Grand Gallia Hotel

Piazzale Torino 16, Milano Marittima, 48016, Italy
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Accomodation in Milan for a family of 4

by plas19

Hi VTers,
My young family (daughters aged 4 & 8) will be staying in Milan for 1 night. We will be arriving into Malpensa Airport and departing the following day from the Central Train Station (to Venice). I am looking for advice on family friendly accommodation, and also if it would be better to stay this night at one of the hotels located near the airport (as we arrive at 5.30pm) or stay in the central city area. Any specific hotel reccomendations would be appreciated.

Re: Accomodation in Milan for a family of 4

by leics

There are frequent buses from Malpensa to Milan Centrale, so it makes sense for you to come into the city and find a hotel near the station for that night. The station is quite a way from the historical centre of Milan (about 30 minutes on foot).

Here is the bus timetable & info in English:

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Travel Tips for Milan


by willy_wonka

one of my absolute favorite things about milan is the housing, and the pretty courtyards that people have. walking through the city, you will walk past entrances. have a peek inside and see beautiful courtyards. they are like oases in the mad rush of milan city. with pretty gardens, fountains and columns, the milanese courtyard is an art form in itself, and a style of architecture that i just adore!

Italian ice cream

by Gard

Norwegians enjoy their ice cream and I was not aware of the fact that Italians seems to love ice cream too :-) And I have to admit that the Milanses ice cream (also know as gelati) was excellent, to say the least. Gelati is sold more or less everywhere and it was a bit softer than I’m used too. I recommend Straciatella, strawberry (fragola) and tirimasu. My wife was a bit more adventurous and tried stuff like lemon (limone), mint and dark chocolate and some of them were a bit too rich in flavor for me. I strongly recommend that you go to a gelateria and try out the different flavors for yourself.

Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

by Diana75

The Sacro Cuore Catholic University of Milan or in Italian Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore was founded in 1921 and includes 14 Faculties.

The intention of the University founders was to create a catholic university to play a fundamental role in the growth and enrichment of Italian culture.

The university was officially inaugurated in 1921 and first campus was moved in 1930 from Palazzo del Canonica S. Ambrose Monastery, where it is also today.

Sample Milan's highlife

by carlitoab about La Banque

La Banque was a really impressive club. Not only is it a club, it also has a restaurant, bar and later turns into a club. Everyone knows that Milan is the world's fashion capital - within a minute of entering you'll feel like you're in a real fashion show!

Everyone really makes an effort.

As is the Italian way, upon entry you are given a card - HOLD ONTO IT. With the card, the barman stamps everytime you buy a drink - don't even pull out cash - that comes later.

The card is punched for every drink and for the cloakroom, if you use it of course.. There is also 1 free drink (I think they are normally about 5-8 EUROS each - maybe more since I was last there...)

Upon exit, everyvody has to queue and pay according to how many stamps they have on their card - very inefficient - if you lose the card they make you pay a large sum to ensure you haven't conned them!! Dress up well - they will turn you away if you look like you haven't made an effort.

Arrive early to avoid long queues.

The easiest way to get around...

by Henrik_rrb

... in Milan is to use the metro. There are three different lines, with the colours red, yellow and green. Green goes from the centralstation and also from Cadorna and Garibaldi, the other two big trainstations in Milan. The red one goes to the Duomo, and Cadorna. You'll also use this one to go the shoppingstreets.
There are different tickets, but if you are in Milan for 2-5 days I suggest you buy a carnet with 10 tickets (9 euro). That way you don't have to buy new tickets all the time, which could be quite annoying. If you prefer to buy single-tickets they cost 1 euro each, and works for as many trips you can make during 70 minutes. Controlls are quite common on both metro and buses, so it might be quite risky to go without a ticket, even if it's easy to do so.
The metro closes around midnight-half past midnight. The bus-system works really fine too, and the buses also normaly goes a bit later than the metro. You can use the same ticket on metro, bus and tram.
One problem though, is that you can't buy a ticket on the bus, so make sure you have bought one earlier in one of the bars/newsstands that sell them.
Make sure too to controll that there are no strikes during the days you are in Milan. It seems like the people in charge of the "sindacato" loves to make trouble for the people who uses their metro, buses and trams... These bastards are the only bad thing about Milan...


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