1 Guide for exchange students at Politecnico di Milano
2 SURVIVAL GUIDE CONTENUTI BEFORE ARRIVING Zones in Milan 3 Most important monuments and museums 8 Events of the year 19 Aerports and stations 21 FIRST STEPS Trasportations 23 Bureoucracy 29 Hostels in the first days 33 Looking for a flat 34 Banc account and courrency conversion 36 UNIVERSITY Sport 37 Language couses + Tandem in school 38 LIVING IN ITALY How to move 39 Milan by night 40 ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK What is ESN? 41 ESN Politecnico di Milano 42 ESN card 43 ESN Politecnico Milano Projects 44 What ESN organize 45 ESN conventions and Contacts 48
3 BEFORE ARRIVING - Zones in Milan HISTORICAL CENTRE Duomo Is the geographical center of the city, and the first area you will visit as a tourists. Even if it is one of the busiest areas during the day, in the evening you will not find a lot of nightlife. What to see: The Duomo of Milan and the Museum of the twentieth century, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Teatro alla Scala, Cordusio square, Piazza Affari, Via Mercanti, high fashion Gallery and in the Fashion District (San Babila, Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia, Via Manzoni), Santa Maria presso San Satiro (via Torino) What to Do: Shopping in via Torino and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Life: Living in this area is very expensive and not particularly convenient to reach the Polytechnic or the areas of nightlife. Eat / drink / nightlife: Discover the panzerotto by Luini, the pizza and ice cream from Spontini Cioccolati Italiani in via Santa Radegonda. Few clubs (the Bank) or local area. Cadorna/Sempione/Castle To the north west of Piazza Duomo, at the end of Via Dante. Characterized by the typical sculpture needle and thread, is home to one of the train stations of Milan. What to see: the Castello Sforzesco (XV / XVI century) and, behind it, the largest city park in Milan: Parco Sempione. What to do: Relax with your friend at Parco Sempione on nice days. Life: The nearby of Cadorna is quite expensive to live and well connected to the rest of the city (subway and underground railway station Cadorna side of the park). Eat / drink / nightlife: Just Cavalli and Old Fashion.
4 Zones in Milan Cattolica/Sant Ambrogio South west of Piazza Duomo. What to see: The only area where you can still see traces of the old Roman Milan (Mediolanum). To discover! What to do: there is the Catholic University and its residences, it is not particularly busy in the evenings. Live: You might find some cheap place but you will not be very convenient for reach the Polytechnic (unless you are right near the Metro St. Ambrose St. Augustine M2 or M2). Eat / drink / nightlife: \ Garibaldi/Porta Nuova/Corso Como/Repubblica the area of greatest development nowadays and that will host the new business district in Milan, far to the north of Piazza Duomo. What to see: square Gae Aulenti and Unicredit Tower. What to do: a walk to Corso Como time in the evenings you will discover the true area of Milan movida. Life: The prices of homes in this area are going up continuously so it will be increasingly difficult to find an place, to a reasonable price. the Area is well connected to the rest of the city (metro, underground railway and a number of bus lines and tram). Eat / drink / nightlife: Numerous clubs (Hollywood, the Club), clubs, restaurants and pubs in the area (Corso Como and Corso Garibaldi). The only supermarket open 24h of Milan is close to Republic Square (Piazzale Principessa Clotilde Republic M3).
5 Zones in Milan Porta Venezia North east of Piazza Duomo, at the end of Corso Buenos Aires What to see: the amazing Gardens of Porta Venezia, the Planetarium. The area around Porta Venezia is the testimony of the Baroque Milanese. Amused to discover it! What do: low cost shopping in Buenos Aires. Life: some students live in this area and you can easily reach the Bovisa (underground railway) and the rest of the city center (subway). The area is also convenient for those who study at the headquarters of the Politecnico di Leonardo Milan. Eat / drink / nightlife: \ Brera Stroll through the streets of Brera will make you forget you re in Milan. Small bars, street artist, art exhibits in summer. The scents and smells of a different Milan, a Milano refined and elegant. What to see: the wonderful narrow streets, Pinacoteca di Brera. What to do: discover the many bars during Happy Hour! It is worth a walk and enjoy the beauty of Milan. Live: The Brera is a very chic and many famous people use to live right there (players, actors, politicians..). The prices are very high and it is not close to either of the two locations of the Polytechnic. Eat / drink / nightlife: There are no nightclubs but there are many clubs and bars stay open until late at night to ensure that many young people a special evening.
