The Urban Center
, run by the City Council in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II at the corner with Piazza Scala, provides an InfoMilano
service. The venue is open to the public Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, and Sun 10am-6pm.
subway: Duomo (lines 1 red and 3 yellow)
[+39] 02 88455555
2015 is the year of the Expo. The Expo Gate
(pictured) in front of the Sforza Castle welcomes visitors.
subway: Cairoli (line 1 red)
The nearby IAT central tourist
office ("Informazioni e Assistenza Turistica"), which used to be the main tourist information point, has been closed.
.:. Hop-on hop-off tours by open-topped double-decker bus
organized by Zani Viaggi
depart daily every hour 9:30am-4:15pm from Foro Buonaparte 76, close to the Castello Sforzesco and the central tourist office IAT. The three tour routes
last between between 60 and 90 minutes and are inter-connected, so you can hop between them. The ticket
is valid 24 or 48 hours, and allows you to get off at any stop and catch another bus later. Pre-recorded comments are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese anc Russin.
.:. Half-day sightseeing tours by bus
are organized by Zani Viaggi
from Tuesday to Sunday. Departures at 2:30pm from Foro Buonaparte 76. The tour lasts about three hours and the ticket price includes a visit to the Duomo
and entrance to the Last Supper
Excursions by boat
along the Navigli
canals are scheduled on weekends from April 25 through September 30. Ask at the IAT Tourist Offices or visit the Navigli Lombardi
No drinking, we’re underage!
: starting July 18 2009 teenage drinking is prohibited all across town and anyone who supplies youths under the age of 16 with alcohol
- either wine or spirits - will face punishment.
The Milan City Council was among the first to introduce a regulation of this kind in Italy.
Whether you agree or disagree - at CiaoMilano quite frankly we find it a little over the top - please keep in mind that a fine of up to €450
will be imposed on the parents of offending children and on shopkeepers or bar owners who serve them.