Living in Milan

Families Living in Milan

Living in Milan in Italy’s northern Lombardy region is increasingly popular with international families seeking an Italian lifestyle in a global hub. Home to the National Stock Exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. 


Expats living in Milan enjoy an enviable lifestyle 

The second-largest city in Italy, there are around 1.3 million inhabitants living in Milan and it is very popular with families moving to Milan from abroad. Expats in Milan get to live alongside Italian national treasures Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Duomo di Milano, La Scala Opera House and Castello Sforzesco as well as the Italian designers Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci and Gucci.


Moving to Milan with kids

For families moving to Milan, the city is hugely accessible internationally and has three airports. The city’s many museums and galleries are very family-friendly, with plenty of cultural activities for kids in Milan. There are numerous international schools and many highly regarded local schools too, depending on the languages and unique preferences of each family. 


Excellent day trips from Milan

There are also plenty of opportunities to escape the city. Living in Milan means you are in relatively close proximity to the beautiful lakes in Italy’s north. The four most important lakes are Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano. The area offers stunning Alpine scenery, a mild climate, countless resorts, as well as plenty of activities for families. Bellagio, on Lake Como, has been called the most beautiful town in Italy. The lakes are easy to reach from Milan by car or train, making them an ideal destination for weekend trips with children of all ages.


Find out what The Guardian recommends when eating out in Milan 


For more in-depth information about making Milan your next home, visit our MumAbroad Ultimate Guide to Moving to Italy.


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