Practical info

In Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, at the corner of Piazza della Scala you can find a Tourist Office. (Phone 02 884 55555)

The province's offices only provide information without the possibility to book hotels, tickets etc.

For a more complete service you may go to one of the several MilanTourismPoints in city centre, at the railway station and at the three airports. Here you may book accommodation, tickets for the Duomo, the Airport Bus, soccer matches etc. The Airport Bus tickets can be bought on line at the Autostradale website.

At these offices you may also buy the MilanoCard which offers a range of services at a reduced price among which public transport (you'll find the reductions mentioned at the corresponding entries in this guide).

Getting around

Public Transport

Getting around in Milan is quite easy, given the extensive public transport system. Most of the important sights can be visited on foot, as they are located in the historical center of the city itself.

Milan has 4 metro lines and an extensive network of tram and busses. For fares and maps of these lines you may consult the ATM Transport or the Milano Mobilità webiste.

For a more extended service at a very reasonable price you might consider buying the MilanoCard that not only provides free transport but also discounts at museums, monuments, restaurants, free medical service and more. You'll find the discounts mentioned at the respective entries in this guide. A 24h card costs 8€ and includes free public transport, a 3 day card costs 19€. The MilanoCard can be bought online or at one of the several tourist and resale offices in the city.


Getting around by car might not be the best idea in this busy and chaotic city. Parking is difficult and you may get stuck for some time in endless jams. To add to this the access to the historical center of Milan is limited by the Congestion Charge area (Area C) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30 to 19.30, and Thursday from 7.30 to 18. To get into “Area C” you must activate an entrance ticket of 5 euro.

The ticket worth 5 euro can be purchased at the parking meters, newsagents, tobacconists, ATM points, or calling the call center at the number + 39.02.48684001 . See for more info on AreaC this website


Milan has a modern bike sharing system with stations all over the city, called BikeMI. By subscribing to BikeMi you will be able to use both traditional bikes and pedelecs at any of the docking stations. Depending on the type of the bike you choose, only the tariffs conditions change.


To get from and to the airports of Milan you may take the Autostradale bus shuttles from Milan Central Station, every day from 04.00 am to 11.00 pm buses to Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 and 2, Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport and Linate Airport.


What to do in Milan?

For a short one or two day visit to Milan you could start with Top Attractions that you should not miss. If you have more time available, you can choose your activities from one of the categories below:

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