Living in Milan, one of the things I do not fancy is staying on long and almost endless queues. These Milan apps I discovered have made life a lot easier for me. If you have lived in Milano long enough, and most especially engaged in any sort of paperwork, you would be accustomed to the queue at the Post Office, Anagrafe and even the public hospitals (I had a horrid experience at a public hospital, where I spent 5 hours to be attended to, then canceled from the list – back in Palermo).
There are some lucky days where you spend less than one hour and some ugly days you spend up to 8 hours (I state this number from personal experience at Questura di Montebello trying to get a Permesso di Soggiorno Provvisorio).
Through my years of living in Milan, I have encountered three apps that I would recommend. They have made life easier for me. I believe tourists and locals will find them helpful.
One of the first must-have Milan Apps is Moovit
The first one I would be recommending is the Moovit App. I have found it more reliable than other transportation Apps. It’s more detailed in terms of transportation routes and the best travel methods.
Second is Quarami
The next App is the Qurami App. This is just the sweetest App ever! You can take a number well in advance before your arrival at your destination. I wish it had more places listed, but it comes in very handy for days at the Commune and some other public establishments.
Third is ATM
The final on my list is the ATM App, the official application of Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA that helps users move around the city easily. My most favourite feature on the App is the ability to purchase tickets on the go and save them digitally. So for tourists, this may be especially useful as you don’t need to carry a pile of tickets around. Read my guide on taking public transportation in Milan.
The best news is, they are all free to download on Play store and App Store.
Have you discovered any other app not mentioned? Please do share in the comment box!