Tourist Information

Milan is a singular city. The urban landscape is not dominated by monuments and works of art, as it is in Venice, Florence or Rome, but by the many faces of the city, which conceal many unique treasures and mysteries.

Milan is famous for fashion, for theatre and for the international scope of its trade fairs. Sights to see include the numerous masterpieces preserved in the museums (the Brera Picture Gallery, the Ambrosiano Museum, the Museum of Modern Art) and the wonderful Romanesque churches, such as the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio (which is said to hold the remains of the three Magi, brought by the Saint from Constantinople).

It is also advisable to visit the striking gothic structure of the Duomo, the age-old symbol of the city, and pass beneath the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele that leads to the Scala, the temple of opera and symphonic music.

Those who wish to sample Milanese nightlife can partake in the ritual of the aperitif (happy hour) in the city centre or by the Navigli canals, before moving on to the cinema, a club or a concert.

There are also many possibilities for excursions to the outskirts of the city and to other places in the region. Milan is not far from Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda, the Alps, the Ligurian Sea (90 minutes away) and Venice (a 2 ½ hour train journey).

Transportation

By plane - There are two airports:

-Milano-Linate is the city airport connected to many European cities and hubs.  The public bus No. 73 reaches downtown from this airport in about 20 minutes with several stops along the route.

-Milano-Malpensa is the main international airport, about at 50 km from Milan.  Downtown can be reached from this airport either by train in about 50 minutes departing every 30 minutes, or by bus in about 1 hour departing every 5-10 minutes.

For more information about the two airports, please visit: http://www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/en/

By train:

The Milan Central Railways Station is the main international station in Milan. For more information, please visit: http://www.trenitalia.com.

The station is directly connected to the city public transportation including underground lines, busses and tramways (for more information, please visit the ATM website).

By car:

Milan is reachable by highways from all of the continental European countries. It is recommended to check for availability and rates of guest parking at or nearby the desired hotel since they may vary significantly.

Going around in Milan:

Public transportation is available, including underground lines, busses and tramways. For more information, please visit the ATM website. One- and two-day special urban tickets are available at 3 and 5.5 euro, respectively; these tickets allow for unlimited traveling in the whole urban network, including the underground lines, for 24- or 48-hour, respectively, from the time of the first time stamp.