You may have seen my post about our city break to Milan and Lake Como. If not, you can read it here. In the same trip, we also went over to Venice, and spent 4 days there, too.
An EasyJet flight to Milan Malpensa airport, then a taxi from there to our hotel. The taxi cost around €25 each and took around 45 minutes. We wouldn’t normally like to pay that much, but it was really late when we landed and we had no idea!
We stayed at the IH Hotel Milano Gioia, which was basic, clean, and really cheap. In a nearby supermarket, we found Peroni for like €0.50 a litre. The downside was that it was an hour walk away from the central sightseeing stuff.
We ended up using the Metro which cost €4.50 return and took us to the centre in about 10 minutes.