Useful Info: Milan
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What is the most useful information when in Milan?
When you’re moving into a new city the first things you might want to know are “How’s public transport?”, Where are the nearest Banks?” “How does going to the doctor work?” “What if I need to find my embassy/consulate?”. All pretty frequent questions, cause you never know what may happen, and you never know when you’ll need said information. If you’re like us, you always want the information in one place, that’s why we have a page dedicated to all the Useful Information right here. This page will talk about Milan, while other cities will have their own Useful Information section. Don’t worry we’ll make sure you don’t feel lost in the chaos of Italy.
Consulates & Embassies
First off let’s give you a generic idea of where all of the Milano Consulates and embassies are, you’ll find them always in the center of Milan. Where exactly, first that depends on your embassy, but you can find all of them in the area between Stazione Centrale and Duomo, that would be the Red and Yellow Subway lines.
Now if you’re problems are a bit more immediate than you going to the embassy you’ll want to know the various Milano Emergency numbers in Italy (118 Ambulance, 113 police, 115 Fire Department, 112 Generic Emergency, 1515 Environmental Emergency).
Because of your Student Visa and the country you are from, you’ll have different situations regarding your medical expenses, but the Milano Medical Information won’t vary. If you’re part of the EU or the Schengen deal you just have to show your European ID and you’ll have free medical if you’re from a country that doesn’t provide any type of insurance you’ll need to buy one for your stay in the country. That ranges from 70-200 euro per year, so not that bad.
Banks are definitely something you need to know about, luckily in Milan, you’ll find most of the international banks, being that it is Italy’s Economic hub so you won’t have any problems at a Milano Bank. You’ll find Citi near Cordusio, a fair amount of Barclays around the city, HSBC in Piazzetta Bossi. So you won’t have any problems when you need a bank teller if you’re online banking is giving problems.
Milano Transportation is held by Milano ATM, you’ll never find crazy delays when it comes to the subway (there are 4 lines and one in the making, Red, Yellow, Green, Lilac that are done, and the Blu line that’ll be ready in 2022), but buses and trams are another story this is because Milan has a lot of traffic, and that is the main reason for delays, but nothing crazy so don’t worry about it too much.
Now if you want to visit the rest of Italy, you have an opportunity with Milano Travel to and from being that it has one of the most trafficked train stations in the country, so you can find connections from Centrale and Porta Garibaldi that’ll bring you North, South, West, and East of Milan. If you’re jonesing to visit Turin, no worries that’ll be an hour ride. Want to see Venice? No problem there are some directs that leave from Centrale. Visit Florence? Hop on an Alta Velocità and you’ll be there in an hour and a half/max 2 hours.
Wash & Dry
Also When you’re in a new country and find yourself in an apartment that doesn't have a washer and dryer what are you going to do? Don’t worry too much cause you can always go to a Milano Wash and dry, and fear not that Italy has its fair share of laundromats. Especially the laundry lavanderia self service Milan Italy are pretty well kept for the standard. So if you’re looking for a lavanderia self service while in Milan you landed on the right page.