1. Beware that roadside parking in Milan’s historic centre – within the former city walls (i bastioni), and on blue lines marked by ‘Sosta Pagamento’ (Pay to Stop) signs – is limited to two hours.
2. The best bet for finding city-centre parking spaces is the 24-hour Autosilo Borgospesso car park on Via Borgospesso.
3. To enter the Congestion Charge area (Area C) on weekdays, drivers must purchase a 5-euro ticket in advance. Buy at ATMs, newsstands or tabaccheria (tobacco) shops. Visit the official Citta di Milano website for a detailed map of Area C’s boundaries.