"Ticketless day” on Milan metro

Milan celebrates patron saint’s day on 7 December. Milan transport authority ATM will celebrate the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St Ambrose on 7 December, with a special offer: unlimited tra...

Milan cops to deploy “invisible” speed traps

Milan patrol cars to mount Scout Speed. Milan is to be one of 32 towns and cities in Italy in which police patrol cars will be equipped with the much-discussed Scout Speed radar – and the number is...

Milan’s Trenord cuts trains, adds buses

Trenord plan to cut cancellations and remodernise. Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has announced the transfer of 139 little-used trains to a coach service, in a move calculated to reduce th...

Trenitalia boosts services for Milan

More trains, more seats, more stops. Italy’s state railway service Trenitalia has announced a boost to services – including to and from Milan – starting on 18 December. On the strategic Milan-Ro...

Winter tyres or chains obligatory from 15 November

Legal requirement in Milan from 15 November. As winter weather approaches, drivers must mount winter tyres, or at least be able to show they have snow chains on board, to use roads with warning sig...

Milan to open register of bike “number plates”

Another move against Milan’s bicycle thieves. Milan city hall has decided another move in the war against bicycle thieves with the introduction of a registry of bikes, with photos and description,...

Milan’s Linate airport to close for 3 months summer 2019

Disruption expected for some 2.5m passengers. Linate airport in Milan’s eastern quadrant is to close completely to traffic from 26 July to 28 October 2019, while the single runway and terminal buil...

Lombardy: red light for diesels until March 2019

3 mn vehicles banned in Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. In a turn of the screw in the fight against air pollution, new rules come into effect from Monday 1 October until 31 March 201...

Ryanair cabin crew promise chaos on 28 September

Ryanair strike to hit Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Netherlands. Yet another strike by Ryanair workers – this time by cabin crew – promises to make Friday 28 September a disaster day for low-...

Major Lombardy road, rail bridge closed for checks

Transport delayed between Milan and Bergamo. The road and rail bridge at Paderno d'Adda, linking the provinces of Lecco and Bergamo, has been closed for an indefinite period while urgent maintenance...

Car and bike sharing in Milan

The range of car-sharing opportunities in Milan is the most extensive in Italy and one of the most competitive in Europe, with a choice of six operators and some 3,000 cars on the road. There are also...

Milan teens in Ryanair adventure

Return from UK to Milan in people carriers. A group of 30 teenagers from Milan suburb of Magenta suffered a four-day adventure when low-cost carrier Ryanair left them stranded in the UK last weeken...

Ryanair crew strike hits Milan

Hundreds of passengers stranded in Milan. Milan, a major hub of the Dublin-based low-cost airline Ryanair, is among the destinations hardest hit by the longest ongoing strike in the company’s histo...

Milan names tram, metro stop for Leonardo’s Last Supper

In the run-up to Milan celebrations for Leonardo anniversary. As Milan starts to celebrate next year’s 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent the greater part of his life in...

Weekend strikes to affect holiday departures

Milan and Lombardy will suffer slowdowns. Strikes by workers of Trenitalia, Trenord and Italo this weekend will likely hit the plans of travellers beginning their summer holiday, but the air traffi...

Milan urban transport on reduced summer timetable

Less frequent, but still all day (and night) long. On 7 July, Milan’s urban transport system ATM switches to summer mode as more and more residents (and ATM staff) leave the city for vacation in th...

Rail strike to hit Milan travellers

Trenord workers to down tools Friday 6 July. Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has announced that strike action will hit their services on Friday 6 July from 09.00 to 17.00. This period...

Milan introduces contactless swipes on metro

First city in Italy for credit-card payment. Milan’s transport authority ATM has introduced “swipeable” turnstiles in all 113 metro stations, which accept credit cards for payment of the fare. J...

Milan’s most dangerous streets mapped

Data analysed from 9,000 traffic accidents. Milan-based online magazine The Submarine has published an analysis of traffic accidents on Milan streets, and arrived at helpful conclusions for urban p...

Transport strike to hit Milan

National general strike, but hours still vague. Transport workers across Italy have declared a brief general strike on Thursday and Friday, 7-8 June, but the exact timing has still not been announc...

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