22. Pasteur, Rovereto

To the north of the city, the area is strategically situated in relation to the city centre and its principal attractive locations. Here, the historic city leaves space to an area that is currently living a strong fervent creativity process and it is populated by young people, hipsters, and artists who want to renovate the aspect. Explore these lively areas with their numerous neighbourhood stores, workshops, trendy pubs and street food. Appreciate the cultures mix and the melting pot of languages and traditions which coexist with the Milanese ones in a young and active atmosphere thanks to the presence of many creative people who liven up the area together with the numerous social and participative activities meant for residents.

Key Details

What to expect

A residential area with a strong young and multiethnic presence, well connected to the public transportation and where there are many neighborhood stores and places for creativity and associationism


It is meant for those who are looking for a house at reasonable prices, surrounded by a calm dimension but without renouncing to energy, creativity and the young innovation which can be breathed in a multicultural area

What not to expect

An area inhabitated by only “old” Milanese people, with many silent pedestrian areas, cycle paths and offices

Real estate market

The area offers apartment buildings of the XX century, villas, post-war buildings, and buildings recently built

You are going to fall in love with

A vibranting and multiethnic atmosphere, which can be breathed often in many unexpected, active and livened up by creative young people places


Serenity, residential area, creativity, culture, innovation, design, community, associationism, alternative and multiethnic area, street food, upgrading, social regeneration, markets, vintage markets, neighborhood stores, workshops, handicraft, galleries, trendy pubs, Parco Trotter, community garden, well connected to the public transportation, families, street art, melting pot, NoLo

Commute times

Duomo: 17 min. by car, 10 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 23 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 20 min. by car, 13 min. by public transportation
Centrale Station: 7 min. by car, 13 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 45 min. by car, 1h 10min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 15 min. by car, 40 min. by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Stops Pasteur, Rovereto)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Close to the Milano Centrale railway station

Highways and freeways
15 min from the A1, 20 min from the A4, 25 min from A7, 25 min from A8, 8 min from the East freeway, 30 min from West freeway, 25 min from North freeway


East: Leoncavallo street, Costa street

West: Railroad, Aporti street

North: Pontano street

South: Brianza avenue, Loreto Square

Neighborhood areas
21. Città Studi, Susa
9. Udine, Lambrate
11. Precotto, Turro
23. Maggiolina, Istria
29. Centrale, Repubblica

Something about the district

From a peripheral area to a new centre for creativity and the young innovation, this is where different cultures coexist and there are organizations which create a lively and dynamic atmosphere. And here’s NoLo, which means “North of Loreto” and takes inspiration from the multi-ethnic district of New York, Soho.

What to expect

This area has been decaying for years, but it has recently attracted creative young people and new emerging activities in order to find buildings at low prices.

From being the Bronx of Milan to the modern Soho, NoLo could become the new Island: it was a working-class area until a few years ago with a critical past which found the strength in its community life for a change that started from the bottom.


It is meant for those who are looking for a house at reasonable prices and intend to take part to the many community activities.

The calm dimension doesn’t stop the energy, the creativity and the young innovation which can be breathed in the area.

What not to expect

In this area you will not find streets with elegant stores and modern buildings with an international style.
However, you will be amazed by discovering many totally unexpected places, like bars managed by Chinese people who speak Milanese by now: it is the sign of a possible integration among cultures, which could be hard to conciliate elsewhere.

You will be also amazed by looking at the ex-Factory walls of the historical Cova Pastry shop with its colourful graffiti, real street art works.

Real Estate market

Here you will find working-class buildings with handicraft activities in the internal courtyards, apartment buildings of the XX century and buildings which have been built recently. Some crossroads and little squares have been recently involved in micro-redevelopment projects and they have become gathering places.

You are going to love…

Do not miss the life created by the resident’s engagement. Admire the graffiti in Pontano street.

Drink a cup of coffee in the garden of the Libreria NOI, a cultural neighbourhood space specialized in illustrated books. Get lost among the stands of the Mercatino Le Pulci Pettinate, created by a group of young designers and dedicated to the vintage and handicraft lovers.

Behind the corner

The area is close to the Milano Centrale Station and “Magazzini Raccordati”. Not too far from it there’s the Naviglio Martesana and the big shopping district of Corso Buenos Aires.

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