Although Milan is a really easy and tourist-friendly city to visit, you might have some doubts about certain topics, which we will try and answer here:
Milan is the second largest city in Italy, after Rome. Its urban center has 1.3 million inhabitants and its metropolitan has over 7 million. It is one of the heaviest populated areas in Europe.
The official currency in Italia is the euro.
The majority of the plugs in Italy are "Type L" (Italian socket type) with three prongs. However, it is also possible to find the "Type C" (Europlug), both with a voltage of 220V.
If you're travelling from the UK, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need a travel plug adaptor. You can either purchase one before you leave or you can ask to borrow one at your hotel.
If you are a UK citizen or from any other EU member state, you have access to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card, which is free, will enable you to have access to Italian healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. For those from the United States, Canada, Australia or any country outside the European Union, it is not obligatory to get health insurance to travel to Italy. Nevertheless, we recommend buying some type of travel insurance before your trip since healthcare can sometimes be expensive.
The current time in Italy is CEST (Central European Summer Time) in the summer and CET (Central European Time) in winter, like Spain and France.