Milan is the capital of the same metropolitan city and Lombardy.
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It is the second most populous city in the country and is located in the center of the largest urban and metropolitan area in Italy. Milan is rich in modern and historic places of notable importance, and has one of the most famous paintings in the world, the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci.
Milan is Italy's largest financial center and hosts the Italian stock exchange. It's one of the world's fashion capitals and it's the world's benchmark for design. Shopping and nocturnal life are just some of the many recreational activities offered by this cosmopolitan and European city.
Milan is located in the center of the Po Plain, about half way to the two largest tributaries of the Po (Ticino and Adda), in a semi - flat area. The municipal area is crossed by the Lambro, Olona and Seveso rivers. Milan is almost entirely built on alluvial land. The most important findings are artificial (the San Siro Mountain, built with the rubble of World War II and the material of the subway excavations) or of very little importance (Mount Merlo, not more than 15 meters above the plain). The structure of the city is perfectly radial (with the exception of the study city neighborhood) and has five seat belts:
- The inner circle of Navigli, in whose design Leonardo da Vinci participated; The Navioli of the circle have been covered for some time. It remained like a road bypass encapsulating what was left of the medieval city. It articulates itself (clockwise) in De Amicis Street, via Carducci, in the trench of Seveso Castle, via Pontaccio (which was the seat of the shippers) via Fatebenebrothers via Senate, via Visconti di Modrone, via Francesco Sforza, via Santa Sofia, Molino della Armi via Molino.
- The block of bastions, i.e. the Spanish walls, about 200 m (on average) outside the previous one. Includes Viale Crispi, Bastions di Porta Nuova, Bastions di Porta Venice, Avenue Majno, Avenue Bianca Maria, Avenue Regina Margherita, Avenue Caldara, Viale Filipetti, Avenue Beatrice d'Este, viale Gian Galeazzo, Avenue D'Annunzio, Avenue Papiniano, Avenue of Porta Vercellina, via Toti, via XX September. Then there's an interruption, occupied by Sempione Park.
- The ring road, known as 90/91 from the line traveling along it, via Brianza Avenue, Vale Abruzzi, Avenue Umbria, Avenue Isonzo, Avenue Toscana, via Tibaldi, Avenue Cassala, Avenue Troya, Avenue Misurata, Avenue Bezzi, Avenue Ranzoni, Avenue Murillo, Avenue Migliara, Avenue Elia Avenue, viale Serra, viale Monte Ceneri, Cavalcavia Bacula (Bridge of Ghisolfa), Avenue Bodio, Avenue Jenner, Avenue Marche, Avenue Lunigiana.
- The external ring-road, incomplete because it lacks the northern arc, which includes the avenue Lombardia, the avenue Romagna, the avenue Molise, the avenue Puglia, the avenue Ortles, the via Antonini, via Giovanni da Cermenate, the vial Famagusta, the via Santa Rita da Cax, Cavalcavia Milani, Piazza Frattini, via D'Alviano, Avenue Pisa, the Avenue Mar Ionio Gavirate and then re-engage in 90/91 in Lotto square.
- The motorway belt: the East bypass, connecting the Milan-Brescia-Venice motorway with the Milan-Naples motorway; the western bypass connecting the with Milan-Turin and connected to the bridge between San Donato Milanese and San Giuliano Milanese; The northern crossing, which is practically an urban section of the Turin-Venice section, which starts at the Milan Barrier Ghisolfa / A50 and ends at the exit of the sixth San Giovanni / Monza or Barriera di Agrate.
When to go
There is no better time to visit Milan. Given the cultural, historical, artistic and playful offerings, she can be visited all year round.
The climate is continental with cold winters and some cold days. The phenomenon of fog is becoming increasingly less frequent. Summers are hot, humid and moderately rainy.
It is alleged that Milan was founded by the Celts of the Golasecca culture. As 19th-century archeological evidence shows, he was probably born like a small village, which grew larger a little bit at a time. According to Tito Livio's tradition, the foundation took place around 600 BC by Belloveso, the grandson of the king of the Biturgi who settled in the middle of the plain, defeating the Etruscan people.
The name probably comes from the geographical location of the inhabited nucleus, which is situated in the middle of important communication routes, from which the Celtic name Medhelan and then the Latin name Mediolanum; in the next period, the Latin name also became the meaning of a boar sow for half-lanuta (a name best suited to a figurative symbol). Military, political and economic importance led Milan to be recognized as municipium and then as an imperial colony, until he became the capital of Transpadana. After Julius Caesar opened Britannia to Roman trade and Influence with MILLANIAN Soldiers, the increased military Importance WAS Accompanied BY political Recognition. When the Roman Empire was divided by Diocletian in 286 (Tetrarchia), Milan became the capital of the Roman Empire of the West, with Treviri. In Milan, in 313 A.D., Constantino agreed with Licinio to allow, with the edict of Milan or the Edict of Constantine, the practice of Christian worship.
After the medieval period, there was a period of great development under the government of the Visconti and Sforza families, with a revival of art and science. At this time, the city's structure was also built, according to a master plan, which was actively co-operated by Leonardo da Vinci, centered on a circle of canals (the Navioli Circle) fed by the Ticino River (Great Naviglio) and which still flow into the Ticino (Pavese Naviglio), at the base of the city's radial structure.
In the sixteenth century, the domination of the forces was exhausted by Lodovico Sforza, called Il Moro, and Milan first came under French control and then under Spanish rule (of which there is a wonderful description in the promised brides). In the 19th century, after the brief interval of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, Milan came under the control of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as part of the viceroyalty of the Lombardo-Veneto region. In 1848, the Milanese irredentist resistance took place on the five days of Milan (18 - 22 March 1848), during which the Austrian garrison was temporarily removed from Lombardy. He remained under Austrian rule until 1859, when, following the Second War of Independence, he joined the Kingdom of Sardinia, which became the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.