6 Zones in Milan OUT OF THE HISTORICAL CENTRE Polytechnic / University City The study area of the city is characterized by the presence of numerous faculties of Engineering and Architecture. The area is residential and quiet area, well connected to the center by metro and bus and frequented by teens and college students. What to see: \ What to do: The area is mainly residential but in various bars and clubs present you can always find boys and college students. Live: the area is divided into three key areas: - Loreto area: economic and convenient to move around (there are two metro) is one of the areas in which students can find a flat, without spending too much. To the north of Loreto, Viale Padova and Viale Monza, are not really safe areas. It s always better to find apartments not so far from Piazzale Loreto. - Piola area: quiet and residential area. There are many solutions for apartments, single rooms and beds in double rooms. The prices are slightly higher than in Loreto, but the area is closer to the University, just a few minutes walk away. - Lambrate area: Metro Green, a few minutes walk from the Politecnico, low prices and lots of students. Better to look for a house in the area between the University and the station. - Citta Studi area: many flats at low prices, but little connected by subway and bus. Nearby university and a very quiet and residential. Eat / drink / nightlife: A few nightclubs, but many bars and local aperitivo.
7 Zones in Milan Navigli One of the most characteristic of Milan. Bovisa This area is home to one of the two main campus of the Polytechnic of Milan and connected to the rest of the city only by underground railway, tram and 2 bus 82, 90/91, 92 Living in this area can be quite cheap and quiet, it s convenient if you study in Bovisa but the nightlife is virtually non existent and return home after midnight will be very uncomfortable (unless you wait for the next morning or find a home close to bus stops of 90/91 who travels every night). Isola/Zara/Bicocca Along Viale Zara and viale Testi, you will find the rooms at a good price and you will be relatively well connected to the rest of the city (M3, M5, bus 90/91, 92). To the south you will find the Isola area that historically was the district of the Milan underworld but now remains only a district close to the business district Garibaldi and Porta Nuova.
8 Most important monuments and museums PIAZZA DUOMO The place from where to start discovering the city is Piazza Duomo, the historical and geographical center of Milan. The square is the result of a series of expansions and renovations that have occurred over the centuries. In the nineteenth century buildings with arcades, the Gallery and the square in front of the Duomo were built. How to get to Piazza Duomo: Underground stop Duomo, line M1 / M3 Tram: 15 stop Piazza Fontana, Tram 2 and 14 stop Via Torino, Tram 16, 24 and 27 stop Via Mazzini
9 Most important monuments and museums CATHEDRAL - DUOMO The Duomo, symbol of Milan, is of uncertain date. Probably the construction work began in 1386 at the time of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, as can be read on a small stone of the first bay to the right of the Church. Certainly, the facade was built around the first half of the sixteenth century. The construction went on for centuries: the Fabbrica del Duomo (Duomo s factory) was an endless task. It is an building in Gothic style; its main spire reaches m of height. There are many works of art jealously preserved in the interior, including the Holy Nail the Cross of Jesus kept in a tabernacle in a crucifix above the chancel. Web Site: Duomo - Opening hours: every day Biglietto: Free access. Photo Ticket: There is an audio guide rental service (not mandatory). Terracec Duomo - Opening hours: Every day 9:00 to 18:30. Last ticket 18:00 From May 9 to September 13, 2014 every Friday and Saturday from 9.00 am to Last ticket 21:00. Closing S.Natale and May 1st Biglietto: Ascent with a lift: Full 12.00; Reduced 6.00 Walk uphill: 7.00; 3,50
10 Most important monuments and museums MUSEUM OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY The two pavilions of the Arengario, located to the right of the Royal Palace, were designed in the thirties to give greater monumentality to the square. Here is the Museum of the twentieth century, which exhibits 400 works selected, dedicated to the art of the Italian twentieth century, ownership of Civic Art Collections Milanesi. Website: Opening hours: Monday - 14:30 to 19:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday - 9:30 to 19:30 Thursday and Saturday - 9:30 to 22:30 Last admission one hour before closing of the museum. Admission free every day from two hours before the closing of the museum and every Tuesday from 14. Tickets Full price: 5 Reduced price ticket: 3 (They are entitled to reduced ticket: University students with ID)
11 Most important monuments and museums ROYAL PALACE On the square is also the Royal Palace, the fourteenth century former ducal palace that was rebuilt in its present form by Piermarini at the end of the eighteenth century. It is one of the main venues of Milan; from host the largest retrospective of Marc Chagall, Van Gogh from The man and the earth while the 15/04/2015 a tribute to the great genius Leonardo. In 1951, Picasso chose the palace as the setting of Guernica, an emblem of the havoc of war, because in 1943 he had been heavily bombed. CHAGALL EXHIBITION Opening hours: Friday: 14:30 to 19:30 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: 9:30 to 19:30 Thursday and Saturday: 9:30 to 22:30 Info and Reservations T Tickets input single full + free audio guide reduced input single + free audio guide VAN GOGH EXHIBITION Opening hours: Monday: 14:30 to 19:30 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: 9:30 to 19:30 Thursday and Saturday: 9:30 to 22:30 Info and Reservations T Tickets 12,00 full price 10,00 Reduced
12 Most important monuments and museums VITTORIO EMANUELE II GALLERY To the left of the cathedral is located the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, a covered street that connects Piazza Duomo to Piazza della Scala. When it was built, starting in 1865 to a design by Giuseppe Mengoni, were used as structural materials, glass and iron, a cutting edge technique at the time. The feeling that you perceive walking through the gallery is to enter the lounge of the city, just the original idea of the designers who wanted a porticoed street that would serve as a showcase and walk to have a drink or dinner after the Opera. If you want to go back to Milan or make a wish, the tradition is to do three laps of the heel on the attributes of the mosaic bulls (representing the emblem of Turin) on the floor of the central octagon gallery.
