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AIESEC Milano Reception Booklet 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



If
you
are
reading
this
reception
booklet
it
means
that
as
an
exchange
 participants
you
will
take
part
in
one
of
the
projects
organized
by
 AIESEC
Milano!
Congratulations
for
being
matched
through
the
 AIESEC's
Global
Community
Development
 Program!
 
 


A
HUGE
WELCOME
FROM:

 



 


2



WE
ARE:

 Elisa
Gabellieri
(Local
Committee
President)

 Ivana
Istochka
(VP
Incoming
Exchange
Global
Community
 Development
Program)

 Mariavittoria
Pesce
(VP
Outgoing
Exchange)

 Susy
Jian
(VP
Talent
Management)

 Marianna
Donato
(VP
Finance)

 Virginia
Tamburini
(VP
Marketing)

 



 


In this booklet you will find: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Our
wishes
for
you

..................................................................page
4

 Useful
contacts
.........................................................................page
5
 Reception
process
....................................................................page
5
 A
little
bit
about
ITALY
..............................................................page
6‐7
 MILAN
......................……………..………………………………………..…….page
7‐8
 What
you
can
visit
.....................................................................page
9‐10
 Night
Life
...................................................................................page
10‐11
 How
to
move
in
Milan................................................................page
12‐14
 How
to
get
a
mobile
phone/
SIM
card.......................................page
14
 Emergency
contacts...................................................................page
15
 Some
Italian
Phrases..................................................................page
15


3



OUR
WISHES
FOR
YOU:

 
 
 Live
this
experience
to
 the
fullest
and
take
the
 best
you
can
out
of
it!
 



 


We
are
looking
forward
to
 meeting
you!
AIESEC
 MILANO
IS
WAITING
FOR
 YOU!!
 We
hope
you
will
enjoy
this
 amazing
city
but
also
this
amazing
 country
!
Live
to
the
fullest
and
 WELCOME
TO
ITALY!!



 
 
 



 
 


The
hugest
satisfaction
of
working
in
AIESEC
 is
seeing
the
people
coming
to
you
and
 leaving
with
happy
faces.
We
will
do
our
best
 to
ensure
you
enjoy
your
stay
here
and
take
 something
valuable
out
of
it!



 Each
experience
could
be
amazing,
it
depends
from
 which
side
you
live
it,
and
from
what
type
of
 expectations
you
have.

 Something
made
you
take
the
decision
to
come
here,
 so
Welcome
in
Milan,
where
we
hope
you
will
just
 LIVE
and
enjoy
this
brief
but
impact
full
chapter
of
 your
life.

 


4



USEFUL
CONTACTS:

 1.
AIESEC
Milano
Office
 Università
Cattolica
 Largo
Gemelli
1
‐
Edificio
Antonianum
‐
2°
Piano
‐
20123
Milano
 number:
+39
0272342780

 email:
milanocattolica@aiesec.it
 2.
Ivana
Istochka
(VP
ICX
GCDP)
 number:
+39
3493043072
 email:
ivana.istocka@aiesec.net
 
 3.
Elisa
Gabellieri
(LCP)
 number:
+39
3475813108
 email:
elisa.gabellieri@aiesec.net
 
 


THE
RECEPTION
PROCESS:

 
In
 AIESEC
 Milano
 we
 use
 the
 buddy
 system
 to
 ensure
 helping,
 tracking
 and
 involving
 every
 Exchange
 Participant
 so
 that
 we
 can
 give
 you
 the
 space
 to
 live
 an
 incredible
 experience.
 Each
 of
 you
 is
 assigned
 with
 a
 buddy
 prior
 to
 his
 arrival
 who
 will
 be
 here
 for
 you
 before
the
arrival
to
the
end
of
the
internship
to
help
and
direct
you
 for
anything
you
may
need.

