The Province of Milan (www.visitamilano.it) has a Tourist Information office at Piazza Castello 1, right in front of the Sforzesco castle,  telephone 0277404343, e-mail iat.info@provincia.milano.it. There also is  a manned "Info Box" inside the central train station, in front of platforms 13/14.

Opening times (for both offices): Monday to Friday  09.00 - 18.00; Saturday 09.00-13.30 and 14.00 - 18.00; Sunday and holidays: 09.00-13.30 and 14.00 - 17.00.  Closed on December 25th, January 1st, and May 1st.

 There you can find free maps and small city guidebooks, leaflets on several cultural sites and events; you can also book  guided tours of Milan and surroundings (lakes, shopping malls) and find information about hotels and residences.