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What could be greater than camping in Italy? To discover the north of Italy you can rent a camper in Milan with us. The city itself has a lot to offer, whether you are interested in art and architecture, want to enjoy delicious Milanese food or shopping. Fortunately our campers offer enough space to stow away your booty.
Using public transportation to our roadsurfer station
From the central station: Take the underground (yellow line) to the “Repubblica” station – continue with the S1 train in the direction of Saronno to the “Saronno Sud” station – then it is only a 10-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
From Malpensa Airport: Take the Malpensa Express to “Saronno” – continue with the S3 to “Saronno Sud” as described above.
Parking in Milan
Free parking is available in the streets around the roadsurfer site. There is also a car park “Autosilo Saronno” only about 5 minutes drive away.
Ready for your road trip through Italy and beyond? Go grab your dream camper now. These roadsurfer models are available at our station in Milan:
2nd driver included
Free rebooking and cancellation up to 48h before the trip
Road assistance and comprehensive insurance
Of course you can arrive by train or plane, depending where you are coming from. The airport Milan-Malpensa has direct flights from many european cities and you will be there in just a few hours.
If you want to drive in Milan yourself you might need nerves of steel. You need to get used to the driving style of the Italians – especially in the numerous small alleys and one-way streets in the city. If you prefer to skip that we recommend to take advantage of one of the many park-and-ride spots (parcheggi di scambio). Park your campervan in a parking garage in the suburbs and then take the underground to the city centre.
If you are planning a camping trip to Milan, you should definitely check the calendar beforehand. Twice a year there is Fashion Week in the fashion capital of Italy. That is why in February and September, the city is overrun with models, photographers, stars and starlets during the fashion shows. This can be very exciting for fashion lovers but it is also very crowded and table reservations are hard to get.
Of course, even camping in Milan is a bit difficult. But fortunately there are two campsites not far from the city centre from where you can get to Milan by public transport. So you can visit the city from there before continuing on to explore the surrounding areas.
Camping Milano is located about 12 km from the centre of Milan and has good connections by bus and train. The campsite has everything you need for a few relaxing days camping in Milan. Apart from the usual sanitary facilities there are also private toilet rooms and even a sauna. Children will love the playground, a petting zoo and lots of space to play football. And of course there is a restaurant with Italian specialities and homemade pizza as it should be on a camping site in Italy .
The Monza campsite is perfect for adrenaline junkies as it is located right next to the famous Formula 1 circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. If the Italian roads are not fast enough for you take a ride here. Guided tours give you a look behind the scenes and afterwards you can ride your bike around the track – as fast as you can!
Milan is the shopping paradise par excellence in Italy, espacially in Via Montenapoleone. If you want to shop here you should bring your platinum credit card. But it is also worth a visit because there is beautiful architecture to admire and you can feel a bit like Pretty Woman (or Pretty Man).
on the other hand you can find something for a smaller budget in East Market. In the factory building in the Venture Design District you can find second-hand fashion, old records and antiques. There are food stalls and DJ music – perfect for an extended stroll.
If you visit Milan for the first time you should not miss the Milan Cathedral. It is the third largest in the world and impresses with its unusual Gothic architecture. From the roof you have a great view over the city and on clear days even up to the Alps (don’t worry, there is also an elevator!). Remember to dress appropriately – shoulders and knees should always be covered, otherwise you won’t get in.
Art lovers must also visit Santa Maria della Grazie because in this basilica you can admire “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s worth booking a guided tour that will let you in on the secrets of this famous painting. Especially in spring and autumn, when Milan is the main tourist season, you should book your tickets online.
No visit to Milan would be complete without an aperitif that was supposedly invented here and then conquered the world. You are spoilt for choice: Ramazotti, Campari, Americano or a typical Negroni sbagliato are on the city’s maps. For an aperitif, head to Piazza del Duomo or Navigli, a district with many bars and cafés along Milan’s many canals.
As prices are quite high, especially in Piazza del Duomo, it is worth finding a bar with a good “apericena”. Sending snacks and nibbles for an apertif has elevated Milan to an art form, and so you can get a whole buffet here for free with your cocktail – an Apericena.
If you’ve been touring the sights of Milan get out of town and explore the surrounding area! From Milan you can reach Genoa by the sea in a few hours’ drive or Verona, where you can follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet.
For real La Dolce Vita you should drive along Emilia-Romagna. Parma, Modena and Bologna are real gourmet paradises. Cannelloni, tortellini, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese can be found on each menu and alternatively you can stock up on groceries and cook for yourself in your campervan kitchen.