Milan is a great location for a city break in the north of Italy. It is the financial centre of the country and one of the world's great fashion centres. As a result, Milan is a shopaholics delight! The nightlife and entertainment and everything you would expect from a large city. It is also a European footballing centre with AC Milan and Inter being the two local teams. Milan also give the tourist easy access to the Lakes at the foothills of the Alps. Lake Garda and Lake Como being two popular trips from the city. Book a city break to Milan today and you will not be disappointed!
Air: Milan's main airport is Malpensa (MXP) and is serviced by a wide vaiety of domestic and international flights. Travel to the city is easy via express train or bus.
A second airport servicing Milan is Bergamo (BGY) which is around 50kms from the city. This is where Ryanair fly to. Buses depart for Milan from outside the terminal.
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Rail: Central Station is the main station in town. Trenitalia, the state railway operator, has services to all other major Italian cities. Trains also leave to northern European destinations such as Barcelona, Munich Paris and Vienna.
What to See and Do
Milans's numerous attractions include the following:
The Duomo: This in the main cathedral in Milan and is situated in the Duomo Square which is the main square in the centre of the city. The Gothic architecture and numerous spires make this a top photo opportunity. Make sure you climb to the top of the spires and enjoy the views. The Cathedral is easily reached by public transport.
Santa Maria delle Grazie: Another Church and one of the top attractions in the city due to it being home to the "Last Supper" painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. Reservations in advance are essential as tickets can sell out days in advance. Tickets can only be arranged by phone (02.8942.1146) so make sure you call early!
San Siro Stadium: This is one of world footballs greatest venues. Home to the local teams of AC Milan and Inter, the stadium is located in the west of the city and can be easy reached on Line 16 from the main square. Tours are available and there is a museum dedicated to the teams.
The Lakes: Lake Como is only 50 minutes from Cadorna station in Milan and provides the visitor with great views. Lake Garda is 50 minutes from Cadorna station and is located near themeparks for extra entertainment.
Metro: The metro is an efficient way to get around the city. There are 3 lines: MM1, red (rossa); MM2, green (verde); MM3, yellow (gialla).
Railway: The suburban railway system has numerous lines and can be an effective way to reach some locations. The lines are numbered 1 - 10 and the trains run less frequently than the metro.
Tram: A good option is to use the tram network. Running on the surface you will see more!