Handy Info Milan

Just some general information about Milan that is handy to know!

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General information about Milan

Payment:                                                                   By euros (€)
Country code (phone):                                            +39
In case of emergency (phone number):               911



ATM services in Milan

If you have a bank card with a Maestro logo then you can withdraw cash at ATMs with the same logo.
Credit cards are accepted at a lot of places, but definitely not accepted everywhere. So don’t just expect that they will accept your credit card and take different kind of payment methods with you. 

Safety in Milan

Milan knows the dangers that are found in every major city. The traffic is hectic and the chance of an accident is therefore a lot bigger. In addition to the traffic there are pickpockets and thieves. Always be alert, just don’t walk with valuable stuff that is not necessary and don’t put your wallet in sight.

On the square in front of the Duomo are men that actively try to put corn in your or your child’s hand to feed the pigeons. They will do this in a pretty compelling way and they will grab your hand and try to stop the corn in your hand. If you have the corn in your hand they want only one thing of you: money. They will let you know this in a very intimidating and aggressive way.

Public holidays of Milan

Most shops and banks closed on public holidays. The public holidays of Milan are:


Date Holiday
01.01.xxxx           New Year’s Day
06.01.xxxx Epiphany
25.03.xxxx Good Friday
28.03.xxxx Easter Monday  
25.04.xxxx Liberation day
01.05.xxxx International Workers Day
02.06.xxxx Republic Day
15.08.xxxx Assumption Day
01.11.xxxx   All Saints’ Day
07.12.xxxx The Feast of St. Ambrose
08.12.xxxx   Immaculate  Conception
25.12.xxxx Christmas Day
26.12.xxxx Boxing Day


How late do the stores open and close
Milan is famous for fashion and the many well-known fashion, designer and furniture stores. In Milan, you can also shop until you drop and your feet you no longer want to wear.

The shops are open at these times:
Monday: some things are Mondays, some (especially food stores) are open Monday morning and go in the afternoon close. Open the fashion business especially after 15.30.

Tuesday: 9.30-13.00 and 15.30-19.30 Wednesday: 9.30-13.00 and 15.30-19.30 Thursday: 9.30-13.00 and 15.30-19.30

Friday: 9.30-13.00 and 15.30-19.30 Saturday 9.30-13.00 and 15.30-19.30 Larger (fashion) chains are open all day during the week.

Sunday: most cases are closed on Sundays except for shops in the neighborhood of markets.

Please note that in August is the holiday in Italy, and many shops, especially the fun little things are then closed.