In my opinion the best way to travel to Milan is by train because by train you won't find as much traffic as by 0car.
In my opinion the best way to get around Milan is by bicycle and motorcycle because traffic is too high.
Absolutely not by car. It is (may also be) dangerous to ride a bicycle. The
best way to get there is by train.
In Milan, the underground and your own feet are the best solution.
The tramway in the picture is the oldest connection between Milan and Monza. Now there is a very traffic road
We arrived by train from Venice. Be careful to get on the 'ES' train and not the 'IC' train. We accidentially got on the 'IC' train and it took a lot longer because you make a lot of stops.
We took the bus everywhere we needed to go in Milan. Its a pretty big city so you can't walk to everything there.
It looks like something from some futuristic movie but it is in fact a Eurotram. Milan is only the second city - after Strasbourg - to introduce these high-tech rail vehicles. Along with the city's subway system, they provide an easy way to get around. No need to dice with death against the Milanesi in their Fiats who all think they are Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari.
(photo credit Adri Bosetti)
We travelled from Spiez (Switzerland) directly to Milan. Once we arrived, we left our luggage at train station (EUR3.8 each for first 5 hours)
This is the train station in Milan called Stazione Centrale. Amazing building in itself. Some trips :
Venice - 3 1/2 hours
Florence - 3 1/2 hours
Rome - 5 3/4 hours
Napoli - 8 hours
Big Station in the centre of the city.
There are two underground's ways too (GREEN and YELLOW).
There are a lot of shops, bar and restaurants.
Ferrovie Nord Milano allows to travel around Lombardy in a (not very fast) but useful way.
There's also a train that connects Milan to Malpensa airport.
We arrived from Paris by train. We have never traveled by train before and thought the accomodations good.