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The Mi­lan metro and sub­ur­ban rail net­work: how to get around the city

ATM - Azienda Tras­porti Mi­lanesi – Lo­cal Pub­lic Trans­port Com­pany - Open daily 7.30am-7.30pm. www.atm.it. T: 02 48607607 (7.30am-7.30pm).

Lost and Found on ATM Ve­hi­cles: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm. Via Fri­uli, 30. T: 02 88453900. Or­di­nary ticket (1.50€) Valid for 90 min­utes. Can be used on buses, trams or the metro (one trip only). Day ticket (4.50€) Valid 24h. Un­lim­ited travel on buses, trams and the metro. Two-day ticket (8.25€) Valid 48h. Un­lim­ited travel on buses, trams and the metro. Check rates for the ex­tra-ur­ban sub­way.

Tick­ets to Rho Fierami­lano: 2.50€ (re­turn ticket 5€)

Where to buy your ticket: from all au­tho­rized ticket sell­ers, ATM POINTs (Duomo M1-M3, Cen­trale M2-M3, Cadorna M1-M2, Garibaldi M2-M5, Loreto M1-M2, Ro­molo M2). and au­to­matic ticket ven­dors. Night Ser­vice – Ev­ery night with a net­work of 15 routes run by buses re­plac­ing three metro routes M1, M2 and M3, as well as the most com­monly-used lines. giromi­lano.atm.it

Emer­gency

• EURO­PEAN EMER­GENCY NUM­BER. 112 112 is the unique Euro­pean Emer­gency Num­ber cre­ated to pro­vide all Euro­pean cit­i­zens with a sin­gle num­ber: Am­bu­lance, Fire­fight­ers, Po­lice. • OPEN PHAR­MA­CIES T: 800 801185 • PASS­PORTS Ques­tura di Mi­lano, via Fatebene­fratelli, 11. T: 02 62261

Taxi

SIN­GLE BOOK­ING NUM­BER T: 02 7777 (con­nect­ing the Taxi park­ing ar­eas) AUTORADIOTAXI T: 02 8585 - www.028585.it RA­DIO TAXI T: 02 6969 - www.yel­low­taxi.it ETAXY T: 02 5353 - www.etaxi.it TAXI BLU T: 02 4040 - tax­i­blu.it Taxi fixed fares: Malpensa Air­port – Mi­lan (any lo­ca­tion): € 95 Malpensa Air­port – Fiera Mi­lano (Rho): € 65 Malpensa Air­port – Li­nate Air­port: € 105 Li­nate Air­port – Fiera Mi­lano (Rho): € 55

Trains

FERROVIE DELLO STATO - Tren­i­talia Rail­way Com­pany - Info T: 892021. www.tren­i­talia.com Mi­lan of­fers fast-track ac­cess to ma­jor cities across Italy thanks to its high-speed trains. • Turin: 55 min • Bologna: 1 hour • Florence: 1 hour 40 min • Venice: 2 hours 35 min • Rome: 2 hours 55 min • Naples: 4 hours 15 min

ITALO - Info T: 060708. Italo As­sis­tance T: 892020. www.italotreno.it TRENORD - Mi­lano Lom­bardy Rail­way Info T: 02 72494949. Mon-Sun 7am-9pm. From Mi­lano/Cadorna to Volan­dia Mu­seum, via Malpensa Ex­press in 30'. www.trenord.it

Air­ports

MI­LANO MALPENSA (MXP) - (45 km from the cen­tre of Mi­lan - A8 di­rec­tion Varese). Flight and bus info T: 02 232323. www.seaaero­por­tim­i­lano.it • Con­nec­tion to Mi­lano Malpensa Bus > from the Cen­tral Sta­tion (Stazione Cen­trale, cor­ner Pi­azza IV Novem­bre). Travel time 50'. Air Pull­man (www.malpen­sashut­tle.com) Ticket € 10. T: 02 58583185; Ter­rav­i­sion (www.ter­rav­i­sion.eu) € 8; Au­tostradale (www.au­tostradale.it) Ticket € 8. T: 02 72001304. Train > from the Cen­tral Sta­tion (Stazione Cen­trale). Travel time 50' ca. It is pos­si­ble to reach Malpensa also from the Garibaldi FS Sta­tion. Ticket € 13. www.tren­i­talia.com Train > from Cadorna Sta­tion (Stazione Cadorna). Travel time 40' ca. Trenord (www. malpen­saex­press).it. Ticket € 13. (www.trenord.it). T: 02 72494949.

MI­LANO LI­NATE (LIN) - (6 km from the cen­tre of Mi­lan). Flight in­for­ma­tion 24h-24h T: 02 232323 (call cen­ter). www.sea-aero­por­tim­i­lano.it • Con­nec­tion to Mi­lano Li­nate ATM 73 > Bus from Via Gon­zaga (M1-M3 Duomo). Travel time: 30'-40'. Ticket € 1.50. www.atm.it. T: 02 48607607. Au­tostradale > Bus from the Cen­tral Sta­tion (Stazione Cen­trale, cor­ner pi­azza Luigi di Savoia). Travel time: 30'. Ticket € 5. www.au­tostradale.it. T: 02 72001304.

