2007-06-09

Trip planning: Milan

20/8 - 24/8 (5 days, 4 nights)

Since we'll be arriving at our Milan hotel just before mid-night on the 1st day (see Trip planning: London Heathrow → Milan Linate), and leaving in the afternoon on the 5th (see Trip planning: Cinque Terre), essentially we'll have 3.5 full days for Milan and surrounding regions:

- full-day trip to Lake Como
- full-day trip to Verona
- half-day trip to Bergamo
- 2 half-days for Milan sightseeing and shopping

Milan sights:

- Duomo (7am-7pm daily, roof and lift from 9am, stairs €3.5 lift €5)
- Teatro alla Scala (8:30am-7:15pm, closed Mon)
- Il Cenacolo / The Last Supper (8:30am-7pm, closed Mon, €6.5+€1.5 booking fee, booking a must)
- Castello Sforzesco (7am-7pm daily))
- Pinacoteca di Brera (8:30am-7:15pm, closed Mon, €5)
- San Siro (Museum €7 Museum+Stadium €12.5)
- Casa Museo Boschi Stefano (2-6pm, closed Mon & Tue)
- Navigli

Milan shopping:

- Quadrilaterao D'Oro (Golden Quad) – Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Monte Napolean, Via Alessandro Manzoni
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Milan eat:

- Aperitivo: Let’s go for an aperitivo! | Aperitivos in Milan

Transport:

Tickets are valid on all the types of public transport. A single ticket lasts 75 minutes and costs €1 - use it on as many buses and trams as you like, but only one metro journey. For more, see About Milan: Transportation in Milan.

Useful Sites:

About Milan
36 Hours in Milan (New York Times)

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Getting to Hotel Berna

Address: 20124 MILANO - Via Napo Torriani, 18

From Milan's Linate Airport, take the Starfly coach to Central Station. Exit to Piazza Duca d’Aosta and cross it.

From there, 5 streets open to an aureole: the main one is Via Vittor Pisani. The first road to the left of it is Via Napo Torriani. Cross it and walk a few minutes to the hotel.