of-the-art health system through a network of 30 public and private hospitals, 12 of them with emergency rooms offering dedicated assistance for foreign patients. Specialist pediatric hospitals are available (e.g. Mangiagalli Hospital) while all major hospitals have pediatric departments.
Milan also has a number of medical centers dedicated to the large expat community living in the city, such as the American International Medical Center and the International Health Center.
Residents from EU/EFTA member states, as well as third-country nationals with a valid residence permit, are entitled to medical assistance from the Italian National Health Service (SSN), one of the most advanced in the world.
Real estate market
Milan offers a wide choice of residential options at competitive prices, both in its historical heart and in other central areas, a number of which, such as the area of CityLife, Porta Nuova, Garibaldi and Darsena, have been recently transformed into contemporary commercial and residential neighborhoods.
Two-bedroom apartments can be rented for €2,000-€2,500 a month in these central areas, while less expensive accommodation is available in the suburbs.
Commercial and office spaces are also available in the suburbs (from €250 per sqm per year) and in the city centre and prime business neighbourhoods (from €500 per sqm per year).