About the Country


Time Zone
GMT +1

Official Language

Telephone Calls
Country code: +39
Milan: (0)2
Emergency: 112


22% Imposta sul Valore Aggiunto (IVA) = VAT

Electrical Appliances
In Italy the standard voltage is 230V and frequency is 50 Hz. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins, plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side and plug type L is the plug type which has three round pins.

Tipping in Italy is neither mandatory nor expected, but if you do decide to do so, the gesture is a very clear indicator that you appreciated the service provided.

Credit Cards
ATM’s or Cash Machines (Bancomat) are widely available, except for smaller non-tourist villages. For cash withdrawals it is recommended to use a Debit Card since Credit Cards will hit you with a larger fee. Many stores and restaurants will accept debit and credit cards. Make sure you have a card with the Visa, Mastercard, Maestro or Cirrus logo.

The average temperature in September is 20°-26°C.

Milan has three main airports: Milan-Linate (the City Airport), just a few km from the city centre, Milan-Malpensa (30 km from Milan), and Bergamo Orio al Serio (40 km from Milan). You can reach each of these airports by taxi, by bus or by train. We expect Linate to be connected directly to city center and meeting venue by the new metro line 4.

Public Transport

Overground transport
Milan overground lines of public transportation system consists of buses, trams and trolley lines and connects every corner of the city within and outside the urban area.

The Milan subway system comprises four lines: M1 (red line), M2 (green line), M3 (yellow line), and M5 (lilac line), in addition to the Milan Passante railway (Passante ferroviario).

Taxi in Milan is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is the best solution to reach every corner of the city or places such as airports and railway stations. Taxis in Milan are white.
Taxi fares: starting fare 3,30 € / holidays 2,16 € / night fare 2,60 €.

Driving in Milan
It is essential that you pay attention to the Italian rules of the road while driving in Milan in order to avoid traffic accidents and expensive citations. Driving in Milan's city center is not recommended, as access to this part of town is limited by the Congestion Charge area (Area C) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at varying times. To enter Area C, drivers must purchase a ticket in advance for 5 euros. These tickets can be purchased at ATM points, newsstands, tobacco shops or by calling +39 02 48684001. For more information on Milan's Area C, including a detailed map with zone boundaries, camera locations, and timetables, see the ZTL Italy Guide.

Speed Limits in Italy
City: 30mph / 50kmph
Open Roads: 66mph / 110kmph
Highways: 81mph / 130kmph