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Overview

Fashionable Milan might have shortcomings—but it’s worth the trip

Milan, the second largest city in Italy

Milan is a main Italian city and regarded as the fashion capital of Europe. Milan is also an transport hub for Italy. The city has an important stake in the finance, commerce, media and sport of Italy. Two of its football teams, Inter Milan and Milan AC, are known throughout the world. Milan is located in the north west of Italy and is home to a number of museums, designers factory shops, churches and other landmarks. Those who love street style would love the Navigli area. In Piazza XXIV Maggio, shoppers will find brands such Custo-Barcellona, Diesel, Miss Sixteen, Gas and Fornarina, alongside second-hand clothes shops, handmade clothes and accessory stores made from silk and other precious materials.

The main railway stations of Milan are Milan Centrale and Milan Porta Garibaldi. The two stations are about 1.5 kilometres away from each other.

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There are a number of things to do and to see in Milan. Visit the Saint Ambrose basilica, a fine example of pure romanesque style and wander through the medieval streets of the district to the San Lorenzo basilica, with its mosaics of gold. Go to La Sala delle Asse to see the renowned frescos by Leonardo and the very last masterpiece of Michelangelo – The Rondanini Pieta.

Wandering around the merchants square, you will discover traces of the ancient city – from Broletto, the largest and most famous of the medieval public palaces of Lombardy to the Duomo, a fine example of Gothic art.

In Milan you will find distinct flavours that will make you discover the origins of the Lombard cuisine: Risotto alla milanese, cotoletta, panetton... Savour these old fashioned traditional Milanese dishes accompanied by the best wines in one of the many restaurants of the city.

Go to the heart of the luxury shopping area in Milan: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant’Andrea are streets that together with Via Manzoni, Via Borgospesso and Via Santo Spirito are best known for shopping sprees. The most prestigious boutiques are there. You will also find unique jewels created by the most famous name, clothes and accessories to die for, and shoes that are works of art. The factory shops or atelier showrooms of Gucci, Versace, Luis Vuitton, Prada and Cartier are found there. In Via Sant’Andrea you can find brands like Fendi, Armani, Moschino, Kenzo, Cesare Paciotti, Hermés, Prada and Trussardi. The elegant Via Manzoni is home to the Giorgio Armani store.


Milan Tourism
Piazza Castello, 1 angolo Via Beltrami
Tel: +39 02 7740 4343

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Milan can be found.

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    On the go with Frecciarossa! |
    "Easy to manage, affordable train ticket pricing, decent leg space (for the price you pay) and the staff were helpful when you have questions. More importantly, it's widely reminded to safe guard your personal belongings at all time and if you are alert on that note, the train ride will be just fine :) "

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    "We took a train from Venice to Milan for connection to Bern. The ticket indicated that the train will arrive at 1755 in Milan and my connection was 1825. Was very upset that the train arrived at 1830 and we missed the train. They connected us from Milan to Brig and another connection from Brig to Bern which delayed a total of over 2 hours. To make matters worse, we had to seats arranged for these 2 legs and was told that if the train was full, we have to stand. Very unpleasant journey and disappointed with such connection arrangements!! "

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    Nice trip |
    "It was nice, the train was clean and comfortable also the stuff at the rail station were helpful. "

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    Great! |
    "Clean, friendly staff, loved it. "

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    Good Experience Over all |
    "we decided to take the train incredible Views and really constable a lot better than flying. would like a better stocked Bar but everything else was good. really recommended "

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    Good Service |
    "Train is fine and service is well. "

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    Very comfortable trip  |
    "The trip was a beautiful, just one thing bad that when i went to the toilet the staff skipped me by bringing food after i came back. "

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    Excellent |
    "Very good trip enjoyed traveling all through Europe on train excellent "

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    Love the TGV |
    "TGV is fast and easy. They usually make lots of announcements in several languages (though sometimes hard to understand). Great views through the French and Italian countrysides! "

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    Italy - Swiss Travel Pass Way |
    "Our trip was nice and smooth. Noise level coming from the other passengers was rather high, though. Appreciate the snacks and drinks provided. "

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