Milan

 

There’s only one place in the world where the aperitivo is more like dinner, you can never be overdressed, and where a golden Madonna statue shines from the top of the spire of one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world: The magical Milan!

With almost 1.5 million inhabitants, Milan is the second most important city in Italy (Rome is the first, in case you couldn’t guess). Located in northern Italy, Milan is home to the largest Italian financial market, it’s one of the fashion capitals of the world along with Paris, London, and New York, and is the only city in Italy to be recognized as a Global City.

If you’ve found this page while organizing your trip to Milan, then it’s likely you have every intention of coming to Milan by car. In that case, we have to ask right away: Do you want to park in Milan? Because we have to warn you, it might not be as easy as you think… Since it’s so large, Milan is full of people (and cars, of course), so driving in the city isn’t exactly for the faint of heart…

Both during the week and on the weekends driving around Milan can be pretty stressful, but luckily Parclick has found a practical and convenient solution (and it’s not stocking up on Xanax before your visit!): Book a parking space in Milan online!

More about that in a minute, but first, some practical information about driving in Milan and how to live to tell the tale. ;)

Driving around Milan

If you think that time is relative and half an hour in the car flies by, you’ve clearly never spent those 30 minutes stuck in traffic in a major metropolis looking for free parking, along with every other driver in the city. And even better, the duration of this frustrating treasure hunt only increases the closer you get to the center of Milan!

Yes, you’ll have to drive around for a while before you find a parking space in Milan, but keep in mind that many of the roads are reserved exclusively for public transportation (trams) and are only marked by small signs that can easily go unnoticed in your search for parking. Furthermore, on certain days of the week, parking overnight on the street is prohibited due to cleaning of the roads.

As if all that wasn’t enough, in addition to pedestrian only streets and the inevitable road work, you also have to remember the Limited Traffic Zone in Milan (ZTL).  The Milan ZTL is formed by the now famous Area C, which has been active for several years throughout the center of Milan (inside the Cerchia dei Bastioni), and by Area B, active since 2019, which covers the whole city.

Area C can be accessed by purchasing a daily ticket for €5, whereas Area B depends on the type of car you have. Area B prohibits older, polluting vehicles from accessing and driving within the demarcated zone. It also has strict regulations that will increase year after year until reaching 100% in 2030.

In any case, even if your vehicle can access Area B and you purchase the ticket for Area C to get to the center, you still might not find a free parking space. But here’s where Parclick comes into play!

Parking in Milan

Street Parking in Milan

Now imagine that after all this stress, honking your horn, and realizing that your yoga classes to learn to clear your mind have been a waste of time, you can see a free parking space in the distance! But before you cut someone off to take it, you better check the color of the lines on the street that mark it!

  • Yellow Lines: Parking areas reserved exclusively for residents of the area. Off limits for everyone else.
  • Blue Lines: Parking spaces with hourly payment. If you want to leave your car here, you can, but be prepared to go searching for a parking meter.
  • White Lines: Hurray! You can leave your car here for free and for as long as you want! Too bad the white spaces are rarer than a day without a massive queue to enter the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Piazza Cordusio.

Booking a parking space in Milan

Thanks to Parclick, now you have an alternative to endlessly searching for street parking: Book a parking space in Milan in advance! Parking in Area C or Area B will no longer be a problem; with your parking reservation in Milan you will be allowed to enter the zones to leave your vehicle in a safely monitored car park for as long as you need, hours, days, or even weeks. And the best part? You’ll have a guaranteed parking space waiting for you. Parclick offers you the best car parks in the center of Milan so you can leave your car and walk to the main monuments and sights of the city.

All the car parks in Milan that we offer are also well connected by the city’s public transportation system, managed by the ATM company, which brings us to our next point…

Getting around Milan with public transportation

Speaking of public transportation, we can confirm that it’s an excellent alternative to move around Milan while avoiding all the traffic and restrictions we talked about earlier. After parking your car with Parclick, you’ll have 4 subway lines at your disposal:

  • M1 - the red line
  • M2 - the green line
  • M3 - the yellow line
  • M5 - the lilac line

…And M4? It will be open one day, but for now it’s still under construction. ;)

You can take a look at our car parks near Milan subway stations to find the one that best suits your needs.

In addition, Milan also has 11 suburban railway lines with trains connecting not only the main areas of the city, but also to other smaller cities in more rural areas surrounding Milan.

And if that’s not enough, there are several hundred buses, trams, and trolleys to take you to every corner of the city!

Parking in the center of Milan with Parclick is the best option to enjoy the city while avoiding traffic, fines, and complications of any kinds. Conveniently book a car park with surveillance in Milan ahead of time and focus on the rest of your trip.

Monthly parking options in Milan

In addition to being able to book a parking space for a few hours or days, with Parclick you can also rent parking for months at a time so you can leave your car safely parked day after day, month after month. We offer 24 hour monthly passes to use the car park at any time, or if you only need the spot at specific times of day, you can choose between a daytime monthly pass or nighttime monthly pass.

The important thing is that your parking space is always guaranteed, for as many months as you want! ;)

Check out our offers for booking monthly parking passes in Milan and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, call us! We’re here to help you find the best option so you can park where you want.