ORIO AL SE­RIO (BGY) - (45 km from the cen­tre of Mi­lan – A4 di­rec­tion Berg­amo). Flights and bus info 24h-24h. T: 035 326323. www.orioaero­porto.it. • Con­nec­tion to Orio al Se­rio-Berg­amo Bus from the Cen­tral Sta­tion (Stazione Cen­trale, cor­ner Pi­azza Luigi di Savoia). Travel time 60'. Orioshut­tle (www.orioshut­tle.com). T: 035 330706; Au­tostradale (www.au­tostradale.it). T: 035 322915; Ter­rav­i­sion (www.ter­rav­i­sion.eu) Ticket € 5.

Tourist In­for­ma­tion

INFOMILANO - Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II cor­ner of pi­azza della Scala. T: 02 88455555. Mon-Fri 9am7pm / Sat 9am-6pm; Sun and hol­i­days 10am-6pm.

Spe­cial Tours

CITYSIGHTSEEING MI­LANO HOP ON-HOP OFF Hall­mark red dou­ble-decker bus. 7 days a week, all year around. 48 hours: ticket valid for 3 lines, over 40 stops. 10 lan­guage com­men­tary. Prices: Adults (48 hours) € 25 - Adults (1 day) € 22 - re­duced € 10. De­par­ture: Foro Bon­a­parte 12, in front of Zani Vi­aggi/Mi­lan Vis­i­tor Cen­ter (M1 Cairoli). T: 02 867131. You can join the tour from any stop. Tick­ets on board, in ho­tels and au­tho­rized agen­cies or on in­ter­net. A Line: Castello, Ce­na­colo, Sant'Am­bro­gio, Navigli, Univer­sità Statale, Duomo, La Scala, Arena. B Line: Castello, Tri­en­nale, Corso Como, Stazione Cen­trale, Buenos Aires, San Ba­bila, Br­era. C Line: Castello, Garibaldi, Mon­u­men­tale, Fierami­lanoc­ity, Sta­dio San Siro, Parco Sem­pi­one. Combo tick­ets for top Mi­lan attractions can be pur­chased on board at spe­cial prices. www.mi­lano.city-sight­see­ing.it Map E4

LOOKALS - A new plat­form of­fer­ing trav­el­ers a choice of the best se­lec­tion of tours and ac­tiv­i­ties in Italy cre­ated by lo­cals and tour guides who, by pro­mot­ing and sell­ing their own itin­er­ar­ies, will have a chance to get in touch with thou­sands of trav­el­ers across the globe. www.lookals.com.

OPEN TOUR MI­LAN - Two tours and more than 37 stops to dis­cover Mi­lan on board mod­ern dou­bledecker buses. A Hop On Hop Off tourist ser­vice (the main de­par­ture point is Pi­azza Castello 26). Line 1 "City Cen­ter": Castello, Ce­na­colo, Museo Scienza e Tec­nolo­gia, Navigli, Duomo, La Scala, Stazione Cen­trale, Gae Au­lenti. Line 2 "Sport­ing": Tri­en­nale, Fiera Mi­lano City, Casa Mi­lan, Ip­po­dromo, Sta­dio San Siro. Prices: Adults 22€ (2 con­sec­u­tive days 25€); Child (5 -15 years), 9.50€; 0-4 years free; Fam­ily: from 60€. On board: au­dio­gu­ide ser­vice (10 lan­guages), com­men­tary for kids in 3 lan­guages, free Wi Fi, USB charger, dis­abled ac­cess, GPS locator - re­al­time map to find bus po­si­tion on­line. Tick­ets on­board, on­line at www.mi­lanopen­tour.com, at Open Tour Mi­lan Of­fice by Frige­rio Vi­aggi (via De Ami­cis, 57 - M2 S. Am­bro­gio. T: +39 02 83123903), and through over 800 of­fi­cial re­sellers in Italy. www.mi­lanopen­tour. com. Map E3

SEGWAY - The trendi­est, most en­vi­ron­men­tal­lyfriendly ways to visit the city. It of­fers a wide range of ser­vices in­clud­ing: walk­ing and bike tours (Group and Pri­vate), Segway tours and a bike and Segway rental ser­vice. English and French lan­guages or au­dio-guide in­cluded. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended T: +39 340 1220904

and T: +39 339 1228195 (7 days a week) – info@seg­way­tour­mi­lan.com. Via Rovello 1/N02 cor­ner of via San To­maso (side of via Dante). M1 Cairoli. www.seg­way­tour­mi­lan.com www.mi­lanci­ty­tour.it. Map E4

Street mar­kets (see map pages 70-71)

1. FIERA DI SINIGAGLIA STREET MAR­KET– The only “flea mar­ket” in Mi­lan, it at­tracts a var­ied pub­lic rang­ing from col­lec­tors to bar­gain hunters. Satur­days. www.fiera­disini­gaglia.it Ripa di Porta Tici­nese (from via Paoli to via Ber­santi)

2. NAV­IGLIO GRANDE AN­TIQUE MAR­KET – A “not-to-be-missed” date for col­lec­tors the world over. Last Sun­day of ev­ery month. Nav­iglio Grande, from the Darsena to the bridge in via Valenza. M2 Porta Gen­ova FS.

