Milano Centrale

Milano Centrale, Milan: Address, Milano Centrale Reviews: 4/5

Milano Centrale
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
How to get there
  • Centrale • 2 min walk
  • Milano Centrale Station • 3 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,478 contributions
Apr 2020
In these day of coronavirus, the colours of our beloved flag are projected, at night, on the beatiful facade.
The costruction of this impressive railway station began at the end of 19th century and continued for several years, the current version, especially the interiors date back to 2010.
It was inaugurated in 1931 and remained for years the third station of the city, after the Cadorna station and even the Lambrate station. Now with two metro lines, high speed trains and the connection to three airports ( Malpensa by train, Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio by bus ) is one of the most important station of Italy.
Written April 26, 2020
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK164 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The milan central train station is a must see even if you are not going on a train. It is my second best attraction in milan. Designed by the most famous prime minister of italy (benito mussolini) this place is full of history just by looking at all the paintings and statues. A very tall structure that makes it very impressive. The station is the largest by size in europe and the second busiest after paris. So if you are going to catch a train book online and get there 30 minutes before your train departs.
Written August 25, 2020
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mjg.18
Glasgow, UK19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Milan is a perfect place for a long weekend. It is soaked in history and fabulous shopping and dining experiences. It is so stylish, vibrant and young. It has fantastic transport links, really easy and convenient metro system. The trams are fab too. The cost of a day ticket for metro and is valid on the tram is €7. A good base is Centrale. Super easy to get around. The district of Navigli is excellent for restaurants and bars and vibrant around canal and not far by metro from centrale. The train link is also great with only 40mins to Lake Como which is brilliant too. Really recommend this city. The hop on and off bus is a brilliant way also of getting about town.
Written February 11, 2020
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MikeyMackTravels
Prague, Czech Republic3,105 contributions
Dec 2019
This has to be one of the biggest train stations I have ever seen. It is massive. Beautiful architecture with a big history. Seems there are rooms in this train station closed to the public that have Nazi symbols from when they were getting ready to welcome Hitler. So much to see all over this station. Lot of stopping and restaurants. Wish we had time to take a tour of the station. Really glad we got to see this work of art while in Milan for the day.
Written January 2, 2020
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Nina Lamovec
Ljubljana, Slovenia8 contributions
Oct 2020
I read some reviews online and generally thought it was going to be a good experience. Sadly I was wrong. I can't say anything against the architecture or the history of the building that part is nice. I came by the metro and first you have to figure out how to get to the main building which was a bit tricky. When you come up there are signs but even if you follow them they don't help much.
There are some stores and you can find a place to eat, but my worst experience was the toilets. First you can't find the toilets because on the 3 floors that there are is only one bathroom. It's on the first floor and as expected you have to pay to get inside it is 1 euro which wasn't my problem. The problem was the state of the bathroom. When I found the first empty toilet it was broken. I'm guessing it was that way for a longer time but since you pay for the toilet at least they should be in a presentable state. Of course, I didn't use that toilet a went to the next one which was better but the hook to hang up things was broken, so I had to place my bags on the dirty floors. Horrible toilets
Written October 18, 2020
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Sally B
New York City, NY24 contributions
Dec 2019
The Centrale train station in Milan is huge, overwhelming and confusing. It's very impressive, but we never found an information center and wandered around trying to follow directions to leave our luggage for a few hours at the Kipoint place. We then wanted some coffee and wandered around for quite some time before we found a nice place to sit down and have coffee and a pastry. The signs for the Metro are also confusing. (It's easiest to go outside at the front of the station and find the steps down to the Metro there.) There are lots of stores inside the Centrale, and it's a good place to pick up a SIM card for your phone, but other than that, my advice is get out fast. Admire its grandeur and leave it at that.
Written January 5, 2020
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SydneyPerla
Sydney463 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Well, first of all: it is a train station. And as such you can find anything convenient for travelling there (cafes, shops, you name it). The architecture is really pretty. It looks like an ancient Roman temple or so. Actually quite cool. BUT: it is not really welcoming you as there are drunk people near the entrance (but still inside!), loads of trash, spilled drinks, drug abusives etc. I felt a bit uncomfortable there. And the contrast to the building itself was immense. So as I said in the beginning: in the end it is just a train station of a big city.
Written March 2, 2020
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clevertravelers
Newtown, PA356 contributions
Jul 2021
Easy to navigate. Seems a bit like organized chaos. Our trains, Varenna to Milan and Milan to Cinque Terre were on time and clean. Definitely some seedy characters to be aware of inside and out and working in tandem. Just be a savvy traveler and know the safety rules before you go. Figure out your transportation outside of the station in advance.
Written August 8, 2021
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Dec 2019
As someone with just basic "tourist" Italian language skills, I appreciate the English and Universal signage and announcements. The architecture is majestic from the 1930s with a little modern shopping mall thrown in. There is a large plaza outside and streetcars to ride if you have a layover.

Plenty to eat and lots of shopping.
Written February 18, 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,478 contributions
Aug 2020
If you don just look at the majestic of the building and look for details , you will see beautiful architectural details .
Written August 8, 2020
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