Milan is one of Italy’s trendiest cities and has a buzzing nightlife, an incredible cultural heritage and a thriving jobs market; all of which attract digital nomads from all over the world. Famous for its fashion industry, Milan is also home to major financial, high tech and media companies, making it an exciting place to further pursue your career.
As a digital nomad, it’s usually possible to work from your hotel room, or in your rented Airbnb, but not only can it get lonely but there’s limited opportunity for networking with other digital nomads in the city. Fortunately, Milan has more than its fair share of laptop-friendly cafes and co-working spaces where you can settle down to get some work done, order a coffee, have some lunch and even meet other entrepreneurs and freelancers in your downtime.
As one of Milan’s premier co-working hubs, COWO Milano Duomo is located in the heart of the city and offers a great range of services for the modern digital nomad. From individual SMART working stations, with prices that start from around 30 Euros per day, to Startup stations which can comfortably seat 6 people, you can pay for the facilities by the day, month, quarter or year.
As well as your workstation, you have access to ultra-fast internet, air conditioning, heating, countless plug sockets, regular cleaning services and the use of a communal lounge with a fridge and microwave. It’s also very convenient to get to the COWO Milano Duomo using public transport, either with the subway or the city trams.
This American-style cafe is hugely popular with foreign students and digital nomads who enjoy working in the relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere while sipping flavored American coffees, lattes, and milkshakes while savoring a nice range of snacks and food. There’s free WiFi for all customers, and lots of comfortable working stations to settle down in and get some work quality done. Overall, Arnold Coffee is a fantastic place to do some work but it’s also an ideal place to arrange casual working lunches with other digital nomads or clients.
This cozy little cafe and restaurant is a great place to do some work while eating some of the finest vegetarian and vegan food in the city. For digital nomads in Milan, it can often be difficult to find somewhere that serves vegetarian food and allows you to spend a few hours working without getting rushed off your table – well, EXKi has you covered. There are healthy sandwiches, snacks, desserts and even full meals on offer, making EXKi one of Milan’s best-kept secrets for vegetarian and vegan digital nomads. What’s more, during your breaks, you can explore some of the city’s best shopping spots in the surrounding neighborhood.
With 4 locations in Milan, Pavè is a cafe and bakery that provides digital nomads with a peaceful place to work; and with the welcoming smells of freshly brewed coffee and home-baked breads, the authentic Milanese atmosphere is hard to beat. The best Pavè cafe to work in is probably at the Via Felice Casati location, but the other 3 sites are also great for digital nomads and can be found on the Pavè website.
Not only can you order freshly baked pastries, cakes, coffee, tea and fruit juices, but there’s also a nice co-working table with plug sockets and a reliable internet connection. Just remember, if you’re planning to stay for a while, then it’s worth ordering a coffee or something to eat each hour, just out of respect for the owners who are always more than happy to accommodate digital nomads in their popular establishment.
This trendy, vintage-themed cafe and bar serves a delightful range of coffees, light snacks and food as well as cocktails and aperitivo once you’ve finished your work. Situated amid the Navigli district, Mag Cafè is something of a local institution and its hipster vibe makes it a real hit with students and visiting digital nomads alike. There’s free WiFi in the cafe and easy access to plug sockets to keep your devices charged while you work. Mag Cafè has a quiet, calm atmosphere during the day although after dark it does tend to get a little more rowdy as the students and young professionals of the area arrive to let their hair down after a long day at work.
BASE is a truly unique venue for digital nomads in Milan. A combination of a co-working space, a pop-up shop, art gallery, an events space, restaurants and a cafe, this ultra-cool venue has a definite artsy feel with all the refinement of the Italian sense of sophisticated understatement. The perfect place to do your remote work during the day while making some very interesting new friends, you can even explore the in-house exhibits in your breaks. Overall, BASE is a fantastic establishment that every digital nomad should visit at least once during their time in Milan – although, once you’ve seen it for yourself, you might well decide to make it your regular co-working haunt.
Open is a beautiful co-working space, library and bistro with several meeting rooms, an events area and a terrace that is ideally suited to digital nomads and startups. The large, tidy space makes it easy to concentrate and the home-from-home atmosphere makes networking and meeting new contacts in the digital nomad community that much easier. The working hubs can be rented by the day, week, or even for a whole year, making Open an extremely versatile co-working space for the digital nomad. The bistro at Open serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks throughout the day and aperitifs in the evening.
Wework provides digital nomads, scaling startups and established enterprises with conveniently located office space and co-working facilities in multiple locations throughout Milan. For the solo digital nomad, there are hot desks that can be rented by the day, month, or year, as well as lounges, private phone booths and more. For larger enterprises, there are private office spaces and meeting rooms that can be rented by the hour, day, month or year.
All of the co-working spaces and offices have fast WiFi, cleaning services, business-grade printing facilities, relaxation lounges, and onsite support staff to assist you with any issues that may arise. Wework also gives you access to regular professional and social events in Milan.
YoRoom, located in the Isola/Garibaldi neighborhood, is an up-market co-working space that is easy to access by public transport. The 2500 square meter site offers more than 35 private offices, 6 meeting rooms and around 60 co-working hot desks, and is a convenient location to get some serious work done in Milan. YoRoom also fosters a great community environment and runs social lunches, networking events, and sets up opportunities to meet other professionals in your field.
This cultural hub in Milan has some excellent co-working spaces where you can concentrate and get your work done in a stimulating environment with plenty of opportunities for networking and making new friends. The co-working spaces are highly affordable but in your free time there’s also a lot more to see and do at Santeria – and if you’re renting space at Santeria you get discounts for the other events on the site.
As well as the co-working spaces, Santeria has its own bar and hosts concerts, art exhibitions, stand-up comedy events, slam poetry, cultural events and much, much more. All of this makes Santeria one of the most exciting co-working spaces in Milan and is somewhere you should definitely check out.
Milan Has Many Coworking Spaces.
As remote work has exploded in popularity in recent years, Milan has placed itself firmly at the forefront of the digital nomad scene by providing a superb selection of co-working spaces. From casual, laid-back community hubs with lots of associated cultural events, to cozy little cafes and more professional, office-like spaces, no matter what type of environment best suits your digital nomad working requirements, you’re bound to find it in Milan.