Salone Internazionale del Mobile FieraMilano
Strada Statale 33 del Sempione 28 Rho Rho Fiera
tel. [+39] 02 725941
(open to the public only on Sat 12 and Sun 13) .:.fairs / interior design Milan April 8 through 13, 2014 .:. 9:30am-6:30pm
Every year in April, Milan, the Italian capital of design, hosts the Salone del Mobile, an international fair on home furnishings attended by more than 1,900 exhibitors and 700 young designers, who come from around the world to display the latest tendencies in the furniture industry. .:. The Salone is being held in the new Fiera at Rho-Pero and is complemented by Salone Internazionale del Complemento d'Arredo, EuroCucina and
Salone Internazionale del Bagno. .:. Traditionally reserved to trade people - more than some 190,000 visitors are expected - it is opened to the general public on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13. The other days, you can nonetheless visit the SaloneSatellite (entrance is free), a breeding ground for selected young designers. .:. During the "Design Week", however, the whole city is a sort of non-stop event. Day by day information about the number of special events taking place in showrooms and stores around town are provided by trade magazines like Interni. Also visit the Fuorisalone guide (with iOS & Android mobile tools) and Esterni web site, which presents projects of "public design".
Open Wifi Milano several locations
tel. [+39] 02 0202
free connection .:.opportunities / Ambrogio's wireless from july 31, 2012 .:. 24/7
Milan's public wireless network has begun operation. About 500 hotspots have been set up by the City Council in over 250 locations, where anyone can enjoy a free, although limited broadband ride. .:. Due to the Italian law - which requires hotspot administrators to monitor usage, recording who does what - accessing Open Wifi Milano requires notification of the user's cellphone number. You receive a text message with a password, and every time you log on you enter you cellphone number and the password received. .:. A maximum of 300 MB of traffic per day can be used. The service is currently available through Italian telephone numbers only. .:. A map of hot spots in pdf format is here.
BikeMi several locations
tel. 800 808181
Euro 2.50 (daily pass), 6 (weekly pass), 36 (annual pass); the first 30 minutes are free, then Euro 0.50 every 30 minutes; 2 consecutive hours max .:.opportunities / bike sharing has arrived from december 2008 .:. Mon-Sun 7am-11pm
Like many other European cities, Milan has started the public service of bike sharing as well, trying to decrease traffic and pollution. .:. Tourists and visitors can choose a weekly or daily pass and register their account by using an online form at the BikeMi website, including the credit card number. With your code and the password you can get to any of the about 180 stations (mostly in the city centre) and follow the instructions on the display. .:. Take your bike, ride it for no more than two consecutive hours and then put the bike in any other BikeMi station. .:. The service is not available under the age of 16.