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How to get rid of the men who ask for money in Milan?

Answer by a local here. I work 200 meters from Duomo of Milan, so I find them at the underground exit every morning. First and foremost, remember that most of the people doing this are pushed by a ...
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How to get rid of the men who ask for money in Milan?

You have to be assertive, just say NO! (or BASTA! or any other local equivalent ) loud and direct. That is how most locals deal with them. Don't interact with them, don't engage; turn/move away. If ...
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How to get rid of the men who ask for money in Milan?

Ignore them. Don't engage in conversation. A polite but firm NO should suffice whilst walking away assertively. Unfortunately these things are very common in large cities in mainland Europe.
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What is the white fluff floating around in Northern Italy (Lombardy) in Spring?

Strictly speaking, they are the seeds and not the pollen :-) Milano and surroundings are really green and full of mountains and trees and parks, poplars especially are quite popular (pun intended), ...
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How to get rid of the men who ask for money in Milan?

If possible, behave as if you are not a tourist; their main goal is to attract tourists because they know locals won't fall for their tricks. When they approach you, simply say: "No, grazie!" (...
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How to get rid of the men who ask for money in Milan?

The solution is having the right attitude. See, they will try to exploit your weakness. In this case, being polite is a weakness. Don't be afraid of looking rude. Engaging in a conversation is a ...
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Should I reserve a ticket for the train from Milano Malpensa airport to the city?

No Need to Book: Go Contactless Since the advent of contactless ticketing, there is no need to reserve a ticket for the Malpensa Express trains any more. The contactless ticketing system is called Pay ...
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Can you see Putin in Duomo di Milano?

No, Milan Cathedral does not include a statue of Vladimir Putin. I haven't been able to find any complete list of all statues on the building (there are, after all, literally thousands of them). But ...
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How to get from Sesto San Giovanni to Malpensa airport at 05:00?

If you can get easily to Milan central station, you can take a bus or a train from there to Malpensa. As far as I can tell, the earliest start is by bus at 4am arriving MXP 4:50am so that would work ...
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Where to buy a TIM simcard in Malpensa airport?

You can find a TIM point in almost all shopping centers, or phone shops because they are retailers in Italy. You can use the "store search" on the website (You can also shop Sim Card on Online Store) ...
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Is there time limit for street parking in Milan on blue bays?

The parking regulation in Milan is explained in this page: Sosta su Strada (Italian only) They don't mention any time limits in the area you're interested in. They mention the app EasyPark among ...
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Do I need to pre-register my foreign car to drive in Milan's Zone B?

The Area B traffic enforcement area is based only on poluttion/emission levels of the vehicle. There is no subscription/vignette available for this traffic zone, unlike the Area C for which the entry ...
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How can I pay a fine I was charged with in Italy while I am now in Budapest?

First, if you gave them your actual address, they might mail you regarding this, but they might as well give up on the fine. The payment process at the "posta" refers to Italian post offices only. ...
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Is there time limit for street parking in Milan on blue bays?

The time limit could be an issue. Not regulatory, but technical. My Italian coworkers confirm that the regulator never mentions time limit on paid parking, as soon as you pay for it (their words). The ...
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Are there any late night bars at Milano Centrale?

There are a lot of options: Miniera d'Oro, $$$$, 24/7, just across the square from the centrale. McDonald's, open until 2 AM. also just across the square from the centrale. Monkey Cocktail Bar is ...
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Cheapest train from Milan to Monaco

Late to the game, but if it can help somene... You can find rails tickets from Milano to Monaco on Thello In 2017, price is 15€ if you book your ticket 1 month (or more) in advance. But if you need ...
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Re entry Ireland using IRP with close expiry date

TIMATIC states : Passports and other documents accepted for entry issued to residents of Ireland (Rep.) must be valid on arrival. As of the flight, the card is valid, and so is your permission to ...
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How to get from Sesto San Giovanni to Malpensa airport at 05:00?

Option 1: Busses + Shuttle (12 EUR) So, I mulled over taking a taxi to the central station, but eventually decided to go the bus route. Here's what should have happened: Time Segment type Line ...
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How to get from Sesto San Giovanni to Malpensa airport at 05:00?

Staying in Sesto and getting to the airport by 0500 means you'd be up at 0300 or 0330. You might do better staying in the airport. Sleeping in Airports says Malpensa is open 24 hours a day.
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What is the fastest way from Zurich to Milan

You can take the EC (EuroCity) train direct from Zurich to Milan for a travel time of 3h17min (I don't know if there is that much scenery though) Or you can take a bus like FlixBus to do that journey ...
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Schengen exit stamp on old passport

Attaching old and new passports are sometimes done, but this is why it is not (or at least no longer) a good practice. It is extremely unusual to present three passports to a border officer unless ...
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What's the most convenient way to visit the Duomo when driving past Milan?

Non-resident cars are not allowed into the city center, and parking outside that zone is difficult, still expensive, and too far really to walk. You definitely should leave your car far out of the ...
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Are there any late night bars at Milano Centrale?

In the area, you have: Cocktail Bar Mogamo - closes at midnight Monkey Cocktail bar - until 2am Bar Gatto - until 2am Bar Gluck - until midnight Most of the cafes are closed after 8pm/9pm. Source: ...
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Are there automatic boarding pass gates at Malpensa airport's Terminal 1?

I'm having an hard time answering this one, because as far as I remember Malpensa's layout (of both terminals) I don't see a way an automatic boarding gate can help you. In Malpensa (well...as far as ...
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Possible connection: Milan Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale

The best way is to catch a suburban train to Milano Centrale, which you can book here PRO TIP: do not buy a ticket from Malpensa to Milano Centrale, which costs €13, but two separate tickets Malpensa-...
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From Milano Autostazione Lampugnano to Bergamo airport

Option 1: Take the metro to Milano Centrale and use one of the direct airport buses from there I think your best public transport option is the one you already found: take the metro from Lampugnano ...
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MXP to Interlaken

MXP is not a convenient airport for Interlaken. But the best route is going to be: Bus to Domodossola, then train from there. And I would expect schedules to be available May or so. Info on the bus ...
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Do I need to pre-register my foreign car to drive in Milan's Zone B?

On the urbanaccessregulations website it states: Area B covers most of the territory of the city of Milan, It is a limited traffic area with no access and circulation for the most polluting vehicles ...
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How to get from MXP to BGY

In the past, I have done train+bus, but there seem to be a shuttle now that goes from airport to airport. You can check it here busradar. Also, have you thought of Ubering or using the Blablacar ...
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