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About Milan

Milan is the home of Armani, Prada and Dolce&Gabbana design houses- making it a must visit for all fashionistas traveling in Italy. Those who aren't interested in haute couture will be glad to know that the city has a lot more to offer. Milan is chalked full of beautiful architecture, delicious Italian cuisine, historical museums, and artistic experiences. From the Castello Sforzesco art gallery to the Piazza Duomo, Milan is full of breathtaking sights that will delight the senses. Be sure to live like a local and sample an espresso in the Piazza after a long day of exploring the city!

Quick Guide to Milan

  • Must Know: The most popular way to travel around Milan is by using the excellent public transport system.
  • Must See: You shouldn’t leave Milan without going to visit the Gothic styled Duomo di Milano cathedral.
  • Must Do: Visit the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Milan-Linate Airport

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City buses 73/X73 serve the airport and connect to various locations in Milan. There is no direct rail connection.

How to Get to Milan

Milan Airport, otherwise known as Milano Malpensa, is the second largest airport in Italy. The airport is a major hub for easyJet and Cargolux and is a focus city for Alitalia, Blue Panorama, Meridiana and Neos Air. There are several options available to access the city center from Milan Airport. The Malpensa Express train from terminal 1 of the airport takes only 30-40 minutes to access the city center. Buses are also available connecting both terminals to the central train station of Milan, Milano Centrale, in under an hour away and costs €10 for a one way ticket.

Milan Linate airport is Milan's second airport and is located just 7 km from the center. It offers domestic routes to the capital Rome, as well as Catania and Naples. Some of the most popular international routes include those to London, Paris and Amsterdam. The location of the airport means there are a great deal of public transport options for those wishing to access the city center. Provided by ATM buses, the number 73 bus connects Linate to San Babila square, you can also take the X73 to the center.

Milan Centrale is the main train station in Milan and offers regular, express and high-speed trains that connect the station to cities all around Italy including Turin, Venice, Rome and Naples. International destinations include Barcelona, Zurich, Geneva, Munich and Paris. The MM2 and MM3 lines of the metro can be found at Milan Central Station which will take you almost anywhere in the city. These trains depart every 2 minutes and take just 5 minutes to gain access to the city. Trams are also available on hand, and the number 90, 91 and 92 which are located close to the metro line.

Lampugnano bus terminal is located in Giulio Natta close to the MM1 Lampugnano subway station. The main bus providers servicing the areas include Autostrada, Eurolines, iDbus and Movibus. These providers connect Milan with other major Italian cities, as well as international destinations across continental Europe. Accessing the city center from Lampugnano is best done by taking the MM1 metro line; trains leave the neighboring station very frequently and only last a duration of 15 minutes.

Getting Around Milan

The public transport system in Milan is provided by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi). The services include the subway service which comprises of 3 lines; MM1, MM2 and MM3, buses, trams, bike sharing and tram sharing. The public transport is the most popular way to get around the city and can get you to all corners with ease; it has 4 zones, however for those visiting the area, you are not likely to leave zone 1.

Cycling is not the most common mode of transport around the city, and this is partially due to the limited availability of cycle lanes. However, cycling is constantly growing more and more popular within Milan. There are still currently 140 km of cycle lanes, mostly on the main roads with 20% being in parks and green areas, that are perfect for exploring the city by bike.

Taxis are an extremely popular way of getting around Milan and can be found outside most major attractions within the city center or can be booked ahead of time very easily.

All the main attractions of Milan are within walking distance of each other and much of the center is also pedestrianized. Problems may arise when you wish to walk further than the center as the suburban area of the city is quite vast.

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