BANKING AND EXCHANGE FACILITIES
There are a number of Exchange offices in Milan, for instance in Central Station and Cadorna Station, Malpensa and Linate Airport and at Piazza Duomo. Ask the concierge at your hotel for the location and opening hours of the exchange office closest to your hotel. There are both bank offices and ATM in Milano Linate Airport and Milano Malpensa Airport.
September in Milan is still a warm month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 14°C (57.2°F) and an average high of 24°C (75.9°F).It could rain, so were commend to bring an umbrella.
The monetary unit in Italy is the Euro (EUR). Bank notes are printed in values of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 e 500euro and coins in values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents. There is no limit on the amount of Euro and foreign currency taken into Italy.
Major credit cards are accepted in taxis, at restaurants, hotels and in shops. You can get cash with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bancomat” (ATM)
The electric current in Italy is 220 volts AC in 50 cycles, and plugs and sockets may differ from those in other parts of the world. Travellers should bring adapters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and shavers. Some hotels and shops can supply adapters.
Laptop computers that are made to work on both 110 and 220 volts can be used in Italy with an adapter. For laptop computers working on 110 volts only, adapters or transformers are necessary.
Local time in Milan is Central European Time (GMT+1 hours).
PASSPORTS, VISA AND LETTER OF INVITATION
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Italy. Please apply for the visa within reasonable time (minimum three months ahead of the planned travel). For more information visit www.esteri.it
Milan has an extensive network of underground trains, trams and buses. Underground station entrances are marked with a white M on a red background.
TAKING THE METRO AND COMMUTER TRAINS
There are automatic barriers at all of the stations. You must have a valid ticket or card before boarding any of the public transports. When you board the bus up, you have to punch the ticket. It is not possible to buy any kind of ticket on board the public buses since they work under a no cash policy.
Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 14:00 and 15:30 – 19:00
In Milan, department stores remain open until 19:00 or longer. Most are also open on Sundays between approx. 10:00 and 16:00.
In accordance with the policy of the ISHP22, this is a non-smoking event