On the MIUR (Ministry of University and Research) website you will find information and useful advice regarding Italian customs and lifestyle , which will help you to organise your stay in Italy.
It is easy to travel around Milan using the public transport system. All the information you need can be found on the website of the city’s transport company, ATM – Milanese Transport Company (Italian text).
ATM also offers BikeMI, a real public bicycle transport system to be used for short trips supplemented by ATM traditional transport vehicles.
Those who can’t live without a car should take a look at the Car Sharing website, because hiring a car, even for just a few hours, is not as expensive as you may think.
Cycling enthusiasts may want to visit the website of Ciclobby (Italian text), an association that has been promoting bicycle travel in the city for many years.
For excursions outside the city, it is convenient to travel by train with both the Ferrovie dello Stato– which provides rail links all over the country – and with the Ferrovie Nord, Lombardy’s railway transport company. From the Ferrovie Nord Railway Station – in Piazza Cadorna in the centre of Milan – you can quickly reach the lakes and Malpensa international airport.
If you choose to travel by air, the city has three airports: Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio, which are easy to reach by urban and suburban public transport, while the bus network operated byAutostradale provides daily links to the most important tourist destinations in Italy and the rest of Europe.
For bureaucratic questions concerning residence permits it can be useful to consult the website of the Milan Police Headquarters (Italian text).
It is helpful to remember that the Italian health service is public and free, especially in the case of emergencies.
If you find yourself in danger or have urgent need of protection you can request help by calling 113, the number of the State Police (Italian text), or 112, the number of the Carabinieri or, in the event of a fire, 115, the number of the Fire Brigade (Italian text).