In the years following the Italian Unity (1861), Milan became the main Italian economic center and one of the main European centers. In 1883 it was inaugurated in Milan, Santa Radegonda, Europe's first power plant, the second in the world after New York. At the end of the 19th and 20TH centuries, Milan experienced an extraordinary industrial and service development that placed it at the center of the country's economic affairs. It was the seat of the World Exhibition in 1906, which celebrated the opening of the Traorus of the Sempion. Between the two world wars Milan continued its economic growth.
During World War II, Milan had the worst air strikes ever suffered by a large Italian city. In August 1943, during the so-called week of hell, 870 British planes spilled 1,430 tons of disruptive bombs and more than 1,000 tons of incendiary ordnance, which destroyed a third of the built-up area and hit 50 percent of the buildings. Milan was one of the symbols of the Resistance to Nazism: April 25, 1945, was the date of the occupation of Milan by the forces of the National Liberation Committee, who expelled the last Nazi forces and reduced those of the Italian Social Republic to helplessness.
In the aftermath of World War II, Milan reinforced its economic, industrial and financial role. Although the infrastructure has not always delivered on the impetuous development, Milan can now be regarded as one of the world's leading cities.
From 1 May to 31 October 2015, Milan hosted the World Expo EXPO Milano 2015, which focuses on food issues. The official motto of the exhibition is "Nourishing the Planet, Energy for Life."
How to orient
Milan Centrale station is the main train station in Milan. The entrance is in Duke of Aosta Square. It is served by the lines and the Milan underground (green and yellow line).
The Porta Garibaldi station is also one of the major cities. It is located north of the center and is served by the line and the Milan underground (green line and lilla), as well as nine lines (six of which are routed inside the railway line).
The center is located on Dumana Square, which is dominated by the facade of the largest Gothic Cathedral in Italy and the southern part of the Vittorio Emanuele gallery. From the square, many attractions of Milan can be reached (even on foot). The Theater at the Scala, for example, is 400 meters further north, in the Philodramatic street. Continuing on Alexander Manzoni Street, he met via Monte Napoleon and then via La Spiga, the two most famous arteries of Milan shopping. Meanwhile, Vittorio Emanuele links us to the cathedral's St Babila Square east of the cathedral. In the opposite direction, traveling through Dante, you arrive after about 800 meters in Castello Square, where the ancient effort fortification stands.
Milan is administratively divided into nine municipalities named:
- City 1: Historical Center
- City 2: Central Station - Gorla - Turro - Greek - Crescenzago
- Municipality 3: Venice - City Studi - Lambrate
- Municipality 4: Victory - Forlanini
- Municipality 5: Vigentino - Clare - Free
- Municipality 7: Barona - Lorenteggio
- Municipality 7: Baggio - De Angeli - San Siro
- Municipality 8: Fair - Gallaratese - Fourth Oggiaro
- Municipality 9: Garibaldi - Niguarda station
The numbering of the municipalities has its own logic: City Hall 1 is the central district, while administrative subdivisions 2 to 9 are increasingly outlying municipalities from the north and proceeding clockwise. The guidelines are those of the major roads in Milan, which are developed radially:
- City 2: Corridor Buenos Aires - Loreto - Viale Monza - Sixth San Giovanni - Monza - Brianza
- Municipality 3: Piola Piola - Via Pacini - Cassano d'Adda - Bergamo
- Municipality 4: Forlanini Avenue - Linate Airport - Revolte d'Adda - Treviglio - Brescia
- Municipality 5: Course Lodi - San Donato - Cremona - Lodi - Bologna
- Municipality 6: Via Lorenteggio - Pavia - Vigava - Casale Monferrato
- Municipality 7: via Novara - Novara - Turin
- Municipality 8: viale De Gasperi - Varese - Como
- Municipality 9: Via Farini - Niguarda - Affora - Lecco
As mentioned above, Milan is divided into numbered municipalities, but the traditional subdivision is that of the entrance doors to the old walls, which no longer exist. Excluding the historical center, correspondence is as follows:
- Victory Port: town hall 2
- Venice port: municipalities 2-3
- New Port: town hall 3
- Romana port: town hall 5
- Ticino Port: town hall 5
- Genoa Port: town hall 6
- Vercellina port: town hall 7
- Sempione Port: town hall 8
- Garibaldi Port: municipality 9
How to get
Four airports serve Milan.
- 1 Milan-Malpensa (MXP). About 50 km north of Milan, Varese province and Gallarate city, Malpensa is Italy's second hub after Rome Fiumicino. Terminal 2 (which was built prior to major terminal 1) is mainly dedicated to Easyjet and charter flights.
- → See also Milan-Malpensa Airport
Links to the center shall be ensured by:
- Malpensa Express Train
- End of line at Terminal 2, transit through Terminal 1 (Interterminal ticket 2,- EUR)
- Fees: 13,- EUR one way / 20,- EUR round-trip, in all sales channels only, or within 30 days sold online only by clicking on the special offer
- Milan Cadorna ( ) (45' - every 30') always stops in Busto Arsizio Nord, Saronno and Milan Bovisa.
- Milan Centrale () (51' - every 30') always stops in Busto Arsizio Nord, Saronno, Milan Bovisa and Milano Porta Garibaldi ; One train in two stops at Ferno, Castellanza and Rescaldina. The Malpensa Express from Cadorna and Centrale fell so as to have a train every 15 minutes between Malpensa and Milan Bovisa.
- Bus between Terminal 1 and 2 and Central Station ( ), Luigi di Savoia Square (50') - (from and to Milan approximately EUR 10, - EUR one way / EUR 16, - EUR return). A slightly cheaper ticket (€8) when bought online on the carrier's sites (Terravision, STIE Autostradale, Air Pullman) valid for a one-day section. Buses often leave only when enough passengers have gone up, so the timetables are a little "flexible" but during the duty hours there will always be a bus waiting for passengers.
