Milan

The Duomo // Galleria Vittorio Emanuele // The Brera // Castello Sforzesco // Population: 1.3 million...

Milan (Italian: Milano), is the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan.  Tips for getting around the city from Our Man On The Ground Marco Provasi

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory.

On Taxis it can be just the habit to leave to the cab driver the coins he is returning after payment (a normal habit if not much and "distrubing" small coins).

 At restaurants DO NOT give tips if the waiter is also the owner of the place (there are quite a lot of small family owned restaurants). while tips ranging between 5 and 10 € are rather normal in restaurants (2 € in a small Pizzeria or similar; groups normally leave "something each person"- 1 € each person is rather normal).

Hotels: just the Bell Captain - again no specific tipping which might depend on the load...if you decide to tip usually 5 € is ok.  If you stay over on vacation for several days, a good tip to housekeeping staff upon arrival could be of help (above all in case you travel with children) 10-15 € and you are set for the week.

Public Transport

Public Transport has also a service of "Bus-On-Demand" at night. It is called "Bus-by-night".

If you book in advance, the bus will pick you up where needed at the time requested and take you to your destination.  Every Friday and Saturday night, hourly from 2 am to 5.10 am, ATM’s minibuses (each with 16 seats, for a total of 32 journeys) will take you home to anywhere within the city of Milan. 

Tickets may also be purchased on board at the cost of € 1. ATM season ticket holders travel free of charge.

The most used Urban Public Transportation Passes are:

One Day Pass:  € 3.00 Validity: 24 hours after stamping.

Two Day Pass:  € 5.50 Validity: 48 hours after stamping.

Children in possession of ID as proof of age travel free of charge on ATM vehicles when accompanied by an adult in possession of a valid ticket or travel card.  Children aged 5 and under, prams and pushchairs may be carried free of charge.

A very handy option is the "RicaricaMi" Travel Card.  It is a rechargeable electronic card that can store various types of tickets.

The City of Milano puts at disposal a Bike Sharing service. You can pick the bike up in one place and leave at another place in the city. Click on www.bikemi.com/ they display info, maps of bike-stands and instructions also in English.

The City of Milano puts at disposal a Bike Sharing service. You can pick the bike up in one place and leave at another place in the city. Click on www.bikemi.com/ they display info, maps of bike-stands and instructions also in English.

Easy, practical and ecological, it was created as an alternative system of public transport to facilitate short trips within the city (maximum 2 hours) and can be used in conjunction with ATM’s (Public Transport Co) traditional public transit network.  The service operates 365 days a year, from 7am to 11pm (until 2am in the summer).

Weekly (7 days) € 6,00; daily (24 hours) € 2,50.

Payment by credit card only. You simply enroll and get your code. It really is very easy.

Airport Connections

Linate - Malpensa - Orio al Serio

Linate: Departs from central Station - € 4 per ticket (children 2-12 years = € 2) - 7 days a week - first run 6.30 am every 30 min - last run 23.00 hrs.  It takes 25 minutes.

 Malpensa airport is connected by bus departing from Central Station every 20 mins. - it takes normally 45 mins.  There is also a train, departing from Cadorna Station every 30 mins - trip lasts 40 mins.  It’s safer than the bus...no traffic jams!

 Orio al Serio is connected by bus departing from Central Station every 30 mins. - it takes normally 45 mins.  It costs € 9 (Children 4/5 €).

Dining Whilst Sight Seeing

A cosy experience is to dine on board of a Tram (called "ATMosfera") while "tripping the city"

Compulsory to book in advance (e-mail: atmosfera@atm-mi.it or Free-tel. 800.80.81.81 - Mon 9.00 to 12.00 & TUE to SUN 11.00 to 19.00), specifying amount of people and chosen Menus .

You'll get on board giving the Access code received at the time of booking.

65 € per person whichever the menu you choose – you make payment on board (cash or main Credit Cards).

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