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Useful guide of Milan red metro – Public transport

If you visit Milan, maybe you’ll use the Milan red metro, the main metro line of the city. Here you can find information about this underground line and the most important stops of it.

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The Milan red metro starts from Sesto 1° Maggio and reach Rho Fiera and Bisceglie. Every day the first ride starts at 6.15 am from Sesto 1° Maggio, at 6.16 am from Rho Fiera and at 6.20 from Bisceglie. From Monday to Friday the subway passes every 4-8 minutes at each Milan metro stations, on Saturday every 7-8 minutes and on Sunday and festivity every 11-12 minutes. The last subway is at 0.10 from the terminus.

Stops not included in the Milan urban area are: Sesto Rondo, Sesto 1° Maggio, Pero, Rho Fieramilano; for theses stops have to pay an extra of 1,60€.

One way ticket costs 1.50€ and is valid also 90 minutes at the overground transport lines. If you stay in Milan for 24h, 48h or 72h you can buy the MilanoCard includes free access to every public transport in Milan without any limit.

The main Milan red metro stations , where you can find the main attractions of Milan:

– Cadorna
– Cairoli
– Duomo
– San Babila
– Palestro
– Porta Venezia

To travel around Milan is possibile to use also the green line, the yellow line and the lilac line of the metro; you can get these lines have the same stops of red line at Duomo (yellow line), Cadorna (green line), Loreto (green line). Thanks to MilanoCard, the Milan City Pass, you can get free Milan public transport for 24h, 48h or 72h and a lot of benefit to enjoy the city.


A few steps from Cadorna FN there is the Triennale museum an international cultural institution which organises exhibitions and conferences as well as hosting arts, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communications and social events. If you have MilanoCard you can get 20% off on the ticket of Triennale Museum Milan.

Near Cairoli station there is the Sforza Castle, the construction of a fortification with purely defensive functions was initiated in the second half of the fourteenth century by the Visconti dynasty.

At  Duomo’s stop there isn’t only the cathedral, but also Highline Galleria, the terracess of the Galleria Vittorio Emanule, the amazing panoramic path over the roof of Galleria with access at Via Silvio Pellico 2. Get the free access thanks to MilanoCard, click here.

Few steps away from piazza Duomo, at piazza San Sepolcro, there is the Crypt of Leonardo, the most ancient underground Church of Milan. In these days, the Crypt host the exhibition Michelangelo at the Crypt of San Sepolcro. Don’t lose the opportunity to see the exibithion for free, click here.

So, the red line of Milan metro is the best choice to reach the most important places in Milan and thanks to the Milan City Pass travel for free for 24h, 48h or 72h on every public transport of the city and save money and time at the Milan top attractions.

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