13 Most important monuments and museums LA SCALA The Teatro della Scala is the most famous temple in the world dedicated to the opera. Designed by the architect Piermarini, was inaugurated in 1778 with Europe Recognized by Antonio Salieri. The theater looks like an Italian room, enclosed in a building with strict neoclassical lines. The facade opens onto a road (Via Manzoni) and hence the central portico is achieved protruding, almost an invitation to step in and stop the carriages. Piermarini preferred solutions sober and harmonics, giving up the luxury and superfluous decoration. All the architectural elements of the façade are made of light colored stone of VIggiù, only the gable is decorated with a bas relief depicting the Chariot of Apollo, protector of the Muses. Adress: Piazza della Scala Website: How to get Teatro della Scala: Underground stop: Duomo, line M1 (Red Line) and line M3 (Yellow Line); MM3 Montenapoleone stop (Yellow Line) Bus Line 61, stop at Via Verdi via Bear Tram No. 1 stop via Manzoni Piazza della Scala Tram No. 2, stop via Manzoni Piazza della Scala
14 Most important monuments and museums PINACOTECA DI BRERA On Via Brera stands the Brera Palace, home of the Art Gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts. Gallery is one of the major collections of paintings in Italy, especially in the works of the Lombard and Venetian schools of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Born at the end of 700 as a collection of models for the students of the Academy, currently it exhibits works from the fourteenth century to the avant garde. Among the masterpieces kept stand out the Dead Christ by Mantegna, Pietà by Bellini, the Finding of the Body of St. Mark by Tintoretto, the Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael, the Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio. Address: Via Brera 28 How to get to the Pinacoteca di Brera: Subways: Line 2 (Lanza), Line 3 (Montenapoleone); tram: 1, 4, 12, 14, 27; bus: 61 Opening hours: TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUN 8:30 to 19:15 (ticket office closes at 18.40); FRI 8:30 to 21:15 (ticket office closes at 20.40). Closed: Mondays, 1st January, 1st May, 25th December Tickets: (Free admission every first Sunday of the month) 6.00 Full; 3,00 Reduced
15 Most important monuments and museums BASILICA OF SAINT AMBROSE Bishop Ambrose founded the Basilica of St. Ambrose in 379 as Basilica Martyrum on the tombs of St Gervasio and St. Protrasio and was later buried there in 397. The current building, in Romanesque style, was built between the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The church has a simple rectangular plan, is preceded by an open space, the quadrangle which was used as a principal place of meeting (only for non religious) to all citizens. The interior consists of nave ending with three apses, and covered with vaults. The materials used in construction are typical of Lombard tradition: brick and plastered masonry, the use of stone is limited to certain decorative elements. Inside you can admire the ciborium surmounts the Golden altar, a masterpiece of Carolingian goldsmiths, and the crypt. Address: Piazza Sant Ambrogio, 15 Website: How to arrive to Basilica of Saint Ambrose Underground MM2 (green line) stop St Ambrose ATM Bus No Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from to and from to 18.00; Sunday from to 17.00
16 Most important monuments and museums PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, built by Federico Borromeo in 1618, currently houses more than 2,000 works including paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewelery and other objects of applied arts. The Art Gallery is the home to masterpieces of universal masterpieces such as the precious cardboard of the School of Athens by Raphael, the Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio and the Musician, a single panel painted by Leonardo in Milan. Address: Piazza Pio XI 2 Website: How to get to the Pinacoteca Amrosiana: MM1 (red line) stop at Duomo or Cordusio; MM3 (yellow line) stop at Duomo Tram Via Orefici: Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, with lunch break from 10h00-18h00, office and bookshop close at Closing days: January 1st, Easter day, May 1st and December 25th Biglietti: Full 15 Special ticket 10 for University students, which allows access not only to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana but also to the Bramante Sacristy
