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!
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.
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.