About Milan

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan has an ancient city centre with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour.


TRAVEL TO MILAN


Milan is connected by air to the main European and American cities, and by road and train to all Italian cities.

By air
The three city airports Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio, allow visitors to reach Milan from any part of the world.

Milan Linate is the city airport of Milan. It has a wide range of domestic and short and medium range international flights.

Milan Malpensa is the intercontinental airport of Milan. With its wide range of destinations throughout the world, it is the main hub of Northern Italy. Malpensa operates with two passenger terminals (Malpensa Terminal 1 and Malpensa Terminal 2), and a cargo terminal (Malpensa Cargo).

Milan Orio Al Serio is the hub for low cost carriers with a wide range of domestic and European flights.

Transfers from/to Airport

Milan Malpensa Airport
is the largest airport in the region and one of the busiest in Italy. 
From Milan Malpensa Terminal 1 can be easily the centre of Milan with the Malpensa Express train from Cadorna, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations. To transfer from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and vice versa there is a free shuttle running 24 hours a day, approx. every 7 minutes during the day and approx. every 30 minutes during the night (from 22.45 hours to 05.15 hours).

Duration: 40 minutes
www.malpensaexpress.it

Linate Airport
is only 7 km to Milan downtown, which makes it very convenient and easy to reach by public transport. Urban line X73 direct from Linate to Milan Piazza San Babila (Underground line 1) First departure: 7:00 a.m. Last departure: 8:00 p.m. Departures every 20 minutes (Monday-Friday)

Duration: 20-25 minutes
www.atm.it

Milan Orio al Serio  is about 45 KM from Milan near the town of Bergamo. It takes about an hour to reach Milan by car on the Milano-Venezia autostrada or you can take the shuttle bus to Milan Central Station. 

Duration: 50 minutes
www.sacbo.it 

By Trains  
Milano Centrale is the main railway station of Milan and one of the main railway stations in Europe. The station is a railway terminus and is served by national and international routes, with both long-distance and regional lines, including high speed lines to Turin but also Bologna, Rome and Naples. Daily international destinations include Bern, Lugano, Geneva, Zürich, Paris, Vienna, Barcelona and Munich.

Milano Porta Garibaldi is the second largest train station in Milan. Many long-distance Eurostar Italia and high speed trains between Turin, Rome and Naples are operated by Trenitalia and Italotreno. LeNORD offers a daily Eurocity connection to Munich in association with Deutsche Bahn and Österreichische Bundesbahnen and 3 SNCF TGV services from Paris terminate there.  


TRAVEL IN MILAN


Milan has an extensive internal transport network that includes the Metro, the Suburban Railway, the tram and bus network, as well as taxi, car and bike sharing services

By Bus
Getting around in Milan is very easy and cheap if you take advantage of their readily available public transportation. There are many different lines: you can find your Tram and Bus Routes and Timetables on: ATM Web Site.

By Metro 

The Milan Metro has three lines – M1 (red), M2 (green), and M3 (yellow).
The Metro runs from “about” 06:00 every morning and ends at “about” 00:30.
The frequency of the Metro trains depends on the line, the time of day, and the time of year, but generally trains arrive every 2-8 minutes during peak times.

The Milan Metro is a great way to get around the city, and at only €1,50 per journey it’s a great deal as well. An even better deal is if you plan to use the Metro enough times during a one-day or two-day visit, you can buy a one-day or two-day Metro pass that allows you unlimited rides. The one-day pass is €4,50 and the two-day pass is €8,25.

Currency

The Euro is the official currency in Italy (€ / EUR). Visa, MasterCard and other credit cards are widely accepted.

Climate

Italy's climate is predominantly Mediterranean: Alpine in the far north; hot and dry in the south. Winter in Milan is relatively mild but foggy, with temperatures ranging from zero to 8 degrees Celsius. Summer can be very humid with brief thunderstorms; temperatures range from 14 to 29 degrees. From March through April temperatures range from 6 to 18 degrees. From October through November they range from 6 to 17 degrees.


Language
The mother tongue of Italy is Italian. The most commonly spoken foreign languages are English and French.

Electricity
Italy's standard electricity supply is 220 Volts (V), 50 Hertz (Hz) AC. Plugs and sockets are European standard with 2 round pins.

Shopping
Milan is well known as the city of fashion for its lots of places to go shopping, especially for shopping deluxe in the Fashion District known as the Quadrilatero formed by Via Montenapoleone ((Gucci, Versace, Fratelli Rossetti, Prada, Cartier etc.), Via Manzoni (the Giorgio Armani multi-concept store), Via della Spiga (D&G, Sergio Rossi, Tod's, Bulgari etc.), and Corso Venezia (SE).

Time Zone
Italy is located in the Central European time zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1). From the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, summer time is in effect (MESZ).

Tourist Information
For info on sightseeing, tips for dining, shopping, cultural events please visit the official Milan tourist guide http://www.turismo.milano.it/wps/portal/tur/en 
Once on site, if you want to receive more information you can stop by the Official Tourist office  opened Monday to Friday from 9:00AM-19:00PM in  Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, corner piazza della Scala. Phone number +39 02 884 55555
 

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