Isola is an historic district that has a long history of commerce between Milan and outer districts. It has always been a crossroads of human and economic relations and between the end of the eighteenth and twentieth centuries it has begun to grow as a home for industrial and craft activities and as a place of residence for workers and middle class workers, due to the proximity of railways and freight trains. Nowadays it has no active freight market nearby but hosts Stazione Garibaldi that separates the neighborhood from the city center.
It is equipped with excellent transport connections and is experiencing a complex process of integration with large real estate projects. Today this district has a differentiated socio-economic structure: there are many offices, a strong component related to catering and evening life, a significant presence of quality crafts and cultural associations, a mixed residential fabric with different ethnic and social components within it.
If you are passionate about art, interested in the Milanese nightlife and you are sensitive to elegance, the Isola district is the area that suits you.
Start your tour with a dip in the beautiful Gae Aulenti square: immerse yourself in the modern atmospheres of the buildings surrounding it. Also try the “passerelle” that cross the square: surrounded by water, you will find yourself in a real New York on a small scale!
End your visit to this area with a walk along Corso Garibaldi, rich in bars and restaurants for all tastes: from the most sophisticated clubs to the more casual restaurants where you can enjoy all the goodness of home cooking.