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Milano Centrale train station is not only one of the most important in Italy, but also in Europe, and it’s capable of handling 120 million passengers a year! Located in the north of the city centre, the station dates back to the 1930s. There are 24 platforms with over 800 trains running Intercity, regional, national and international routes. Thanks to the many high-speed train connections, Milan-Turin takes 45 minutes, Bologna-Milan takes 1 hour, and Rome is just 3 hours away. After arriving at the station, passengers can get a shuttle bus to the airports of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio. Public transport to and around the city is simple too, thanks to the tram, metro and buses available close to the station. As the name suggests, this is Milan’s most central station, although the city is served by many others, including Milano Rogoredo (in the west) and Milano Porta Garibaldi (in the east).
Although it is possible to get from Milano Centrale train station to the city centre on foot (in around 35 minutes), this busy city is perhaps best navigated using public transport, whether by metro or bus. One of the closest attractions to the station, just under 2 km away and about a 20-minute walk, is Museo Civico di Storia Naturale. Here, visitors can discover exhibitions on mineralogy, palaeontology, zoology and natural history. It is right next to one of Milan’s beautiful green spaces, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli. If visitors take one of the three nearby metro stops from there (Palestro, Porta Venezia or Turati), they can reach the heart of Milan after a short 5-minute journey. This will take them to Piazza del Duomo, named after the cathedral that dominates the square and one of the most visited tourist hotspots in the city. The Gothic fairy-tale facade provides the perfect photo opportunity, before exploring the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This spectacular neo-Renaissance building, with its glass vaulted ceiling, is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls and home to a selection of stylish boutiques, restaurants and hotels. Find the entrance on Piazza della Scala, where there’s also one of the world’s most prestigious theatres.
A strong food tradition lives on in Milan, so travellers should head to the Cinque Vie or Brera, areas of the city where to sample some Italian cuisine. Here, visitors will find restaurants serving classic dishes like risotto alla milanese, boiled meat with vegetables and sauces, or cassoeula (a meat casserole with cabbage, served with polenta).
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