 



 



 5



The
first
day
of
the
starting
of
the
project
you
will
participate
in
the
 Reception
 seminar
 where
 you
 will
 be
 introduced
 to
 the
 timeline
 of
 your
 work,
 procedures,
 events
 that
 will
 take
 place
 and
 short
 explanation
 of
 the
 city
 and
 most
 importantly
 the
 Milano
 
 The
 people!



 A
LITTLE
BIT
ABOUT
ITALY:

 
 Italy
 is
 an
 unitary
 parliamentary
 republic
in
South
–
Central
Europe.
To
 the
 north,
 it
 borders
 France,
 Switzerland,
 Austria
 and
 Slovenia
 along
Alps.
To
the
south,
it
consists
of
 the
 entirety
 of
 the
 Italian
 Peninsula,
 Sicily,
 Sardinia
 –
 the
 2
 largest
 islands
 in
the
Mediterranean
Sea
–
and
many
 other
 islands.
 The
 territory
 is
 influenced
 by
 a
 temperate
 seasonal
 climate.
 Anyway,
 the
 PO
 valley
 geographical
 region
 is
 mostly
 continental,
 with
 harsh
 winters
 and
 hot
summers.
 
 Rome,
 the
 capital
 of
 Italy,
 has
 for
 centuries
 been
 a
 political
 and
 religious
 centre
 of
 Western
 civilisation
 as
 the
 capital
 of
 the
 Roman
 Empire
 and
 site
 of
 the
 Holy
 See.
 After
 the
 decline
 of
 the
 Roman
 Empire,
 Italy
 endured
 numerous
 invasions
 by
 foreign
 peoples,
 from
 Germanic
 tribes
 such
 as
 the
 Lombards
 (from
 whom
 Milan
 Region
 takes
 its
 name)
 and
 Ostrogoths,
 to
 the
 Byzantines
 and
 later,
 the
 Normans,
among
others.
Centuries
later,
Italy
became
the
birthplace
 of
Maritime
republics
and
the
Renaissance.
Through
much
of
its
post‐ Roman
 history,
 Italy
 was
 fragmented
 into
 numerous
 cities
 and
 regional
states,
but
was
unified
in
1861.



6



Fun
facts
about
Italy:

 
 • The
name
"Italy"
comes
from
Greek
"italos",
which
means
calf.
It
was
 originally
given
to
the
region
of
Calabria
by
Greek
settlers
in
the
8th
 century
BCE,
and
was
extended
to
the
whole
peninsula
under
Roman
 emperor
Augustus.
 • With
almost
40
million
visitors,
Italy
is
the
fourth
most
visited
country
 in
the
world.
 • Italy
is
home
to
two
microstates,
San
Marino
and
Vatican
City.

 • The
ice
cream
cone
is
an
Italian
invention.
 • The
average
Italian
consumes
26
gallons
of
wine
a
year.
 • The
area
around
Venice
is
one
of
the
wealthiest
region
in
Europe.

 • Italy
has
three
active
volcanoes:
Vesuvius,
Etna,
and
Stromboli.
 • 

Italy
has
the
highest
number
of
cultural
sites
recognized
by
UNESCO
 world
Heritage
 • 
The
Italians
invented
the
viol,
violin,
cello
and
piano,
and
were
the
 greatest
representative
of
Baroque
music
(Vivaldi,
Corelli,
 Monteverdi,
Albinoni...).



 
 MILANO
 


Milan,
 the
 capital
 of
 Lombardy,
 has
 a
 population
 of
 1.3
 million
 people.
 It’s
 the
 biggest
 industrial
 city
 of
 Italy
 with
 many
 different
 industrial
 sectors.
 It
 is
 a
 magnetic
 point
 for
 designers,
 artists,
 photographer
 and
 models.
 Milan
 has
 an
 ancient
 city
 centre
 with
 high
 and
 interesting
buildings
and
palazzos,
which
 is
 why
 many
 people
 from
 all
 over
 the
 world
want
to
see
the
city
of
glamour.



