The central train station of Milan, Milano Centrale, built by the architect Ulisse Stacchini, is not only the largest train station in Europe, but also a major art monument of the Art Deco period. This grandiose structure had been erected to replace an old station that could no longer withhold the growing number of passengers passing through. It took 20 years to build, and Milano Centrale was opened in 1931. Its unusual metal-and-glass dome that crowns the station has the square area of 66 sq. meters and the length of 341 meters.
The Centrale train station has 24 platforms, with 600 trains with over 320 000 passengers departing daily. Numerous bus and tram lines, two metro lines, airport bus stops are located next to the terminal.