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Living in Milan: Rogoredo/Santa Giulia District

Living in Milan: Rogoredo/Santa Giulia District

Our guide on the Milan neighborhoods continues, so this week we will talk about the rebirth of the suburbs: the Rogoredo/Santa Giulia District.
Alberto Tavazzi is an active inhabitant of the neighborhood and creator of VerdeFestival and guided us in the exploration of this really interesting suburb.

If you missed last week’s article on the Città Studi Neighborhood click here.


Rogored was an ancient village on the south-eastern outskirts of Milan, but in 1900 it uneaveed an important process of industrialization that generate significant increases in the neighborhood population.
In the 1980s the Radaelli steelworks closed and the intense relationship with the neighborhood ended.
Therefore today of the Radaelli remains only the “ex chimici building” located on the corner of Via Monte Penice and Via Pizzolpasso destined to become a Music Campus managed by the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory.
The goal is to create a new Conservatory with classrooms, workshops, a student residence and an auditorium. The goal Is to transform, through music, an abandoned building into a place of attraction for the whole city.

In recent years Rogoredo/Santa Giulia District has experienced important redevelopment processes. The first sign of rebirth of the neirhborhood has began with the approval of the Spark One and Spark Two projects. Most importantly the design values of the two buildings are community and sustainability for transforming them into places for the whole neighborhood.

Spark One Project

Rogoredo/Santa Giulia is a neighborhood in great ferment and a scene of profound urban transformations, such as that of REDO. Firstly it is an area with open spaces for sports and leisure, meeting places for residents, services and local shops. In addition, it’s designed to be alive, where each inhabitant can find an effective answer to their needs.

REDO Milano Project

In short, the city of the sustainable future is here. In this wonderful neighborhood with a great community that has been fighting for years to redevelop its brand reputation.


Rogoredo/Santa Giulia District is located on the south-eastern outskirts of Milan. It’s one of the best connected suburbs both with the city center and for long-distance travel, thanks to the FS Station of Milano Rogoredo.
To reach the Duomo you have to get on the M3 metro from Rogoredo and in 12 minutes you arrive at Milan Cathedral.

Route from Rogoredo M3 to the Duomo

In 30 min you can also reach the Navigli by M3 metro to Lodi and then getting on the bus 90 to V.le Liguria.
If you need to catch a plane, Linate Airport can be reached in 30 minutes by train from Milano Rogoredo FS to Porta Vittoria and then by bus 73 to the airport. If you study at Bocconi, in 20 minutes you can arrive at your faculty by M3 metro to Crocetta and then a few steps only to Via Roberto Sarfatti.

Route from Rogoredo M3 – Bocconi University


Among the many initiatives of the neighborhood, the one that has been most successful is undoubtedly Cortili in-versi by VerdeFestival.
A poetry festival that brought culture inside the condominium courtyards, gardens and streets. The goal, as Alberto Tavazzi says, is to realize an all year festival involving the entire community.

Another interesting initiative is organized by the Associazione Internazionale Rogoredo Musica, directed by Raffaele Bertolini. Every year they present the great international classical music festival proposing several concerts, now available in streaming due to Covid restrictions.

Porto di Mare Park

In addition to the numerous cultural initiatives, Rogoredo offers beautiful green areas such as the Santa Giulia Park and the gardens of Via Rogoredo.
One of the green lungs of Milan is certainly the park of Porto di Mare. It’s a vast area characterized by woods, meadows and ponds, completely redeveloped thanks to the Municipality of Milan and Italia Nostra.
Today the Park of Porto di Mare is a 7-kilometer MTB trail crosses spectacular landscapes, ideal for a Sunday trip.

Dehor Kiss Bar Rogoredo


After a walk in the various neighborhood parks, nothing is better than an aperitif at the Kiss bar in via Monte Popera 4. This is a magical place where you can enjoy a good cocktail in the beautiful dehor under the wisteria.

If you are in Santa Giulia, you can’t miss the 09 Cafe Nuova Milano, in via Bruno Cassinari 25. It’s a small pub for burgers and craft beers lovers that you will love for sure.

Craft Beer – 09 Cafe Nuova Milano


Rogoredo/Santa Giulia is a neighborhood in rebirth where prices, compared to other neighborhoods in Milan, are affordable. Although lately, thanks to the numerous redevelopment works, the price curve has risen.
The average price of a studio apartment is 600/650 euros, than for a double room you will pay 380/400 euros per month.

Why live in Milan Rogoredo/Santa Giulia?

If you want to experience a urban revival you’re in the right place. Therefore Rogoredo/Santa Giulia is a neighborhood with a very strong community just 20 minutes from the Duomo.

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