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Here you are how to apply for the Italian codice fiscale, the tax code, sending an email to the Agenzia delle Entrate. It’s a code everybody can easily get, it’s needed mainly to register the Italian lease agreement, to get an Italian SIM card and to open an Italian bank account.
Permesso di soggiorno
The Permesso di Soggiorno is a “permit to stay” in Italy, all Extra EU citizens need to get for more than 3 months’ stays in Italy. You have to apply for it within 8 days after your arrival.
Where to buy items online
We recommend Amazon.it or Amazon.co.uk.
Receive packages from abroad we recommend you, even if there is a doorman service, to select an Amazon locker as delivery address.
Italian cell number we recommend you Vodafone.
Best fast 5G internet and easy to recharge. No contract needed, rechargeable SIM is about € 15 a month (internet, calls and sms included). Just bring your ID/passport to the shop. Corso San Gottardo 5. Open 10-13 – 14:30-19 Monday to Saturday. Call before going to confirm the opening time +39 02 8347 2463
Emergency number: 112, it works with any phone number.
Pharmacy “Farmacia/Parafarmacia”, 24h/7 is in Piazzale Stazione Genova 3. Another option: Farmacia Ticinese Corso San Gottardo 1, open from 8 am to 1am.
Water in Milan
You can drink tap water. More details about the quality of the water in Milan. You could also buy a “Britta”, a pitcher with water filter, or ask to the supermarket a home delivery service (€ 6-7) for water bottles.
Usually closed on Sundays and Monday mornings. Check the timetable at the main entrance. At the check-in we will tell you which is the closest to your apartment.
Expensive: Esselunga, PAM, SMA Simply – Cheaper: Lidl and LD/MD.
Carrefour can be open until 22 or 24h/24.
Service usually offered by the restaurants, you can also use “Deliveroo” or other apps.
Tripadvisor, check online if they have at least 4 stars, before entering 😉
Everyday from 6 pm to 9 pm a lot of bars, mainly in Navigli area, bars offer food for free, just paying a drink (€ 7-10). Mainly during the weekend, it’s a Milanese habit!
A ticket (€ 2) lasts 90 minutes on the tram/bus/trolleybus/metro, you can buy it in the Tobacco shops (tabaccaio) or from the App “ATM”. Student monthly card in ATM point with € 22 a month.
Take “Malpensa Express” train from Cadorna FN station, a train every 30 minutes, it takes 40 minutes to reach the airport.
My personal driver “Taxi Vip service” Mr Asad +39 389 9438844, at least 2 days before.
Or Call: +39 024040, or use apps like “FREE NOW” or “UberBlack”.
Rent a bike for 1 year for € 36!
To visit other Italian cities comfortably Freccia Rossa and Italo.
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