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Milan

Milan is located in the very heart of Europe. Internationally known as the most important capital for fashion, design and finance. With more than 450 restaurants, Milan offers a huge number of opportunities to taste the best Italian cuisine or international specialties.
Milan is a compact city rich in culture and art, home to Leonardo's 'Last Supper' masterpiece, the La Scala Theatre and walking distance from most of the famous historical monuments.
It is also a dynamic city, a place where the most important events, congresses, conventions and exhibitions take place. Milan has a very efficient infrastructure system, which makes it a great hub in Europe; with its three international airports connecting delegates to the city centre in less then 30 minutes and the European railway network, offering an efficient public transportation system in the city and outskirts.

Elena Balestriero

Destination Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Italy
City: Milan

Components

International Airports: 3
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 350
Number of Rooms: 40000

City Overview

Milan is located in the very heart of Europe. Internationally known as the most important capital for fashion, design and finance. With more than 450 restaurants, Milan offers a huge number of opportunities to taste the best Italian cuisine or international specialties. Milan is a compact city rich in culture and art, home to Leonardo's 'Last Supper' masterpiece, the La Scala Theatre and walking distance from most of the famous historical monuments. It is also a dynamic city, a place where the most important events, congresses, conventions and exhibitions take place. Milan has a very efficient infrastructure system, which makes it a great hub in Europe; with its three international airports connecting delegates to the city centre in less then 30 minutes and the European railway network, offering an efficient public transportation system in the city and outskirts.

CVB Overview

The CVB goal is to provide event planners, associations and congress organisers impartial and free support to make their business events unforgettable. We will help you to find the most suitable venue, hotel, DMC/PCO, transport services, catering and all you need for your unique 'milanese' experience.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Milan is home to some of the most prestigious universities, research institutes, hospitals and industries. Major fields of studies and applications are economics, law, engineering, health, architecture and design, energy and renewables, IT, oil and gas, sports and manufacturing.

Significant Convention Centres

MiCo Milano Congressi: 72 meeting rooms, maximum capacity 18,000 pax, two plenary rooms for up to 4,000 pax, one auditorium for 1,500 pax, 54,000sq.m exhibition space. Located in downtown Milan and easily accessible by public transport. Fiera Milano Exhibition and Convention Centre: 345,000 sq.m indoor and 60,000 sq.m outdoor exhibition space, 24 large halls with full vehicular access, connected by subway and train to the city centre and major national cities. Stella Polare Congress Centre: An auditorium of 1,000 pax and nine meeting rooms of different capacities. Contact: info@fieramilanocongressi.it.

Protocol

Free movement for EU nationals. Please refer to http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en to check if your status (visa-free, visa on arrival or visa application required).

Access

Airports: Malpensa International Airport (30'), Linate City Airport (25'), Orio al Serio Airport (low cost carriers, 50') - all connected to the city centre by public transport (fast train, subway, tram or bus). Regional & national fast speed train connecting, among others, Milan to Rome (2.55 hrs), Turin (55 minutes), Venice (2.25 hrs), Florence (1.35 hrs). City Taxi, car sharing & bike sharing. National & international highways easily connecting Milan to the rest of Europe.

Accommodation

40,000 rooms divided in a wide range of hotels (5*, Luxury, 4*, 3* and apartments) located in the city centre, within walking distance from main event venues and attractions. Many hotels also located nearby the major airports.

Attractions

Milan has an extensive cultural, historical and art environment in terms of museums, theatres, painting exhibitions, shopping district, food and wine. Don't miss out on Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece, The Last Supper, and a day tour to the surrounding lakes.

DMC's/PCO's

A range of available DMCs and PCOs dedicated to supporting business events can be reached through the website www.eventingmilan.it/DMCPCO_en.html

Milan Ambassadors

MAP - Milan Ambassador Programme - aims to support qualified representatives of research institutes, doctors, scientists, professionals, university lecturers and key corporate managers that work to promote Milan as an excellent destination for major congresses and conventions. MAP supports the Ambassadors in the bidding process for major congresses and in all destination related activities.

Knowledge Hubs

Architecture
Business Management
Culture
Economics
Medical Sciences/Healthcare