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Accessible Milan

Milan could be more friendly to wheel chair users. Having said that, when compared with the other Italian towns, it's not so bad. In the down town area the sidewalks have curbs. And the drivers usually don't parking where not admitted. 

Click on the following links to find out accessiblity in public transport system, hotels and museums. Discover some different accessible routes in the city:


ATM (the municipal transport company which includes buses, trams and undergrounds) has started to use low-floor buses which are equipped to transport people in wheelchairs. A lot of underground stations now provid a lift which makes them very accessible to disabled people. Various transport companies in Milan provide a taxi service for disabled people. They have vans with a hydraulic platform and are equipped to carry wheel chairs.


Milan has two important stations: Central Station (Piazza Duca d′Aosta) and Garibaldi Station (Porta Garibaldi). The Italian railways net is well equipped to help people with disabilities. More than 150 Italian railway stations have a reception service for disabled travellers and about 900 Eurostar trains have coach for them, but this service must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Central Station is the main station of the city and its ticket office and waiting rooms are accessible for disabled people, the WC is equipped and a lift connects the ticket office to the platforms. Also the second station, Garibaldi Station, offers assistance services for disabled people.
For more information go to the dedicated page on the official Trenitalia website.


Linate Airport and Malpensa Airport are completely accessible to disabled people and have fully equipped toilets. A Reception and an Assistance Centre for disabled passengers, called "Sala Amica", is available at both airports.


There are several accessible hotels in Milan. In general, all the hotels with accessibility for handicapped in Milan can be booked, also on line, in advance and with an instant confirmation with no extra charge and no deposit required.


Piazza del Duomo
- Accessible.

Museum of the Dome
Piazza del Duomo, 14
Tel: +39-02860358
Working Hours: 09,30-12,30 / 15,00-18,00
Closed on: Monday except public holidays
- Accessible

Pinacoteca of Brera
Via Brera, 28
Tel: +39-02722631
Working Hours: 09,00-17,30 (09,00-12,30)
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible.

"Cenacolo" of Leonardo da Vinci
Piazza S. Maria delle Grazie, 2
Tel: +39-024987588
Working Hours: 08,00-13,45
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible.

Civic Museum of the Contemporary Art
Piazza Scala
Tel: +39-028053418
Working Hours: 09,00-12,00 / 14,00-18,00 (during Summer on Sun 09,30-12,30 / 14,30-18,00)
- Accessible.

La Scala Opera House Museum
not accessible by wheelchairs

Civic Gallery of the Modern Art
Via Palestro, 16
Tel: +39-0276002619
Working Hours: 09,30-17,30
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible. Admission free.

Pinacoteca of the Sforzesco Castle
Piazza Castello
Tel: +39-0262083940
Working Hours: 09,30-17,30
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible. Admission free.

National Museum of Science and Technology
Via S. Vittore, 21
Tel: +39-02485551
Working Hours: 09,30-17,00 (Sat and Holidays 09,30-18,30)
Closed on: Monday except public holidays
- Accessible.

Civic Archaeological Museum
Corso Magenta, 15
Tel: +39-0286450011
Working Hours: 09,30-17,30
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible but people in a wheelchair must contact the museum in advance.

Civic Museum of the Risorgimento
Via Borgonuovo, 23
Tel: +39-028693549
Working Hours: 09,30-17,30
Closed on: Monday
- Accessible. Admission free.


We suggest six different historical, cultural and artistic routes for the disabled person:

1. The first route starts at Piazza del Duomo, continues to Piazza Missori, then returns to Piazza del Duomo. From this point you can reach Via Arcivescovado, Piazza Fontana, Verziere, Via Festa del Perdono, Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo, Piazza Missori and you are finally in Piazza del Duomo again. Through this route you can admire a lot of wonders of the city like: Sormani Andreani Palace, Church of San Pietro in Gessate, Palace of Justice, Rotunda of Besana, Church of Santa Maria della Passione, Academy of Music of Giuseppe Verdi, Prefecture, Isimbardi Palace, Church of Sant'Eufemia, Church of San Paolo Converso, Sanctuary of S. Maria by S. Celso.

2. Choosing the second route you can discover other wonderful places of Milan. From Piazza del Duomo to Carrobbio and Porta Ticinese Medievale you will return to Piazza del Duomo. Here you can choose an alternative street that gets from Piazza del Duomo to Via Orefici, Piazza Pio XI, Piazza S. Sepolcro, Via Torino, Largo Carrobbio, Corso di Porta Ticinese, Piazza Vetra and Porta Ticinese Medioevale. Crossing Via Torino you will be in Piazza del Duomo. The most important monuments to see through this route are the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio and the Church of S. Vincenzo in Prato.

3. Beginning from Piazza del Duomo to Sforzesco Castle, this route allows you to reach Via G. Mengoni, Piazza Mercanti, Piazza Cordusio, Via Dante, Largo Cairoli and Piazza Castello (Sforzesco Castle). In this way you could see the new seat of the Little Theatre, the Theatre Studio, the Civic Aquarium, the Arena or Civic Stadium, the Sempione Park and the Palace of Art.

4. In this route you can enjoy Piazza della Scala and Brera. Returning from Piazza della Scala to Piazza del Duomo you will reach the Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza della Scala, Via Verdi, Via Brera, Piazza del Carmine, Piazzetta di Brera, Via Borgonuovo, Via Montenapoleone, Piazza San Babila, Corso Matteotti and Piazza della Scala whereas from Via Borgonuovo you will cross Via Manzoni, then see Piazza della Scala, the Church of San Marco and the Basilica of S. Simpliciano.

5. Another starts at the Piazza del Duomo, continues to piazza San Babila by Corso Venezia and returns to Piazza del Duomo at the end. By taking this route you can go toward Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza San Babila, Corso Venezia, Via Sant'Andrea, Piazza Meda, Piazza Belgioioso and Piazza San Fedele. Finally you have the opportunity to pass closely to the Palace of the Senate, the Gallery of Modern Art, the exhibition of Contemporary Art, the Civic Museum of Natural History, the Planetarium, Public Gardens, the Dugnani Palace and the Museum of the Italian Cinema Kinetics.

6. The last route offers you the possibility to go from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza Sant'Ambrogio and then to Piazzale Cadorna while admiring Piazza Cordusio, Via Meravigli, Corso Magenta, Via Sant'Agnese, Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, Via Terraggio or Via Carducci and Piazzale Cadorna. Choosing forks of the main street you will see the National Museum of Science and Technology, the Naval Didactic Civic Museum, the Siloteca Cormio, the Basilica of S. Vittore al Corpo, the Palace of Stelline (also called Palace of Congresses), the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the "Cenacolo" of Leonardo da Vinci.

For more information look at the official dedicated site Milano per tutti.

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