Province of Milan

The province of Milan is the Italian destination most visited by tourists in the Lombardy region. The countless historical and artistic beauties that fall in the Milanese province, enriched by one of the most efficient and developed industrial centers in Italy, confirm the province of Milan at the top of the rankings for quality of life, services and activities dedicated to leisure and fun. In the Milan area it will be possible to taste Italy in all its excellence: from catering to wellness through sport and high fashion. In the Milanese province are located the main and most prestigious hospitality companies and the major fashion and luxury houses: a real highlight of a growing province that will give the visitor all kinds of emotions and sensations. In fact, many consider the province of Milan as the "Silicon Valley" of Italy, thanks to the work of local workers, who contribute - in perfect harmony with the companies present in the area - to spread the culture and the typically Italian style. Traditions and innovation come together in the province of Milan, which has a total area of ​​1,575 km², and which is able to offer visitors places of entertainment and international public entertainment (as during Monza's grand prix), historical treasures of incomparable beauty (like the Castello Sforzesco of Milan) and naturalistic walks among lakes and mountains: in this sense, the famous Lake Garda (or Benaco), the largest in Italy, is certainly worth a visit.

Navigli of Milan - Province of Milan

Navigli of Milan - Province of Milan (Source: Luca Mascaro - CC BY SA 2.0)

How to reach the province of Milan

By car

There are numerous motorway arteries and the ring roads present in the Milanese province, which connect the Lombard capital and the main localities of the area with the nearby provinces of Monza and Brianza, Lodi and Bergamo, but also with the Italian cities of Turin, Genoa , Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rome. From the province of Milan it is also easy to reach the Swiss areas of Bern, Basel and Zurich, the French ones of Nice and Marseilles and the territories of Innsbruck in Austria. Present along the entire road and motorway route four lanes of road for each carriageway and several areas of stops and restrooms equipped for any eventuality. The main motorway arteries are the A1 ("Autostrada del Sole"), a stretch with toll that connects the Lombard capital to the city of Naples. The A4 ("Serenissima") that unites the Milan area with the cities of Turin and Venice. The A8 motorway, which connects the main towns of the province of Milan (Milan-Varese-Como axis); while the A7 (also known as the Giovi or Serravalle motorway) is the main artery that connects Milan to Genoa. All the highways that serve the province are directly connected to the city of Milan through a dense network of ring roads. It is good to know that in the historical center of Milan the ZTL (Area C) is set up, active on weekdays and with paid access. Alternatively, parking lots are available for public transport, or using the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by Bravodriver.com , which will allow you to easily reach the province of Milan and access restricted traffic areas through profiled drivers and vehicles suitable to satisfy every request.

By plane

The Milanese province is served by 3 airports. The main airport is Milan Linate (LIN), named after Enrico Forlanini, which is a few kilometers from the city center; the Milan Malpensa airport (MXP), however, falls in the province of Varese and can be reached in about 45 minutes of assistance (possibility to reach the airport by train with the Malpensa Express from the Milan stations (Bovisa, Cadorna, Centrale and Garibaldi) , or through the shuttle bus services, the airport of "Orio al Serio" (BGY), in the province of Bergamo, is easily reachable by car (about 50 km from the central station of Milan), or through the shuttle bus services. There are several carriers that make the service at the Milan airports such as Alitalia, Air France, Easyjet, Ryanair, Emirates, British Airways and Lufthansa.

By train or bus

The entire province of Milan is served by an extensive railway network offering regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international (Barcelona, ​​Friborg, Nice, Paris, Zurich, Munich and Vienna) connections , even with "high speed" sections. The main railway companies present in the Milan area are Trenitalia, Italo Treno, Trenord and Thello. To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport companies, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach the Milanese province by bus, it is possible to choose different private transport companies. Among the main ones are: Baltour, MarinoBus, FlixBus and BusCenter. For more details, we recommend visiting the companies' websites.