Milan Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Milan

Italy's second-largest city is a delight for tourists. This elegant, efficient city has an excellent public transportation system, stunning architecture, world-famous works of art, and more designer boutiques than almost any city on earth.

Milan offers an endless array of experiences. Attend February's Milan Fashion Week to see the year's new trends and watch the world's elite designers in action. Visit a soccer match at San Siro Stadium, gaze at da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and statues by Michelangelo, or stroll arm in arm along the canals of Navigli, checking out the antique stands, before choosing a welcoming trattoria for your evening meal.

With a unique blend of art, fashion, great museums, sporting attractions, food, and street life, Milan has it all, and it's a wonderful vacation spot.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Milan

What to do in Milan

Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Teatro alla Scala
Top activities in Milan

When to Visit Milan

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There isn't really a bad time to visit Milan. Even at Christmas, when temperatures usually hover around freezing, the main square becomes a festive market, with a spectacular tree and light show. Spring and fall can offer accommodation bargains and slightly thinner crowds, but the best weather is definitely around July and August.

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How to Get to Milan

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Where to Stay in Milan

Milan offers a huge variety of accommodation options, from traditional B&Bs that have been run by families for generations to modern hostels like Ostello Bello and luxury hotels that offer a premium travel experience. Some of the most upscale options include the Park Hyatt and the Four Seasons, but there are smaller boutique hotels on offer too, like Palazzo Segreti and the Hotel Spadari Al Duomo.

Popular Neighborhoods in Milan

Most popular hotel in Milan by neighborhood

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Where to stay in popular areas of Milan

Most booked hotels in Milan

How to Get Around Milan

The Cost of Living in Milan

Shopping Streets

Milan is one of the world's greatest fashion shopping destinations. If you are after the latest designs from brands like Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana, head to avenues like the Corsa Venezia, which are lined with stunning boutiques. The "Fashion Quadrangle" in the center of town is also full of stores, featuring familiar names like Prada and Armani. For lesser-known designers and boutiques, give Brera a try, while Navigli is the place to go for antiques and ornaments.

Groceries and Other

Milan has the usual range of large supermarkets, including branches of Carrefour and Pam. However, if you want to buy fresh Italian produce and sample the city's street food culture, head to locations like the Mercato di Viale Papiniano. The cost of living isn't cheap, but not too expensive. You can expect to pay around EUR5 for a gallon of milk or just under EUR0.90 for a pound of apples.

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$16.61
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A pair of jeans
$88.60
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$1.66
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$1.61

Where to Eat in Milan

Eating is one of Milan's greatest attractions. At the very pinnacle of the city's food scene, restaurants like Savini and Chandelier offer beautiful interiors and gourmet pasta, seafood, and meat dishes. But you can eat well for much less at trattorias like Antica Osteria Briosca in Navigli and Da Tomaso near Garibaldi Metro. For a really authentic Milanese meal, try the osso bucco (veal shanks) at Mamma Rosa Osteria Grill in the Piazza Cincinnato. Expect meals to range in price from EUR10 to well over EUR40 (depending on how much Italian wine you feel the need to add to the check).

Most popular restaurants in Milan

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