Arriving Milano to Cadorna Train Station
If you take a train from the airport, the train will take you to Cadorna train station which is very near to center of the Town. But if you plan to continue with a train connection than you should go to Milano "Centrale", the main station. So I should advice taking the Bus from airport as it directly goes to Centrale..
The Malpensa express arrives to Cadorna station, and we are leaving the train...
Forza MILAN -- AC Milan's Football Battle Cry!!
Please go watch a soccer match at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium aka San Siro Stadium and cheer for AC Milan (YES!) or for Inter-Milan (NO!). These teams are 2 of Italy's biggest football teams.
Note: However there can be only be ONE EXCELLENT TEAM - yes, Forza MILAN. The local Milan derby results will confirm my bold statement.. ;-) Yes, in case you haven't already discovered, I am a MILAN fan.
For non-soccer fans, just a gentle reminder and note that the soccer (aka football) season lasts from September till end-May (the following year). Unless you don't mind experiencing the city coming to a total standstill, feel free to visit Milan during important matches like their local derbies, World Cup matches involving Italy, European Cup involving Italy ;-) or when Milan (I mean, AC Milan) makes it to the Grand Champion's League Finals e.g. the CL Finals 2003.
A really, really HUGE screen will be put right smack in front of the DUOMO area/ Piazza Duomo (when the Azzurris play aka the Italian National Team) for soccer fans to congregate and cheer for their team/ Italy.
Back to the San Siro, there are daily guided tour of this mega-stadium. Entry to the stadium museum is via Gate 21 (San Siro). Time: From 10 am to 5 pm (However, there'll be a different schedule for matchdays). It'll be cool to have your picture taken together with the statues of F.Baresi, Paolo Maldini, G.Rivera, the legendary Marco Van Basten, R.Gullit and all the other Rossonero legends. Don't be too disappointed if the statues cannot be compared to those at the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. Oh well...
For soccer tifosi, just remember to wear your favorite team gear i.e. for Rossoneri supporters (ahem), please wear their famous red and black striped shirt. Me? If I'm at the San Siro (which is really not often. Do you know how EXPENSIVE these tickets cost?!), I'll wear my No. 3 Maldini OR No. 7 Shevchenko shirts. :-D Forza Milan!
(Please excuse me if you're not a soccer fan. You don't know what you're missing!).
Updated (August 2006): Andriy Shevchenko has quit Milan and joined our arch rival, Chelsea Football Club in London. Traitor! I don't know what I'll do with my No 7 Milan shirt and my No. 7 Milan cushions. I'll probably make a bonfire of it someday (when I've recovered from my shock of his move to Chelsea).
Where Italians love to shop
In the most fashionable area of the fashion capital, where do the locals do their shopping? At Gio' Moretti is the likely answer. This shop is organized as a small department store, and sells items for men as well as for women. You will find here up to 100 brands (Versace, Blumarine, Chloe etc.), even the ones that have their flagship stores in the same street or just around the corner.
The "total look" (being dressed head to toe in one brand) is completely outdated, so this shop is often the one-stop solution for the eclectic Milanese.
Open from 10 am to 7 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, from 3 to 7 pm on Mondays. If money is not a problem, you will certainly find something you like. Otherwise just visit to have a look.
Victoria Café is a quaint, comfortable little bar on a back street near the famous Duomo. If you're looking to hide from the hustle and bustle of Milan life then come to the Victoria Café and join the young professionals of Milan as they unwind with an after work aperitivo. Informal
The best, fastest and easiest way to move around Milan is the subway, definitely! Trains are very fast, they go every couple of minutes and they are very convenient! The ticket costs 1 euro, and it is valid for 1,5h if I remember well... There are three major metro lines, and some suburban train railways...