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Sophistication in Milan

Book flights to Milan to experience a truly cosmopolitan city and one of Italy’s trendiest destinations, renowned for football, fashion and food.

This vibrant place boasts some of the world’s most celebrated historical pieces of art, sculpture and architecture.

skies over landmarks milan italy

The magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II has been a magnet for fashion-conscious Italians since 1867. With a huge, elegant design and mosaic floor, browse high-end boutiques or simply admire the intricate interior.

Explore the Renaissance by marvelling at Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and behold the intricately painted interior of the Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

Visit the beautiful Duomo – admiring the Gothic carvings and statues from the outside or scaling its tower for incredible views of the Milan skyline. When you’re done with exploring, settle down with a coffee before enjoying Navigli’s vibrant scene.

Book plane tickets to Milan with Etihad Airways, and a magical experience awaits.

What’s the weather like in Milan?

What’s the weather like in Milan?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

2°C

6cm

FEB

5°C

5cm

MAR

9°C

6cm

APR

13°C

8cm

MAY

17°C

9cm

JUN

21°C

7cm

JUL

24°C

7cm

AUG

23°C

8cm

SEP

19°C

8cm

OCT

13°C

12cm

NOV

7°C

9cm

DEC

3°C

6cm

The weather in Milan is especially warm from May to September, with average temperatures reaching 24°C in July. In September and October visitor numbers may be lower but the weather is still pleasant.

November to March sees temperatures averaging between 2°C and 9°C – perfect weather for wrapping up and exploring.

Reasons to visit Milan

milan italy the galleria vittorio emanuele iI piazza del duomo

Sensational shopping

Visit the quadrilatero della moda (fashion quarter), formed by the city’s most chic shopping streets. From Prada and Gucci to Versace and Moschino, browse luxurious boutiques and brands here.

Perhaps the most elegant retail centre in the world, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, opposite the Duomo di Milano, is bursting with high-end shopping from prestigious brands like Louis Vuitton. The building itself is one of the city’s finest and features mosaics of animals representing different Italian cities on the intricate tiled floor. It’s a must-visit even if you don’t plan on treating yourself to a bit of shopping.

milan italy indoor church santa maria delle grazie

Visit the Duomo di Milano

Your trip to Milan wouldn’t be complete without admiring the city from Duomo di Milano’s rooftop – just make sure the weather’s fine for the best view.

This incredibly and intricately designed Gothic cathedral dominates the main square with its eye-catching spires and statues delicately carved from pink Candoglia marble. It might take 150 steps to reach the top, but you’ll be rewarded with glorious views of the city and the snow-covered Alps in the distance. Explore the crypt and discover the history of a building that took some 600 years to build.

castello sforzesco milan

A city steeped in art and culture

Milan is one of the best spots in Europe for both Renaissance and modern art, including one of the world’s most famous works – Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

For a stunning contemporary collection, visit the Fondazione Parade gallery – here you’ll find incredible modern works in a converted distillery. Head to the rooftop cafe for spectacular views over the city or drop by Bar Luce – designed by film director Wes Anderson – for coffee and cake.

Also well worth your time is the incredible collection of works housed at the Pinacoteca di Brera in Accademia di Belle Arti, showcasing masterpieces by Caravaggio and Titian. Don’t miss out on visiting the Castello Sforzesco, as it’s one of Milan’s most important landmarks.

Things to know before you fly to Milan

plane Transfers from the airport

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is located around 31 miles from the city centre. You can pre-book your airport transfer with Etihad – it’ll be waiting for you once you step off your Milan flight. Alternatively, taxis from the airport are available – the journey to the city will take up to an hour depending on traffic. Trains runs directly from the airport to the city centre too.

accommodation Where to stay in Milan

Milan’s best-known district is Centro Storico, where you’ll find the Piazza del Duomo. South of the city is the buzzing, lively area of Navigli – famous for its galleries and restaurants. In the north you’ll discover the Brera and Fiera/San Siro neighbourhoods, home to lush parks and luxury shopping.

date Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held twice a year in the city, usually in February and September. It’s organised by the Camera Nazioale della Moda Italiana – a non-profit organisation representing more than 200 fashion, footwear and accessory companies across Italy. The city is always very busy during this week of the year.

bus Getting around

Public transport in Milan is typically efficient and affordable. There are five metro lines, trams, buses, trolleybuses and the overground metropolitan train (passante ferroviario). Single tickets are valid for 90 minutes within the urban area. In that time frame, you can do unlimited journeys on trams and buses.

Flying to Milan: FAQs

What food is popular in Milan?

Like the rest of Italy, Milan prides itself on its pizza and pasta but there are other signature dishes to try too. Risotto alla Milanese uses saffron for both rich flavour, and to give the rice a golden hue. Polenta is a traditional dish of Milan too – typically served as a side to meat. Veal is a local favourite.

What currency is used in Milan?

The official currency of Milan is the euro (EUR). Card payments are also widely accepted, though Visa and Mastercard are more commonly used than American Express.

How many days should I spend in Milan?

A long weekend of three to four days should be enough to see the main sights in Milan. But if you wish to embark on some day trips and truly immerse yourself in its various neighbourhoods, you could consider staying for a week or longer, and see more of Italy. Lake Como and historic Bergamo are both within a two-hour drive of the city.

Why we love Milan

“Milan is a really special Italian city. Check out the high fashion on the Quad d’Ora and grab an espresso in a side street cafe. The art is amazing here too – you can see classics at Pinacoteca di Brera in the afternoon and visit stylish restaurants in the evening.”

Book the lowest flight deals to Milan (MXP) from AUD 6473

Melbourne (MEL) to Milan (MXP)

Departure 4 Nov 2020,
Return 20 Apr 2021
from AUD6473*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

Weather in Milan

22 °C
Tuesday22 Sep 2020
25 °C
Wednesday23 Sep 2020
23 °C
Thursday24 Sep 2020
17 °C
Friday25 Sep 2020
19 °C
Saturday26 Sep 2020
20 °C
Sunday27 Sep 2020
19 °C
Monday28 Sep 2020
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