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With studies showing that coworking spaces promote increased productivity and creativity, and allow for new networking opportunities, it should come as no surprise that many of the world’s most successful start-ups have been incubated in these designated collaborative spaces.
As Italy’s capital for business and innovation, Milan has its fair share of stylish and serene coworking spaces. Whatever your needs, Milan has something for those who eschew the more typical office environment in favor of something a bit more fresh, a bit more flexible and a lot more fun.
Maybe you are looking for somewhere slick to knock the socks off some potential investors, or maybe you are looking for that perfect private place for you and your colleagues to collaborate. Maybe you just want your own quiet corner and a nice big cup of coffee so you can punch out another chapter of that novel you’ve been working on.
Whatever your needs, here are our top 10 coworking spaces in Milan.
Via Copernico, 38
Copernico’s coworking spaces cover almost any requirement a start-up or freelancer could require. For the more established start-up, there are individual office spaces (with soundproofing and daily house-keeping). But there’s also a communal area for networking and quiet working, a café, a park and access to the affiliated Natked gym for when you feel the need to finally get up and fix your posture.
Via Arcivescovo Calabiana, 6 – Via Merano, 16
Talent Garden delivers all you could expect from a coworking space, and then some. With 13 offices around the world, and two on the outskirts of central Milan, there’s a reason why this coworking venture is on the rapid rise. Conference rooms are of course offered, as are relaxation rooms complete with foosball tables. There’s a café, restaurant and at the Calabiana office, even an outdoor swimming pool. This is definitely the place for innovators looking for a dynamic and engaging work environment.
Via Mengoni, 4
Regus was one of the first dedicated coworking spaces on the scene in Milan. The business now boasts 16 offices around Milan, and a total of 33 in Italy. Regus offers a more traditional working environment than some of the newer players on the coworking scene, but is perfect for professionals requiring just a little bit more flexibility from their working environment.
Via Donatello, 30
A young, rampant new entry in the universe of Milanese coworking spaces, Donatello distinguish itself by the quietness of its location, that develops on two floors, and its competitive rates that offer maximum flexibility. It is a very smart workspace as it has a digital reception desk, with an app that gives subscribers 24-hour access as well as a video surveillance service that guarantees the safety of all fixed equipment. The breadth and variety of the spaces, moreover, allows a perfect organization for every kind of activity, whether individual or group. A place to keep in mind.
Via Pastrengo, 14
YoRoom offers a clean, crisp working space for you to clear out your mind and focus on your tasks at hand. YoRoom has declared its ambition to foster a “socially responsible community” and with over 1,000 square meters to spread out over, it’s the perfect place to incubate those ideas that one day might change the world.
Via Privata Ettore Paladini, 8
Santeria, located in slightly-alternative Lambrate, is a lot more than just a coworking space. For those with collaboration and networking in mind, this is a superb choice. Santeria not only boasts a bar and café, it has a beautiful outdoor terrace for the warmer months, and hosts a wide range of events including the occasional musical performance.
Via Paolo Sarpi, 8
At oTTo’s, in via Paolo Sarpi, the line between the coworking and the cafeteria gets really thin. As a space, it wants to be open to everyone, a place where you can feel free to work, but it is more a space of aggregation and that is why guests are asked to look away from computers during lunch, dinner or in the weekends. The spaces are large and bright, and if you have some work to do, staying here, even for a whole day, will be a pleasure. The furniture combines the Scandinavian aesthetic taste with some touches of green, that cheer the environment up. Besides, when you’re done with your work, you can reward yourself with a drink and an aperitif!
Via Procaccini, 11
Qf/Qwork+Qbaby is “the” place for the creative working mum. In addition to a number of private offices and conference rooms, this co-working space offers a crèche for the parent who juggling both family life and work life. There’s also a relaxation room, because if anyone deserves a bit of R&R…
Via Bergognone, 34
Base is another option for creatives looking for collaborations and synergies: a wide and perfectly equipped space for every modern need. With over 2000 square meters of desks and laboratories, it is the perfect place to stimulate concentration, creativity and promote networking among subscribers. A calm and quiet place, of course, but also very bright and in a convenient position (it is a walking distance from Porta Genova station) as well as a real cradle of many creative projects.
Via Olona, 11
Set in Sant’Ambrogio area, Coffice offers a slightly different spin on the coworking space. At first glance you might think this bright and airy space is a simple café. And you would still be half right. At Coffice you pay by the hour, while coffee and a sweet and salty buffet are included in the tab. It’s a great place for those who prefer to ease into their daily task list.