Milan

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

Milan is a modern and sophisticated city. This unique Italian city has more than what you find in other Italian cities. Milan is the headquarters of Lombardy, which is the wealthiest region in Italy.

Milan is well known as the fashion capital of the world. Other than art and architecture its the business and banking hub of the country. recently Milan was the host of 2015 EXPO and 2016 UEFA champions league final.

The city is one of the best places to shop while walking around the historic center having gelato or spending your evening with aperitivo at Navigli.




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Malpensa Airport
50 km NW, This is one of the biggest and a major airport of Milan. Malpensa Exp: 13€ (to all the stations), Bus: €8-10 (to central station, right side) every 20-30 min from 3:45 – midnight, Taxi: 90€

Linate Airport
7 km (in city airport), It’s just on the east edge of Milan city. 73 Bus: €2 (single ticket public transport), No metro connection yet, but bus line works fine. very well connected to central station and other airports, Taxi: 20€ (approximately)

Bergamo Airport
50 km NE, It’s in Bergamo, Known as Orio al Serio. it’s a major Ryanair base, Bus: €6-7 (to central station, left side) every 20-30min and runs approximately 24hrs, There are no direct train connection like Malpensa so, one has to go to Bergamo Station to catch a train. Taxi: 80-90€

Milano Centrale
Central railway station/terminal, Connected by Green M2 and Yellow M3 line metro (underground) and night Bus service. Bus to Malpensa, Bergamo, and Linate airports. Malpensa Express (Malpensa airport train), Shopping and public facilities including bag deposit are available here.

Garibaldi Station
Milano Garibaldi Station is in Porta Nuova district of Milan around high-rise buildings. very well connected by Greenline M2 and driverless Violet M5, and night bus service. Malpensa Express(Malpensa airport Train)

Cadorna Station
Milano Cadorna station/Terminal is in the city center, just next to Parco Sempione, Castello Sforzesco. very well connected by Redline ghM1 and Greenline M2 metro (underground) and night Bus. Malpensa Express (Malpensa airport train)

Getting around

Public Transport
Tickets: Single ticket* €2, 24 hrs ticket €7, 3 days ticket €12, Carnet 10 journeys €18.

*Unlimited bus and tram use, one metro and one suburban ride for 90 mins for single tickets, after validation in one of the machines in Bus or railway station or automatic gates in metro stations, it will print date and time.

Tickets can be purchased from automatic machines at stations, in tabacchi(tobacco/cigarettes) shops or ticket office in major stations, also from ATM app. valid for all transportation operated by ATM and Trenord Suburban trains within Milan city limits (city map in every station and most of the bus stops)

Note:  As per new tariff changes (15 july 2019), Milan has divided travel zones from city center. 
Single ticket includes 3 zones (Mi1-Mi3) which covers most of the city. For every other zone price increases by €0.40 on single ticket. for more information visit official website

Piazza Duomo


See & Do

Highlights

Milan Cathedral – Duomo: 
historic church | getting in: Metro: Red line M1 and Yellow Line M3 to “Duomo” station. Bus Lines: Bus drops nearby line 54, 73 (Linate Airport Bus), NM1 and NM3 (night buses). Tram: Line 1, 2, 3, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, about: Milan’s Duomo is the central attraction of the city. In front of the Piazza del Duomo, it stands as a grand landmark. Its construction started in 1386 and took about 600 years in the process.
Today Duomo and its surroundings are the busiest place in Milan. There are shops, restaurants, hotels and museums around it. it’s one of the 24 hr place of the city. 
opening hours: 8am to 7pm, tickets: Cathedral : €3 / €2(reduced), Rooftops : Stairs – €10 / €5 (reduced), Lift – €14/€7 (reduced). Archaeological Area : €8 / €4 (reduced) with Duomo entry included. Rooftops and Archaeological Area opens from 9am to 7pm. address: Piazza del Duomo, Milano. Visit Duomo website phone: +39 02 72023375 / +39 02 36169340 (everyday from 9.30am-5pm), email: [email protected]

