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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour in Milan
"During the 30-minute tour ""Fast Tour"" you will see the heart of the city the Sforza Castle the Montenapoleone Luxury District the Brera Art District the Scala Opera House Modern Art Gallery Modern Art Pavillion
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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Step aboard the Milan city hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops along the three available bus routes. With more than 30 stops to choose from you can easily find a stop that’s convenient for you.Find a seat on the open-air double decker bus and look out at the sights of Milan. Stay on Line A (red line) for its total 90-minute route and pass by the 14th-century Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Ca the world-renowned La Scala opera house and Piazza Duomo the square where Milan Cathedral (Duomo) stands.Line B (blue line) boasts highlights including the historic Porta Venezia city gate Il Cenacolo Vinciano and Palazzo Lombardia home to Milan’s modern skyscrapers. Jump aboard line C (green line) to see the Monumental Cemetery or San Siro football stadium. Then disembark at San Babila to browse the luxury stores on Milan’s fashionable Via Montenapoleone.Pick out the places that you want to see most and create your own perfect sightseeing experience. Want a closer look at one of Milan’s landmarks? Go ahead a
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Villa Necchi Campiglio Small-Group Tour
"Villa Necchi Campiglio is a magnificent treasure of art and architecture in the centre of Milan.The Villa was built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the family of Angelo Campiglio his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-law Nedda.The world of the Necchi Campiglio family was that of bourgeoise Lombard industrialists comfortably well-off but also hard-working and up-to-date whose wealth was based on the invention of the well-known Necchi sewing machine. Portaluppi was succeeded by Tomaso Buzzi who after the second world war imbued the rooms with a more classic
From EUR10.00

Traffic Tips (8)

***ing insane

as others have said, traffic is crazy. they do NOT stop at crossings, they ignore red lights.
they drive around other cars that are waiting and don't get me started on the motor bikes
I've only been here for one afternoon but would never come again. its insane

May 26, 2016

Driving car in Milan might be...

Driving car in Milan might be adventure (a nightmare) for you because of a very huge traffic. However, if you want to test your nerves and courage you are welcom in the club.
The best entrance in the centre of the city, I can suggest, is: Cinisello Balsamo, on rotonda turn on the left in Vialle ZARA untill the end of it, on another rotonda go left - third on the right and going streight on you will arrive to Central Railway station - take Via Vitruvio - after 500 m turn on the right to Corso Buenos Aires and going streight you will find yourself right in the heart of Milan.

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Nov 13, 2011

Avoid traffic

The best way to avoid Milanese traffic is to use metro. Usually you will be stuck somewhere in traffic with car or bus. Tram lines are not segregated from the streets and this makes more traffic during peak hours. Due to heavy traffic, Italians use scooters rather than cars. This is the only way to sneak through traffic jams.

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Oct 09, 2007

Don't get run over!

Two things to watch out for:

(1) Trams... it's surprising the number of people who don't pay attention to on-coming trams on the roads. Especially people from cities without trams, I guess.

They're big and orange (the modern ones are green) so you can't miss them. They don't have engine noises, but you can nonetheless hear them.

(2) Cars.... especially at pedestrian crossings. Don't expect anyone to come to a stop for you immediately as you wait expectantly to cross a pedestrian crossing, as they would in the UK. You have to be bold but not foolish. Stare approaching drivers down and maybe they'll stop!

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Sep 27, 2004
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Don't go to Milan by car!

The traffic in Milan is awful! If you go by car during the "wrong" hours (morning and afternoon) you might get stuck in lines for hours.
If you come with car, try to find a parking-place (easier said than done...) and let the car stay there for the week while you're taking the metro, bus or tram instead. You'll earn much time on that!

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May 08, 2004

Try to cross the street

The DK guidebook mentions that it was not easy to walk around in Milan because cars are parked all over the place. And it is correct that cars are parked all over the place (I would have driven a Smart car if I had lived in Milan, that is for sure) but it was not that difficult to move around on foot. And on major streets we just had to wait for the green man to cross the street. We had one odd incident when crossing the road to get to the Statione Centrale. We had a green light to cross but pedestrians facing us were not crossing. So I turned around and people going the opposite way still had a red man (Don?t walk signal). If anyone can explain the logic in that I?ll be happy to hear from them :-)

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Apr 21, 2004

pubblic tranport are difficult...

pubblic tranport are difficult to find after nine o'clock.
cassoula it's atipycal food very good but difficult to forget!'
'vigili''s a special corp who works only for made money for comune of milano',givenings a lot of tips to anyone who incidently leave the car into a no- parking zone, take care with the car!!!!!

Aug 24, 2002

Mad drivers

Hmmm. Be careful when you are driving. Those people are driving like mad!! I wondered what red traffic lights were for...

Feb 10, 2003
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"MILAN - As I've always wanted to visit"
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"Home sweet home!"
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"La Dolce Vita In Milano ;-)"
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"Milan - surprising and fascinating"
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Things to Do Near Milan

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Basilica San Babila

One of the oldest churches in Milan, originally dating from the 4th century, San Babila was once regarded as one of the most important churches in the city after the Duomo and Sant'Ambrogio. But...
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Piazza San Babila

The Piazza San Babila is a pleasant little square at the heart of Milan's fashion and shopping district. Its most striking building is its namesake church the Basilica of San Babila. This was...
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

Starting on the right side of the Dome and ending in Piazza San Babila, Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a famous shopping area in Milan. Important Italian and international brands, such as H&M, Zara,...
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Chiesa San Pietro in Gessate - Church

There is the statue of Virgin Mary and many vow gifts in the altar. Ambrogio Bergognone (Burgundian) also known as Ambrogio di Stephano da Fossano painted the fresco showing the scene of the Funeral...
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Palazzo Castiglioni

Sommaruga is the most well known Art Nouveau architect of Milano. His first important work is the Palazzo Castiglioni in the corso Venezia, 47 built between 1901 and 1904 as a total work of art .The...
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Chiesa San Bernardino alle Ossa - Church

The little chapel near the big church on Piazza Sato Stefano is a real find. Thousands of skulls and bones from different Milanese graveyards are collected and displayed here. Some crazy man even made...
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