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!
Milan is definitely one of the most famous cities in Northern Italy and getting there is easy!
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.
The Trenitalia connects Milan to other European city so traveling by train isn’t a hassle.
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.
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 restaurants 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.
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 restaurants. 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 restaurants, skip-the-line services in selected museums, up to 48 hours of free public transportation.