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: 
historic shopping center | opening hours: open area, location: Piazza del Duomo

The Last Supper: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Cadorna station, M2 Green & M1 Red line or Conciliazione station on M1 Red line. Tram: Line 16, Stop S. Maria Delle Grazie, Bus: line 50 Via Boccaccio or Conciliazione stop, NM1(night metro). 
opening hours: 8:15 am to 7 pm, tue-sun, Last admission 6:45 pm. Closed on Mondays, tickets:Adult: €15, Reduced: €2*, Free for under 18*, Free entry on the first Sunday of each month, *booking fee €2. , address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, 20123, Milan, Visit website  phone: +39 02 92800360  

Castello Sforzesco: 
castle | opening hours: Castle: 7 am to 7:30 pm everyday, Museums: 9 am to 5pm(tue-sun) monday closed, tickets: CastleFree, Museums: Full ticket €10, Reduced €8, Reduced first Sunday of the month € 5, Free entry on every first & third Tuesday of the month after 2 pm. address: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milan, Visit website  phone: +39 02 8846 3700

City Sights

Arco della Pace: 
monument – victory arch | getting in: Metro: Cadorna Station, line M1, M2, Tram: line 1, 10. opening hours: Open area, address: Piazza Sempione, 20154, Milan

Teatro alla Scala: 
opera house | opening hours: Box Office: 10:30 am to 6 pm on mon-sat, 12pm to 6pm on Sundays, tickets: Varies, Look here for more details, address: Largo Ghiringhelli 1, 20121 Milan, Visit website phone: +39 02 7200 3744, email: [email protected]

Cimitero Monumentale
cemetery – historic | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Monumentale, line M5, Tram: line 2, 4, 33 (Stop – via Farini -via Ferrari), 10 (Stop – Monumentale), 12, 14 (via Bramante), Bus: Bus 94 – Stop P.le Baiamonti, NM2(night metro), N25(night bus) stop Via Farini Via Ferrari
Opening hours 8am to 6pm, tue-sun, Last admission is 30 minutes before closing, Closed on Mondays. Tickets: Free Entry, Details, Visit Website, Phone: +39 02 884 65600 /  884 45706, Piazzale Monumental Cemetery, 20154, Milan, 

Triennale di Milano: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Cadorna station, M2 Green & M1 Red line, Bus: Triennale stop – line 61, line N26(night bus). opening hours: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm, tue-sun, Closed on Mondays, tickets: Full Ticket: €15/€10(only permanent exhibition), Reduced: €12/€8,5(only permanent exhibition), Free for under 16, Guided tours on weekends: €5(additional), Visit website, Phone: +39 02 724341 address: Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121, Milan

Bosco Verticale: 
residential towers | getting in: Metro: Isola Station, M5 line or Gioia Station M2 line and Garibaldi Station M2, M5, Trains and Suburban trains. opening hours: Residential building, open all day, Visit website, location: Between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Federico Confalonieri, 20124, Milan

Fondazione Feltrinelli: 
architecture – bookshop | getting in: Metro: Moscova Station, M2 Green line or Garibaldi Station on M2 Green line and M5 line. opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, mon-thu, 9:30 am to 1 pm on saturdays, Bookshop hours differs, Visit website, Phone: +39 02 4958341 address: Viale Pasubio 5, 20154, Milan

Quadrilatero della moda: 
fashion district | getting in: Metro: San Babila Station – line M1, Montenapoleone Station – Line M3, Tram: line 1, Montenapoleone stop. opening hours: open area. location: Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia. 20121, Milan

Stadio San Siro: 
football stadium | getting in: Metro/Underground: Stadio San Siro station, M5 Purple line, Tram: Line 16 Piazzale Axum terminal stop, Bus: Line 49 Via Harar stop. opening hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm summers, 9:30 am to 5 pm winters, Tours can’t operate during Match Day, tickets: Full:€18, Reduced:€12, Free for children under 6 yrs, discounts on group of 20 or more, Visit website Phone: +39 02 4879 8201, address: Piazzale Angelo Moratti snc, 20151, Milan

