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Milan: Get moving with the BikeMi public bike share program

Milan: Get moving with the BikeMi public bike share program

Like Paris, Stockholm and many other forward-thinking European cities before it, Milan has embraced the public bike sharing concept. Since late 2008, BikeMi has operated stations around the city, allowing locals and tourists to explore the city on two wheels for just a few euros. BikeMi currently boasts over 100 pick-up and drop-off stations throughout » Read more

Milan Tip: Free admission to Sforza Castle

Milan Tip: Free admission to Sforza Castle

Despite Milan’s reputation as the center of the fashion universe, the capital of Italy has plenty of (non-Gucci related) attractions for Cheapos to explore. Take, for instance, the Sforza Castle, or the “Castello Szforesco,” as it is known in Italian. This impressive structure was built by the Sforza family in the 14th century to replace » Read more

Milan: When to get the best hotel rates (hint: avoid trade shows!)

Milan: When to get the best hotel rates (hint: avoid trade shows!)

Milan, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and the unique Sforza Castle, loves to put on a good show! Er, trade show, that is. In Milan’s “in” season, during the fashion weeks and the leather shows – and when it seems the Milanese host expos on everything from real estate to food – hotel rates » Read more

Milan: Aperitivo bars offer delicious dining, cheapo-style

“Aperitivo,” the rich uncle of the “Happy Hour,” is the beloved Milanese tradition of pre-dinner drinks accompanied by complimentary “stuzzichini,” or appetizers. Derived from the Latin “aperitivus,” or, “to open,” aperitivo is meant to open the appetite and tease the taste buds, previewing the delights of dinner. The typical spread can be something as modest » Read more

Milan: Cheap Panini

Milan: Cheap Panini

Panino Giusto in Milano is a diamond in the rough. Since 1979, students on a shoestring budget and rich ambassadors alike have lined up together outside this no frills sandwich shop for lunch. Finding Panino Giusto is easy. Our favorite Panino Giusto is located in Piazza Cesare Beccaria, close to the Duomo. It was the » Read more

Milan: Contemporary Art at the Bovisa Triennale

Milan: Contemporary Art at the Bovisa Triennale

Contemporary art junkies can get their fix at Milan’s sleek new Bovisa Triennale arts center. This expansive artistic mega-center is entirely devoted to contemporary artful living. Spend a day browsing the compound of galleries featuring works by emerging artists, including controversial paintings, designer furniture, video installations, and more. Entrance will set you back only €6. Take your time–and » Read more

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