- Taxi (approximately EUR 90.00) (approximately 35.00).
The Malpensa Express, a bit expensive but quick and comfortable, was strongly recommended. One way to save money is: Take a second class ticket from Milan Cadorna to Saronno (EUR 2.90, one train per 10') and change for Malpensa Express (which always stops in Saronno - EUR 8.8). Total EUR 10,90. Or better: Milan Cadorna - Envelope Arsizio 2nd class (EUR 4, EUR) and then Busto Arsizio - Malpensa (EUR 4, EUR). Total EUR 8,- but Envelope trains are less frequent. Either way, you'll have to make separate tickets and change trains.
There is a free shuttle service between the two terminals (they are not close to each other): the frequency is every 7 minutes between 5:00 and 24:00, 30 minutes at other times, and the journey time is about 15 minutes.
- 2 Milan-Linate (Enrico Forlanini Airport, IATA: LIN). About 5 km east of the city center, Linate airport, officially named Enrico Forlanini, is fourth in the Italian scale in terms of traffic.
- → See also Milan-Linate Airport
Links to the center shall be ensured by:
- Urban bus 73, between Linate and via Gonzaga ( manned) - (urban fare - EUR 1,50 valid for 90 minutes) - approximately 30'.
Attention: If you arrive at Linate airport, to reach the city center (M1 M3 Car) be careful to use only the M1 M3 or 73/Dman bus; the bus 73/ also has a point outside Milan, so that you do not find yourself elsewhere, take care of the bus destination (if necessary, contact your ATM staff).
- SEA bus between Linate and Milan Centrale ( ) - (EUR 4, - EUR one way) - approximately 20'
- Taxi (Fee approximately EUR 50.00)
If you don't have too much baggage, use bus 73. The suitcases a little big pay for one ticket each (free on SEA buses). A backpack doesn't pay for an extra ticket. The 73 takes you to the center, 150 meters from the square of the cathedral.
- 3 Bergamo-Orio airport at Serio (Caravaggio), via Airport, 13, Orio al Serio (approximately 40 km east of Milan, near the town of Bergamo, the airport of Orio al Serio hosts domestic and international low-cost flights, as well as being a major cargo center.), ☎ +39 035 326323. → See also Bergamo-Orio Airport Serio
Below is a list of the companies operating in March 2009:
- Alitalia - Da/for Rome-Fiumicino
- Blue Air - Da/for Bacău, Bucharest-Băneasa, Sibiu
- Carpatair - Da/for Timișoara
- Jet2.com - Da/for Leeds/Bradford
- Nouvelair - Da/for Gerba, Monastir
- Ryanair - Da/Per Alghero, Alicante, Bari, Berlin-Schönefeld, Billund, Bratislava, Bremen, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels-Charleroi, Cagliari, Dublin, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Fès, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Gothenburg, Granada, Hahn, Ibiza, Craca ovia, Lamezia Terme, Liverpool, London-Luton & Stansted, Lubecca, Madrid, Manchester, Oslo-Torp, Palermo, Paris-Beauvais, Porto, Riga, Rome-Ciampino, Santander, Seville, Shannon, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tampere, Trapani, Valencia, Valladolid, Weeze, Zaragoza
- TUIfly - Da/for Hannover
- Wizz Air - Da/for Bucharest-Băneasa, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Katowice, Poznań, Sofia, Timișoara, Warsaw
Links to/from the center are provided by:
- Bus Autostradale and Locatelli between Milan Centrale ( ) and Orio al Serio airport (EUR 500 only outward, EUR 9.- round trip)
- Bus Autostradale Between Milan Lambrate () and Orio al Serio airport (EUR 5.- EUR one way, EUR 9.- EUR return)
- 4 Bresso Airport, Via Gramsci 1 (Situated in Bresso, in the Northern Milan Park, not far from Fulvio Avenue Texts.), ☎ +39 02 6101625, @ [email protected]. Entitled Giampiero Clerici, it is used exclusively for general aviation flights.
The Milan rail system is complex. The main stations are listed in the sections below.
National network and long distance
The city of Milan is the largest and most important railway link in northern Italy; as the number of passengers passing through all its stations on a daily basis, it is the Italian railway station which has been crossed by more than one traffic. It shall be served by the following stations:
|For more details see: Milan Centrale railway station.|
- 5 Milan Centrale , Piazza Duca D'Aosta 1 (the most important of the Milan rail link), ☎ +39 89 20 21 (without area code).
- 6 Milano Porta Garibaldi, Sigmund Freud Square, 1 (The second passenger station in the city has an underground).
- 7 Milan Lambrate , Via dei Orombelli 7/A (Important Passenger Station).
- 8 Milan Rogoredo, via Giovanni Battista Cassinis (major passenger station and freight terminal).
- 9 Rho Fiera Expo Milano 2015 (Serving the Milan Exhibition Center).
Around 270,000 passengers pass through the Central Station every day, another 100,000 to the Cadorna Station of ThreeNorth and a total of 250,000 to other stations scattered throughout the city, totaling about 620,000 people. Most of them are commuters, adding to the million vehicles that enter the city on a daily basis from the metropolitan area.