Museums and Galleries

Pinacoteca di Brera: 
museum | getting in: Metro: Lanza Station, M2 Green line or Montenapoleone Station on M3 Yellow line, opening hours: 8:30 am to 7:15 pm, tue-sun, tickets till 6:40 pm, tickets: Full ticket €15, Reduced €10-€1 (varies), Free entry for under 18, Free entry on every first Sunday of the month,Audio guides € 5,00, Visit website Phone: +39 02 72263 230 address: Via Brera, 28, 20121, Milan

Civico Museo Archeologico: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Cadorna station, M2 Green & M1 Red line, Tram: Line 16, 19. Bus: line 50, 58, 94. 
opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm on tue-sun, ticket desk closes by 4:30 pm. Closed: mondays, 1 jan, 1 may, 25 dec, tickets: Full:€5,
Reduced:€3, Free on first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 pm
Free on the first Sunday of each month. Visit website, Phone: +39 02 88445208, address: Corso Magenta, 15, 20123, Milan

Fondazione Prada: 
gallery | getting in: Metro: M3 Lodi Station, Tram: line 24 – via Ripamonti – via Lorenzini stop, Bus: Bus 65 – L.go Isarco stop. 
opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm on mon, wed-thu, 10 am to 9 pm on fri-sun, Closed on Tuesdays, tickets: Full: €15, Reduced: €12, Free for under 18 yrs, Visit website, phone: +39 02 5666 2612 /11, email: , address: Largo Isarco, 2, 20139, Milan

Galleria d’Arte Moderna: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Palestro station, M1 Red line & Turati M3 Yellow line, Tram: Line 1, Piazza Cavour stop, Bus: line 61, 94 at Via Senato stop. 
opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm on tue-sun, last entry one hour before closing, Closed: mondays, tickets: Full: €10, Reduced: €8, Special Reduced: €5*, Free for Children under 12, *Special price on first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 pm and on the first Sunday of each month also for 12-18 yr old everyday, Visit website phone: +39 02 454 874 00 / 884 459 47email now, address: Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milan

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Palestro station, M1 Red line, Tram: Line 9, Porta Venezia, 
opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm on tue-sun, last entry one hour before closing, Closed: mondays tickets: Full: €5, Reduced: €3, Free for Children under 18, Free on first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 pm, Free on the first Sunday of each month. Visit website, phone: +39 02 884 633 37. address: Corso Venezia, 55, 20121, Milan

Museo del Novecento: 
museum | getting in: Metro: Duomo stop, line M3 and M1
opening hours: 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm on mondays, 9:30 am to 7:30 pm on tue-wed, fri, sun. 9:30 am to 10:30 pm, on thu & sat, Last admission one hour before closing the museum, tickets: Full ticket € 5, Reduced € 3, Free entry for under 18, Free entry on every first Sunday of the month, and also every first & third Tuesday after 2 pmVisit website, phone: +39 02 884 440 61, email: [email protected] address: Palazzo dell’Arengario, Piazza Duomo, 8 20123, Milan

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest S. Ambrogio station, M2 Green line, Bus: Bus 58 stop Museo della Scienza, Bus 94 stop Carducci. opening hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm, tue-fri, 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, sat-sun & holidays, Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed on Mondays, tickets: Adult: €10, Reduced: €7.50, Free for kids under 3, Visit website, phone: +39 02 48 555 1address: Via San Vittore 21, 20123, Milan

Museo Poldi Pezzoli: 
museum | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Montenapoleone Stop, M3 Yellow line or Duomo stop, line M3 and M1, Tram: Line 1, Stop Montenapoleone M3. opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm, wed-mon, Last admission 5:30 pm, Closed on Tuesdays, tickets: Adult: €14, Reduced-seniors(65+): €10, 11-18 yrs & students under 26: €6, Audio guide: €3, Free entry for under 10, Visit website, phone: +39 02 79 4889, email: [email protected], address: Via Manzoni 12, 20121, Milan

