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Cattolica International

Living in Milan


Average costs (per semester)

  • Accommodation: € 2,700 to € 3,900
  • Food: € 750 to € 1,000
  • Personal expenses: € 200 to € 400 per month
  • Books: € 200
  • Local transportation: € 102

Average single priced (food) items

  • Pizza+Beer: € 15
  • Cinema ticket: € 7.50
  • Gelato: € 3
  • Panino, sandwich: € 5
  • Caffè, Coffee: € 1
Tha Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) operates within the metropolitan area, comprising of a metro, bus and tram network.


Buses are always orange or green. The wide network of buses covers the entire city. It will allow you to access all major city attractions within 30 minutes.

Metro (subway/underground)
The metropolitana (metro) has four primary lines: red (M1), green (M2), yellow (M3) and liliac (M5). Metro entrances are marked with a red square sign with a white "M". The Milano metro runs from 6.15 until 00.14

Tram (trolley car)
Run throughout the city. The older trams are orange whilst the modern trams are yellow with green interior. Tram stops as well as bus stops are marked by tall orange poles with a diagram of the tram or bus route.

All tickets for the public transportation system can be purchased at news kiosks, tabacco shops, from your smartphone downloading the ATM app, or in the metro stations from machines or ticket booths. The same ticket can be used on all three types of transport for up to 90 minutes. Note: You cannot purchase tickets on the bus or trams.

Ticket costs
One ride is € 2 each and is valid for 90 minutes.
Carnet 10 rides of 90 minutes €18.00 (one per person, cannot be shared).
We recommend that you purchase the monthly transportation pass for €22 (plus a €10 subscription fee). Information will be given at the Orientation Events.

If you enjoy riding a bike, you can subscribe to BikeMI (https://www.bikemi.com/), Milan's bike sharing easy, practical and ecological service. Cattolica students can have a discounted price (€ 29 instead of € 36 per year) if they apply from their iCatt page.

If you need a taxi in Milan, you can call 02.77.77 or download the app Milano in Taxi.