 


7



Milan’s
origin
goes
back
to
 400
 B.C.,
 when
 Gauls
 settled
 and
 defeated
 the
 Etruscans.
 In
 22
 B.C.
 the
 city
 was
 conquered
 by
 Romans
 and
 was
 annexed
 to
 the
 Roman
 Empire.
 After
313
A.D.,
the
year
of
 the
 Edict
 of
 Tolerance
 Christianity,
 
 towards
 many
 churches
 were
 built
 and
 the
 first
 bishop
 was
 appointed:
Ambrogio
was
such
an
influential
person
that
the
church
 became
 the
 Ambrosian
 Curch
 (7
 December
 is
 a
 holiday
 to
 honour
 Sant’Ambrogio).
 In
 1300
 the
 Visconti
 family
 which
 are
 noblemen
 from
 Bergamo,
 Cremona,
 Piacenza,
 Brescia
 and
 Parma
 ruled
 and
 brought
a
period
of
glory
and
wealth
to
the
city.
The
Duomo
was
built
 in
1386
and
became
the
symbol
of
Milan.
 


The
 Sforza
 family
 assumed
 the
 Castle
 and
 the
 power
 of
 the
 Visconti
 family
 and
 finally
 Milan
 achieved
 peace
 after
 many
 years
 of
 wars.
 Under
 the
 Sforza
 duchy
 the
 city
 began
 the
 development
 of
 sciences,
 art
and
literature.
 Milan
 is
 the
 centre
 of
 many
 financial
 businesses,
 and
 its
 so
 
 so
 called
 “hinterland”
 is
 an
 avant‐ garde
 industrial
 area.
 Fiera
 Milano,
the
city’s
Exhibition
 Center
 and
 Trade
 Fair
 complex
 is
 one
 of
 the
 most
 important
in
the
world.
The
 new
 fairground,
 in
 the
 north
–
western
suburb
of
Pero
and
Rho
is
the
Europe’s
largest
trade
 fair
complex
in
the
world.

 


8



WHAT
YOU
CAN
VISIT
 
 
 1.
 Milan's
 Duomo
 is
 located
 in
 the
 square
 next
 to
 the
 Galleria
 Vittorio
 Emanuele
 II,
 and
 is
 surmounted
 by
 the
 famous
 Madonnina,
which
is
the
symbol
of
the
city
 of
 Milan
 since
 the
 early
 nineteenth
 century.
 The
 Cathedral,
 with
 its
 imposing
 facade
 in
 neo‐Gothic
 style,
 is
 the
 ideal
 place
to
start
a
tour
of
the
city
of
Milan
and
 attracts
thousands
of
visitors
every
day.



2.
 The
Castello
Sforzesco
was
born
in
300
 at
the
behest
of
the
Visconti,
and
over
the
 following
 centuries
 it
 was
 used
 only
 as
 a
 residence,
 in
 particular
 as
 a
 military
 fortress.
 The
 first
 fortress
 was
 built
 by
 Galeazzo
II
Visconti
for
defensive
purposes
 in
 1368,
 after
 about
 a
 century
 Francesco
 Sforza
 extended
 it,
 but
 it
 was
 with
 Ludovico
il
Moro
(Duke
1494
to
1499)
and
 the
 castle
 was
 transformed
 into
 a
 magnificent
 castle.
 Unfortunately,
 the
 bombings
 and
 hit
 the
 facade
 that
can
be
seen
from
Via
Dante
is
the
work
of
this
century.


3.

The
Pinacoteca
di
Brera
is
located
in
the
 Palace
 situated
 right
 in
 the
 heart
 of
 Milan
 and
 was
 commissioned
 by
 Napoleon,
 who
 wanted
to
create
in
the
north
of
a
structure
 that
 could
 in
 any
 way
 could
 be
 a
 "kind"
 of
 Louvre
in
Italic
land.


 



 
 


9



painters
(especially)
and
foreigners
who
goes
from
'400
to
'700,
and
 that
is
a
real
cultural
heritage
of
the
city
and
Italy.
 