17 Most important monuments and museums SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE Santa Maria delle Grazie is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture but its fame is connected to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, jealously guarded in the refectory. The painting depicts the dramatic moment in which Christ, seated at the center and surrounded by the apostles, reveals the impending betrayal of one of them which led him to be crucified. Leonardo experimented with the application of color on dry plaster giving up the fresco technique. This brought the painting to a quick and premature degradation. The Last Supper is a famous iconography and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie sito: How to get to Santa Maria delle Grazie Underground MM1 Cadorna Reconciliation; MM2 Cadorna; Tram: 20, 24, ATM Bus: 18 Orari: weekdays: 7.00 to to 19.15; holidays: 7.30 to to THE BOOKING FOR THE LAST SUPPER IS COMPULSORY. Booking number: (The visits last 15 minutes for maximum 30 people at a time.) Tickets: Full: Euro 6,50 (+ 1,50 for reservation fee) Reduced: Euro 3,25 (+ 1,50 for reservation fee) EU citizens and EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) aged between 18 and 25 years; Free: Euro 0,00 (+ 1,50 per reservation fee) - teachers and students of European Union who study architecture, preservation of cultural heritage of Educational Science and degree courses in literature; teachers and students of art academies of the European Union.
18 Most important monuments and museums CASTELLO SFORZESCO The Castello Sforzesco, one of the symbols of Milan, it was built in the fifteenth century by the Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza as the ducal palace. Over the centuries, it became the first barracks and finally home to museums and cultural institutions. The Filarete tower, which collapsed due to lightning and rebuilt in the early years of the 20th, dominates the castle. Two other towers characterize the structure: the Bona of Savoy and the Rocchetta, a refuge in times of danger of the castle and now home to the treasure room, the guardian of the painting Argo, the work of Bramante. The Castello Sforzesco hosts the Civic Art Collections with the Pinacoteca of Castello Sforzesco, which houses masterpieces by Canaletto, Mantegna, Bellotto..., the Museum of Ancient Art which brings together 12 centuries of sculpture, Lombard and not from IV to the VI century. Here you can admire the Pietà Rondinini by Michelangelo; the Municipal Collections of Applied Art with the Museum of Musical Instruments which holds instruments made between the XV - XXth that of Decorative Arts, Museum of Prehistory and Early History and the Egyptian Museum where you can be enchanted admiring the Book of the Dead and sarcophagus and mummies. Address: Piazza Castello; Tel How to get to Castello Sforzesco Underground lines M1 / M2 or M2; bus 57 stop Cairoli Lanza; Castle Museums Opening : Mon Fri 9:00 to 17:30 Closing days : Monday, December 25, January 1 and May 1 Tickets : Adults 3, reduced 1, 50
19 Events of the year EXPO From the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2015, 184 days of the event, Milan will host a big exhibition with more than 130 participant countries. The Exhibition Site, developed over an area of one million square meters, will welcome over 20 million visitors expected. The theme is highly innovative, is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Expo Milano 2015 addresses the issue of the nourishment of man and Earth and wants to engage participants and visitors in search of innovative and appropriate solutions through discussion and dialogue. The reflection on the theme develops following five thematic trails that connect the spaces of the exhibition site. These are stories of food, taste and tables, facing the contemporary paradox of excess and privation. ARTIGIANO IN FIERA L Artigiano in Fiera is an exhibition of international craft market which takes place in Milan from the 29th of November to the 8th of December. You will learn about the traditions and cultures of the work of over one hundred countries and have direct contact with the world of craftsmen. The visitor will be immersed in an atmosphere of celebration, of amazement and sharing and will marvel at the creativity of these craftsmen who can give life to the tradition but with an innovative and attractive look. MILANO FASHION WEEK Milan is with no doubt the capital of the Italian and International fashion. The city hosts jewelers, designer boutiques and furniture, and many ateliers of the most important names in the Golden Quadrilateral of Fashion, so called because bounded by four streets Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia where the best fashion designers offer their unique creations. The showrooms and the boutiques you can find there attract shopping lovers from all over the world. In Milan periodically takes place the fashion weeks event that shows th collections of the major designers such as Armani, Prada, Gucci and Versace. The Milan fashion week of spring / summer 2015 will be held September 17 to 22 with a lot of appointments and events. You should consult the official calendar of the Milan Camera della Moda, with timetables and the exact addresses of the fashion show locations.
