Health & safety
Milan is relatively safe, but pickpockets (including young children) prey on its main shopping areas, train stations and busiest public transport routes. Pay extra attention on metro Line 3 between the Stazione Centrale and Duomo stops. Touts in the street often approach selling booklets, bracelets and the like – often as a cover to pick your pocket too. Keep a close eye on your belongings at all times.
Beware the bird-seed sellers on Piazza del Duomo who sneak seeds into tourists’ pockets, prompting pigeons to dive-bomb the victim, who is then encouraged to buy seed to escape further bombardment.
Foreigners police office (02 622 65 58; Via Montebello 26)
Police station (02 6 22 61; Via Fatebenefratelli 11)
24-hour pharmacy (02 669 09 35; Stazione Centrale)
Farmacia Carlo Erba (02 87 86 68; Piazza del Duomo 21; 8pm-8.30am daily, plus 2-7pm Mon, 9.30am-1.45pm & 3-7pm Tue-Fri, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-7pm Sat)
Milan Clinic (02 760 16 047; www.milanclinic.com; Via Cerva 25) One of several private clinics with English-speaking doctors.
Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico (02 5 50 31, foreigners 02 550 33 171; Via Francesco Sforza 35) Hospital.
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