The AV/AC lines Milan-Rome-Naples and Milan-Turin are active. In addition to Milan Centrale and Milan Porta Garibaldi, the train stations (High Speed Trains) are:
- Milan Rogoredo (trains from the south)
- Milan/Rho Fiera (train from the west)
The Milan-Venice line (towards Trieste) is partly under construction. The AV/AC station for TGVs from the east will be Pioltello.
suburban and regional railways
The suburban railway service (lines ‘S’), which consists of 12 suburban lines in total, according to August 2018, links a large part of the Milan metropolitan area (Grande Milano) and other major neighboring cities (Saronno, Varese, Como, Novara, Pavia, etc.). The service is managed by Trenord. The 11 lines provide one train every half hour from 6 a.m. to 00.30 a.m., every day of the year for a service similar to the subway (corresponds to the Paris RER and the German S-Bahn). Trains always pass at the same minute every hour (falling time) and make all stops along the route. The main stations are (in addition to those mentioned above):
- 10 Milan Cadorna, Cadorna 14 (Passenger Station).
- 11 Milan Bovisa-Politecnico, Piazza Alfieri 9 (Passenger station, regional and suburban trains).
- 12 Milano Porta Vittoria, via Molise (Passenger station).
- 13 Milan Greco Pirelli, Aegean 8 (Passenger station).
- 14 Milano Porta Genova, Piazza ale Station Genova 4 (Passenger Station).
- 15 Milano Porta Romana, Isonzo Avenue (Traveler station and freight terminal).
- 16 Milan San Cristoforo, Tirana Square (Passenger station and freight terminal).
- 17 Milan Certosa, via Mambretti (passenger station and freight terminal).
- 18 Milan Lancetti, Lancetti Avenue (Passenger station).
- 19 Milan Villapizzone, Via Fusinato (Passenger station).
- 20 Milan Republic, Piazza della Repubblica (Passenger station passing by, underground).
- 21 Milan Porta Venice, Corridor Buenos Aires (Passenger station, underground).
- 22 Milan Dateo, Dateo Square (Passenger station, underground).
The north by - pass, the east by - pass and the west by - pass make up the largest Italian system of tangential bypasses around a city, with a total length of 74.4 km. There are 45 in total for each direction. Adding to the three tangential sections of the urban section, which runs parallel to the northern crossing, is an urban motorway system which completely surrounds the municipality of Milan at 95.4 km. The whole system is developed on 3 road lanes plus an emergency lane for each direction, excluding the North Road with 2 running lanes and an emergency lane. The system does not allow complete free passage. In addition to the system of tangential vehicles, the structure of motorways and highways is radial and essentially follows the historical guidelines. From the northeast and clockwise, the main lines are:
- Motorway ("Serene Highway"): (Venice Directorate) Bergamo/Brescia/Venice/Trieste
- Provincial road ex SS 11 Upper Padana: Tremble - Brescia.
- Provincial road ex SS 415 Paulese: Cremona/Mantova/Ferrara
- Street 9 Via Emilia: Bologna/Rimini
- Motorway ("Sun motorway"): Bologna/Florence/Rome
- Provincial ex SS 35 Youth Road: Pavia/Genoa
- Motorway ("Flower Highway"): Genova
- Motorway ("Serene Highway"): (direction Turin) Turin/Frejus/Lyon
- Lakes motorway / : Varese/Como/Chiasso/Basel/Frankfurt
- State road 36 of Lake Como and Spluga, "new Valassina": Lecco/Sondrio/Tirano
You can access this website or this site to find out the price of car rental at Milan's Linate and Milan Centro airport.
Milan does not have an organized bus terminal system. Only recently, a few extra-urban lines have been established at the terminals of Cascina Gobba () and Bisceglie (). Other points are scattered around the city (in Castel Square in the process of being destroyed), or at stations (Milan Central for services to airports in Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio). Among the most important terminals are Milan Lamdstano (on the back of the railway station) and Milan Rogoredo (near the railway station of Milan), which serve as the main railway line for the major national and international trucks (Orari bus de Milano on "oraribus.com").
With Car Pooling
One innovative, economic and ecological way to get to Milan is certainly to use carpooling. On the Bepooler site, you can view all the passages through Milan from several Italian and European cities.
How to move
In Milan, you travel with a EUR 2 urban fare ticket (July 2020).
The regional railway service (Rail), on the other hand, links Milan to the rest of Lombardy, while the Suburbano rail service () runs the capital of his hinterland.
The three different transport networks are distinct and can be identified outside stations and stops by means of specific light signs which indicate , or greatly facilitate interchange between systems.
Milan has four subway lines:
- Line (called Red Line) ends north-east with end of line Sesto F.S., line at the stop of Pagano winds up and continues north-west (end of line Rho-Fiera) and southwest (end of line Bisceglie).
- Line (Green Line) ends south with the Abbiategrasso and Assago Forum terminals, with the fork in Famagusta; The line at the Cascina Gobba stop whistles and continues north-east (the end of the line Cologno Nord) and east (the end of the line Gessate).
- Line (Yellow Line) connects the end of the line north of Comasina with the end of the line south-east of San Donato.
- Line (Lilla Line) from Bignami to San Siro Stadium.
The network, which is managed by ATM and marked with the logo, covers more than 100 km. From the stop of Cascina Gobba (), an automatic train line linking her to the nearby S University Hospital also departs. Raphael ("Metrò S. Raphael’).
Several stretches of lines are currently under construction which will add a further 15 km to the network and some 10 new stops.
- The line will be extended north to the municipality of Monza, with the stop of Cinisello - Monza.
- The line (Blue Line, from San Cristoforo to Linate Airport) is under construction (start of work in 2012) and will develop along the San Cristoforo - Linate airport, crossing the to Sant'Ambrogio and the San Babila. The entire line is due to be opened in 2022.
The city also has a very large tramway network (287 km of track) consisting of both old trams and new trams which are spreading to the major European cities. The most characteristic trams of the Milan tramway network are undoubtedly trucks built between 1928 and 1935 in approximately 500 specimens and still in circulation in 163 units.
