Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Free WIFI hotspots in Milan (but be careful...always!)

Taking the tram home, I pass a spot offering free WIFI, and thought this info might be useful for you all coming to Milan.

Are you going to be a university student? Your university probably has a free hotspot area for you. I know that the Polytechnical Institute does (but you'll need to be one of their students to get a password).

Lots of caffès and hotels now offer free WIFI hotspots, too. Drumroll, please...even the city of Milan is getting into the act...More......

...with an area stretching from Piazza Cordusio to the Duomo, but to be extended continually as the city works its way toward the 2015 Expo, so keep getting updates.

I hunted about a bit on the net for you, and found some info...more of it if you can read a bit of Italian (in Google, for instance, look up "punti WIFI gratis Milano")...and there even is a map for being able to find free WIFI spots worldwide.

Be careful, of course...find out about the service's security before being too trustful.

With that caveat in mind, here are the sites that seemed most helpful to me. If you have other suggestions, put them in a comment, and I'll add them to the post.

First, the helpful links in English (with almost no comments at the moment, I'm rushing out the door):





And now for the sites in Italian:

http://www.wimi.it/ (the official Milan city site about its WIFI spots)


http://maps.fon.com/ (the world-wide map)

Hope this is helpful! Bye for now!

1 comment:

Star said...

Here's an updated list of municipal sites offering free WiFi during regular opening hours (sorry about the long link, but it ain't my fault): http://www.tourism.milan.it/wps/portal/!ut/p/c1/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hzS0O_QGcLEwP_ICNTA08D_2APT1dHYwMDE_1wkA6zeD9_o1A3E09DQwszV0MDIzMPEyefME8DdxdjiLwBDuBooO_nkZ-bqh-cmqdfkJ2d5uioqAgAsH_XLg!!/dl2/d1/L0lDU0lKSWdrbUEhIS9JRFJBQUlpQ2dBek15cXchL1lCSkoxTkExTkk1MC01RncvN183OTFOUUM4NDBPUjI1MEkwT1NISUVBMzAwNy9LX19fXzI!/?WCM_PORTLET=PC_7_791NQC840OR250I0OSHIEA3007_WCM&WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/en/situr/home/free_wifi_indoor_eng

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...