10 things you should know to plan your visit

Here you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions, divided by subject.

The last supper

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

How do I book a visit to the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci?

You can book tickets to see Leonardo’s masterpiece on the website www.cenacolovinciano.net or by calling the telephone number +39 0292800360.

Reservations are mandatory, and cannot be made the same day of the visit.

Click here for all the info.

Which other works by Leonardo can I visit in Milan?  

To find out all of the places and works by Leonardo in Milan, read our suggested itinerary.

2019 is the ideal year to come to Milano for Leonardo

Milano celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, and it does so with a programme of events lasting nine months (May 2019 - January 2020) called Leonardo 500 that has its heart at the Castello - where Leonardo arrived in 1482 to put his skills at the service of Duke Ludovico Sforza. Click here for the info.

 

Purchase tickets

Purchase tickets for La Scala Theatre and for football matches

How can I purchase tickets for a performance at La Scala Theatre?

Tickets to performances at La Scala Theatre can be purchased online on the website www.teatroallascala.org or at the central ticket office located in Largo Ghiringhelli/Piazza Scala open Monday - Saturday from 10.30am to 6.00pm and Sunday from noon to 6.00 pm, unless different times are posted on the theatre’s website.

How can I purchase tickets for matches of Inter and Milan?

Tickets for home matches of football teams Inter and Milan are sold at the locations indicated on their respective websites.

Here are the pages: https://www.inter.it/en/biglietteria and https://www.acmilan.com/en/methods-of-sale-info 

 

Guides, Free Museum days, buy tickets and tourist passes

Guides, Free Museum days, buy tickets and tourist passes

Are there guided tours of the city of Milan?

To find out about organised city tours, go to our dedicated web page.

Can I have a Guide to Milano before my trip?

You can download the official Milano guide clicking here.

Where can I find itineraries to visit the city?

Here you can find selected itineraries created just for you: if you are a lover of art or fashion, if you want to discover the history of design or just take a stroll in a fascinating neighbourhood, click and let us guide you in a new adventure in Milano.

Does Milan have Free Museum days, when there is no admission charge?  

Yes. In addition to extra events that involve several museums throughout the city, Civic and State museums are open free of charge on the first Sunday of each monthCivic museums are also open free of charge on the first and third Tuesday of the month after 14:00.

How can I buy tickets to the Museums?

Here you can find the links to buy tickets to the Civic Museums.

Can tourists buy special passes?

For Civic Museums, tourists can purchase a pass for € 12 that allows one entry in each museum within 3 days from the first time it is used.

The Abbonamento Musei Lombardia Milano is a pass that costs € 45 and allows entry to over 100 museums, museum-homes, villas, gardens, towers, permanent collections and exhibitions in Milan and the rest of Lombardy for an entire year.

Other cards that include tourist services, public transit and reduced tickets for museums and monuments are on sale at private agencies.

Which public transit ticket is the most convenient for tourists?

You can ride the subway paying with your contactless bank card directly at the gate with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and VPay contactless cards. Click here for all the info.

Types and where to buy tickets

24h ticket: € 4.50. 48h ticket: € 8.25 valid for an unlimited number of trips on public transit buses, underground trains and trams. Urban tickets on buses, underground and trams: € 1.50, valid for 90 minutes.

Tickets are not sold on board public transit vehicles. You can buy ATM tickets at any of the around 2.200 authorized outlets (bars, tobacconists, stationers, newspaper stands) found throughout the Milan area and on intercity routes. You can also find ticket machines in every subway station: these machines accept both coins and banknotes, credits cards and bank cards.

Click here for all the info.

ATM Infoline: tel. +39 02 48607607

 

Attractions for children

Attractions for children

What does the city offer families with children?

Click here to find out about the many activities that children and their families can do while they are in the city.

 

Tourists with disabilities and special needs in Milan

Tourists with disabilities and special needs in Milan

Is there a dedicated site that shows accessibility to tourist attractions?

The portal www.milanopertutti.it is sponsored by the city administration and organised by the main associations of Lombardy for people with disabilities: you will find information and tools for tourists who want to discover the city of Milan.

 

Arrivals and departures by air and bus, and baggage deposit

Arrivals and departures by air and bus, and baggage deposit

How do I get to the airports of Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio?

Malpensa:

Linate:

  • buses from/to Central Station, travel time about 30 min. www.autostradale.it;
  • bus 73 from/to via Maurizio Gonzaga (near the Duomo), travel time about 40 min. www.atm.it 

Bergamo Orio al Serio:

Taxi service: you can reserve a taxi by phone by calling the following number: +39 02.7777. There are taxi stands all over the city. In Milan, it is not possible to hail a taxi on the road; taxis only stop at a taxi stand. 