They are usually found in dedicated stations. generally, the use is to call radiotaxes by phone (some numbers: 024040; 026969; 028585). The 147 814 781 number operated by the municipality lists with a responder (in Italian) the taxi stations closest to the number it calls. If you call a taxi by phone, the rate count starts from the moment the taxi leaves; radio operators usually report the number of minutes of waiting (the number you will find in the taxi will be the higher the minute). There are agreed tariffs with the municipality of Milan for the services for the new fair in Rho - 55, - EUR one way, and for the airport of Malpensa - 75, - EUR one way. Please note that only a traveler can reach these destinations by other means at 20 times cheaper (Fair) or 7 times lower (Malpensa) by public transport.
What to see
Lists of facilities can be found in articles in individual urban districts.
The tourist attractions in Milan range from historic buildings such as the Royal Palace, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, Sforce Castle and the Scala Theater, one of the most famous theaters in the world, to more modern buildings such as the Pirelli Skyscraper and the Unicredit Tower. There is no shortage of attractions for sports lovers, Milan is the city of Inter and Milan and has one of the most famous stadiums in the world, the Giuseppe Meazza stadium.
The symbol of the city is of course the Dome, on whose summit lies the Madonnina, a copper statue celebrated by the song Oh my beautiful godmother by John D'Actually. Another important church is that of St Mary of Grace, in the western part of the city, where the cenacle of Leonardo da Vinci, a Unesco heritage site, is located.
For art lovers, Milan is also rich in museums and temporary exhibitions such as Pinacotec di Brera, where you can retrace the history of Italian art and the Museum of the 20th century, where the Fourth State of Pellizza by Volpedo and unique forms of continuity in space in Boccioni. There are also continuous temporary exhibitions, the main exhibitions can be consulted here.
In the city of Viscounty, you can also observe the medieval gates of access to the city. Even though most of the wall's walls have been cut down, many doors have been kept. Walking the ancient path of the walls clockwise meets: Port Nuova, Porta Venice (formerly Eastern Port and Porta Renza, used by Renzo to enter the city in The Married by Alessandro Manzoni), Porta Romana, Porta Ticinese, Porta Sempione and Porta Garibaldi (formerly Gate Comasina).
Although there are no large green areas like other European cities, such as London and Paris, Milan has many gardens and parks scattered throughout the city. The most famous of these is the Sempione Park, which is located behind the Shoulder Castle, but also the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens, where, among other things, the Natural Sciences Museum and the Planetarium are located.
In Milan, you can visit many cascins, mostly in the southern part of the city. The full list can be found here.
Events & Holidays
- Fair of the oh bej, oh bej (oh, oh, that's nice). It takes place during the Feast of the patron saint St. Ambrogio (7 December). Until a few years ago, it was around the church of the same name, and today it was moved around the stevish Castle; This is not to be confused with the craftsmanship fair held at the Rho trade fair.
- The march of the Three Kings. An ancient religious procession of medieval origins that is organized on the day of the Epiphany (January 6). It leaves the square of the cathedral and arrives at the Basilica of Saint Eustorgio.
- 23 Bit (International Tourism Exchange), Carlo Magno Square, 1. - EUR. February: in 2015 from 12 to 14 February. A fair where you can discover the latest developments in the field of tourism and the most popular destinations.
What to do
There are many cultural and non - cultural activities to be carried out in Milan. Perhaps the most common one is to admire the Skyline from the city from the roof of the man, from the Branca Tower in the Sempione Park, or from one of the new skyscrapers in the northern part of the city.
There are also a number of fairs organized annually at the Milan City or Milan Rho Fair, including the International Mobile Fair and BIT (International Tourism Exchange).
Classical and lyrical music
There are many theaters in Milan. Of these, the most famous and best-known in the world is certainly the Scala Theater that opened the first time in 1778. Damaged during World War II, it was restored and reopened in 2004 after a major restructuring.
Other important theaters are the Dal Verme Theater, where classical music shows are proposed, and the music conservatory Giuseppe Verdi, which in addition to educating tomorrow's musicians, organizes interesting concert cycles in the Green Theaters (over 1000 seats) and Puccini, the Auditorium in Milan, the headquarters of the Green Orchestra, offers a rich program Of classical and modern music and the opera house.
The main theaters for prose shows are:
- The small Theater of Milan, official site. A classic-modern prose theater with three locations:
- Strehler Theater, Largo Greppi. 892 seats in a very modern building.
- Theater Grassi, via Rovello, 2. 406 seats at the classical headquarters.
- Theater studio, via Rivoli, 6. 406 seats in a circular audience.
- Teatridithalia - Elfo and Putaromana Associati, official website. A contemporary prose theater with two sites:
- Elf Theater, via Cyrus Menotti 11.
- Theater Leonardo da Vinci, via Ampère 1, ang. P.zza Leonardo da Vinci.
Opportunities to study
Milan is home to several independent universities, plus an Academy of Fine Arts:
- 24 University of Milan , via the Feast of Forgiveness, 7, ☎ +39 02 503111. Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery, Letters and philosophy, Political Sciences, Agraria, Veterinary, Economic and Trade, Languages.
- 25 Polytechnic Milan , Leonardo da Vinci Square, 32, ☎ +39 02 23991. Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design.
- 26 University of Milan-Bicocca , Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuova, 1, ☎ +39 02 64481. Faculty of Economics, Medicine and Surgery, Education Sciences, Statistical Sciences, Law, Psychology, Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Sociology.
- 27 Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, via Brera, 28, ☎ +39 02 86955220, fax: +39 02 86955281.
- 28 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A. Twins, 1, ☎ +39 02 72341. Economy, Case Law, Letters and philosophy, Financial and Insurance Banking Sciences, Training Sciences, Language Sciences and Foreign Literature, Political Sciences, Sociology.
