Milan 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 SITAMmachines 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: 02 8585).
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.