Transport - Milan has a very good transportation
system and it is quick and easy to get around the
city. It is run by the Azienda Trasporti Milanesi
or ATM (tel: 02 7252 4360); website: www.atm-mi.it
The metro, bus, tram and trolley bus have a special
ticketing system. The service operates daily. The
metro has three lines: the red MM1, green MM2 and
yellow MM3. The Tickets must be validated in the SITAM
machines on-board buses or at the metro stations.
This makes travelling in the city very accessible.
Passes, valid for one or two days, are available
for purchase from ATM Railway Offices
at Cadorna, Centrale FS, Duomo, Loreto and Romolo.
Another option to you are the Taxis and
they are generally white and you may telephone from
a landline (tel: 02 4040 8585) to hail the nearest
one. These two numbers will also reach taxi services
Radiotaxi (tel: 02 6767 or 5353) and Autoradio (tel:
Luxury cars can be ordered for hire by calling Autonoleggio
Pini (tel: 02 2940 0555; website www.pini.it
) or the Eurochange Business Centre (tel: 02 5858
1199). Prices vary, but if you can afford this it
is a great way to see the city.
If you are brave you may wish to rent a car although
the city streets are very difficult to maneuver and
parking is treacherous. The Public Transport
System is excellent and much faster than
travelling by car.
At least three major companies have Rental
Car offices in the city Avis, Via Corelli
150 (tel: 02 5530 5276; website www.avis.com ), Hertz,
Piazza Duca D’Aosta (tel: 02 6698 5151; website:
www.hertz.com ) and Maggiore, Via Canonica 64 (tel:
02 311 029). Avis rental is also available at Stazione
Centrale, Galleria delle Carrozze (tel: 02 669 0280)
and at Piazza Diaz, near the Duomo (tel: 02 863 494).
The national booking line for Avis Car Rentals
is 199 100 133.