- 29 IULM - University Institute of Modern Languages , via Carlo Bo, 1,, ☎ +39 02 891411, fax: +39 02 89141400. Interpretation and communication, communication and management in the arts and culture markets, Public Relations and Advertising, Communication Sciences and Technologies, Tourism Sciences: management, culture and territory.
- 30 San Rafael Universities, via Olgettina 60, ☎ +39 02 26431. Medicine, Philosophy, Communication, Psychology.
- 31 Luigi Bocconi University of Commerce, via SarFati, 25, ☎ +39 02 58361. A prestigious university with a business and managerial orientation, with basic courses, specialization and post-graduation.
- 32 FDI - European Institute of Design, via A. Sciesa, 4, ☎ +39 02 5796951, fax: +39 02 5510374. Short degree courses and Master's degree courses with design and fashion orientation.
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Basic, advanced and certification training courses:
- City 1 - via G. D'Annunzio 15, 20123 Milan, Tel: +39 025 810 3696 +39 028 940 5142 - Fax: +39 028 324 1889
- Municipio 2 - via Beroldo 9, 20127 Milan, Tel: 022 822 226 - Fax: 022 682 0701
- Municipality 4 - via Decorati al Valor Civile 10, 20138 Milan, Tel: +39 028 846 5585 +39 027 306 87 - Fax: +39 027 010 4239
- Municipality 4 - via Mincio 21, 20139 Milan, Tel: +39 025 521 3370 +39 028 846 5586 - Fax: +39 025 695 138
- Municipal 8 - via G. Quarenghi 12, 20151 Milan, Tel: +39 023 084 353 - +39 028 846 5588 - Fax: +39 023 084 952
Even within a regional framework of substantial full employment (partly due to the favorable economic situation) it is not easy to find work, especially temporary and unqualified, because of the rigidity of the existing legislation. Seasonal work is possible in a way compatible with the status of EU citizen in the field of tourism and agriculture (obviously not in the city) and care for the elderly. There are, however, many temporary employment agencies that can be addressed.
Maybe one of Milan's symbols. There are businesses to shop for all pockets and tastes. In the areas mentioned below, which are the most famous, see also in the nearby streets: there are often shops where shopping is worthwhile. Of course, as in all of the most famous and prestigious historical centers, in some areas such as the Corso Buenos Aires, there are the most famous but least prestigious chains, while in Via Montenegro there are the luxury boutiques.
- 1 Zona Montenegro - Spiga, via Montenegro and via Spiga. In the middle (City 1). The cradle of Italian fashion. Forget the prices, according to the saying if I have to ask for the price, it means I can't afford it. All the big signatures have a store in this area, and you can actually see the most beautiful things, maybe, in the world. There are, of course, no department stores, although Gucci has had a three-story Megastore for a few years. San Babila, Montenegro
- 2 Zona Vercelli, course Vercelli. A long way (Vercelli course) just outside the Bastions (City Hall 7). Of course, it does not compete with Montenegro, but there are very good things that are priced in proportion to their value. Reconciliation, They Pay. Tram number 16.
- 3 Buenos Aires Zone, Buenos Aires course. An even longer way, even this one outside the Bastions. Features similar to the Vercelli area, with more choice, even less quality, thanks to increased space. In the area (via San Gregorio) there are clothing wholesalers. Loreto, Lima, Venice , Venice Port
- 4 Zone Ticino Port Course, Ticino Gate Course. Continuation of the very central Turin road, which begins at Dumana Square. Ticino port course continues until the square containing the same door, P.za XXIV May. A lot of shops, from the most expensive to the very good price points, perfect for female shopping, especially as a complement to Zara or H&M. Tram number 2, 3, 14; Bus number 94. A little farther, bring Genoa.
- 5 Paolo Sarpi, via Paolo Sarpi. Medium and low quality, but they do great business. Given the Milan Chinatown, and a lot of talk about a trade sometimes a little under the lines, it's still a place to visit, also because it has particular characteristics. Many multi - ethnic grocery stores are in parallel to the rampant "trading centers", merchants in a wide variety of merchandise. Moscova (a little faraway) Tram 12, 14, Bus 37, 43, 57.
How to have fun
- Brasserie Brussels, Avenue Abruzzi, 33. At C.SO Buenos Aires and P.le Loreto.
- Bar Magenta, via Carducci 13/Course Corner Magenta. Zone Cadorna
- The Monkeys, via Ascanium Sforza, 49. Navigli area.
A list of all the premises in Milan with comments and photos can be found on various sites of Milan's active nightlife, such as tonight's evening.
- Alcatraz , via Valtellina, 25, ☎ +39 02 69016352.
- Hollywood , Como Course, 14, ☎ +39 348 1082533.
- Sio Café , via Libero Temolo, 1, ☎ +39 02 66 11 80 87.
Port Venice is considered the most LGBT friendly area in the city. In fact, you can also find many gay friendly spaces, especially along the way of Lecco. Sammartini Avenue, behind Milan Central station, is also considered gay street in Milan. A list of gay clubs can be found here. Here is a list of the most popular spaces:
- 1 Red Cafe, via Panfilo Castaldi, 29, ☎ +39 02 36798869. Every day from 8:00 to 2:00, except Friday and Saturday until 3:00. Small room with red lights. Modest prices. Reservation recommended.
- 2 LeccoMilano, via Lecco, 5, ☎ +39 02 91639877, @[email protected]. Monday to Friday 12:00 to 3:00, every day from 6:00 to 2:00. A nice place to drink a drink or drink. Tables both inside and outside.
- 3 Mono Bar, via Lecco, 6, ☎ +39 339 4810264, @ [email protected]. Every day from 18:30 until 1:00, except Wednesday and Thursday (until 1:30) and Friday and Saturday (until 2:00). Monday closed. A very small but welcoming place where to make an aperitif. Reservation recommended.
- 4 Blanco , via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, 2, ☎ +39 02 2940 5284, @ [email protected].