20 Events of the year SALONE DEL MOBILE One of the most important events in Milan is the Salone del Mobile. The 54th National Edition 37th International Edition takes place from the 14th to the 19th of April The event was founded in 1961 with the intent to promote the exports of Italian furniture and accessories, a commitment that has disclosed to the world the quality of Italian furniture, and which continues to engage foreing people from all over the world. Address: Fiera Milano Rho How to get there Underground How to get there: - Underground M1 red line, direction / stop Rho Fiera Milano - Interchange stations: Cadorna Triennale and Loreto (M2 Green Line); Duomo (M3 Yellow Line) To reach the station of Rho Fiera Milano can not use the ticket urban, but only one of the extra urban fare tickets. SANT AMBROGIO The 7th of December is a quite significant date for the inhabitants of Milan because it is the day of St. Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan. Many people go to Mass in honor of the saint who is celebrated by the Archbishop of Milan at the Basilica of Sant Ambrogio. For the feast of Sant Ambreus all offices are closed so that people can enjoy the air of celebration, go shopping all day long and participate to public events that are organized on the day that commemorates the bishop, patron saint of Milan. An event that characterizes this day is the exhibition of Oh bej! O bej, that takes place at the Castello Sforzesco and the neighboring streets. This exhibition is made up of hundreds of stalls where you can buy perfumes, decorations for the Christmas tree and the crib, antiques at very reasonable prices. This event usually lasts 3 days including also the Immaculate Conception day.
21 Airports and Stations HOW TO MOVE FROM AIRPORTS TO MILAN CENTER Milan is served by three airports: Linate, Malpensa and Orio Al Serio. Linate is the closest airport, mainly used for domestic routes. Malpensa airport is mainly used for international flights, and is the main airport of Milan Easyjet. Other low cost airlines such as Ryanair, fly mainly to Orio, 45km from Milan. LINATE There is a frequent bus that connects the airport to Piazza San Babila (city center). You must purchase your tickets by special distributors before boarding, because you cannot buy tickets on the bus. The one way ticket costs 1.50 per citizen when using any means of public transport, and is valid for 90 minutes, which means you can use it right after the subway. The bus stop is right outside the airport exit. There are two bus lines 73 and 73X. The 73X is an express service that only stops once before Piazza San Babila and takes a slightly different route from 73. Express only runs from Monday to Friday. However, both solutions are cost effective and efficient, the 73 takes about 20 minutes, depending on the time of day. Line 73X from Linate to San Babila (metro line M1) departs first at 07:10, then every twenty minutes until 19:50 Line 73 from Linate to San Babila, has an earlier departure time of 06:00, the last at 01:07 There is additionally a private Airbus service, which takes you directly to the central station, the cost is 5 and can be purchased on board. A taxi from Linate to the city center costs between 10 and 20. ORIO AL SERIO The easiest way to get there is by shuttle bus from Central Station, on the right side of the station. There are two bus lines that offer a service on this route, the applicable tariff is 5. Sometimes there is also special offers. Instead, a taxi to the center of Milan, takes about minutes and costs approximately 100.
22 Airports and Stations MALPENSA The Malpensa Airport is larger than the Linate airport and has two terminals. All easyjet flights depart from Terminal 2. Usually, the most efficient and less stressful means of getting to the airport is with the Malpensa Express; however, there is also a shuttle that can come in handy depending on your destination city, the time of departure and the terminal from which you leave. The Malpensa Express train service directly connects Terminal 1 with Piazza Cadorna (red line 1 subway stop Cadorna) or Stazione Centrale (Central Station). The fastest option is Cadorna, which usually takes 29 minutes, while for the central station are 52 minutes, with various stops. An adult ticket costs 11 to Cadorna station, with departures every 30 minutes From Malpensa to Cadorna, earliest departure is 05:26, last at 23:28 From Malpensa to Centrale, earliest departure is 06:35, last at 00:40 There are also some shuttles, private bus services. These are not so convenient but might be useful if you leave from Terminal 2, so you will avoid making the transfer to the train to Terminal 1. The shuttle takes only 15 minutes, but if you prefer to arrive at the Central Station, the bus is much faster. There are two shuttles that connect the airport where tickets can be bought inside the terminal. We advise you to wait until you re out of the airport to see which bus is ready to go. The ticket costs 10, and you can also buy it on board. Usually there s a bus every 20 minutes and the journey takes about an hour. To get there by taxi there is a fixed rate of 90, it takes more than an hour, depending on traffic. The price includes a single stop. If you want to make other stops, you will be charged the normal rate and it could cost you a lot more, so be careful!
