Flights to Milan are accommodated in three airports: the Malpensa International Airport in Varese, the Olio Al Serio International Airport in Bergamao, and the Linate International Airport, which is closest to the city. Cheap flights to Milan via low-cost carriers are served at the Olio Al Serio and at the Linate airports.
Shuttle coaches, taxis, and rental cars are readily available. Or you can book the Milan Airport Private Arrival Transfer for a fuss-free ride to your hotel. Train stations are also located near the area. Restrooms, boutiques, restaurants, Wi-Fi zones, and information centres are conveniently located in all three Milan airports.
Aside from getting affordable airfare to Milan, the other good thing about this city is the convenience of the public transport system. Going around Milan is no hassle at all. Standard ticket prices for bus or tram rides start at Û1,00. Three metro rails cover all major districts, and Milan's Central Station connects the city to other Italian cities.
Taxis in Milan can be booked in advance. The Radiobus is a cross between a taxi and the bus. Renting a car is fine as long as you are willing to pay for expensive parking spaces. Rented vehicles are also subject to zoning, so you cannot cross the Traffic Limited Zones.
With your Milan flight, you can either discover the city by yourself or you can sign up for a guided city tour. A must-see is Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper that hangs in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Have a visual feast with the monuments made by the greatest Italian sculptors at the Monumental Cemetary. Visit the Palazzo Reale and the Villa Reale for a sampling of the fine architecture in Milan. The Milan Cathedral, monasteries and basilicas are testaments to the Christian influence.
Milan is well known for its Palaces. Don't forget to take photos of the Palazzo Isimbardi, Palazoo di Brera, and Palazzo Omenoni to name but a few. Milan's museum houses one of the world's finest art collections ranging from classical to contemporary pieces.
The 'City of High Fashion' lives up to its name with its deluxe boutiques. Get the best Italian labels at Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant'Andrea, and at Via Monzoni. You can go window-shopping, grab a coffee at the Armani Emporium, or visit outlet malls carrying designer brands for a smaller price. Other places to shop are in Corso di Porta Ticinese, Via Torino, and Corso Buenos Aires.
Have your fill of fine Italian cuisine in Milan. There are pizzerias on every corner. There are always new trattorias and a ristorantes waiting to be discovered, and cafes and bakeries line the streets.
Milan has a busy nightlife. The area surrounding Brera gallery is teeming with music bars, restos, and nightclubs. Clubs open at 11 p.m. Tickets are issued at the entrance. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to make the most of your cheap airfare to Milan.
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