Natural parks and attractions
Near San Siro stadium, Aquaticapark is popular mainly in the summer season.
Within a radius of 80 to 90 km from Milan, there are many attractions to visit: ski and thermal installations, protected areas, natural and aquatic parks.
Where to eat
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The typical dishes of Milan's cuisine include:
- Saffron (Milanese)
- Oxobuco in Milan
- Trip to Milanese (the "steak")
Milan is rich in restaurants with the most popular fast-food chains like McDonald's or Burger King, starting at Dumana Square, but for those who prefer to avoid such chains, it is possible to eat at modest prices in other restaurants or pizzerias easily available in the city. Standard but good quality cooking, and typical Italian foods (Pizza, pasta, risotti, bruschette, etc.).
In this category we also mention the Maghera - Ravizza area. Within 200 meters, there are more than 30 restaurants (Italians, South Americans, Chinese fusion, etc.) and pizzerias, as well as various take-away shops (many pizzerias and restaurants also do this service). RaVizza Street, for this reason, is said by residents via RaPizza.
In Milan, it is also possible to eat very good pizza. The best areas for the pizzerias are those close to Via Margherita (at the end of Corso Vercelli), Naviglio Grande and the district of Brera. The price of a pizza and a beer is between a minimum of 8 and a maximum of about 15 euros, but sometimes pizza shops offer cheap menus.
As for the northern part of the city, it is possible to find many small pizzerias in Viale Fulvio Texts, the northern continuation of Viale Zara. These include Pizzeria da Pino, where you have a very good price quality.
Milan is also home to the oldest restaurant in Italy and the second in Europe: The Ancient Bagutto Theater located in the Suburbs of Milan.
In Milan there are numerous star restaurants, such as the restaurant Cracco, Sadler and the place of Aimo and Nadia, but it is also striking to have dinner on an old Tram.
- Tram-restaurant "Atmosphere, Castello Square. fixed price 65.0000000000000000000000000000000000000. He leaves at 8:00 from Castello Square. ATM has created the tram-restaurant Atmosphere. By equipping a 1928 class carriage at a restaurant - see above the photo of one of these cars - you can have dinner at the same time on a tour of Milan.
Where to stay
|For more details see: District of Milan.|
A dense concentration of hotels can be found in the area south of the central railway station. This is a pretty degraded part of the city, where you can meet suspicious individuals especially at night. On the other hand, hotels are clean and safe, and most roads are lit up and the subway station is not far.
Housing in the central areas of Milan tends to be more luxurious and therefore more expensive.
If you get by car, you can consider staying at a farther hotel, preferably near a subway station.
Although Milan is not a violent city, nor does it have many criminal organizations, it has recently been the scene of bloody murders by both the Milanese and the foreign population. Where criminal organizations exist, however, their illegal activities are mostly directed at their countrymen, rather than towards citizens and tourists. Like all big cities, there are safer and less secure areas in Milan as well; hours of the day when you can move around without problems and others, especially at night and at night, where it is better to avoid some neighborhoods. In general, the central areas are safe, partly because of the strong movement, which almost never ceases. But there are some parts of the far periphery that would be better avoided at night.
Milan is showing up as a city in the subway, so it's always best to be very careful and never leave things unattended. It is preferable not to display jewelry, and not to believe strangers of businessmen: they could be fraudsters.
- Local Police: +39 02 020208
- Red Cross: +39 02 3883
- Continued 24h out of 24h dental care: +39 02 865460 - +39 02 863624
- Milan Sicura - center for victims of violence and crime: Toll-Free Number 800 667733
- Ready Pharmacy: Toll-Green 800 801185
How to stay in touch
Main office in Cordusio Square, 2, 20121 Milano (City Hall 1), plus another 100 post offices in the various municipalities. All the offices are post and post office. The hours are usually 08:00 - 14:00 (Monday - Friday) and 08:00 - 12:00 (Saturday). The main office and roughly one office for each area observe hours extended to the afternoon and Saturday.
The area code of Milan is 02. As in all Italy, the area code no longer exists, as it has been incorporated into the number: So if you're going to call from Milan, you'll still have to dial at the beginning of 2002.
- Open wifi Milano
- Hydroscale. Originally thought of in the 1930s as a point of take-off and landing for seaplanes, it was virtually never used for this purpose. Located near Linate airport, in the east of the city, in the municipalities of Segrate and Peschiera Borromeo. It's basically a lid, in a nice place. Watch your wallet.
- The Abbey of Chiaravalle (Santa Maria di Rovegnano), Vigentina area (south Milan). A twelfth century Abbey, unfortunately destroyed and rebuilt several times, now very well restored, as far as possible. A remarkable architecture, and many works of art, inside the city. He deserves the tower, said by the Milanese of Ciribiciacola.
- Parco Agricolo Sud Milano. From the Naviglio Grande area of Milan you can enjoy a more rural landscape. It is recommended to stop in Gaggiano, a town of a few inhabitants immersed in the Milan countryside, leaving the raised Naviglio Grande, you can easily reach the Guzzafame Basin, an old barn with typical products and guided tours inside the house. You can also visit a more spiritual place, the Virgin of the Dosso, always in Gaggiano, accessible on foot or by bicycle. Gaggiano has very old origins and it is advisable to visit the main building in Gaggiano, the Church of St. invention.
- 1 Church of St. Venzio, Gaggiano, Alzaia Naviglio Grande. Free. 8:00-17:50.
- Bosco in town. With cascins, farms, and of course large wooded areas, it can be a great idea for a pleasant picnic or a romantic afternoon in a tall grass meadow.
