25. Solari, Washington

An area where beautiful residences of the XX century are next to banister houses and ex factories transformed into ateliers dedicated to creativity: here you can breathe both the international atmosphere and the one of the Milan of the past.

Key Details

What to expect

A residential area with different living mix, it is calm and meant for families, close to the city centre and livened up by big cultural and creative centres flanked by both little neighbourhood and alternative trading stores and big shopping retail chains


The ideal compromise between serenity and the closeness to the principal services and the cultural attractions makes this area particularly suitable for those who have a family or whish for large and flexible spaces to reinvent with creativity

What not to expect

An area with innovative and sustainable residential buildings where it is possible to park your car in front of the house, and it is fitted out with big malls

Real estate market

The area provides a very varied real estate mix, including banister houses, old factories transformed for new living purposes, villas with garden, high-quality buildings of the ‘30s and ‘40s, upper-middle class residences of the early XX century and buildings built during the post-war period

You are going to fall in love with

A calm lifestyle which is combined with an elegant and at the same time creative atmosphere thanks to the compresence of Liberty buildings, banister houses with unexpected courtyards and ex inndustrial spaces where the fashion and design industries are linked together


Creativity, culture, design, fashion, handicraft, serenity, energy, Liberty, elegance, neighborhood greenery, upgrading, banister houses, lofts, courtyards, museums, shopping, families, big retail chains, markets, restaurants, pubs for cocktails, well connected to the public transportation, closeness to the city center

Commute times

Duomo: 20 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Castello Sforzesco: 10 min. by car, 20 min. by public transportation
Cadorna Station: 11 min. by car, 16 min. by public transportation
Centrale Station: 20 min. by car, 30 min. by public transportation
Milano Malpensa: 45 min. by car, 1h 30min. by public transportation
Milano Linate: 30 min. by car, 1h by public transportation


Closest underground lines
Line 1 (Stops Wagner, De Angeli, Conciliazione)
Line 2 (St. Agostino Stop)
Line 4 (Stops Parco Solari, Foppa, Washington-Bolivar, starting maybe in 2023)

Surface Transport
Well connected to both trams and buses 

Railroad Service
Porta Genova railway station

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


East: Baracca Square, Porta Vercellina avenue, Papiniano avenue

West: Bezzi avenue, Misurata avenue

North: Trivulzio street, De Angeli Square, Marghera street, Ravizza street, Sanzio street, Giotto street, Burchiello street, Guido D’Arezzo street, Alberto da Giussano street, Conciliazione Square

South: Tortona street, Pacioli street

Neighborhood areas
17. Napoli, Soderini
15. Fiera, Sempione, CityLife, Portello
31. Arco della Pace, Arena, Pagano
26. Porta Genova, Ticinese
18. Navigli
16. Bande Nere, Inganni

A walk through the district

A district close to the city centre that originated in part as a residential area with a middle-class soul and in part as a centre full of factories, then transformed into eclectic and creative places.
The numerous banister houses with a working-class origin are the historical memory of the Milan of the past.

What to expect

This semi-central area benefits from the closeness to the Porta Genova railway station and underground which make it almost unnecessary using the car.

Here, the big cultural centres are often fascinating industrial archaeology monuments that are situated next to many neighbourhood stores, which offer a manifold and alternative trading business, together with the lively local markets. The big shopping retail chains, for those who love big brands, restaurants and both traditional and ethnic pubs are common too.


This area is particularly meant for those who are looking for a house close to all the conveniences, whether they are primary services or cultural attractions.

Here you can choose to live in large and flexible spaces to reinvent with creativity or in elegant residences where the atmosphere is calm.

If you appreciate the enthrallment of the redeveloped ex factories in order to dedicate yourself to going shopping in the renowned Vercelli Avenue, this area will enamour you.

What not to expect

This area is not meant for those who love living in hi-tech buildings with a futuristic style, next to big malls.

It can’t be appreciated by those who don’t care for cultural initiatives and going shopping in elegant and refined stores.

Real Estate market

The area provides a mainly residential real estate offer, including banister houses and those ex factories which have been transformed into both creativity places and modern residences.

There are also villas with garden and impressive high-quality upper-middle class buildings, which were built between the ‘30s and ‘40s and alternate with other buildings, built during the post-war period.

You are going to love…

In this area you will love the peace and serenity, the Liberty elegance around Piazzale Baracca, the web between fashion and design industries, which can be seen in the redeveloped industrial spaces and in unexpected courtyards that open up from the old houses in Savona street.

You will discover the Fopponino corner and its church, close to the San Francesco d’Assisi church, designed by the famous architect Gio Ponti in 1964.

Behind the corner

The whole area is close to many points of interest, like the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, next to the Cenacolo and the Vigna of Leonardo, and the brand new CityLife district.
You can visit the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia passing through the historical Sant’Ambrogio church, and then relax walking along the Navigli and drink a spritzer in Darsena.

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