WELCOME TO MILAN HALLDIS GUEST EXPERIENCE

In a famous commercial, Milan was depicted as “a city that is reborn every morning, pulsing like a heartbeat; a positive upbeat and efficient city; Milan is to be lived, desired and enjoyed”. For those who have chosen it as the destination for their holidays, this guide is the compass to get around the city.

  1. GETTING AROUND THE CITY
  2. CULTURE FOR ALL TASTES
  3. ONE YEAR, COUNTLESS EVENTS
  4. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE
  5. SWEET SINS OF GLUTTONY
  6. FASHION CAPITAL
  7. USEFUL NUMBERS AND SERVICES
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1. GETTING AROUND THE CITY

The city features 4 metro lines and bus and tram fleets that run through its most beautiful squares. And what's more, Milan is a perfect city on a human scale: you can move on foot or by bike and visit the entire historic center, a plus for your health and the environment!

Public Transportation - The public transportation service is available from 5:40 am to midnight. Tickets can be purchased at all metro stations or at news-stands, tobacconists and authorized coffee shops. Find out more: ATM - Azienda Trasporti Milanesi

Bike - Why not rent a real means of transportation on two wheels and bike to the discovery of the city? Milan offers a great bike-sharing service... practical and eco-friendly! Find out more: BikeMi

Taxi - To book a taxi, you can go directly to the dispatcher by calling the following numbers: Autoradiotaxi T. +39 028585 - Taxi Blue T. +39 024040 - Yellow Taxi T. +39 026969

Car - When moving by car in Milan, keep an eye on the Area C and the so-called ZTL (Restricted Traffic Zone). Area C: it is a historic downtown area subject to vehicular traffic restrictions and access to selected categories of vehicles only. It is in effect from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Monday - Tuesday and Friday, and from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday. Find out more: Municipality of Milan - Area C. ZTL (Restricted Traffic Zone): areas where access and vehicular traffic are allowed only during the dedicated scheduled for specific categories of users and for particular types of vehicles. Find out more: Municipality of Milan - ZTL

▪ Train - The main railway station is Milano Centrale. Tickets can be purchased online or directly at the station. The metro station is Centrale FS (line 2 and line 3). Find out more: Trenitalia

Airplane - All airports are easily accessible by public transportation. Milan Malpensa Airport: Malpensa Express train from the Cadorna Railway Station, Central Station and Garibaldi Station, or bus from the Central Station and the Fiera Milano Station Milan Linate Airport: Bus n° 73 from the San Babila MM1 Metro station, or bus from the Central Station and the Lambrate Station. Orio al Serio International Airport: buses departing from the Central Station, the Lambrate Station and the Fiera Milano Station.

2. CULTURE FOR ALL TASTES

In the city of Milan, museums celebrate a variety of fields. From the recently renovated Museum of Science and Technology, up to the Museum of Cultures, through the Manzoni House and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Milano is an historical archive available to everyone, the valuable evidence of a faraway past that inextricably shaped the city’s modern image.

Art Gallerie d'Arte Moderna - GAM - Museo del Novecento - Gallerie di Piazza Scala - Palazzo Reale - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)Pinacoteca Ambrosiana - Pinacoteca di Brera - Villa Necchi Campiglio - Museo Poldi Pezzoli - Triennale Palazzo dell'Arte - Museo Diocesano - Museo del Duomo - Biblioteca Ambrosiana - Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Science Museo Civico di Storia Naturale - Planetario - Acquario Civico - Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci - Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco

History Museo del Risorgimento - Holocaust MemorialCasa del Manzoni

 Castello Sforzesco - Museums, Libraries, Archives and Pinacoteca of Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)

For all tastes Armani / Silos - Museo delle Culture (MUDEC) - Museo Teatrale alla Scala - Museo del Cinema - Museo del Fumetto - Museo del Profumo - Museo Louis Braille

Pinacoteca di Brera - Castello Sforzesco - Museo del Risorgimento - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale - MUDEC

3. ONE YEAR, COUNTLESS EVENTS

Milan never stops... not even at night. Among the events that enhance the city is Fashion Week, which each year welcomes fashion designers and the most famous influencers of the fashion jet-set. We move on to Design Week, inspired by the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone. For movie lovers, September in Milan means the Milan Film Festival at Parco Sempione. All year long, Milan comes alive with countless cultural events, music and art. Find out more: Events in 2017

4. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE

In Milan, there are countless parks and gardens to relax or practice sports outdoors: from the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens to Parco Sempione and from the Brera Botanical Gardens to the Gardens of Villa Reale. The city’s green lungs await you.

Indro Montanelli Public Gardens - Brera Botanical Gardens - Parco Sempione - Gardens of Villa Reale

5. SWEET SINS OF GLUTTONY

Milan: a culinary delight at every hour of the day. A good Espresso for breakfast, Saffron risotto with ossobuco for lunch - a real, ever so fashionable menu, an aperitif at sunset on the canals and the famous Milanesa (Milanese-style cutlet) for dinner, followed by a drink in one of the city’s most exclusive clubs. Not to mention Pizza, Cassoeula (pork and Savoy cabbage dish), Gelato (ice cream), and, not to be forgotten, authentic Panettone, if you visit Milan at Christmas time. Our Guest Experience team is ready to give you a piece of advice on the best restaurants and clubs!

“The discovery of a new dish is more precious to mankind than the discovery of a new star.” Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

6. FASHION CAPITAL

Milan and fashion: an inseparable pair. It is considered the capital of fashion along with New York, Paris and London. Lose yourself among the boutiques and the most beautiful shops of the city and discover with us the top 5 shopping streets: Via Montenapoleone - Via della Spiga - Corso Venezia - Via Torino - Corso Buenos Aires.

“Fashion is first and foremost the art of change.” John Galliano

7. USEFUL NUMBERS AND SERVICES

If you need additional information or advice during your stay, please refer to these useful numbers.

Useful numbers - Ambulance (EMS): T. 118, Police: T. 112, Fire Brigade: T. 115, Roadside assistance: T. 803116, Pharmacy emergency: T. 800801185, Lost & Found Office: T. +39 0288453900

Tourist Office - Information and tourist offices are available at the official info point Milan Tourist Office. Address: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, at the corner with Piazza della Scala; Telephone: +39 0288455555. Find out more: TurismoMilano

Services - From pickup to personal shopper services, all you need to make your stay unique. Find out more: Services in Milan. For more information, you can contact the Guest Experience Team: guestexperience@halldis.com

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