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Travel advice: Atalanta BC v Manchester City FC

Travel advice for fans travelling to Italy for the Champions League match on Wednesday 6 November between Manchester City FC and Atalanta BC.

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Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Venue: San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy

Kick off time: 9.00pm

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Italy

Get ready for Brexit

To visit Europe after Brexit there are things you need to do before you travel. These include:

  • check your UK passport is valid for travel to Europe using the GOV.UK passport checker
  • get travel insurance that provides health cover in Europe
  • check you have the right driving documents
  • check pet travel rules with your vet at least 4 months before you travel

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you are only going for one night. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • you must carry ID with you at all times - you’ll need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium
  • if you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate in Milan

Getting to the stadium

  • please remember to validate your tickets before travel
  • the San Siro Stadium can be reached from the centre of Milan by Underground (e.g., from Duomo get the Red Line M1 West – change at Lotto – get the Lilac line M5 getting off at San Siro Stadio)
  • the journey time is around 30 minutes. A single ticket for the underground costs €2 and is valid for one journey. Tickets can be purchased from machines or newsstands at all underground stops
  • tram no.16 also runs regularly from Duomo to the stadium. A single ticket for the tram costs €2 and is valid for 90 minutes from the first validation on all above-ground buses and trams

Local information and transport

At the match

  • you should arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete
  • large amounts of coins, belts with large buckles and heavy cigarette lighters aren’t allowed in the stadium; check with Manchester City FC if you need more information about the stadium rules, forbidden items and rules on banners/flags
  • at the end of the game, you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for a short time to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared
  • the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium

Tips

  • as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits
  • if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves

Contact the British Consulate in Milan

British Consulate-General Milan
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – Milan

Tel. +39 02 72 3001

For further information, please visit the British Consulate Milan website or UKinItaly Facebook

Emergency services numbers

  • police (Carabinieri): 112
  • ambulance: 118
  • fire brigade: 115

Further information

Published 25 October 2019
Last updated 30 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. kick off time corrected to 9pm
  2. First published.