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Salone del Mobile... what you need to know

Salone del Mobile... what you need to know

The Salone del Mobile is the biggest and most famous international fair in Milan, attracting thousands of people and businessmen froma ll around the world. In this post we tell you what you need to know if you are studying or working in Milan.  

Porta Venezia, strengths and weaknesses

Porta Venezia, strengths and weaknesses

The second post we make about speficic areas of the center of Milan, tals about Porta Venezia. We personally consider Porta Venezia the best spot to live in for foreigners moving to Milan to study and to work, especially if they do not have a family coming with them yet. Let's explain better why. 

Dorm or independent flat ... this is the question

Dorm or independent flat ... this is the question

In two to three years Milan will offer seeral contemporary dorms and studenthouses to students coming to study in the city. We asked ourselves which are the pros and cons of choosing to stay in a dorm versus staying in a "normal", independent flat. Hope this helps clarifying your choice.

AirBNB makes your life ... harder !

AirBNB makes your life ... harder !

The boom of short term renatls is making the long term tenants' lves much harder. There's plenty of flats on the market but a big part of them is reserved for short term rent, and the presence of this return option has pushed higher the rental prices across the board. Few tips to follow.

Looking for a house...having a baby

Looking for a house...having a baby

HAving a baby boy is no small difference relative to being alone or just being with your fiance. We try to remind you the things you definetly need to be certain of before closing a rental contract.

Flat Sharing...PROs and CONs

Flat Sharing...PROs and CONs

In the last years in Milan there have been two clear trends in the rental business: short term rents, exploiting web platforms like AirBNB and flatsharing, usually promoted by companies like Dovevivo SPA. Let's consider the flatsharing experience in some detail

Building Charges ... watch out!

Building Charges ... watch out!

When looking for a flat to rent long term we are usually shown the base rent, that we negotiate going directly to the landlord.

Sometimes the bulding charges are not clearly specified, better to be careful!