Milan Linate Airport or Airport Enrico Forlanini to give it its official name is named after an Italian inventor and aviation pioneer. It is one of three airports in the city of Milan and has over 8 million passengers passing through every year. These are mostly from short haul and domestic flights. With car hire at Milan Linate Airport, the city is an easy 15 minute drive away and 8 km in distance.
Milan Linate Airport has one main terminal building over three floors, with many facilities for passengers. There are banks and currency exchange offices for all your money needs and Wi-Fi access if you want to surf the web. The Be Relax Spa and massage chairs help you to enjoy your wait or you can go gaming at the Casa del Gioco. The airport has a laundry service, pharmacy, post office and hair salon to cover any last minute emergencies. You can shop until you drop, with over 30 shops to browse selling everything from leatherwear at Tosca Blu to gifts and souvenirs at Thun. Hudson News has those last minute snacks and magazines and shop for duty free bargains at Dufry duty free. If you missed lunch, there are 15 food outlets to choose from. You can go for fine dining at Wine and Food Restaurant or try pizza at Spizzico and have a coffee and pastry at Ciao.
Milan is Italy’s business capital and most famous for fashion, football and opera. Start at the Piazza del Duomo and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a coffee at an al fresco cafe. Admire the gothic Duomo Cathedral and window shop at the beautiful arcaded Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Close by, you will find the famous La Scala opera house. If you are interested in fashion and shopping head for the upscale Via Dante or the pretty cobblestone Via della Spiga and Corso Buenos Aires is one of the longest shopping streets in the world! See some fine artworks at the Brera Art Gallery or go to Sforzesco Castle which houses many of the city’s art collections and museums. Take in the grandeur of the Romanesque style Central Railway Station or find the 4th century basilica and courtyard of San Lorenzo. Get out of the city with car hire in Milan and visit the glorious Lake Como and Lake Garda, both a short drive away, or head for the renaissance town of Bergamo.