Worship

Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie: 
church | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Cadorna station, M2 Green & M1 Red line or Conciliazione station on M1 Red line, Tram: Line 16, Stop S. Maria Delle Grazie, Bus: line 50 Via Boccaccio or Conciliazione stop, NM1(night metro).
opening hours: 7 am to 12:55 pm & 3 pm to 7:30 pm on mon-sat, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm & 3:30 to 9 pm on sun, for tourists: 10pm to 12:20 pm & 3 pm to 5:55 pm (Weekdays), 9 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 5:55 pm, Visit website, phone: +39 02 467 6111, address: Via Giuseppe Antonio Sassi, 3, 20123, Milan

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio: 
church | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest S. Ambrogio station, M2 Green line, Bus: Bus 50, 58, 94.
opening hours: 10 am to 12 pm & 2:30 pm to 6 pm on mon-sat, 3 pm to 5 pm on Sun, Visit websitephone: +39 02 8645 0895, address: Piazza Sant’Ambrogio 15, 20123, Milan. 

Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore: 
church | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Cadorna, station, M2 Green line & M1 Red line. Tram: line 16 & 19 stop – Corso Magenta Via Nirone. opening hours: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, tue-sun, Closed on Mondays, tickets:  , address: Corso Magenta, 15, 20123, Milan

Others:
Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore,
Basilica of San Carlo al Corso,
Basilica di Sant’Agostino,
Basilica San Vittore al Corpo,
Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio,
San Nazaro in Brolo,
Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore,
Basilica Prepositurale di Santa Maria di Lourdes,
Basilica of San Simpliciano,
Basilica di San Marco,
Basilica di Sant’Eufemia,
Santa Maria presso San Satiro,
Santa Maria alla Porta

Parks and Outdoor

Parco Sempione: 
park | getting in: Metro: Cadorna Station, line M1, M2, Cairoli Castello Station Line M1, Lanza Station Line M2, Tram: 1, 2, 4, 10, 12. opening hours: 6:30 am to 9:30 pm in oct-apr, to 10 pm in may, to 11:30 in jun-sep, address: Parco Sempione, Piazza Sempione, 20154, Milan, Many entry/exits around the park

Acquario Civico di Milano: 
aquarium | getting in: Metro/Underground: closest Lanza station, M2 Green line. opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm on tue-sun, last entry one hour before closing, Closed: mondays, tickets: Full: €5, Reduced: €3, Free on first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 pm, Free on the first Sunday of each month. Visit website, phone: +39 02 88 44 5392, email: [email protected], address: Viale Gadio, 2, 20121, Milan

Navigli (Darsena): 
canal-waterfront| opening hours: open area. address: Darsena del Naviglio, 20123 Milan. 

Others:
Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli
Parco Monte Stella
Parco Nord Milano
Parco Lambro
Idroscalo
Parco delle Cave
Boscoincittà
Vittorio Formentano Park
Park of the Basilicas

Piazza Duomo

 

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€12 (All civic museums, 3 days)

Civico Museo Archeologico
Museo del Novecento
Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
Museo del Risorgimento
Museo di Palazzo Morando
Acquario Civico di Milano
Galleria d’Arte Moderna

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Activities
 

Nearby  Places

Como – 50km
Lake Como (Lago di Como) in Como is the perfect weekend spot, go for short hiking experience on the Alps foothills.

Lecco – 55km
Lecco is a small city on the other side of Lake Como, spend a day here along the beautiful coast or go for Alps adventure hiking or mountain climbing.

Bergamo – 50km
Bergamo lies in the valley and foothills of Italian Alps, it has old architectural feel with beautiful buildings and roads.

Pavia – 35km
Pavia is a town on the banks of Ticino river in the south of Milan, One can get a bike on rent and bike along the canal to Pavia on well-maintained cycle tracks.


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