Guida Milano A classic city-guide full of all the normal tourist attractions and it links text and maps. Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (Download for iPhone | Android)
VisitMilano A great app for visiting Milan with information on Public transport, exhibitions, concerts etc, a little simpler than Guida Milano above (Download for iPhone | Android)
Spotted by Locals. This app has more than 70 city guides – including the one for Milan – and tells you what is worth seeing in the opinion of the people who live in Milan. Lots of great features.
(Download for Android | iPhone)
Car2Go the popular international car sharing service is also present in Milan.
(Download for Android | iPhone)
DriveNow The new car sharing service is now also in Milan. Languages: English, German and Italian (Download for Android |iPhone)
Enjoy. The car sharing company for Italy’s biggest oil and petrol company ENI. The cars are all FIAT 500. (Download for Android | iPhone)
Share’ngo Little yellow electric cars for car sharing. (Download for Android | iPhone)
Car sharing aggregator. (Download for Android | iPhone)
ATM Milano Official App This is a great app for public transport, it tells you which bus and metro stops are near you, you can plan your trips and you can also use it to find the BikeMi hubs (See the article on public transport). (Download for Android | iPhone)
MyTaxi If you need to call for a taxi and don’t speak Italian the easiest thing is to use the official app myTaxi. (Download for Android | iPhone)
Uber The world’s most famous ride sharing service is legal in Milan and works fine so if you cannot get a taxi or you have to wait too long this is a good alternative. (Download Android | iPhone)
Mobike A dock-free bike sharing service, where you can find a bicycle near you. The price is €0,30 for every half hour. (Download Android | iPhone)
OFO A dock-free bike sharing service, where you can find a bicycle near you. It costs €0,20 for the first half hour, €0,30 for the second half hour and €0,50 every half hour after that. You can also rent the bike for a whole day at €5. (Download Android | iPhone)
Milan’s municipality offers free outdoor WiFi to residents and visitors – It is continuously evolving and the areas that are covered (hotspots) are getting larger and larger.
You get 300mb free outdoor broad band access for per person per day, if you use up all 300mb. you”ll get a slower connection, but it’s more than enough to check emails, read the news, get some tourist information and upload a couple of photos to Instagram.(And why not tag your photos with #appsolutelymilano?).
In order to register (if you have a sim card) go to one of the Open WiFi Milano hotspots and fill in your phone number with country code, you get a free sms with your password and you’re good to go.
If you haven’t got a sim card, in order to register you must go to an ATM Point (see the list below). Remember to bring valid picture ID (e.g. passport).
Besdes this network many shops and cafés have their own open WiFi networks you can access.
You can now charge your smartphone completely for free here in Milan at the public locations for charging batteries. Some have been set up by A2A (Milan’s power company) and others by the municipality.So far Phase 1 has been completed with 15 purple so-called digital islands, where Milanese and tourists can sit down, relax and charge their smartphones.