For both short and long term travellers, especially digital nomads who work and travel at the same time, finding good Wi-Fi connection is an important issue when staying in a new country. In many cases, you may not want to pay a lot for dining in a restaurant with fast Wi-Fi or co-working spaces that offer high-speed internet connection but require payment for time spent using the facilities. For those wanting to just check your email or look for places on a digital map quickly, cafes are the best solutions for connectivity. Here are the top recommended cafes in Milan with decent Wi-Fi.
1.Pavè - the place to be for a morning coffee
Pavè is the perfect spot for a cappuccino in the morning. Enjoy free high-speed Wi-Fi connection here to start listing down your to-dos for the week. Or, go through your email inbox while enjoying various pastries and sweets here; the croissant is my favourite for breakfast . The staff here are very friendly and efficient in keeping the place clean and orderly.
2. Anche Bar & Restaurant - the meeting point of office workers
Anche Bar is a favourite cafe, bar and restaurant for many nearby office workers. They grab their laptop here to work or stop by for a lunch break. Though the bar is crowded most of the time, the atmosphere is cozy and calm enough for digital nomads to focus on completing their work. The Wi-Fi connection is stable, but not fast during midday when there are many customers coming for lunch. They serve mostly cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks as well.
3. Gogol & Company - the library concept
Gogol & Company is both a library and cafe. Its vintage decoration with several bookshelves creates an alternative atmosphere for the cafe, attracting many locals to come here for an espresso. You can also sit on their comfy sofa to read a book or finish work on your laptop. The cafe is closed on Mondays.
4. Blanco Cafe - the spot for a lunch break
Located a few blocks from Gogol & Company, Blanco Cafe is an ideal spot for a quick espresso. I personally enjoyed their energetic atmosphere and fast Wi-Fi connection a lot. They also offer an attractive menu for lunch including various sorts of Italian panini and sandwiches that are idea for a quick brunch with your colleagues. This place is a popular hotspot during midday. There’s also a free Wi-Fi spot just in front of Blanco Cafe that is open for public use.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - experience the artistic and luxurious Zucca
Travellers coming to Milan never miss out visiting the grand shopping mall - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This is one of the oldest shopping centres in the world, and is located in the most important square of Milan, the Piazza del Duomo. This is not just a fancy mall for shopping and dining. You can also sit down at any cafe here, such as Zucca, in Galleria, to enjoy a cup of coffee after an Italian luxury shopping experience. Zucca, in Galleria is not just any regular cafe, but more of an fascinating gallery where you can experience art and culture. It is the home to the famous painting ‘The Brawl in the Galleria’. Many famous historical figures, such as Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini and even the King Umberto II, frequented Zucca for one of the best coffees in Milan.
Other ways to stay connected
In Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and many metro stations around Milan, there are also plenty of other Wi-Fi hot-spots. Milan-Malpensa Airport and Orio Al Serio Airport (Bergamo) also offer free Wi-Fi connection. Enjoy many ways to stay connected in Milan and travel like a digital nomad!
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