Is there a baggage deposit in the city?

You can leave your baggage

  • at the deposit in Central Station – on the ground floor. For opening hours and costs click here 
  • at the Stow your Bags fully-automated baggage service in via Pergolesi 22, just a few minutes from Milan Central Station. For opening times, rates and reservations click here

Where is the bus stop for national and international bus lines?

The bus terminal of Lampugnano (M1 Lampugnano underground stop) is the main arrival/departure point for the largest coach companies to and from Italy.

 

Getting around Milan by car (Area C and parking), by bicycle and with public transit

Getting around Milan by car (Area C and parking), by bicycle and with public transit

What is Area C?

Area C is the congestion charge zone that regulates entry into the centre of Milan. For information click here

How is parking regulated in the city?

In most of the city, parking is regulated with particular payment methods and/or reserved spaces for residents and other categories of users. The spaces where there are parking limits are easy to recognize because they are marked with coloured lines and vertical signage with parking instructions. For information click here

There is a bike-sharing service in Milano?

Bike Sharing in Milano provides two types of service: bicycles available at docking stations or free-flowing (dockless) bicycles located around the city streets or on racks positioned throughout the city. For information click here.

Which public transit ticket is the most convenient for tourists?

You can ride the subway paying with your contactless bank card directly at the gate with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro and VPay contactless cards. Click here for all the info.

Types and where to buy tickets

24h ticket: € 4.50. 48h ticket: € 8.25 valid for an unlimited number of trips on public transit buses, underground trains and trams. Urban tickets on buses, underground and trams: € 1.50, valid for 90 minutes.

Tickets are not sold on board public transit vehicles. You can buy ATM tickets at any of the around 2.200 authorized outlets (bars, tobacconists, stationers, newspaper stands) found throughout the Milan area and on intercity routes. You can also find ticket machines in every subway station: these machines accept both coins and banknotes, credits cards and bank cards.

Click here for all the info.

ATM Infoline: tel. +39 02 48607607

What time is public transit available in the evenings?

In addition to the normal time of service of ATM public transit lines (underground from about 6:00 to about midnight), there is a network of nocturnal buses that substitutes for underground lines and some tram lines. For information about times and tickets click here

 

Shopping

Shopping

Where and when can I do some shopping in Milan?

The “Quadrilatero della Moda” is a luxury shopping district in downtown Milan, located between Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, and Corso Venezia. Other shopping reference points in the historical centre include the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Dante and Via Torino. In these areas, stores tend to be open continuously from 10:00 to evening, including Sundays and holidays. Some department stores and shops delay closing time during special events and holidays.

Some of the main shopping streets outside the city centre are: Corso Buenos Aires, Corso Vercelli, Corso di Porta Ticinese, Corso Garibaldi, Corso Como, and the Brera district. Unlike stores in the historical centre, some of these shops in these areas close during the day for a few hours (from 13:00 to 15:00, for example) and remain closed on Sundays.

There are also several outlets in the city, some seasonal and some permanent, that sell designer clothing at reduced prices.

Milan is also famous for its sales in early January and early July, where you can find excellent bargains.

What are “botteghe storiche”?

The so-called “Botteghe storiche” are shops and artisan workshops that have been open for over 50 years. Businesses obtain recognition as a “Bottega Storica” from the city administration and receive a plaque that marks the value and status of the cultural asset.

See the list.

 

Free Wi-Fi in the city of Milan

Free Wi-Fi in the city of Milan

Can I get free Wi-Fi in the city?

Open Wi-Fi Milano is the free wireless network from the City of Milan. The service allows registered users to navigate free of charge in all areas covered by the service. For information about how to sign up click here

Tourist destinations for excursions from Milan

Tourist destinations for excursions from Milan

Which places can I reach on a short trip from Milan?

It takes an hour or less from Milan by train to get to the regions of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda or to other cities of art such as Bergamo, Pavia, Monza and Vigevano. See the train schedules here: www.trenord.it and www.trenitalia.com 

There are also high speed trains (Alta Velocità) – www.trenitalia.com and www.italotreno.it – to reach cities of art such as Parma, Piacenza, Turin, Bologna, Verona, and Modena. Other types of trains go to Genoa, Cremona, and Mantua and other interesting tourist destinations.

Where do trains depart from to reach the most important tourist cities in Italy?

You can leave from Central Station with high speed trains and fast regional trains (Alta Velocità and Treni Regionali Veloci). For information: www.trenitalia.com and www.italotreno.it