|Moody picture of a bus stop on Via Lorenteggio near the corner with Via Bisceglie in the southwest, showing services for Bus 64 and Bus 78 that eventually go past the San Siro Stadium. Image Credit: Luca Napoli @ Flickr.com|
|Bus 49 on the main road that goes directly past the San Siro Stadium. Image Credit: Stefano Bonetti bus fanatic @ Flickr.com|
If you look at these four bus routes below, you can see that if you are pressed for finding good value accommodation on an easy direct route to the San Siro Stadium, then these bus routes open up a long swathe of western Milan as possible convenient areas for your B&B or apartment room (few hotels in this area) - from the San Cristoforo S9 station and the Tram 14 line in the south, up and surrounding the Santa Barbara army barracks (Forza Armate quarter); and also including the entire slice of Milan below the San Siro Stadium bound by Via Novara all the way till it touches the outer ring road at Via Ranzoni / Viale Murillo (see the Openstreetmap and the large Google Map further below).
However, it should be noted that these areas are regarded as far from the centre of the city (but a Metro ride will only take 18 minutes to the Duomo from the westernmost M1 Metro terminal of Bisceglie says Google Transit, and Google Transit says the tram ride from the westernmost Tram 14 terminal of Lorenteggio will take 37 minutes); and they are largely modern suburbs without any pretensions of historical charm. There are no high concentrations of shops or restaurants (other than the inner part of the important Via Lorenteggio - that marks the southern boundary of this area - which is busy with shops and restaurants after the intersection with Via Primaticcio, all the way toward the centre until it touches the outer ring road at Viale Misurata).
|Milanfinally Google Map showing the western part of Milan in question. The San Siro Stadium is top centre marked in pink, the best-rated and most popular restaurants on Tripadvisor have been chosen and marked in purple and red; shops and supermarkets marked in orange, and two permanent community markets marked in yellow. Click on the map to enlarge, or you can go to the original interactive Milanfinally Map of Milan.|
Apart from buses, this area is poorly served by the Metro and the tram system. Thus it is probably wise to find accommodation either near the Tram 14 line in the south; or near the Metro's fork of the M1 line that runs from the western edge towards the centre, straight through the middle of this western area; or finally near the three end stations of the new M5 Metro line (or Tram 16 that runs almost on the same streets) that runs straight to the San Siro Stadium at the northern end of this western area.
Take a look at the following Openstreetmap screenshot of
this western area of Milan out on the left side of the pink outer ring road that surrounds Milan (click on the picture for a larger version). Notice the Tram 14 western terminal at Lorenteggio at the bottom left of the map; and the Bisceglie western terminal of the M1 Metro fork on the far left of the map midway up (Metro stations in lavender blue letters); and then of course the San Siro Stadium, near the top left hand corner of the map, which is the western terminus of both the M5 Metro line as well as the Tram 16 line.
|To go to the original interactive Openstreetmap, click on [ http://osm.org/go/0CjESAKx- ]|
Closest to the San Siro Stadium
Immediately around the San Siro Stadium, and the adjoining slice of Milan (below the San Siro Stadium bound by Via Novara all the way till it touches the outer ring road at Via Ranzoni / Viale Murillo), as well as that little triangular settlement called the Quarto Cagnino diagonally and directly to the southwest of the Stadium, there are hardly any full hotels - a sign that there is little around here that usually interests tourists.
There are a couple of accommodation options in Quarto Cagnino near where the Via Cascina Bellaria (Google calls this Via Fratelli Gorlini) joins Via Novara. However there are not many dining options around here - for a couple more, you can walk down Via Fratelli Zoia (on the other side of the Parco del Fanciullo), and the Milanfinally Google Map (further above on this page) shows some restaurants and shops. (If you come this way, look out for the surprising sight of apartment blocks spanning across the top of the evocatively named Via Carlo Marx, parallel to Via Fratelli Zoia.)
(One of the apartment blocks that span across the suburban Via Carlo Marx in Quarto Cagnino. In the foreground is the commercial block with some shops, restaurants etc. that links with Via Fratelli Zoia which has a few more restaurants. Feel free to click and drag around inside the Google Streetview to explore the area. You can also go to the original streetview on Google Maps.)
There are also a couple of accommodation options in the extreme east of these nearby areas in question, near where Tram 16 enters the area - near Piazzale Brescia on the Viale Murillo outer ring road. Again, this area is not a lively district, but the Milanfinally Google Map (further above) shows some dining options on short stretches of Via Ricciarelli and also Via Vodice a little further north.
If you want to get private or B&B accommodation in this area, then you will see on the Milanfinally Google Map that the stretch of Via Morgantini down to Via Novara is probably the most attractive and lively choice in this otherwise rather bland area, with good choices for nearby restaurants/bars and shops (see the Google Streetview below).