 4.
 The
 Navigli
 district
 is
 one
 of
 the
 most
 vibrant
 in
 the
 city
 boasting
 restaurants,
 wine‐bars,
and
live
music
but
also
painters’
 studios
and
a
slew
of
interesting
shops.
You
 can
 start
 your
 exploration
 from
 Porta
 Ticinese,
 a
 highly
 original
 “quartier”
 alternating
 “banister
 houses”
 and
 artisan
 workshops
 with
 trendy
 addresses.
 Beyond
 piazza
 Ventiquattro
 Maggio,
 the
 Naviglio
 Grande,
 the
 oldest
 navigable
 canal
 in
 the
 world,
 begins
 its
 outward
 journey
 to
 the
 countryside.
 The
 approximately
 10
 kilometres
 that
 separate
 the
 Darsena
 from
 the
 town
 of
 Gaggiano
 offer
 stately
 palazzi,
 small
 towns
 such
 as
 Abbiategrasso
(a
charming
“slow
city”),
wrought
iron
bridges,
fishing
 boats,
 and
 churches
 from
 a
 number
 of
 different
 periods.
 Their
 orange,
yellow,
and
red
facades
are
reflected
in
the
water.
 
 But
there
are
other
wonderful
places
to
see.
In
this
web
site
you
can
 find
very
a
huge
number
of
information!
So,
exploit
it!!
 http://www.milanotour.eu/
 



 NIGHT
LIFE:

 
 There
are
a
lot
of
great
places
for
going
out
here
in
Milano,
it
depends
 on
 the
 kind
 of
 party
 you
 want
 to
 go.
 Here
 by
 we
 suggest
 few
 alternatives
for
you.




 


You
 must
 go
 and
 try
 the
 Italian
 APERITIVO
 which
 you
 can
 find
 in
 every
café
and
bar.
You
pay
for
your
cocktail
and
there
is
a
variety
of
 food
that
you
can
choose
from
which
goes
free
with
your
cocktail.



10



CLUBS


This
is
a
part
of
the
clubs
you
can
visit:




 1.
 If
 you
 want
 to
 visit
 an
 elite
 club
 in
 Milano,
 then
 you
 should
 go
 to
 “Just
Cavalli
Hollywood”.

 The
price
of
entrance
varies
it
goes
form
14‐30€
(one
free
drink
 included
)

 
 2.
Another
Great
club
is
Old
Fashion,
it
is
located
just
next
to
Cavalli.

 Every
Friday
the
have
international
parties
and
usually
cheaper
 called
MOST
WANTED.

 Price
of
entrance
max:
20
euro
(depends
on
the
day,
and
the
type
of
 party
but
most
of
the
time
is
10€
+
1
Drink)

 
 3.
The
Club
is
located
in
zone
Moscova
exactly
next
to
the
metro
 station.

Address
is

Corso
Garibaldi,
97.
 http://www.theclubmilano.it/

 
 4.
The
Plastic
is
one
of
the
most
unconventional
and
entertaining
 discos
in
Milan.
It
is
up
to
you
to
decide
and
party
here,
as
long
as
you
 are
not
intimidated
and
startled
by
the
eccentric
personalities
that
 are
sometimes
found
at
the
entrance
and
who
perform
the
so‐called

 "Entry
selection".

The
address
is
viale
Umbria,
120

 
 5.
Hollywood
is
also
one
of
well
know
clubs
in
the
amazing
Corso
 Como
area.
Corso
Como
is
famous
for
its
nightlife
aperitivos,
bars
and
 clubs.


http://www.discotecahollywood.it/home/


 


Usually
prices
of
entrances
in
Milan
vary
from
10‐25
euros
+
1
free
 drink,
depending
on
the
time
you
arrive
at
the
club
with
the
idea
that
 the
earlier
you
arrive
at
the
entrance,
the
less
you
pay.
Also
it
is
 better
and
cheaper
if
you
say
the
name
of
some
list:
e.g.
International
 Students,
Erasmus
Students,
etc.

