Accessible Milan Tours

Milan is the financial centre of Italy and its economic growth in the latest decades has begun to shape the whole city in a new particular way...

Indeed the biggest city of northern Italy has become the third-largest economy among EU cities after London and Paris . What makes it so special is the contrast among the wide variety of entertainment it can offer from a touristic point of view to a more commercial experience. Milan served as capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 and it became Duchy during the medieval period and early modern age. Nowadays design, fashion, art exhibitions, concerts are all strengths of this area. The concentric layout of the city center reflects the “Navigli”, an old system of interconnected navigable canals, now mostly covered. While discovering the city centre you might notice how the environment has been able to re-invent itself : you will be able to see modern buildings and skyscrapers next to historic areas . In fact, not everyone always remembers how much art can be found in Milan : from the stunning one of its own accessible Cathedral , to the easly accessible “ Brera district “ and the numerous churches and museums along the way . Other remarkable accessible stops that must be mentioned are: the Brera Art Gallery , the Sforza Castle, the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, house of the iconic “Last Supper” by Leonardo, the Civic Gallery of the Modern Art, the National Museum of Science and Technology, the Civic Archaeological Museum, the Civic Museum of the Risorgimento (must be contacted in advance). All sites and museums mentioned are accessible to disabled visitors and inside many of them there are also itineraries  and panels dedicated to blind visitors.

In the downtown area the sidewalks have curbs and drivers usually don’t park where is not allowed. We provide vans with platforms equipped to carry wheelchairs. Linate Airport and Malpensa Airport are completely accessible to disabled people and have fully equipped toilets. A Reception and an Assistance Centre for disabled passengers, called “Sala Amica“, is available at both airports and at Milano Centrale train station the assistance for disabled is offered by Sala Blu. There are several hotels in Milan that offer accessibility for wheelchair users.

The modern Milan is as charming as the old one . Its business district hosts Italy’s Stock Exchange and the headquarters of national and international banks and companies . We recommend a visit at “City Life” or next Gae Aulenti Square during the golden hour . The nearest Corso Como may introduce you to a traditional Milan food habit : the “apericena” . While taking a look at the stores along Via Montenapoleone and via Della Spiga you will definitely understand why the city has been recognized as one of the world’s four fashion capitals . To sum up Milan is the definitive cosmopolitan city and is constantly changing thanks to the high demand of its investors . Don’t forget that it will also host the 2026 Winter Olympics together with Cortina d’Ampezzo.

If you’ve already seen the city or you get to spend more time around this area we recommend a trip to the stunning accessible Lake Como, only an hour and a half away from Milan, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape.

One theory holds that the Latin name “Mediolanum” comes from the Latin words medio (in the middle) and planus (plain). However, someone believes that lanum comes from the Celtic root lan, meaning “demarcated territory” or a sanctuary or church. Hence Mediolanum could signify the central town or sanctuary of a Celtic tribe. Indeed the foundation of Milan is credited to two Celtic tribes.