Looking For A Job In Milan?
Well, the economy is not doing too hot at the moment so good jobs are hard to come by. Really. If you intend to move here, you must ensure that you possess a rare professional skill that is hard to find in Milan or anywhere else in Italy.
An easier way is to get an overseas posting from the Multi-National Company or Financial Institution you're currently with. Or you can come to Milan on a foreign exchange students program!
The second hurdle about living in Milan is learning the Italian language. Everyone speaks Italian here... and everything is in Italian. ;-) Yes, my company hired a private tutor from the Italian Cultural Institute to teach us the language before we even dare think of stepping foot in Milan!
If you're seriously interested to look for a job in Milan, you can try contacting the PWA Professional Women's Association. They have a job bank and will help you IF you join as a member.
Or you can put up an ad in EasyMilano at:
Or The British Chamber of Commerce (they have a placement service):
Or The American Chamber of Commerce (they can help you with your job search): Website: http://www.amcham.it/
Good luck to you in your job search! If you're lucky, you might just be hired to work in one of Italy's largest firms.
I passed through Monza on the way into Milan by train, and went to a party there on New Year's Day. Monza is famous for its formula one race track and it's fantastic royal villa. The villa, which can be found at the end of a long tree lined boulevard, is an immense and beautiful palace. Monza is to the north of Milan and can be reached both by both train and local transit bus.
My three favourite shops in Milan
A very dear friend of mine introduced me to the word "metrosexual". At first I was like a big question mark, but apparently it's a person who likes to dress up.
Or something like that.... Help me out here, Cassie?
Anyway, in Milano I seem to be transformed into a metrosexual guy. Suddently I really like to feel the burning sensation of my Visa card... :D
At the streets behind Il Duomo I have three shops I really like. All of them unfortunately way too expensive, but then I'm not in Milan that often.
Anyway, the first shop is the Dolce & Gabbana. It's on the way up, on the left side, against Corso Buenos Aires, namely at Corso Venezia. The shop isn't the big, but at least two floors. And there are so many people working there that they sometimes are more than the customers...
The clothes here are special, expensive, but very nice. At least if you ask me. Plus the feeling of using a piece of clothes that says "Dolce & Gabbana".
Yeah, I know... I admitted I was metrosexual everytime I got to Milan, didn't I? ;) T-shirts, jackets, boxers, trousers, shoes, bags. D&G have a huge sortiment, and it all costs more than the dinner you'll have in the evening...
First time I bought a pair of boxers, very nice I can assure you. And quite popular with the ladies too... :D
Last time I first saw a t-shirt, one of the staff members then hold it up for me, and I realised it was a bit too much...
Walked on, found another very nice t-shirt. Tried it on, liked it a lot - and then realised it was the same t-shirt I had seen from the beginning...
Hrm... anyway, bought it quickly. :) A lot. You don't come into the D&G shop to find something nice and cheap. You come in here to find something nice and expensive. For the boxers I paid about 40 euro I think, and the t-shirt went for 80 euro.
Well, I'll live on water and bread for a month now...
The Malpensa Express between City and Airport
Malpensa is Spanish (and possibly Italian) for "Bad thought" which is a slightly disturbing omen as you board, but this is a fantastic service that shuttles passengers between the Airport and the City. It departs every 30 minutes from the clearly signposted station at Terminal 1 of the Airport and takes 40 minutes to drop you into the bustling Cadorna station in Milan.
It costs 14.50 Euros for a return trip bought at the ticket office (a bit more expensive if you buy it on the train) and the trains are plush duble decker trains, with plenty of space when we travelled.
The website contains the timetable, prices and other details - in both English and Italian and seems to be kept up to date.
If you are flying budget i.e...
If you are fling budget i.e RyanAir you arrive at Bergamo. If you decide to go staright to Milan (personally I would stay a night and look around as the high city is beautiful) there is a bus which leaves from outside the airport (Orio del Serio) It costs about 6€ and can be bought inside the airport.
If your flight is delayed, not that Ryanair would ever be late (!) Dont panic! My flight arrived at about 11.30pm more than one hour late and I was delighted to discover that the bus waits!
Getting around Milan is easy. There are so many ways, buses, metro and tram and all on the same type of ticket (which can be bought from machines at the m stations or tabacchi shops, signalled with a T)! I personally prefer walking round the historical centre but do try to get a tram as its like stepping back in time.