Milan Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

From cutting-edge design showcases to hi-tech olive presses and a sidewalk scene that makes Fashion Week seem entirely redundant, Milan is both thrilling and fun. Discover Milan during your layover with this short guide for flight attendants!

What to do in Milan for 24h – 48h

Getting Around in Milan

Public transportation in Milan is excellent, and is therefore the most preferred method of getting around Milan.  The public transportation system includes four underground/subway lines, one (mostly underground) suburban rail link and about 70 surface lines operated with trams, trolleys, and buses.  The metro operates roughly from 6 AM to midnight every day (lines #1, 2, and 3 are operated by bus throughout the night 7 days a week). Trams and buses start about an hour earlier and run until midnight.

Best places to visit in Milan for cabin crew

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

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Inheriting his fortune at the age of 24, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli also inherited his mother’s love of art. During extensive European travels he was inspired by the ‘house museum’ that was to become London’s V&A and had the idea of transforming his apartments into a series of themed rooms based on the great art periods (the Middle Ages, early Renaissance, baroque etc.).

Quadrilatero d’Oro

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A stroll around the Quadrilatero d’Oro, the world’s most famous shopping district, is a must. This quaintly cobbled quadrangle of streets has always been synonymous with elegance and money (Via Monte Napoleone was where Napoleon’s government managed loans). The window displays and people-watching are priceless!

The Last Supper

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Milan’s most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Depicting Christ and his disciples at the dramatic moment when Christ reveals he’s aware of his betrayal, it’s a masterful psychological study and one of the world’s most iconic images. To see it you must book in advance or sign up for a guided city tour.

Duomo

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A vision in pink Candoglia marble, Milan’s extravagant Gothic cathedral, 600 years in the making, aptly reflects the city’s creativity and ambition. Its pearly white facade, adorned with 135 spires and 3400 statues rises like the filigree of a fairy-tale tiara, wowing the crowds with its extravagant detail. The interior is no less impressive, punctuated by the largest stained-glass windows in Christendom, while in the crypt saintly Carlo Borromeo is interred in a rock-crystal casket.

Food and Entertainment in Milan

  • Visit Navigli, a picturesque area with a river in the middle and a lot of locals, bars, pubs, clubs on both sides
  • If you are in the mood for an afternoon snack, Piazza Duomo is an absolute visit!  You can choose from multiple outlets there and have a Calzone and other delights on offer.

Shopping in Milan

Nonostante Marras

This eccentric concept store hidden in an ivy-draped courtyard is full of magpie artefacts, books and Marras’s creative, colourful clothes. Come here to find something unique, have a cup of tea or simply to enjoy the magical space.

Brian & Barry

From humble beginnings in Monza in 1924, Pietro and Maria Zaccardi built the Brian & Barry brand from scratch. Their impressive, 12-storey flagship store, designed by Giovanni Muzio, houses not only their good-value line but high-end fashion brands, accessories, cosmetics and food.

Peck

Milan’s historic deli is a bastion of the city’s culinary heritage with three floors below ground dedicated to turning out the fabulously colourful display of foods that cram every counter. It showcases a mind-boggling selection of cheeses, chocolates, pralines, pastries and many other delights!

10 Corso Como

Carla Sozzani’s selection of desirable things (Lanvin ballet flats, Alexander Girard wooden dolls, a demicouture frock by a designer you’ve not read about yet) makes 10 Corso Como a fun window-shopping experience. There’s a bookshop upstairs with art and design titles, and a hyper-stylish bar and a restaurant in the main atrium.

Flight Attendants discounts in Italy

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Italy.Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover !

Any fun experiences to share from your layover in Milan?

How was your layover in Milan? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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