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Oct 04 2024 - Oct 07 2024

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Oct 02 2024 - Oct 14 2024

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Oct 06 2024 - Oct 19 2024

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Oct 06 2024 - Nov 02 2024

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Sep 30 2024 - Oct 12 2024

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What to see and do in Milan, Italy

Milan  pictured on a sunny day, with people walking down the canal in the Navigli area

Best time to fly to Milan, Italy

The best time to plan a vacation to Milan is in the spring or fall – from April to May or September to October. These seasons have the benefit of pleasant weather and a lively atmosphere without the bulk of the tourist crowds and the sweltering summer heat.

Although flying to Italy is popular in the summer months, temperatures can reach the high 80s F (low 30s C), with humidity in the city making it feel a lot hotter. August is probably the busiest month to travel to Milan, as it’s when most Italians go on vacation.

Due to the high level of tourism in the city during peak season, we’d recommend booking your airline tickets to Milan, Italy, well in advance.

Milan’s off-season is during the winter months of November to March. You’re more likely to be able to find cheap flights to Milan during this time. However, there are considerably lower temperatures coupled with foggy weather and a very quiet city center, with some attractions and restaurants closing.

Getting around Milan

The best way to get around Milan is by the city’s efficient public transport system – the ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi). The system includes buses, subways, and trams, which have extensive coverage and are low-cost.

If you’re staying near the city center (close to the Duomo), then exploring Milan on foot is another good option. Many of Milan's main tourist attractions are a few blocks away from each other, as are stores and amenities.

Metered taxis also operate around Milan, in addition to services like Uber and Lyft. They’re good for a couple of one-off journeys but can get expensive if you use them as your only mode of transport. You can hire a car, but it’s not recommended due to the costly parking and traffic in the city.

A man driving a yellow tram down the streets of Milan, Italy
The Duomo di Milano here pictured from across the square on a bright sunny day

Historic sights in Milan

Show-stopping art, a passion for fashion, mouth-watering food, and a football powerhouse - Milan ticks all of the boxes.

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper mural was painted in the late 15th century, and you can see it up close in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.

The Duomo di Milano, Milan's grand cathedral, is another must-see - it's huge, built from marble, and houses some astonishing stained glass.

Its rooftop is a highlight for stunning statues, spires, and inspirational views. But be sure to book ahead for your visits to these attractions – tickets sell out fast!

Theatre and art in Milan

There are more artistic treasures to unearth at the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery, and contemporary art brings many culture-vultures to the city.

Head to the Museo del Novecento for some of the best twentieth-century art in Milan, located in the Piazza del Duomo.

Theater lovers will want to take a trip to Teatro La Scala, a famous opera house whose premier performance was Antonio Salieri's ‘Europa riconosciuta’. This famous opera house opened in 1778, and has an interior decked out in pure gilt-edged style.

Milan is a city which is home to some of the most important historical theatres in Italy, and possibly the largest number of theatres. Explore Teatro degli Archimboldi, Nazionale, della Cooperative, Manzoni or Studio del Piccolo.

A birds eye view of the city of Milan, in Italy, with the Arco della Pace in front and center shot
A person stands in silhouette against a very large window, overlooking the Duomo di Milano

Shopping Milanese fashion

Milan has long been considered one of the world's fashion capitals, and major Italian labels like Prada, Armani, Versace, and Valentino have their headquarters here. Be sure to visit the chic shopping district, known as the 'Quadrilatero d'Oro' (the 'Golden Rectangle') just north of the Duomo.

Hosted twice annually, Milan Fashion Week solidifies the city’s status as a fashion powerhouse. Fashion enthusiasts come to the city in their droves during that week, giving the city a buzz that everyone will want to be part of.

Even if you're not visiting Milan to shop until you drop, we recommend stopping by the landmark Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It's a shopping arcade from the 1860s that drips with architectural elegance.

If you need a breather from the designer price tags, hit the food emporiums to enjoy a tasty browse or to navigate neighborhoods like Brera and Navigli.

Italian dining at its finest

We all know that food is an essential feature of any trip to Italy, and Milan takes it up a notch with fine signature dishes like the golden-hued risotto alla milanese (heavy on butter, colored with saffron) and cotoletta alla milanese (breaded veal cutlet, cooked in more butter).

You can track down small back-street trattorias, fun cafes and wine bars, and plenty of Michelin-starred marvels. Great neighborhoods to scout at mealtime include Brera and Navigli.

To fuel your appetite further, don't miss a visit to Peck, a revered food store that's been satisfying local cravings since 1883.

And be sure to embrace the cherished local custom for aperitivo, a leisurely pre-dinner drink accompanied by tasty snacks. It's the Italian happy hour, done in style.

An evening scene of the water by the canal at Navigli, Milan, with people milling around in eateries and bars

FAQs about travel to Milan

Helpful information for travelers to Milan

Where do you fly to for Milan?

Most international flights to Milan land at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), which is the largest airport servicing the city. Two other airports near Milan – Linate Airport (LIN) and Bergamo Airport (BGY) – cater mainly to domestic and European flights.

What US airports fly to Milan?

Icelandair offers regular return flights to Milan, Italy from more than 10 US airports, including New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), and Seattle (SEA). View our full list of US departure cities to find your nearest airport.

Where is the cheapest place in the US to fly to Italy?

The cheapest flights to Italy from the US depend on the time of year. Flights during the summer months (peak season) won’t fluctuate much, but typically flights from the East Coast are cheaper than flying from the west.

Traveling from New York, Boston, or Washington DC may be cheaper than traveling from other US cities with longer flight times.

Do you need a visa to visit Milan?

US citizens are permitted to enter Italy without a visa for up to 90 days for business or tourism purposes.