15. Fiera, Sempione, CityLife, Portello

The central position which leads you to the two principal entries to the city, the modern and elegant real estate offer, the entry to big trading structures and the presence of huge parks and sport centres make this area particularly suitable for those who wish for an international and young lifestyle. Enjoy the skyline with the new three towers, designed by important archistars, and be surrounded by the stillness of the many green spaces where you can practice sports. Enjoy a cocktail in the numerous trendy pubs or a dinner in the different gourmet restaurants which liven up the area.

Key Details

What to expect

A modern, elegant and international residential area, close to the city centre, with important exhibition and trading structures and big parks


It is meant for those who love a young, calm and elegant lifestyle with many quality restaurants and trendy pubs

What not to expect

An area with many alternative and young associative realities

Real estate market

The area provides a real estate offer which mainly includes elegant historical buildings and exclusive apartment buildings

You are going to fall in love with

A well-balanced mix between history and modernity with spectacular glimpses and big green spaces


Elegance, modernity, technology, skyline, exclusivity, refined apartment buildings, serenity, green spaces, sport, sport structures, exhibition, conferences, malls, gourmet restaurants, street food, trendy pubs, young and alternative area

Commute times

Duomo: 20 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 6 min. by car, 13 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 7 min. by car, 10 min. by public transportation
Central Station: 20 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 40 min. by car, 1h by public transportation
Milano Linate: 30 min. by car, 1h by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Stops De Angeli, Buonarroti, Amendola, Lotto)
Line 5 (Stops Lotto, Portello, Domodossola)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Domodossola railway station

Highways and freeways
30 min from the A1, 8 min from the A4, 15 min from A7, 10 min from A8, 20 min from the East freeway, 10 min from West freeway, 20 min from North freeway


East: Viale Certosa, Censio street, Lomazzo street, Corso Sempione

West: De Gasperi avenue, Serra street

North: De Gasperi avenue, Viale Certosa, Traiano street

South: Marghera street, Sanzio street, Belisario street, Massena street, Procaccini street

Neighborhood areas
24. Cenisio, Sarpi, Isola
25. Solari, Washington
31. Arco della Pace, Arena, Pagano
1. San Siro, Trenno

A walk through the district

With an industrial past and important production plants (Alfa Romeo, Siemens, Mellin, Filotecnica Salmoiraghi), in recent years this area has stood out thanks to two big urban redevelopment interventions (Portello and CityLife). Nowadays factories and the trade fair have been replaced by exclusive residences, offices for the tertiary sector, green spaces and sport centres.

What to expect

An area with three different souls: the Fiera area, an elegant district with high-quality residences inhabited by “historical” and high-class residents; CityLife, a young, modern and exclusive district with futuristic residences, appreciated by trendy and international people; instead, Portello has a mix of working-class residences and new generation living centres.


This is the right area for those who love an elegant, exclusive and calm lifestyle, surrounded by big green spaces, where you can easily practice any kind of sport.

Here, the sophistication of the middle-class districts, which dates back to the middle of the XX century, seems perfectly mixed with the spectacular and futuristic modernity and the contemporary buildings technological efficiency

The Unexpected

In a such futuristic and exclusive district, you will be amazed by finding the suggestive works of contemporary art, which are set up in the Parco CityLife, and the Eron’s work W.A.L.L. (Wall Are Love’s Limits), one of the biggest works of mural art in the world.

You don’t expect either to find a Community Centre, called “il Cantiere”, with a facade fully painted by writer, in the Ex Derby area, the nostalgic comedy and entertainment heart of the Milan of the ‘60s-‘70s.

Real Estate market

The real estate offer is characterized by historical buildings, with elegant and refined apartment buildings of the early XX century. There are many high-quality buildings which were built by famous architects like Bottoni, Caccia Dominioni, Terragni and Ligeri and Gio Ponti between the ‘20s and ‘70s.

Instead, Portello and CityLife are modern, spectacular and technological districts.

You are going to love…

In this area opposing styles coexist and, for this reason, they are such fascinating and spectacular.

You can admire the Hadid residences sculptural facades, with always different glimpses, in CityLife and, at the same time, the trick fountain in Ville Lumière style in Piazza Giulio Cesare and its ring of houses of the early XX century.

Behind the corner

The district is close to Monte Stella, another big green lung of Milan, and the QT8 experimental residential area. Not too far from it there are the well-known San Siro “Ippodromo del Galoppo” and some important sport centres, like the “Lido” one and the Milan Tennis Club “A. Bonacossa”.
Moreover, you can easily reach the Teatro Nazionale and the Milanese Chinatown in Paolo Sarpi street.

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