23 FIRST STEPS - Transportation ATM TICKETS ATM, the company Transport Milanese, offers 5 different modes of transport: Metro, Tram, Bus, Underground Station, and Bike Sharing. You can buy tickets at the metro stations, vending machines, from newsagents and tobacconists. TICKET TYPES: - Ticket urban standard: 1.50 This ticket is valid for 90 minutes. Remember that, once past the turnstiles of the subway, you can not go back. You can, however, continue the journey by tram or bus. Some stops are considered extra urban and the ticket is therefore more expensive. It s exactly the case with Rho Fiera, the exhibition center which hosts the majority of events and fairs. This ticket costs 2.55 one way and 5 return. - Day ticket: 4.50 Valid for 24 hours from the time of validation. - 2 day ticket: 8.25 Valid for 48 hours at a time. Validate the ticket on the first journey and then use in the ticket machines to get on and off the subway or the train as many times as you want: this is not necessary on trams and buses.
24 Transportation SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR STUDENTS If you are under 26 years of age or a student you can subscribe to public transport easier. You can request an electronic card online, at one of our ATM Point, one of the outlets located in the subway or at one of the suburban authorized retailers (bars, newsagents, tobacconists, stationers), bringing with you a passport photo, a document of valid ID and social security number. You will be given an application form for the issue of an electronic card, you must fill this out and deliver (if not at an ATM outlet). Upon delivery of the application form you will be issued with a receipt. You ll have to come back after about 15 days to collect your card. Where are the ATM points? They are at the following metro stations: Duomo (M1 M3) Cadorna (M1 M2) Loreto (M1 M2) Romulus (M2) Centrale FS (M2 M3) Garibaldi FS (M2). Monthly By Student Price: 22,00 monthly refill Validity: 1 calendar month for unlimited travel Annual for students Price: 200,00 refill yearly Validity: 12 consecutive months, allows unlimited travel within the one year period. The initial cost of the card is 10, and the subscription is renewable at all metro newsstands, but also online (www.atmmi.it) and an ATM circuit Unicredit. The card is strictly personal, and therefore not transferable.
25 Transportation METRO As for efficiency, the subway is usually unbeatable, especially for traveling around the most important areas of the historic center. During peak hours it can be a bit crowded, the most critical moments are from to and in the evening around 19:00. However, the frequency of trains during those hours increases if a train is too crowded, the next will come in a few minutes. Unfortunately, the tube tends to slow down its service after 21:00 and runs only a little after midnight but do not worry, there is a night bus replacement service. To recognize them easily, bus stops nightclubs have an N next to the line number. In the map shown, the dashed lines are currently under construction. Here you ll find instead what lines work at night, and the map on the night service. -
26 Transportation TRAM The trams are a pleasant reminder of the past in Milan, as in many other European cities, some really do seem very old. They may seem slow and noisy but the elegant interior is really magnificent. We strongly recommend lines 1 and 4 for an enjoyable sightseeing tour of Milan. BUS Buses are generally used to reach outlying suburbs or to tour the city. Buses run along the route of the ring roads around Milan. Of particular interest are the trolley 90 and 91, which run along the main ring of Milan, also at night. BIKE SHARING Another good way to get around this city is the bike. The bike path is currently limited, but growing. To have a daily or weekly pass you must register on the site and pay by credit card. Alternatively, you can call the toll free number or contact an ATM Point at the following metro stations: Duomo (M1 M3) Cadorna (M1 M2) Loreto (M1 M2) Romulus (M2) Central Railway (M2 M3 ) Garibaldi FS (M2) A day pass costs 2.50, 6 one week. The service is designed to take you around the city, and not to rent a bike one day. Normally, you can take a bike from one station to another and deliver it when you arrive at your destination. The first 30 minutes are free, then the price goes up to 0.50 per 30 minutes up to a maximum of two hours. Exceeded 2 hours, the cost is 2 per hour. Leaving the bike in a station, the 30 free minutes will reset (may not be combined).