Milan is one of the shopping capitals of the world, a fashionable couture destination. It is also known for its cuisine, its famous Opera, churches, and da Vinci’s Last Supper fresco.
You can view the city from its famous Duomo, catch a performance in Teatro Alla Scala, stroll around museums and art galleries, have a culinary adventure in a Michelin-star restaurant or taste local flavours in a trattoria. In addition, you can have day-trips across the Lake country and particularly Lake Como, known for its picturesque landscape.
If you are in Milan for shopping, then you have come to the right place! Take a glance at the shops in Corso Buenos Aires, which has a higher ratio of shops per square meter anywhere else in Europe. Move to the high-end street of Corso di Porta Ticinese and upscale Via Montenapoleone, for unlimited spending. Milan homes some of world’s top designers, as well as a hot local fashion scene, famous for cutting edge designs and fabulous shops.
Best Time to visit
The best time to visit Milan is during the months of May and June, when weather is warm and temperatures are pleasant. Summer is peak travel season and hotel prices are considerably high. Be aware that during Fashion week (happens twice a year, during February and September) prices sky-rocket throughout the whole city and accommodation is scarce, so make sure you book in advance. October and November are also affordable choices, if you do not mind cold weather and rain.
Budget Hotels Areas
As in most cities, the farther from the centre, the more affordable the accommodation is. For budget lodgings choose the areas of Maciachini, Bovisa or Porta Ticinese. No matter where you stay, you will not need a car in Milan. Milan has a wonderful network of buses, trains, and metro stations and the historic center is also very manageable on foot.
Traveling to Milan
Milan Tours & Activities
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