The lira was made the official currency of Italy in 1861 after the Italian unification, however stopped being used in 2002. The Euro coinage system entered circulation in Italy in 2002 and is currently the official currency.
The history of Milan is closely connected with the creation of the Navigli, which pass as water network the whole city. Milan hasn’t a direct river connection. To ensure the water supply and to create transport routes, just in the antique ages was begun with the construction of artificial waterways, fed by the rivers of the hinterland (Ticino, Lambro, Adda). Thanks of the connection of artificial waterways from the rivers Ticino and Adda towards the Po River, Milan is practically connected to the Adriatic Sea.On the banks of the Naviglio formerly lived workers and artisans.Today, the area of the Naviglio is a romantic area to stroll. Artists’ studios, original shops, romantic pubs, flea markets, and summer concerts make the area the Naviglio is a unique venue. Outside Milan the water network serves for the irrigation of the fertile Padana fields Po Valley (the Europe’s largest plane extended from Milan to the hills).
Also in Milan are these popular transportation services:
- RadioTaxi Milano
- Taxi Milano
- Taxi Freccia
If you live in a large city, such as Milan you have to face a serious problem of automotive congestion in the downtown areas. Many people in Milan use a bicycle to solve the problem: to go for a ride or to get to work. It is easier to go by bike in Milan and you will not get stuck in traffic.
- Rent a bike with “Noleggio biciclette AWS”
- Bike Sharing in Milan