I had an unplanned 24 hour stopover in Milano, when flying from NYC to Kyiv so I decided to try some new experiences as I was short on the budget.
Whenever I travel from the US, I carry a lot of pieces of luggage because shopping there is amazing. I considered an option to leave the luggage in the drop-off place in airport, although I left it for 24 hours, they charged me for two days. I’ll share with you some tips hot to enjoy the city and spend very little money.
Transfer from and to the airport
There are two good options – a bus aтв a train. The bus is cheaper but you can get stuck in a traffic jam, use the train instead. It is very fast and convenient.
Getting around the city
The City center of Milano is small, you can walk all around. Otherwise use a subway, it is relatively cheap to other European cities.
So many of my friends used Couchsurfing while traveling, but I never dared before I challenged myself to travel on a low budget. I surfed the website, analyzed hosts and chose the perfect one. Trust me, the hosts’ profile will tell a lot about them. Check out nice areas in the city centre in advance and set you search filters accordingly. It’s free 🙂
It’s Italy, you’ll easily get around with food. Everything is amazing. I suggest you to go to a place called Luini and try Panzerotti. The one with ricotta cheese and speenach is delicious.
Go to Armani store/hotel/bar – it is all in one. Italians drink coffee at the bar, so go to Armani bar to have one.
Storage – 9 euro
Transfer & transportation – 27 euro
Duomo – 7 euro
Photographer: David Cerda, Veronica Pototska
Location: Milano, Italy