About Milan

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, one of Italy's twenty administrative regions, is Italy's biggest metropolitan city. Italy's National Stock Exchange is in Milan, making it the financial heart of this scenic country. Internationally known as the world's fashion and design capital, Milan is one of only four major cities hosting the famed "Fashion Weeks." With such a diverse culture and modernization, Milan is truly a city with much to offer, sure to leave every tourist in a frenzy of activity with all its amazing choices!

Public Transport System

Milan's public transport comprises of subway, bus, and tram.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness - High; Efficiency - High

Mode & Cost of Transports

The prices for tickets and passes are valid for:

  • The subway fare cost includes €1.50 one way, €4.50 for an unlimited day pass, €11.30 for a weekly pass, and €35 for a monthly pass.
  • The bus fare cost includes €1.50 one way, €4.50 for an unlimited day pass, €11.30 for a weekly pass, and €35 for a monthly pass.
  • The tram fare includes €1.50 one way, €4.50 for an unlimited day pass, €11.30 for a weekly pass, and €35 for a monthly pass.
  • Note: Further discounts are given to children, students, and senior citizens.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.34
Cup of Coffee USD 1.17
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.17
Rice/Kg USD 2.34
White Bread USD 2.34
Eggs (12) USD 2.34
Combo Meal USD 9.37
Fine Dining USD 70.25
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.34
Domestic Beer USD 5.85
Imported Beer USD 5.85
Bottle of Wine USD 7.02
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 7.02
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.17
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.34
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1211.78

Do(s)

  • Watch out for Salone during the Milan Furniture Fair.
  • Try a ride on one of Milan’s old trams.
  • Buy the activity tickets beforehand to save time.
  • Hire a guide to get the complete information about the attractions.
  • Follow the street rules, otherwise, high fines would be imposed.  

Don’t(s)

  • Don’t ask for parmesan cheese on your seafood pasta as the cheese will dominate your tastebuds.
  • Don’t forget to arrive at Central Station early so you have enough time to find your platform.
  • Don’t just focus on visiting major attractions. The Monumental Cemetery and the Basilica di Saint Ambrogio are worth a visit as well.
  • Don’t leave Milan without buying its world’s famous souvenirs.
  • Don’t forget to follow the dress code when visiting the Duomo and other churches in the city.
  • Don’t attempt to ride public transportation without paying your fare.
  • Don’t take photos where not permitted.

Night Life

If you are in Milan, there are several spots available to make your night out memorable. Most of them are located in different parts of the city; therefore, using public transportation is highly recommended, especially if you like being out until late. Clubbing in Milan starts at about 11:00 p.m. till about 4:00 a.m., well into the wee hours of the morning. But if you want the complete experience, start your nightlife with the “Aperitivo” happy hour, from about 6:00 p.m. onwards, in bars and cafes. Milan provides the nightlife needs of individuals of all ages and interests.

Must See

  • Old Tram at La Scala Theatre
  • Castello Sforzesco
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Milan Duomo
  • Milan Cathedral Rooftop

Experiences

  • Enjoy a drink or two during the Aperitivo Time, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
  • Visit the major sights of the historic center
  • Indulge in some shopping for the trendiest and most happening goods on the fashion scene
  • Discover the magnificent art spread throughout the city
  • Marvel at the futuristic skyscrapers of Porta Nuova district

Activities

Acquario Civico di Milano
Zoo
Viale Gadio, 2, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
3 km
Courmayeur Ski Resort
Ski
Piazzale Monte Bianco 10, 11013 Courmayeur (AO), Italy
Distance From City Center
219 km
Pombia Safari Park
Safari
Via Larino, 3, 28050 Pombia NO, Italy
Distance From City Center
70.5 km
Wincity
Casino
Piazza Armando Diaz, 7, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
1 km
Molinetto Country Club
Golf
Strada Padana Superiore 1, I-20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy
Distance From City Center
14.5 kms
Lainate Golf Club
Golf
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 45, 20020 Lainate MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
19.4 km
Bovisio Masciago Casino
Casino
13 Via dei Giovi, Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
19.4 km
Castello di Tolcinasco Golf Resort & Spa
Golf
Località Tolcinasco, 20090 Pieve Emanuele MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
16.3 km
Golf Le Rovedine
Golf
Via Karl Marx, 18, 20090 Opera MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
10.3 km
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Circolo di Campagna Golf Club Zoate
Golf
Via Giuseppe Verdi, 8, 20067 Zoate MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
24.3 km

Shopping

Curiosità d’Altri Tempi
Antique Markets
Via Stoppani 10, 20129 Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
500 Meters
Navigli Antique Market
Antique Markets
Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 20144 Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.65 Kms
East Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Via Privata Giovanni Ventura 16, 20134 Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
13 Kms
Mercato San Donato Milanese (Martedi)
Flea Markets and Bazaars
20097 San Donato, Milanese MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.6 Kms
SunDay Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Piazza Caduti del Lavoro 15, 20123 Milan, Italy Porta Romana
Distance From City Center
4.1 km
Viale Papiniano Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Viale Papiniano 44, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
1 Km
Corraini 121
Handicrafts and Souviners
Via Savona, 17, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
4.4 Kms
La Rinascente Design Supermarket
Handicrafts and Souviners
Via Santa Radegonda 3, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
200 Meters
Pasticceria Cucchi
Handicrafts and Souviners
Pasticceria Cucchi, Corso Genova 01, Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
2.9 Kms
Peck or Eataly
Handicrafts and Souviners
Via Spadari 9, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
400 Meters
Studio Dimore
Handicrafts and Souviners
Corso Italia 1, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
500 Meters
Zagara
Handicrafts and Souviners
Via Pirano 4, MM1 Gorla, 20127 Milano MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
7.7 Kms
Cascina Merlata
Shopping Malls
www.falconmalls.it/en/cascina-merlata-shopping-centre/
Distance From City Center
14.2 Kms
Il Centro
Shopping Malls
Via Giuseppe Eugenio Luraghi, 11, 20020 Arese MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
19.8 Kms
Scalo Milano
Shopping Malls
Via Milano 5, 20085 Locate di Triulzi MI, Italy
Distance From City Center
16.8 Kms
Westfield Milano
Shopping Malls
Segrate, Milan, Italy
Distance From City Center
750 Meter
  • Delicatessen in the Peck Gift Box
  • Designer bags 
  • Panettone
  • Football accessories
  • Coffee
  • Craft umbrellas
  • Pyjama cases
  • Porcelain
  • Wooden toys and decorations
  • Artistic photographs and paintings
  • Bianco Latte's White Houses
  • Leather items
  • Martini Bianco

Official Language

Italian

Other Language

Italian, English, Milanese

Spoken Language

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

1.35 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 16.75°C

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TimeZone

04:38 AM (GMT +02:00)

 

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Ambulance

118

 

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Police

113

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type E
Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type L
Type L ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Malpensa Airport - MXP

Airport Name / IATA Code

LIN - Linate Airport

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September - During these months, the weather is most favorable since it is relatively warm and conducive to traveling with intermittent spells of rain.

Moderate time to visit

October, November - These months have a maximum temperature of 20°C and the minimum temperature is 10°C. The climate is fairly fresh but it is advisable to wear warm clothes.

Worst time to visit

December, January, February, March - The weather can be unpredictable during these months, and the city gets the least number of tourists.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 5.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 1.09

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 28.32

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