Getting Around in MilanEdit This
In Milan, transportation is never an issue. There's always a way to get around, whether it be the metro, the bus, taxis or even your own two feet.
While Milan is a big city, walking is always a viable option. Most hotels will provide you with a map of the city that includes streets and famous landmarks. They can also point out the most direct routes from one place to another, or the routes that include the most sights. In such an incredible city, walking is often the best option for visitors who want the freedom to go in and out of the many fabulous shops and restaurants without having to scramble in and out of vehicles. Just be sure to wear a good pair of walking shoes, as your feet are bound to be exhausted at the end of the day!
If you'd rather miss out on the spectacular scenery in favor of quickly getting to the places you need or want to go, then the metro is definitely a good choice. The city is well linked with the underground system providing transport to all of the famous landmarks and everywhere in between. This is great if you already know where you want to go or if you're on a limited time frame-not to mention if you've spent day one walking and your feet can't handle day two.
Milan has 20 tram lines that run throughout the city, as well as many buses. Most of the trams and buses have electronic signs that tell you where they're headed next, so you don't have to worry about hopping onto the wrong bus by accident. Many of the stops also have displays that detail the routes and time schedules. There are also several buses that operate city tours with excellent guides who will provide you with a history of Milan while taking you to explore all of the best sites.
The biggest taxi stand in Milan is at the Central Station, but you can pick up a white taxi most anywhere in the city. The taxis are a more expensive option for getting around, but they're quick and efficient and get you to where you're going in more comfort than other public transportation. They're also the only option for late night transportation, as the others quit running at around 2 a.m.
November 18, 2009 new by tiffanymparker