 
 
 
 
 


11



HOW
TO
MOVE
IN
MILAN!
 



 
 The
 ATM
 company
 (Azienda
 Trasporti
 Milanese,
 translated
 as
 the
 Milanese
 Transportation
 Company)
 manages
 the
 system
 of
 public
 transportation
 in
 the
 city
 and
 in
 85
 other
 cities
 in
 the
 Province
 of
 Milan.
 The
 system
 includes
 buses,
 trolleybuses,
 trams
 and
 subway
 lines,
for
a
total
of
121
transportation
lines
and
with
a
development
 of
around
1,400
km
in
the
network.


 
 
 All
public
transportation
can
be
used
with
the
same
ticket,
which
can
 be
purchased
at
newsstands,
bars,
tobacco
shops
and
in
automatic

 tickets
 should
 be
 stamped
 onboard
 and
 can
 be
 reused
 in
 any
 direction
until
they
expire.

 


12



On
the
subway
and
on
all
city
railway
lines
tickets
should
be
stamped
 at
the
turnstiles
and
they
allow
passengers
to
take
only
one
trip,
but
 lines
can
be
changed
at
connection
stations.

 
 Urban
Ticket
 Price:
€
1.50

 Valid
for
90
minutes
after
stamping,
gives
you
unrestricted
travels
 for
all
the
Milan
Municipality
area.
The
ticket
is
valid
for
a
single
 journey
on
the
underground
or
rail
network,
including
the
urban
rail
 lines
of
Trenord
and
the
'Passante
Ferroviario'
(Urban
Railway
 Network).
 
 One
Day
Ticket
 Price:
€
4.50
 Valid
for
24
hours
after
stamping,
gives
you
unrestricted
travels
for
 all
the
Milan
Municipality
area.
The
ticket
is
valid
even
on
the
rail
 network,
including
the
urban
rail
lines
of
Trenord
and
the
'Passante
 Ferroviario'
(Urban
Railway
Network).
 
 Two
Day
Ticket
 Price:
€
8.25
 Valid
for
48
hours
after
stamping,
gives
you
unrestricted
travels
for
 all
the
Milan
Municipality
area.
The
ticket
is
valid
even
on
the
rail
 network,
including
the
urban
rail
lines
of
Trenord
and
the
'Passante
 Ferroviario'
(Urban
Railway
Network).
 
 If
 you
 are
 going
 to
 use
 public
 transport
 every
 day,
 the
 ATM
 transportation
 card,
 RicaricaMi,
 
 is
 probably
 the
 best
 solution
 for
 you.
 This
 electronic,
 rechargeable
 pass
 allows
 you
 to
 travel
 throughout
 the
 Milan
 urban
 area
 by
 ATM
 subway,
 buses
 and
 trams,
 urban
rail
lines
of
the
Trenord
and
the
"Passante
ferroviario"
(Urban
 Railway
 Network).
 ATM
 offers
 different
 kinds
 of
 cards
 in
 order
 to
 meet
all
travelers'
needs,
including
a
monthly,
unlimited
pass.


 
 It
costs
10euros
for
the
making
of
the
card
and
17euros
each
month.


 
 
 For
further
information:

 Check
the
ATM
website
to
find
out
which
pass
works
best
for
you.


 http://www.atm‐
mi.it/en/Pages/default.aspx


 
 


13



Check
the
ATM
Giromilano
application,
which
enables
you
to
find
the
 best
 way
 to
 go
 from
 one
 part
 of
 the
 city
 to
 another
 with
 public
 transport

 http://www.atm‐mi.it
 
 BIKE
SHARING
 This
service,
created
by
ATM
in
collaboration
with
the
City
of
Milan,
 offers
an
alternative
possibility
for
getting
around
the
city
with
a
fast,
 light
 means
 of
 transportation,
 which
 is
 very
 flexible
 and
 quick.
 BikeMi
 is
 a
 true
 system
 of
 public
 transportation,
 which
 allows
 members
to
take
one
of
1,500
bikes
available
at
the
various
stations,
 get
to
their
destination
and
return
the
bike
at
the
closest
deposit.