If you want apartments and private/B&B accommodation closer to the stadium (towards the western tip of the "slice" bound by Via Niovara to the south) then that maps shows a few good dining options along Via Novara after passing Via Giusto and before merging with Via Harar.
(Looking down the lively tree-lined Via Morgatini - at the intersection with Via Pianella - that leads to the main Via Novara. The Esselunga supermarket branch is behind and to the left. Feel free to click and drag around inside the interactive Google Streetview to explore the area. You can also go to the original streetview on Google Maps.)
In this area close to San Siro Stadium, one of our sponsors, HomeAway, had the following selections available: apartment in Quarto Cagnino, 3-bedrooms 150 euros/night || apartment near Via Morgantini, 1-bedroom 75 euros/night || also check out the apartment rentals near Via Ricciarelli and Via Vodice. You can support - through our commercial affiliate - the free information on our useful website by clicking on the above links and taking a look: as an alternative to hotels - these vacation & apartment rental options and prices at HomeAway, "world's #1 choice for holiday homes" with over one million global properties listed.
Good hotel rates found for this area (taxes & fees already included!):1-star Hotel Edy, €41, a one-star hotel with high 4/5 Tripadvisor review rating satisfaction4-star Antares Hotel Rubens, €99- to get more details & map locations for this and other accommodation options, SEE bottom of this post further below
The Quartiere Forza Armate
Next south, in the Forza Armate quartiere (surrounding the Santa Barbara army barracks) north of the M1 Metro line, there again are barely any hotel options, as is generally the case for the remaining areas south of the M1 line.
South of the M1 metro line - Via Lorenteggio
South of the M1 metro line, the liveliest area of all so far, is along Via Lorenteggio, on the inner stretch from the corner with Via Primaticcio (which is the road along which Bus 64 runs north to the San Siro Stadium), running inwards to the east past Piazza Frattini, until it reaches the outer ring road of Viale Misurata - especially the areas to the south of Via Lorenteggio where the line for Tram 14 runs from east to west.
(Above is the Google Streetview showing the Ristorante Carmel poking through the trees on Viale Gimignano, looking from just behind the large Carrefour supermarket. Feel free to click and drag around inside the interactive Google Streetview to explore the area. You can also go to the original streetview on Google Maps.)
I see that there are some private rentals clustered around the area where Via Argaza, Viale Gimignano (see the Google Streetview directly above), and Via Soderini form a quadrilateral against the main Via Primaticcio (see the Milanfinally Google Map further above). This is a leafy area without many facilities, but it has a number of good dining options and some shopping convenience. Those apartments or B&B properties further north along Via Primaticcio towards the Primaticcio Metro Station, also have some dining and shopping options (including two very popular and highly rated restaurants in a nondescript little alley - one of which is awarded two Michelin stars) and they have the added bonus of closer proximity to the Metro to get to the city centre.
Properties around the next Inganni Metro Station will also benefit from the few dining and shopping conveniences around there (which you will see on the Milanfinally Google Map).
There is not much else to say about these areas, other than there are some good restaurants and shopping opportunities scattered about as indicated by the Milanfinally Google Map.
In this area south of the M1 metro line, one of our sponsors, HomeAway, had the following selections available: apartment near the Piazza Simone Bolivar traffic circle intersection of Viale Lorenteggio with Via D'Alviano, a studio for 85 euros/night || apartment near the western end of the Tram 14 line running along Via Giambellino, a 2-bedroom for below 55 euros/night || apartment near Viale Gimignano 1-bedroom 60 euros/night. You can support - through our commercial affiliate - the free information on our useful website by clicking on the above links and taking a look: as an alternative to hotels - these vacation & apartment rental options and prices at HomeAway, "world's #1 choice for holiday homes" with over one million global properties listed.
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Other than b&b bed & breakfast and apartment condominiums which you can find also on booking sites, there are not many official hotels in this outer west area of Milan:
Good deals found for this area on Hotels.com: near the far southwestern terminus of Tram 14 is the 4-star iH Hotel Milano Lorenteggio, €72, with map location (all prices incl. taxes & fees, for one night on a June weekend 2016).
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See also for this Milan district: hotels with high Tripadvisor review ratings - 1-star Hotel Edy, €41, a one-star hotel with high 4/5 Tripadvisor review rating satisfaction (midweek for one night) || 4-star Antares Hotel Rubens, €99, also a high 4/5 Tripadvisor review rating, with map location (all prices incl. taxes & fees, for one night on a June weekend 2016) - plus best prices from over 200 hotel booking sites all brought to Tripadvisor.
Look there also for nearby hotels, lower on that Tripadvisor hotel page, under the heading "Hotels you might also like". Tripadvisor.com is the "world's largest travel site" with 350 million site visits a month.