Getting a Milan map before you arrive there will help you plan your route around the city in advance and take advantage of the options the city has to offer. Even Milan isn’t big like New York, Paris or London, having one is your single must have travel accessory.
If you need the map before you arrive in Milan (recommended), you can always get one from the many online vendors. As usually I’ve a full confidence in amazon maps. One I found very practical and useful if you especially like walking the Milan streets. It’s a paper folded map published by Marco Polo Travel Publisher.
Are you familiar with Milans center? The very center of Milan is rather restricted part of the city. On below city map the very center of the city is in so called internal beltway (circonvallazione interna – internal ring road).
Actually there are two beltways in Milan (internal and external). I am referring to internal beltway which you’ll be exploring walking. If you take a closer look at this map, you’ll notice that this part is enclosed by following streets: Via Francesco Sforza, Via Senato, Via Fatebenefratelli, Via De Amicis, Via Santa Sofia.
From the map is clearly visible that all Milan attractions are concentrated inside this internal beltways with Piazza del Duomo in very center of the city. Your walking itinerary will probably start from here.
Where Can I Get A Free Milan Map
In case you are arriving in Milan without a map, don’t worry! You can get one at Malpensa (MXP) international airport or Linate (LIN) airport if you are getting by plain.
If you are already in Milan, the best place is to go to Tourist Information office in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, corner Piazza della Scala.
For tourist information and services contact:
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, corner piazza della Scala
- Phone number +39 02 884 55555
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 19:00, Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00
- Sunday and holidays: 10:00 – 18:00
- Closed on December 25th, January 1st
There you can find free maps and small city guidebooks, leaflets on several cultural sites and events; you canalso book guided tours of Milan and surroundings (lakes, shopping malls) and find information about hotels and residences.
Getting around the other part of Milan I recommend to use the public transportation. Public transportation in Milan is exceptional and its rather cheap. Unlike Milan, Rome can only dream to have such a prefect city transportation.
On the above Milan Metro Map you can see 5 subway lines:
Red — Line 1
Sesto F.S. – Rho Fiera Milano / Bisceglie.
Green — Line 2
Gessate / Cologno Nord – Assago Milanofiori Forum / P.za Abbiategrasso Chiesa Rossa
Yellow — Line 3
Comasina – San Donato
Blue — Line 4
Violet — Line 5
Bignami Parco Nord – San Siro Stadium.