- The Center, Via Giuseppe Eugenio Luraghi 11 (In Arese). The A8 motorway, Lainate/Arese exit, is used by car; Or go to the provincial 233 Varesina and the State 33 of the Sempione. For those coming from Malpensa Airport the A8 motorway is the preferred route), ☎ +39 02 93876137. Lun-Dom 09:00-22:00. The parking lot closes at 24:00. Arese has 200 stores and 25 restaurants, and is Europe's largest shopping center. The full list of shops can be found on the official website.
- They lived - Famous for Ducale Square, the most beautiful square in Italy.
- Val Camonica. The royal incisions of the Val Camonica (UNESCO site No 94, Cave Arts of the Valcamonica) are one of the largest collections of prehistoric oil tankers in the world and were the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Italy (1979). Unesco has recognized more than 140,000 figures, but new uninterrupted discoveries have progressively increased the total number of engravings cataloged, up to 200,000 if not 300,000. The rock art in Camonica Valley is reported on about 2,000 rocks in more than 180 locations in 24 municipalities, with a particular concentration in the municipalities of Cape of Ponte, Ceto (Nadro), Cimbergo, Paspardo, Sonico, Sellero, Darfo Boario Terme, Overy where they insist on 8 parks equipped for the visit. The engraving was made over a period of 8,000 years, until the Iron Age (the millennium BC); The last period was attributed to the people of the Camuni who were recalled by the sources in Latin. The oil - for - gland tradition did not run out of steam: engravings - albeit in a very small number, not comparable to the grandiose prehistoric activity - of Roman, medieval and even contemporary times, until the 19th century, were identified. Most of the engraving was made using the hammer technique. The number is smaller than that obtained through the graffiti. (on Wikipedia).
- Regional Park Campo dei Fiori (institutional site). It's an Italian protected area in the province of Varese, in Lombardy. Established in 1984 under regional law no 17 of 19 March 1984, it extends essentially to the territories occupied by the Massif del Campo dei Fiori and the Massif del Monte Marca. The park is defined north and north-west of the Valcuvia, east of the Valganna and south of the town of Varese and the road leading to Laveno-Mombello. The two masses are separated by the Rasa Valley connecting Valcuvia with the Olona Valley. Important historical and architectural complexes are found in the area covered by the park, including the Sacred Monte de Varese (an important shrine dedicated to the Black Madonna, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a remarkable collection of high-value Nouveau-style buildings, among them the Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori (with its neighbor, Ristorante Belvedere). The summit of the "Three Crosses", one of the highest in the mass, which draws its name from the altar in 1600, and has been renewed many times since, in memory of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Golgotha.
- Crespi d'Adda. It's a fraction of the Italian municipality of Capriate San Gervasio, Bergamo province, Lombardy. The country rises just above the confluence of the Brembo River in Adda, on the southern edge of Berlin Island. It is the site of a working village in the cotton industry built by Cristoforo Benigno Crespi from 1875 and then passed into the hands of his son. In 1995 he was listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO for his historical and architectural significance.
- Archeological Park in CastelsePRA (institutional site). Located in Castelsesso, it consists of the ruins of the fortified settlement and its borough, and the nearby Church of Saint Mary foris portas. Of the same archeological unicum is the Monastery of Torba, which is however managed by the FAI. Declared on 26 June 2011 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park was created after Gian Piero Bognetti rediscovered the site in the 1950s.
- Valmorea railway. It was a railway road that once connected Castellanza, in the province of Varese, in Mendrisio, in the Canton of Ticino. In 2008, the most northern tourist route was reactivated. Olgiate Olona in Castiglione Olona has a bicycle strip along the Olona River, which passes alongside various sites of interest, such as old industrial plants in disuse and global zones. The railway passes through the Middle Olona Park. (on Wikipedia)
- Mill park. It is a local park of supranational interest recognized by the Province of Milan on 10 March 2008 and developed around the Olona and the Villoresi Canal. The park is characterized by the presence of watercourses in a densely urbanized and industrialized environment. It covers the park of Legnano Castle, the agricultural areas along the Olona River until the former Olivetano Monastery in Nerviano and the Villorese Canal to the border with Lainate. It is rare to have wooded areas outside the Castle Park. The park is home to important historical reports such as the castle of Legnano, the former Visconti di Modrone (now used as a residential center) and six mills, which are the last to bear witness to the ancient tradition of molitory in the area. You can visit the Mulini Park by bicycle. A bicycle route, already funded by the Lombardy Region, is being planned to link the Legnano Castle's urban park to Nerviano. It is already possible to cross the park on rough or paved roads suitable for cyclists, with the exception of the section on a busy road between the San Lorenzo island of Parabiago and the Villorese Canal. In mid-February, San Vittore Olona goes through "Five Mulini", an international cross-country call race since 1933 (via Wikipedia)
- Garda Lake. The largest lake in Italy, with its characteristic borgo of Sirmione. It lies between the territories of Brescia, Trento and Verona.
- Lake Como. Between the lombardy prealps and the plain, it goes to the border of Valchiavenna and Valtellina in the north; He arrives at Brianza in the lowland in the south.
- Lake Major. The enchanting territory of the mountains is astonished by the presence of populated gardens, even of exotic plants of rare species that can live here thanks to the mild weather in the summer and winter.
- Lake Iseo. Between the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia, Lake Iseo is a medium-sized glacial lake of origin. Monte Island is located in the center of the lake, one of the most beautiful boroughs in Italy and famous for its five - year festival of St. Peter. Cross when the whole Carzano borgo is decorated with flowers. On the coast, the main tourist center is Iseo, which names the lake, but important are also Clusane, ancient fishermen's outskirts, zones, with the pyramids of stone, Lovere, Pentne and Sarnico.
- Via Carolingia — European route through the courtroom of Charles Magno between the eighth and nineteenth centuries to go from Aachen to Rome, where Pope Leo III crowned the sovereign carolingic emperor of the Sacred Roman Empire on Christmas Eve of the 1980s.