 There
are
many
stations
all
over
the
city.

 The
first
30
minutes
of
use
is
free,
while
every
30
minutes
after
the
 first
half‐hour
(up
to
a
maximum
of
two
hours)
is
0.50€.
You
need
to
 be
 a
 member
 to
 use
 the
 service,
 and
 daily
 passes
 (2.50€),
 weekly
 passes
(6.00€)
or
year‐long
memberships
(36.00€)
are
available.

 
 For
 information
 and
 memberships,
 please
 visit
 the
 BikeMi
 site:
 http://www.bikemi.com/


 
 


HOW
TO
GET
A
MOBILE
PHONE
/
SIM
CARD
 


Several
phone
companies
operate
in
Italy.
You
can
go
to
any
mobile
 phone
store
and
ask
to
see
their
cell
phone/mobile
plans.
Since
you
 are
staying
for
less
than
one
year
we
suggest
that
you
buy
a
SIM
card
 that
has
a
pay‐as‐you‐go/top
up
plan
using
rechargeable
cards
(carta
 ricaricabile).
 You
 can
 purchase
 rechargeable
 cards
 from
 any
 Tobacconist's.
 We
 recommend
 WIND
 and
 TIM
 as
 they
 have
 the
 cheapest
 plans
 with
 free
 calls,
 texts
 and
 3G
 internet!


 
 *Don’t
forget
to
bring
your
passport
with
you!
 



 
 


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EMERGENCY
CONTACTS:

 Ambulance:
118

 Police:
113

 Carabinieri:
112

 Fire
Department:
115
 City
Police
(Polizia
Municipale):
02
77
271
 
 Central
Police
Station
(Milan):
02
62
261
 
 


SOME
COMMON
ITALIAN
PHRASES
 Hello!
­
Ciao!
 Bye!
­
Ciao!
 Goodbye
­
Arrivederci
 Good
morning
­
Buongiorno
 Good
evening
­
Buonasera
 Thank
you
­
Grazie
 You're
welcome
­
Prego
 Please
­
Per
favore
 What's
your
name?
­
Come
ti
chiami?
 My
name
is
__
­
Mi
chiamo
__
 Nice
to
meet
you!
­
Piacere
di
conoscerti!
 How
old
are
you?
­
Quanti
anni
hai?
 I
am
__
years
old
­
Ho
__
anni
 How
are
you?
­
Come
stai?
 I'm
fine
thanks!
­
Sto
bene
grazie!
 
 
 Excuse
me!
­
Mi
scusi!
 Do
you
speak
English?
­
Parla
inglese?
 What
time
it
is?
­
Che
ore
sono?
 Can
you
give
me
directions
to
*
please?
­
Mi
può
indicare
la
strada
 per
*
per
favore?
 
 Where
is
the
nearest
*
?
­
Dov'è
*
più
vicino/a?
 


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*
train
station
=
la
stazione
 *
metro
station
=
la
stazione
della
metropolitana
 *
hospital
=
l'ospedale
 *
police
station
=
la
stazione
della
polizia
 *
restaurant
=
il
ristorante
 *
hotel
=
l'albergo
 *
museum
=
il
museo
 How
much
is
it?
­
Quanto
costa?
 One
coffee/tea/bottle
of
water,
please
­
Un
caffè/tè/bottiglia
 d'acqua,
per
favore
 Could
you
bring
me
an
English
menu,
please?
­
Mi
porta
portarmi
 un
menu
in
inglese,
per
favore?
 Could
I
have
the
check,
please?
­
Mi
porta
il
conto,
per
favore?


AIESEC MILANO IS WAITING FOR YOU! 


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Reception Booklet - AIESEC Milano