Low cost Milan
Milan offers lots of things that can be visited while spending a maximum of € 20.
Starting with the public transport – an underground, bus and tram network that is well organised in our city – it is worth noting that ATM (the public transport company of Milan) has created two tickets that allow you to travel on the tram, underground, bus, trolley bus and the urban line of the city rail link, for 24 hours at € 4.50 and for 48 hours at € 8.25.
The tickets are on sale in the underground station buildings, coffee bars and machines.
For the planning of a low cost cultural trip, we would like to point out that many museums offer cumulative tickets that allow access to many places at cheap prices. For example, it is possible to buy a ticket valid for 3 days to visit Sforza Castle, the Museum of the Risorgimento, the Archaeological Museum and the Natural History Museum for just € 7.
The castle, the Civic Natural History Museum and the Civic Archaeological Museum are all free in any case on Thursdays after 2pm until the time of the last admittance.
If you are under 18years of age, The Sforza Castle Museums, the Museum of the Twentieth Century Art and the Civic Natural History Museum are completely free, if you are over 65 you will get a reduction on the admission price. At The Museo del Novecento (20th century museum) the entrance is free every day from two hours before the closing time. Every Friday free entrance from 15.30.
Entrance to the Modern Art Gallery, the Archaeological Park and the Alda Levi Museum of Antiquities, the Civic Aquarium, the Palazzo Morando Costume Moda Immagine and the Museum of Astrology of Brera is always free.
Other cumulative tickets can be purchased for the collection of house museums in Milan, which are very beautiful and have many stories to tell. The Card House Museum includes a visit to the Villa Necchi Campiglio, Museum Bagatti Valsecchi, Museum Poldi Pezzoli and the Boschi Di Stefano House Museum for just € 15.
To see the city from a different perspective, like all other major European cities, Milan also has the red double-decker sightseeing buses. The cost of the ticket for this hop on hop off service is € 20, valid for 48 hours; the cost is halved for children between 5 and 15 years of age.
And after the tour, why not discover the thrill of viewing the metropolis from above? The Torre Branca in the Parco Sempione, built by Giņ Ponti in 1933, is the highest point in Milan with its 108 metres. The attractive panoramic terrace is reachable by lift. The cost is € 4; it is completely free for pensioners and school children on Wednesdays.
For those who want to touch the sky, we suggest to get on the roof of the Cathedral at the price of € 12,00 by lift, € 7,00 on foot.
Visit the events section to find the cultural event that you don’t want to miss among the many possibilities offered by an active and lively city such as Milan. You will discover many other “low cost” options!