Preparing your business trip to Milan
Did you just land in Milan, and are looking for a two-minute guide to the city?
You're in luck! This article gathers the top information you need for a fast trip there.
Getting to the center of the city from the airport
From the second biggest Italian airport, the Milan-Malpensa Airport, you can reach the city center by bus and train.
- Train: Two lines of train leave from Terminal 1 to the city center, passing every 30 minutes, and costing 13€
- Bus: Buses from the airport travel to the city center between 6AM and 00:30AM, passing every 20 minutes, and costing 8€
How to move around in the city ?
- Metro: Milan has 4 metro lines covering 111 stops. Inaugurated in 1964, the metro is the quickest and easiest way to get around. It runs between 6.00AM and 00.30AM, passing every 2 to 4 minutes
- Bus: Milan's 80-route bus network works from 5.30AM to 1.45AM. By night, 15 lines out of these also function
- Tramway: With some historical lines existing since 1876, Milan has 18 tramway lines which run between 5.00AM and 2.00AM.
For all transports, a simple ticket costs 2€, a 24-hour card costs 4.5€, and a 48-hour card costs 8.25€
Milan is famous for its rich gastronomy. Here's a list of some of the restaurants you can enjoy with your clients and colleagues:
- Ristorante Nabucco ($$): Offering upscaled versions of Milanese classics such as the polenta, a plate of veal shanks paired with risotto alla Milanese
- Silene Restaurant ($$$): Located at the Sheraton Milan San Siro, it is another great place to try Northern Italian cuisine made with fresh ingredients and foraged herbs
- Ristorante Bice ($$): Authentic, this restaurant offers business lunch menus for a quick bite and fair price
- Nobu Milan ($$): A marriage between Italian fashion brand Armani and Japanese sushi
- Da Giacomo ($$): A high-end local restaurant serving seafood prepared with Italian simplicity
Where to stay
Here is a list of 7 Milanese hotels that have applied Covid-appropriate measures to ensure traveller security:
- Best Western Antares Hotel Concorde****
- Bianca Maria Palace****
- Mercure Milano Regency****
- Crowne Plaza Milan City****
- Best Western Hotel Madison****
- Best Western Plus Hotel Galles****
- Starhotels Ritz****
Here are the top 3 places to visit while on a short visit to Milan:
- Sforza Castle
Castello Sforzesco is a 15th century structure located in peaceful Parco Sempione park by the Sforza Castle. It served as a home to the influential Sforza family during the Renaissance and now welcomes visitors offering them a chance to witness masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
- The Cathedral of Milan
Built and reconstructed in stages between 1386 and 1906, Il Duomo di Milano, this massive marble cathedral is the largest Gothic structure in Italy. The bronze statue of the Madonnina (Virgin Mary) atop the cathedral's highest spire has been the city's symbol since its installation in 1774.
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Situated in the centre of Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was built between 1865 and 1867. The extraordinary feat of architecture is an emblem of Milanese identity, mixing beauty, art and luxury under an impressive glass roof. This passageway between Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala hosts a shopping arcade, boutiques, a seven-star hotel, as well as landmark restaurants and cafés, including Savini, Camparino and Biffi.