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Milan Travel Guide: Overview

Milan is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. The best time to visit the country is during April to May or September to October, during the spring and fall where the weather is nice and cool. Between May and October there are food expos where you can enjoy various cuisines from around the world. We hope this Milan Travel Guide helps you when your planning your trip to Milan, Italy!

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Milan Travel Guide: How to Get There

Milan is definitely one of the most famous cities in Northern Italy and getting there is easy!

By Plane

Malpensa Airport is Milan’s gateway to the world. Most international flights land here. Milan has two other airports namely Linate Airport, which holds mostly European flights, and the Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, which is the main hub for low cost airlines such as Ryanair. You can then take a cheap coach bus into the city center.

By Train

The Trenitalia connects Milan to other European city so traveling by train isn’t a hassle.

Milan Travel Guide: Where to Stay

Milan’s city center, or Centro Storico, is the ideal area to stay in for those looking to be in the central city area to reach all the major sites, like museums and shops, in a flash. For travelers looking for cheaper accommodations, head on over to Milan’s Chinatown, an area with more budget-friendly accommodations. Porta Romana is another option for affordable accommodations, and is accessible via public transportation.

Milan Travel Guide: Milan Travel Tips

Create your own itinerary.  Even if there are a lot of suggested places for tourists, try to visit places that really interest you. If you have enough time, get lost, follow your own path, and just relax. This is probably one of the best ways to explore the city. If you are strapped for time a strict literary and this highlight guide will certainly help.

Do dress your best.  Europeans are known for being fashionable. When walking on the streets, it seems like everyone’s part of a big runway. Apart from that, Milan is known for its beautiful churches which requires a dress code so women should be sure to bring a cover up if ever you are wearing a spaghetti strap or tube top.

Do take care of your belongings.  There are some tourist spots in Milan that can be a surrounded by pickpockets. Yes, the place is lovely and it would take your breath away but what would you do if your pocket money is stolen from you? Be alert all the time especially on crowded areas.

Don’t fall for tourist traps.  Believe it or not, there are a lot of Eat and Drinks and even stores that offers souvenir items that are really overpriced. These are mostly located in popular places like Piazza del Duomo and Via Dante.

Pre-book your Last Supper viewing.   To be able to see Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting you will need a ticket that has a specific time to enter the chapel. The official site is http://www.cenacolovinciano.org You can find tickets on Viator and Get Your Guide as well.  

Milan Travel Guide: Typical Costs

Price Range for Hotels

Cost of accommodation in Milan can be very expensive so you have to do a to of research. Budget hostel would cost about €25 up to €80. For large groups look into dorms or hostels. These may have a minimum of 4 people and charge around €100 or more. Regular 3-4 stars hotels cost €100 to €500 while the 5 stars hotels cost is from €500 up. Aside from checking rates online for budget hostel, there is always Airbnb where you can also find loads of cheap accommodations.

Cost of Meal

Costs for meals depends where you eat but everything is delicious. A simple meal of pizza or pasta with a bottle of water would cost about €5 to €7. This is also the price for some fast food Eat and Drinks. A more fine and expensive dining would cost you about €25 up to to €80. Want a beer after a whole day of tour? It costs about €3 to €5 .

Cost for Transportation

Trains from the airport to the city cost €12 one-way and €18 roundtrip. If your taking a regular train or bus while going around the city, a single journey would cost you €1.50. Riding taxi is very could be very expensive in Milan. Apart from your actual taxi fare, there is a €3 cost for pick-up.

If you want more convenience you can always get the Milano Card for tourists. One day use of Milano card is €6.5 while three days would cost €13. It offers discounts on selected Milan Eat and Drinks, skip-the-line services in selected museums, up to 48 hours of free public transportation.

Top Places to Visit in Milan

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore
Ancient Ruins

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

Balancing grandeur and antiquity, the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore is one of Milan’s oldest churches and an inescapable testament to Italy’s rich historical past. The basilica

Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio
Churches & Cathedrals

Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio

An oasis of calm amidst Milan’s bustling urban sprawl, the Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio (Cloisters of Sant’Eustorgio) is a tranquil complex nestled beside the significant Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio.

Navigli
neighborhood

Navigli

Navigli, one of the most distinguished and lively districts in Milan, Italy, represents the city’s historical and creative spirit. Known for its picturesque canals, Navigli is home

Monumental Cemetery – Milan
Cemeteries

Monumental Cemetery – Milan

Monumental Cemetery, also known as Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, is not just a mere burial ground but a vast open-air museum situated in the heart of Milan,

Villa Reale
palace

Villa Reale

Located in the heart of Milan, Italy, Villa Reale, or Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, is a crisp example of neoclassical elegance. This exquisite historical mansion with its lush

Top Places to Eat in Milan

Terrazza Aperol
Bar

Terrazza Aperol

Located in Milan’s bustling heart, Terrazza Aperol captivates visitors with its exhilarating views of the Piazza Duomo while serving the quintessentially Italian aperitivo experience. The venue’s vibrant

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Food & Drink

Osteria Serafina

Yum! Cute restaurant with delicious food. Easy to get to off the metro as well.

La Rinascente Rooftop
Bar

La Rinascente Rooftop

Situated on top of the famous La Rinascente department store in Milan’s city center, La Rinascente Rooftop Bar offers elevated casual dining with striking views of the

miscusi Milano Centrale
Italian

miscusi Milano Centrale

Miscusi is a contemporary Italian dining haven that specializes in pasta dishes. This inviting restaurant transports diners on a culinary journey across Italy, each dish beautifully encapsulating

Pizza e Mozzarella
neapolitan pizza

Pizza e Mozzarella

Pizza e Mozzarella is a buzzing pizzeria that celebrates Italy’s most beloved export – pizza. Echoing its simple yet profound name, the restaurant offers delicious homemade pies

Spontini
pizza

Spontini

Spontini, a long-standing establishment in Milan, has been satiating the city’s hunger for authentic pizza since 1953. With a focused approach on crafting the perfect slice, it

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airport hotel

Moxy Milan Linate Airport

Moxy Milan Linate Airport Hotel is a contemporary sanctuary that offers stylish comfort and uncomplicated convenience for those traveling through the bustling city of Milan. Features: Proximity

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