Monday, April 13, 2015

Public transportation news in Milan (wonderful...finally)

Post after post after post about public transportation strikes in Milan and thought this was going to be another one, didn't you?...More......

I confess, when the original article's title caught my eye, I did, too...then hope began warring with disbelief, until good triumphed over evil: there will be public transportation in Milan 24 hours a day during Expo.

Wait...wait...don't get too excited.

The entire daytime network won't be running all night long. The much reduced late hours service of Friday and Saturday will be extended:

--bus 151 (substitutes M1-metro line 1)
--bus 152 (substitutes M2)
--bus 153 (substitutes M3)
--N42 (Bicocca-Central Train Station)
--N6, N15, N24, N27, N50, N54, N57, N80, N95
--the trams 90 and 91

This is as good a time as any to encourage ATM to extend service every day of the week by at least an hour or two. I'm no night owl, but if I want to go out for dinner and a movie, it's a scary proposition to play beat the public transportation clock in order to be able to watch, eat, chat and get home before the clanging of the clock shortly after midnight turns the ATM employees back into Cindarella's mice.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 12th - Marathon in Milan (again)

There are marathons in Milan, so it must be spring.

This Sunday the 12th of April the town will be paralyzed for the Swisse Gas Marathon.

Stay indoors and play video games or read, get out in support, or get out early, period.

It's pretty useless to try to make your way around town.

Another strike on the way...Tuesday, April 14, 8:45 AM - 3 PM

Yet another public transportation strike in Italy. In Milan, the times on Tuesday the 14th of April will be from 8:45 AM to 3 PM.

Could have been worse.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Massive amount of additions to my "Art in Milan" pages on the "Where Milan" site...check 'em out!

In honor of Expo, I've finally got the better of distractions, and spent HOURS writing out quick summaries for almost all of Milan's principal museums (and there are quite a few). Still have a couple to go, but am pooped. Will finish tomorrow. In the meantime, here's link, so you can have that info on hand, too.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Free entry to SOME Italian state-owned museums on Easter and Easter Monday (2015)

Hope this becomes a nice habit: this year's free entry to state-owned museums in Italy on Easter and Easter Monday.

The bad news is that the official web site for the cultural patrimony ministry is only in Italian.

The good news is that the coverage of this possibility is pretty self-explanatory: a region by region, museum by museum list.

In Milan? Leonardo's "Last Supper" (by reservation what's the point?!) and the Brera Pinacoteca.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 10. What's up? Another public transportation strike, of course.

Could be worse.

This time it's "just" the new train company, Italo.

24 hours. April 10, 2015.

Info from "Milano Today" (in Italian).

Forewarned is forearmed.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

More art for sale in Milan: MIART, 10-12 April, 2015

You can't buy just one...MIART is back at Fiera Milano City (the in-town convention center), 10-12 April 2015, with vibrant pieces to tempt you just before Expo 2015 explodes.

Want more info about when, where and how much? Go to their web site in English.

Then come back, and let us know what you bought!

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