Milan “Fashion Capital”
Culture and Lifestyle
Fashion and finance aside, Milan’s other religion is, of course, calcio (football). The city is home to both AC Milan and Inter, two of Italy’s top teams, and passionate crowds pack San Siro stadium on Sunday in season. The city also harbours some lesser-known attractions such as the Navigli’s canal-side cafés and old-fashioned gelaterie (ice-cream shops) and the funky design district of Isola.
The city is at its hottest – weather-wise – in August, when locals take holidays, and many places close; though it can provide a tranquil alternative to the crowded coast. Just three hours from Florence and Venice and five hours from Rome, Milan is easily accessible by train to other major cities in Italy and Europe.
How to reach Università Luigi Bocconi, via Sarfatti 25:
- From Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport
- From Malpensa Airport
- From Linate Airport
- Bus number 73 to San Babila M1 (transport ticket: 2€).
- From San Babila walk 600 meters until Piazza Fontana, then take tram number 15 direction “Rozzano” until stop Castelbarco (no need to buy an additional ticket).
You could also take a taxi from any airport to Università Bocconi, but it’s more expensive. Indicative prices from each airport: Linate 19€ (22€ night fare); Orio al Serio 122€ (125€ night fare); Malpensa 128€ (131€ night fare).
The price of a tram ticket is 2€, and it allows you one entrance at the metro and unlimited travels on . ATM Milano offers other deals like tickets valid for 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours, and a ticket valid for 10 trips for a cheaper fare. You can buy tickets directly at any metro station, at tobacconists’ or at newsagents’.
In 2010 Milan was ranked 15 among the most expensive cities in the world. Therefore, some costs you may need before planning your expenses may include:
- A bottle of mineral water (50cl): 1€ (0.20€ at the University)
- Beer: from 4€ to 8€
- Pizza: from 5€ to 10€
- Three-course meal with wine/beer: from 18€
- Sodas: from 1.5€ to 2.5€ (0.60€ at the University)
- Energy drinks : from 2.5€ to 5€
- Coffee: usually 0.80€ or 1.00€ (0.30€ at the University)
- Entrance to a club: usually 10€ including aperitivo (might be more for fancier places)
- Cocktails : from 5€ to 12€
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