Few cities in the world can boast two international football teams. Milan is one of the lucky few, thanks to AC Milan and Inter Milan. Furthermore, both teams play in the same Meazza San Siro stadium, fondly called "La Scala of football", which makes Milano one of the most popular destinations for the teams’ fans and also for those who follow the clubs during the big matches.

 

Which team is the best? Well that’s up to you to choose: if by chance you prefer AC Milan, here's a map with the major places in the city linked to the team’s history, which began in 1899 and is still ongoing.

Hotel Principe di Savoia

Piazza della Repubblica, 17

 

The AC Milan Football and Cricket Club was founded on December 16th, 1899 in this hotel which, at the time, was called Hotel du Nord.

La Fiaschetteria Toscana

Via Giovanni Berchet

 

The first seat of the Milan Football and Cricket Club was established here in 1899.

It remained there until 1909, when it was moved to via Ugo Foscolo. The registered office changed 13 times before settling at the historic address, via Turati 3, where it remained from 1966 to 2013, when Casa Milan was opened.

Historical Milan seat Via Turati

Via Filippo Turati, 3

 

Historical seat of AC Milan from 1966 to 2013.

Casa Milan

Via Aldo Rossi, 8

 

The team’s headquarters, spread over 9000 m2, is the best place to experience AC Milan in all its glory. Rare historical memorabilia and the latest technology take the visitor through the Rossonero club successes. Don’t miss the three-dimensional holographic station where you can ‘meet’ Baresi and Maldini, the legendary AC Milan captains over the last thirty years, and the Pallone d’Oro winners such as Kaka and Shevchenko.

Trotter

Now Milano's Central Station

    

The old Trotter field was in Piazza Andrea Doria, now Piazza Duca d'Aosta, where the current Milano Central Station now stands. It was the first pitch for the AC Milan Football and Cricket Club from 1900 to 1903.

Milan field in Porta Monforte

Via Fratelli Bronzetti

 

This was the team’s official field from 1906 to 1914. This location is important not only for AC Milan but also for the history of football: on January 7th 1906, nets were placed at the goalposts for the first time ever in Italy.

"Gianni Brera" Civic Arena

Viale Giorgio Byron, 2

 

AC Milan played here sporadically up to1960. The Arena remained as the Ambrosiana (Inter Milan) realm until this too moved to San Siro. The move was celebrated with a mega party and special effects to mark Berlusconi’s first presidential role for AC Milan, in 1986.

Meazza San Siro Stadium

Piazzale Angelo Moratti

 

The San Siro stadium, constructed upon the wishes of the AC Milan president of the time, Piero Pirelli, was built in 1925 in the eponymous district of Milano, near the Ippodromo del Trotto.

The property was owned by AC Milan until 1935, when it was then purchased by the City of Milano and, in 1947, it also became the official base for Inter Milan who, up until then, had played all their matches in the Civic Arena.

 

The stadium hosts the San Siro Museum which narrates the story of the two Milanese teams through their victories, the prized cups, the players’ jerseys and the newspaper headlines. It is the first museum in Italy to be housed in a stadium.

Milan Megastore

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Galleria San Carlo

 

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