Accommodation & lodging
Welcome to Milan, the biggest industrial and most cosmopolitan city of Italy situated in the Lombardy region.
It attracts many students, businessmen, fashion designers and tourists from all over the world and all year long so take your time to go through these pages and find out what you need to do to settle down comfortably as an international student living in Italy and find out what Milan can offer you!
The Chamber of Commerce and the Universities of Milan, together promote the many opportunities our city can offer.
As a foreign student, you will find many dedicated services, events and discounts and help with the many issues a foreign student may have when moving to Milan.
Click on this link to get directed to the link STUDY IN MILAN website.
The Municipality’s website will give you further information on the city of Milan.
In order to activate a SIM (mobile phone Card), you will be asked an Identity card, your Italian Codice Fiscale and your permit to stay.
You can then choose between 4 main providers and many kinds of contracts and payment terms.
All providers offer monthly or long term contracts and prepaid cards to be recharged at a Bancomat (atm machine), on line or at a Tobacconist’s and in some supermarkets.
Milan is a safe city but you should always take care when walking in certain areas at dark.
We advise you not to walk around with all your money and documents at the same time and keep a watch for pick pockets on public transport.
Should you ever be in an emergency, you must dial the following numbers:
Carabinieri (police with military and civil duties): 112
Fire Department: 115
24h Pharmacies: 800 801185
Here are Italy’s National Holidays when University offices are closed and no lessons are held.
- New Year’s day: 1st January
- Epiphany: 6th January
- Easter Monday: Monday after Easter
- Liberation Day: 25th April
- Labour Day: 1st May
- Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic: 2nd June
- Assumption (Ferragosto): 15th August
- All Saints’ Day: 1st November
- Feast of the Immaculate Conception: 8th December
- Christmas: 25th December
- St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day): 26th December
- St. Ambrogio (Patron of Milan):7th December
Once you have enrolled you will receive a calender and timetable where you will find all these holidays and breaks you have during the year.
Being a multicultural city, in Milan you will easily find where to go for Worshipping.
Here a just a few indications to facilitate your research.
- Catholic Church: Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine
- Protestant Church: International Church Milan, or the Milan Bible Church
- Anglican Church in Milan: Allsaints Anglican Church of Milan
- Methodist Church in Milan: Methodist Church of Milan
- Synagogue: The Central Synagogue is in Via Guastalla 19, Milano.
- Mosque: Mosque al-Rahmàn: Via F.lli Cervi, Segrate, Milano.