FAQs about Milan

We are compiling the most frequently asked questions about visiting Milan that come into our in-box. We’ll do our best to answer any question that come in. Contact us here if you have any inquiries.

 

Transportation in Milan

Milan is well serviced by a metro (subway), buses, and trams. There are also many taxis which are easy to find.

Tickets are €1.50 for an inner city transportation.

As in any big city, always use public transportation with caution regarding safety.
Although efforts have been implemented to improve conditions, the Milan city transportation system is not always wheelchair  friendly.

Read more on Milan transportation

BLUE lines. You’ll need a blue “Sosta Milano” card which you can buy in a tobacco shop or at the news stand. You scratch the month (“mese”), date (“giorno”), time in hours (“ora”) and minutes (“minuti”), and display it on your dashboard. In some areas there are coin parking meters and you must display the ticket on the dashboard.

YELLOW line street parking is reserved for residents which are registered and have permits. To get a resident permit call Tel.: 02 88 46 72 32 – 3.

AREA C is the central area inside the ring road of Milan. To enter this area from 7:30am -6pm, an additional fee of 5 euro is applied to any vehicle entering area C (residents have permits).

PARKING GARAGES  Prices vary according to the city zone.
A few parking garage locations in central Milan (be careful of restricted traffic areas)…
See a list of central garages and more info in our article Driving and Parking in Milan

There are 3 airports servicing Milan; Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio in Bergamo. They are all easy to get to and from Milan city center by bus or train.

Linate international  is closest to the city center, Orio al Serio Bergamo is the hub for most low-cost airlines and Malpensa is the international and trans-continental airport.

Read our article for information on How to get to and from the Milan airports to the city center

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Tourism in Milan

One day is enough to see some of the top sights in Milan, but it’s better to stay two!

  • IL DUOMO
  • THE LAST SUPPER
  • SFORZA CASTLE

Read our article: 24 hours in Milan

Read our article: 10 Things you must see in Milan

Sport in Milan

Formula 1 one Monza, F1 Grand Prix is usually held in early September

30 minutes away from Milan lies one of the oldest tracks in Formula 1, the Monza Autodromo racetrack. It is also one of the most evocative of venues, the banked curves of old have long gone but the atmosphere remains as a temple to all things Ferrari. Read more: Italian-f1-grand-prix-autodromo-nazionale-di-monza

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The Milano Marathon is usually the month of  April. See the official website for more info http://milanomarathon.it/en/marathon/

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San Siro Museum

located in the San Siro Stadium
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)
Via Piccolomini, 5 – 20151 Milano

Museum hours change accordingly to what events are going on so you may must check out the San Siro Museum see website for opening hours and information: http://www.sansirotour.com/english/index.html

Address:

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)
Via Piccolomini, 5 – 20151 Milano

Save the hassle of finding parking, stay at a hotel, walking distance from the stadium : Melia Milano Hotel

 HOW TO GET THERE

BY TAXI

It is best to go to and from the stadium by public transport (there is a lot of traffic in Milan).

A taxi from Milan’s city center will cost about  €10-15,00.

BY PUBIC TRANSPORT

By Bus 90 and 91 from the center, or Tram 16 (was tram 24).

By metro take line MM1 (red line) to Lotto and walk or take a shuttle bus provided on match days.

BY CAR

By car you will need to get to the Milan western ring road Tangenziale Ovest. The way to the stadium is clearly sign-posted, you will see signs for the stadium (Stadio S. Siro) or the hippodrome (Ippodromo). Parking is limited to 4,000 cars so if you intend on going by car, go early.

Save the hassle of finding parking, stay at a hotel, walking distance from the stadium : Melia Milano Hotel

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If you are a winter sports enthusiast, Milan is a very strategic location for weekend getaways for skiing and snowboarding in Italy. Milan is located at the base of the Alps. Courmayeur, on the Italian side of the Monte Bianco,  Livigno is popular, Bormio in Italy’s Sondrio province is a unique combination of the old and the new, popular also for its natural thermal spa resorts. For more info: read our full article on Ski resorts near Milan.

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Shopping in Milan

Yes you can! Melanie Payge, personal stylist will go shopping with you!

  • VIP personal shopping experience
  • The Practical Shopping Experience
  • Milan city shopping
  • Group shopping tour
  • Outlet shopping excursions
  • Wedding gown and tuxedo shopping – Melanie has special connections at showrooms for wedding gown shopping, formal attire and alta-moda (haute-couture) as well.

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The Quadrilaterale della Moda, a.k.a. The Golden Quadrilateral is  Milan’s luxury shopping district is made up of via Montenapoleone, via Borgospesso, via Della Spiga, and via Sant’ Andrea.  Metro stop Montenepoleone  (yellow line) or San Babila (red line). Even if you are not a luxury shopper, it is still fabulous seeing all the creative window displays!

Need help Shopping? Get Melanie Payge, personal stylist to go shopping with you!

The Quadrilaterale della Moda, Milan’s luxury shopping district is made up of via Montenapoleone, via Borgospesso, via Della Spiga, and via Sant’ Andrea.  Even if you are not a luxury shopper, it is still fabulous seeing all the creative window displays!