Visit Milan

Don’t let the fog fool you, Milan is a city that’s anything but sad and gloomy! It’s always lively, in fact, thanks to its rich culture and is full of places to discover, including monuments, museums, art galleries, theatres, and so on and so forth! But let's go in order. ;)

Park near the main sights in Milan

Among the can’t-miss places in Milan we obviously have the city’s famous cathedral, the Duomo of Milan, which stands in Piazza Duomo and is surrounded by other interesting places like the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Some of the city's most famous shopping streets, such as Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Torino, also shoot off from Piazza del Duomo. This is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so be prepared for shopping overload!

While we’re talking about shopping, we can’t forget that just a few steps from Piazza Duomo is the so-called Quadrilatero della Moda, the Fashion district, where the streets are lined with boutiques of the most prestigious brands and fashion houses in the world.

From Piazza del Duomo, along Via Orefici and then Via Dante, you can also reach the Castello Sforzesco, behind which the great Parco Sempione opens up before you, ideal if you want to spend a day immersed in nature.

If you’re an art lover, then you must see the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie—Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper hangs inside! Be sure to book your visit in advance since this is a popular spot.

Another Milan landmark you can’t miss is the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, also located in the center of Milan.

Park near the main museums in Milan

We could talk about the museums in Milan for hours, but we’ll just mention some of the most famous ones here:

  • Museum of Science and Technology
  • Museum of Natural History
  • MUDEC – Cultural Museum
  • Poldi Pezzoli Museum
  • Prada Foundation
  • Museum of the 20th Century
  • Royal Palace of Milan

And of course, the inimitable Pinacoteca di Brera! (Don’t worry, we didn’t forget it and its incredible paintings!)

What to do in Milan in the evening

If you’re spending an evening in Milan the options are endless, but we’ll give you a few tips on where to experience Milan’s nightlife.

First of all, there’s Corso Como. Located behind the modern Piazza Gae Aulenti, this area is frequented by VIPs and full of bars and clubs.

Another well-known area is Corso Sepione, where you can sip a cocktail while admiring the beautifully illuminated Arca della Pace. This arch is located at the entrance of Parco Sempione (opposite the Sforzesco Castle entrance).

However, one of the most iconic areas, day or night, is the trendy space between the Navigli canals and the Darsena. Along Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese you will find plenty of restaurants, aperitif bars, regular bars, and clubs, but there are also corners with an ancient flavor, such as the Vicolo dei Lavandai. Not far from Milan's Navigli canals are Via Tortona and the Columns of San Lorenzo. The column ruins are located right in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, which sits at the entrance of the Parco delle Basiliche. These famous columns represent a meeting place for both day and night, for a drink, or even to enjoy a walk along Corso di Porta Ticinese.

Park near the main theatres of Milan

If you had a more cultured evening in mind, you can always go see a show, opera or musical in one of the many theatres in Milan. As usual, we’ve got you covered. ;)

  • Teatro alla Scala: A stone’s throw from the Duomo and world-famous
  • Teatro dal Verme
  • Piccolo Theatre
  • National Theatre
  • Linearciak Theatre
  • Arcimboldi Theatre
  • Carcano Theatre

Now that we’ve given you some ideas (lots of ideas, in fact), for your trip, here’s one more just in case you want to explore even further. If you choose a car park in the center of Milan, remember you can also reach other famous places in Milan by subway: From Porta Venezia to Corso Buenos Aires, from the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio to the Indro Montanelli Gardens, from the Pirellone to the Guastalla, reaching up to the Idroscalo and the Fiera di Milano.

The icing on the cake? With Parclick even parking at the San Siro stadium will be child’s play, so you’ll never miss the kick-off of a Milan or Inter match!

Things to do in Milan

Park in Milan for an event or show

If we had to choose two events that truly represent the city, during which Milan attracts attention and people from around the world, we have no doubt about which ones they’d be:

  • Milan Fashion Week: Just like New York, Milan is also a world capital of fashion, and twice a year it hosts its world-famous Fashion Week, the most glamorous event of the season (Take your pick: Autumn/winter or spring/summer, or both!!).
  • Milan Furniture Fair: In addition to fashion, Milan is also a city devoted to interior design! And all the major innovations of the sector are presented every year in April during the Salone del Mobile, the most important home-furnishing tradeshow in the world. 

During these times of year, the city comes alive with events, concerts, shows, exhibitions, and parties that usually take place in the center of Milan but are also in areas like Isola and Tortona.

However, with world renowned events that attract thousands of people to the city, booking a parking space in advance in your choice of car park in Milan is not a bad idea at all! Just saying. ;)

Travelling from Milan

If you’re not coming to Milan to visit but in fact leaving the city to go on holiday or a business trip, you can also book long-term parking at the airport or near a train station with Parclick.

Just tell us where you’re starting your journey!

Park near the Milan airports

Park near Milan's train stations

Parclick always offers you the best parking in Milan, whether it’s long-term, near the Duomo, or inside Area C and Area B! You’re just a couple of clicks away from having your guaranteed parking space in a monitored car park in Milan at the best price… What are you waiting for? ;)

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