3. MER­CATINO FILATELICO (STAMPS AND COINS) – A his­toric mar­ket and the third largest in Europe. Open on Sun­days and week­days. Via Ar­morari, Via Cor­du­sio, Via C. Cantù, Gal­le­ria Cor­du­sio. M1 Cor­du­sio, M1- M3 Duomo.

4. VIALE PAPINIANO STREET MAR­KET – Held twice-weekly, this is Mi­lan's largest street mar­ket, renowned for its high-end fash­ion pick­ings. Tues­days and Satur­days. Viale Papiniano. M2 Sant'Agostino.

5. AN­TIQUE AND SE­COND-HAND BOOK MAR­KET – A monthly ap­point­ment which sees the par­tic­i­pa­tion of book­sell­ers from all over the world. Ev­ery se­cond Sun­day of the month (ex­clud­ing the months of July and Au­gust). Pi­azza Diaz. M1-M3 Duomo.

6. CASCINA CUCCAGNA – A 17th cen­tury farm­house in Mi­lan host­ing a farm­ers' food mar­ket. Ev­ery Tues­day, from 3.30pm to 8pm. www.cuccagna.org. Via Cuccagna, cor­ner of via Mu­ra­tori.

7. EAST MAR­KET – A pure East Lon­don-in­spired mar­ket boast­ing vin­tage or se­cond-hand clothes and ac­ces­sories, old vinyls, an­tiques and jew­ellery, as well as street food. Ev­ery third Sun­day of the month, 10am-9pm. www.east­mar­ket­mi­lano.com Via Pri­vata Gio­vanni Ven­tura, 14 via Mas­simi­ano, 6. M2 Lam­brate FS

8. MER­CATINO AN­TI­QUAR­I­ATO E BRO­CAN­TAGE DI BR­ERA Ev­ery third Sun­day of the month in the charm­ing Br­era dis­trict, from 9am to 6pm. Via Fiori Chiari-via Madon­nina – via For­men­tini. M2 Lanza.

9. VIA FAUCHÉ STREET MAR­KET– Very ap­pre­ci­ated by the fash­ion­istas. You can find dis­counted clothes and shoes of the most pres­ti­gious Ital­ian stylists. Twice a week, ev­ery Tues­day (7.30am-1pm) and Satur­day (7.30am-5pm).

10. MERCATO DEL SUFFRAGIO – Mu­nic­i­pal mar­ket in corso XXII Marzo, of­fer­ing high qual­ity food. From Tues­day to Satur­day (7.30am-11pm) and Sun­day (7.30am-4pm).

In­ter­preters

STU­DIO BER­NITZ - carey.ber­nitz@gmail.com T: 02 26410024/335 6348682. LAN­GUAGE CON­SULT­ING www.lcc.it Via Lan­zone, 6. T: 02 8057846/864156.

Bike Shar­ing

BIKEMI – A pub­lic bi­cy­cle trans­port sys­tem. The ser­vice runs 365 days a year, from 7 am to 1 am, with tra­di­tional and elec­tric bi­cy­cles. Max­i­mum con­sec­u­tive use is 2 hours. Tem­po­rary sub­scrip­tions > daily: 4,50 eu­ros; weekly: 9 eu­ros; an­nual: 36 eu­ros. Credit cards only. Price: first 30 min. free of charge, then 0.50 eu­ros ev­ery 30 min. In­fo­line ATM T: 02 48607607. www.bikemi.com

MO­BIKE – This ‘free float­ing' sys­tem al­lows you to book a bike via a smart­phone App, iden­tify the po­si­tion of the bike near­est to you and then leave it in any au­tho­rized park­ing area in the city. Cost: 1 euro de­posit, and 0.30 eu­ros ev­ery 30 min­utes. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.mo­bike.com

OFO – Ofo, the world's largest sta­tion-free bike shar­ing com­pany, has launched in Mi­lan. Op­er­at­ing across 180 cities world­wide, Ofo's mis­sion is to pro­vide a con­ve­nient, af­ford­able and low car­bon method of travel. Users can down­load an App on their smart­phone to find nearby bikes and scan the QR code lo­cated on either the frame or smart lock to un­lock them. The com­pany's dis­tinc­tive yel­low bikes have air­less tyres (to pre­vent punc­tures) and a 3-speed gear shift. The com­pany plans on ex­pand­ing its of­fer to cover the en­tire met­ro­pol­i­tan area over the com­ing months. Costs: 0.20 eu­ros for the first half hour; 0.30 eu­ros for the se­cond half hour; 0.50 eu­ros for ev­ery 30 min­utes there­after and 5 eu­ros per day. For more in­for­ma­tion visit ita.ofo.com

Mo­bike

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