There are three Prada flagship stores in Milan :

  • Corso Venezia
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Via Monte Napoleone, 6

 

Sorry to break the bad news, but there is no Prada outlet in Milan. They are out of town, about 350 km away,  near Florence.
From Milan, the best outlet for Prada is at Serrvalle Designer Outlet (near Genova) , you can book a day trip from Milan. Prices from €20 for day trip transport.   You can also find Calvin Klein, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Timberland, Roberto Cavalli, Burberry, Nike, Adidas and more.

Or from Milan you can book a day trip to the Fox Town Outlet in Mendriso (just over the Switzerland border, remember to bring your passport) .  Prices from €20 for day trip transport.  You can also find Gucci, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Adidas and Nike and more.

The  Space Outlet – Prada Outlet is in Montevarchi-(closer to Florence) Via Levanella Becorpi, Localita Levanella, S.S. 69, Montevarchi, Italy, tel.+39-55 978-94-81. You can also find Prada at The Mall in Reggello (near Florence as well)

There are three Prada flagship stores in Milan :

  • Corso Venezia
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Via Monte Napoleone, 6
Category: Outlet Shopping

Parking in Milan

BLUE lines. You’ll need a blue “Sosta Milano” card which you can buy in a tobacco shop or at the news stand. You scratch the month (“mese”), date (“giorno”), time in hours (“ora”) and minutes (“minuti”), and display it on your dashboard. In some areas there are coin parking meters and you must display the ticket on the dashboard.

YELLOW line street parking is reserved for residents which are registered and have permits. To get a resident permit call Tel.: 02 88 46 72 32 – 3.

AREA C is the central area inside the ring road of Milan. To enter this area from 7:30am -6pm, an additional fee of 5 euro is applied to any vehicle entering area C (residents have permits).

PARKING GARAGES  Prices vary according to the city zone.
A few parking garage locations in central Milan (be careful of restricted traffic areas)…
See a list of central garages and more info in our article Driving and Parking in Milan

Outlet Shopping

Yes you can! Melanie Payge, personal stylist will go shopping with you!

  • VIP personal shopping experience
  • The Practical Shopping Experience
  • Milan city shopping
  • Group shopping tour
  • Outlet shopping excursions
  • Wedding gown and tuxedo shopping – Melanie has special connections at showrooms for wedding gown shopping, formal attire and alta-moda (haute-couture) as well.

read more

Sorry to break the bad news, but there is no Prada outlet in Milan. They are out of town, about 350 km away,  near Florence.
From Milan, the best outlet for Prada is at Serrvalle Designer Outlet (near Genova) , you can book a day trip from Milan. Prices from €20 for day trip transport.   You can also find Calvin Klein, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Timberland, Roberto Cavalli, Burberry, Nike, Adidas and more.

Or from Milan you can book a day trip to the Fox Town Outlet in Mendriso (just over the Switzerland border, remember to bring your passport) .  Prices from €20 for day trip transport.  You can also find Gucci, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Trussardi, Adidas and Nike and more.

The  Space Outlet – Prada Outlet is in Montevarchi-(closer to Florence) Via Levanella Becorpi, Localita Levanella, S.S. 69, Montevarchi, Italy, tel.+39-55 978-94-81. You can also find Prada at The Mall in Reggello (near Florence as well)

There are three Prada flagship stores in Milan :

  • Corso Venezia
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Via Monte Napoleone, 6
Category: Outlet Shopping

Museums in Milan

San Siro Museum

located in the San Siro Stadium
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)
Via Piccolomini, 5 – 20151 Milano

Museum hours change accordingly to what events are going on so you may must check out the San Siro Museum see website for opening hours and information: http://www.sansirotour.com/english/index.html

Milan Airports

There are 3 airports servicing Milan; Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio in Bergamo. They are all easy to get to and from Milan city center by bus or train.

Linate international  is closest to the city center, Orio al Serio Bergamo is the hub for most low-cost airlines and Malpensa is the international and trans-continental airport.

Read our article for information on How to get to and from the Milan airports to the city center

Category: Milan Airports

Fashion & Design

Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan Furniture and Design Trade Fair main expo is held at  Fiera Milano, Rho, usually in April.
Some days are open to “Trade” only, which are people in the design industry that already have tickets or invitations from exhibitors or exhibit organization. Some days are open to the public and tickets can be purchased at entrance.
There are also parallel events going on in Milan called “Fuori Salone” , many of which are free, you can see info at http://www.fuorisalone.it/

I’m sorry, the general public cannot get tickets to the fashion shows. The shows are reserved and by invitation only. The only way you can get tickets is to get invited as a friend, a member of the press or as a buyer if you work for a shop, boutique or department store that could be a potential client for the brand.

However, there are many parallel fashion events during fashion week which are going on in Milan which are open to the public. See the website http://www.cameramoda.it/en/ for other fashion happenings.

You may want to take advantage of the expertise of a guide who can bring you on a tour and show what’s going on and the trendiest places to hang out, from €65- Fashion and  Cocktail Tour of Milan

 

 

 

Entertainment in Milan

In Milan, there are 3 cinemas that regularly show films in original language. There is also a growing number of cinemas and multisalas that are starting to offer original language films. The Anteo, Arcobaleno, Mexico, Apollo and Arlecchino show films in v.o. (versione originale) but you will have to check times and days. For more info see links and cinemas here: cinema-in-english-in-milan