Milan Tourist Traps

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  • 1. The Duomo

    Be very careful with guys who come up to you and thrust corn into your hands to feed the pigeons in from on the Dumo. Even though this makes a fantastic picture with the dones eating from your palm......

  • 2. Shopping

    This is a special WARNING for all male visitors of Milan! There are two streets in Milan which you have to AVOID: first one MONTENAPOLEONE, and the second one Via della SPIGA! This two streets are...

  • 3. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    The souvenir shops in this arcade are too expensive compared to others in the city. Restaurants are also expensive, but for the crowd and the location they deserve that. If you came to Milan for...

  • 4. Informal taxis

    Beware of pirate taxis in Milan just like any other city in the world. Always ask the taxi meter to operate and check if you are charged from the correct rate. The pirate taxis won't be eager to open...

  • 5. Buying signature clothes

    One thing you will find out in Italy is fashion clothings and they dont come cheap. We went in Milan and Rome the prices of leather jacket and different season...

  • 6. How I Got My Freebie "Friendship Bracelet"

    There are quite a few "Lookie-lookie Guys" in Milan (the guys selling sunglasses, leather goods, guide books etc - of whatever provenance they might claim these...

  • 7. Luggage "carriers" inflation at Milano C.le

    I travel every year with my father to several locations in Italy, and Milano seems to have one of the most difficult to navigate train stations. My dad doesn't...

  • 8. Tax refund Malpensa Airport: not for faint hearted

    Italians love their forms and bureaucracy, particularly where it encourages employees' blatant work-avoidance while dreaming of apertivo hour. In claiming...

  • 9. Cenacolo Vinciano - "Last supper"

    This should not be the place to write a tip about a masterpiece of the Italian art like L'ultima cena by Leonardo Da Vinci. However, it is.Since Dan Brown wrote...

  • 10. Seven restaurants

    Just a restaurant, reported to be nice, it is actually well run as a fast food !!! Frankly speaking food is ok but the environment is simply so ......

  • 11. Admission prices discriminate against US Seniors

    If you are an American Senior and 65+ you will pay more than do Italian and other European Seniors to visit Italian tourist sites, e.g. Da Vinci"s "Last Supper"...

  • 12. Car rental

    This is a general tip, but we fell for it. Always, always read the car rental papers. And, more importantly, read the return papers and make sure they have...

  • 13. Avoid restaurants in Brera

    The zone of Brera now is very touristic and is quite impossible finding a real good restaurant.I went to "Al Treno di Mezzanotte", in Via Fiori Chiari 8, full...

  • 14. Thousands of cars - impossible to take pictures

    What I hated the most in Milan was the huge number of cars parked in front of the monuments.If you love to take many pictures or just want to admire a stunning...

  • 15. The area around Piazza Duomo

    Sure it can be nice to stroll around the Duomo, and include a short café-break in the area. Just be aware that you might end up paying twice as much for that...

  • 16. Don't Waste Your time Shopping Here: chain stores

    I don't understand why tourists flock to these stores; they can get the same things at home, so why do they waste their precious holiday time (the world will...

  • 17. Baggage check at the train station

    Be warned--there are no lockers available at Milano Centrale train station! If you have to leave your bags, you must leave them at the manned baggage check for...

  • 18. Exchange rates in Milan

    Beware of changing your currency in Milan, and perhaps all Italy for all I know.In the Central Stataion (where trains and also buses from the Airport arrive) I...

  • 19. Yeah, but its the same wherever you go

    Sophie and I fell into our first tourist trap when a man approached us in the Piazza del Duomo under the false pretence of giving us some grain to feed the...

  • 20. underneath stazione Centrale

    If you step out of the subway and are heading for the bus connection to the airport Malpensa, please consider following:Still below ground level there is a...

  • 21. The Last Supper

    Of course we all would like to see Leonardo DeVinci's "The Last Supper," but really, must we tourists have to pay more than the asking price, plus an extra...

  • 22. city center-Don't buy water....

    In summer season in milan is really hot.So tourists have to drink a lot and often...well, my advice is not to buy water in kiosks along the streets because they...

  • 23. Buying water

    Throughout our wanderings in Milan the weather reached peaks of above 30 degrees Celcius (85 degrees Fahrenheit), which meant a high bottled water consumption...

  • 24. Ristorante Trinacria

    Reported as one of the most interesting sicilian restaurant in Milan, this spot revealed itself as a disappointing one.Food is ok but miles away from being...

  • 25. Dovrete essere intelligenti abbastanza da capirlo

    Travel for a while and you'll learn an invaluable lesson. In other words, dovrete essere intelligenti abbastanza da capirlo.... Yes, you have to be smart enough...

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