Isola has become what Brera and Navigli used to be together: an elegant and creative area, while fun. It is a neighborhood isolated from the train tracks, hence its name, and has developed differently from any other neighborhood in the city.Most of its streets house low houses with walls full of graffiti and inside they contain nice apartments for students, as well as a diverse mix of establishments ranging from gastronomic shops to design venues, from traditional restaurants to modern enoteca.
In Isola tradition and modernity do not compete, but coexist in perfect harmony. To live in Isola is to be able to choose between an absinthe cocktail in the garden of Frida or a wine and a jazz concert in the local known Blue Note, between a traditional pasta in the Osteria dal Verme or a more exotic dish in Casa Ramen. The neighborhood is in constant development, thanks to the new constructions near Porta Volta and the new center in via Confalonieri, where a Google headquarters is located and where you can contemplate the famous skyscraper Bosco Verticale.
HOW TO GET TO ISOLA
Since Isola has its own metro stop on the new yellow line (M5), it is much easier to reach and the student rooms in Isola are increasingly in demand. Tram 7 arrives at piazzale Lagosta, while the 33 runs along via Porro Lambertenghi. The pedestrian tunnel of via Pepe gives access to Garibaldi station, where you can use the green line (M2) or regional train services and suburban lines.
UNIVERSITIES NEAR ISOLA
In Isola there are no universities, but from here it is easy to reach the main universities. We recommend looking for rooms in Milan in the area of Isola if you are going to study in one of these universities:
Polytechnic University: Bovisa campus
From Garibaldi station there are only two stops by train. Here are the faculties of Design, Architecture and Engineering. University of Bicoca You can get there by tram 7 or the underground line (M5). It houses 14 different university departments.
Polytechnic University and Città Studi
If you take the green line (M2) in Porta Garibaldi heading north you should get off at the Piola stop. Catholic University and IULM To get there you must take the green line (M2) in Porta Garibaldi heading south and get off at Sant'Ambrogio for the Catholic University or Romolo for the IULM. It is also convenient if you are going to study at the NABA.