On Friday June 1st Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in Milan. The municipality will set up a giant screen in Piazza San Fedele to enable the public to follow the events taking place on the day.
Event, programme, Family Kit
This is a meeting between families and the Pope and is a special opportunity of ecclesiastical and civil enrichment for many people; a mutual exchange to update issues related to the family and to relaunch religion.
Refreshments for pilgrims
View and download the list of businesses that offer price-controlled food and drink and free toilets during the event.
The World Meeting of Families on your Smartphone
The official app for the VII World Meeting of Families is now available. Information, Catechists, Maps, Utilities, Videos and Photos to follow the meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on tablets and Smartphones.
The International Family Fair is an initiative – the first of its kind in Italy – to promote contact, exchange and visibility between associations and foundations, both ecclesiastical and civil, organisations and companies, and people working in the family sector.
The Fair will take place at MiCo – Milano Congressi in Viale Scarampo
Map of route to Bresso/Milano Parco Nord area
View and download the map that gives the designated pedestrian routes to the area that will, of course, be off limits to private cars and coaches. These will be allocated to specific areas and to links with underground and train stations.
Special buses for the last mile towards the Pope
Special buses for the last mile towards the Pope. ATM, the Milanese transport company, has guaranteed an increased service with ten bus routes within the so-called ZTL (limited traffic zone) leading to the gates of Bresso Airport.
Traffic restrictions and suspended services
On Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday June 3rd, 2012, in occasion of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Milan, a temporary Limited Traffic Zone (LTZ) will be introduced, leading to the suspension of the circulation of vehicles and the suspension of some public transport services.
A "last mile" of creativity
The last section of the route that the pilgrims have to travel to reach the gates of Bresso Airport has been called "The Last Mile". Several initiatives have been organised along this route.
Milan - Guide to the city
The new "Guide to the City of Milan" is now available.
The guide is organised in thematic itineraries and specific topics so as to enable each visitor to read up on the aspects that interest him most. QR Codes in each section also facilitate access to further information on this website.
MilanoMusei - Map and APP
Easy-to-use and informative the 'Families. Descriptions and encounters in the museums of Milan' Relazioni e incontri nei musei di Milano map offers all pilgrims a tour around the most important collections of the city.
Happening in the city
In every moment of the day Milan offers opportunities for recreation and culture for the whole family: concerts, exhibitions, meetings and sports events enliven exhibition spaces, theatres, parks and sports arenas; an entire constellation of locations and interesting places in both the centre and the suburbs. A cultural vitality which expresses itself in art and entertainment, all to be explored and, most importantly, to be shared.
MET - Metropolitan Milan
Multiculturalism, ancient art, photography, history, contemporary art, fashion and design. The Municipality of Milan offers an extensive and varied cultural programme of exhibitions for 2012.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist, engineer and inventor but also a painter, sculptor, architect, anatomist, writer and musician. He applied his talents to various fields of art and knowledge. The city is witness to the many facets of the creative person par excellence.
The sacred city
The religious feast invites us to discover the numerous historical and artistic treasures kept in the churches of Milan by following a specific route; from the Gothic style of the spires on the Cathedral, to the basilica of Santa Maria della Passione, passing by the sobriety of Romanesque buildings and the Renaissance magnificence of the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Discover the itinerary.
Tourist information in milan gets a makeover
Now that the new tourist information kiosks are imminent in Milan it has never been easier to delve into such beauty; the kiosks provide an up-to-date way of discovering, or rediscovering, the artistic and cultural heritage of the city
How to get here
The city is well served by three airports with national and international flights (Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al Serio) and linked to the city with airport coaches or railway services. Milan is also an important railway junction for high speed trains and a complex motorway network links the city up with the rest of Europe.
Getting around easily
Milan offers various alternatives for getting around the city. A bus, tram and metro network, taxis and new types of public transport, hired or reserved in advance, all link the city from the centre to the outskirts.
Milano AmaMi Card
48 hours to fall in love with Milan
One card that allows access to19 museums, gives discounts on exhibitions, concerts and tourism services and includes free travel on public services.
Milano Official Products
Take home a great souvenir of your trip.
Milano Official Products is an extensive line of clothing and objects for the home, office and leisure time with the instantly identifiable "Milano" logo. They can be purchased in many sales points in the city.