Top destination - Why go there in Milan, Italy ?

Milan, fashion capital of Italy

Milan, fashion capital of Italy - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

If you are wondering where to go shopping, Milan is one of the best choice in the world ! Fashion capital of Italy, you'll find there everything you might need : women's beautiful heels and bags, men's suits, ... On top of that, you'll be ravished by the splendor of the city, might it be the castle, the monuments, the beautiful buildings, the flowered streets, or the beautiful Italian people. It is definitely a choice destination, especially in summer. Remember to stay safe : avoid counterfeit clothes (there's unfortunately plenty of them, which might lead you to serious issues), and beware of your belongings, as pickpockets are know to be numerous in the city.

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Milan, Italy ?
  • Yes
  • Average prices in Milan (USD - 1€ = USD$1.181119 )
  • Public transport ticket : 1.62 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 17.30 |
  • Train (200km) : 28.5 |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 110 |
  • 5* hotel : 300 |
  • 3* hotel : 200 |
  • Appartment rent : 1340 |
  • Women haircut : 38.11 |
  • Men haircut : 24.06 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 670
Good Good 4/6 (1)  |See on map of Milan, Italy Milan, Italy

 Which local specifics in Milan, Italy ?

VIP airport transfer

For a more convenient transfer, especially from Malpensa airport which is far away from city, do not hesitate to book your transfer in advance. A taxi transfer to the center is fixed price (100€ MXP - Milan, and 55€ LIN - Milan)

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |140 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy MXP Malpensa airport, Italy

Airport express

Airport express - Express bus to Linate airport
Express bus to Linate airport

For your transfers from and to Linate airport to the city center, the cheapest option is to use the express autobus. Available in front of airport arrivals, and next to the central central for the other way around, they cost 8€ one way for Malpensa airport MXP, and 5€ one way for Linate airport LIN. At the trainsation, the express bus to Malpensa are on the West side of the station (left when facing the entrance from outside), and on the East side for Linate (right when facing the entrance from outside).

Average Average 3/6 (1)  |No wifi or no free wifi No wifi  |Cheap-Cheap Cheap  |5 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Milan, Italy

Milano Centrale

Milano Centrale - Front view
Front view

Main public transport hub of Milan, it is the main train station, and has access to several metro lines, plus airport bus transfers. A shopping gallery is available inside, as well as several coffees and restaurants. It is also a good starting point for a city tour, with main avenues starting right in front of it, and walkable distance from the main attractions.

 Best hotels - Where to stay in Milan, Italy ?

Radisson Blu Hotel Milan

Radisson Blu Hotel Milan - Large bed
Large bed

Located a little far from the city center, about 20EUR by taxi from central station, this hotel is very comfortable, features a nice indoor pool, an acceptable summer terrace, and is a good stop to rest.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |90 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Villapizzone, 24, 20156 Milano, Italy

Hotel Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda

Hotel Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda - Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Situated at 5min walk of the Ca Granda metro station, Novotel Milan is a great place to stay in summer, with the outdoor swimming pool. Hotel has been recently renovated, has a good bar, breakfast, and restaurant. However, it is a bit far from the city center, and there isn't much to do around. A 15% discount on food/drinks is offered to LeClub Accor members.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |85 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Viale Giovanni Suzzani, 13, 20162 Milano, Italy

Excelsior Hotel Gallia - Luxury Collection Hotel

Excelsior Hotel Gallia - Luxury Collection Hotel - Building view from trainstation
Building view from trainstation

Right next to the central trainstation, this hotel has an ideal location. It offer a great rooftop restaurant, with an awesome view, a good food choice, and reasonable prices.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Extravagant-Extravagant Extravagant  |400 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 9, 20124 Milano, Italy

Holiday Inn Express Milan - Malpensa Airport

Holiday Inn Express Milan - Malpensa Airport - Room view
Room view

Featuring a convenient airport shuttle, this hotel close to Malpensa is a good stop for layovers in Malpensa airport - as the airport is 1h away from Milan city.

Average Average 3/6 (1)  |Free wifi is fine but could be better Good wifi  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |60 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via De Pinedo, 21019 Case Nuove, Somma Lombardo VA, Italy

 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Milan, Italy ?

La Libera

La Libera - Restaurant from lobby
Restaurant from lobby

Close by the main restaurant area in Milan, this restaurant hidden in a small side street, is a great place for dinner. Very busy - and noisy - at the peak times, it is however open until midnight, and offers a large food choice. The house white wine is simply divine and insanely cheap !

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |30 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Palermo, 21, 20121 Milano, Italy

Savini restaurant

Savini restaurant - Fruit cocktail and fruit salad on the indoor terrace
Fruit cocktail and fruit salad on the indoor terrace

Situated in the heart of the shopping gallery, Savini is a good place for a refreshing stop between shops visits and Cathedral sightseeing. Their fruit cocktails and fruit salads are amazingly refreshing.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |20 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Ugo Foscolo, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy

Juicebar

Juicebar - Pizza in Juicebar Milan
Pizza in Juicebar Milan

Italy is famous for its food, and, actually... the reputation is well deserved ! Don't hesitate to stop in any street restaurant, enjoy a terrace if possible, and try out the local pizzas, pastas, ... Most of the time, you won't be disappointed.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |15 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Gesu, Milan, Italy

Cafe noir

Cafe noir - Terrace
Terrace

Small cafe restaurant with a very good terrace, close by the main shopping area in Milan. Affordable and getting a good sun at lunch, it is a delicious stop on a shopping day.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy piazza filippo meda

Farinami Pisani

Farinami Pisani - Cocktails on the terrace
Cocktails on the terrace

Looking for a lunch or dinner place at walking distance from the trainstation, this is the right place. With a large covered and heated terrace on the street, a good cocktail choice, and nice local food, it is a great place for snack or meal.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Vittor Pisani, 19, 20124 Milano, Italy

Restaurants in Corso Como

Restaurants in Corso Como - Street art and beautiful building
Street art and beautiful building

No idea where to eat and start a party night ? Then a good choice is to get out Garibaldi FS metro, at the Garibaldi transtation, and walk straight in Corso Como. Plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs can be found there.

Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |40 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Corso Como, Milan, Italy
Nearby :  La Libera   

 What to see in Milan, Italy ?

Sfoza castle

Sfoza castle - Castle main entry
Castle main entry

Sforza Castle is a castle in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains of a 14th-century fortification. It is free to roam on the outside, and is definitely worth it. Castle is well preserved, and is a ravishment for the eyes.

Milan Duomo Cathedral

Milan Duomo Cathedral - Milan's Duomo Cathedral
Milan's Duomo Cathedral

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. (see more on Wikipedia) Perfect place to chill on a sunny day, it features a lot of terraces around, along with shopping malls.

Crypt of Saint John in Conca

Crypt of Saint John in Conca - Ruins in the street
Ruins in the street

The remains of the basilica above the crypt are publicly visible, and beautiful - however, if time allows you, visit the corresponding museums, as the crypt has many secrets to uncover.

Piazza Armando Diaz

Piazza Armando Diaz - Park view
Park view

A small green and quiet park, with art. This place is a nice short walking distance escape from the busy shopping streets.

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo - Square seen from surrounding terrace
Square seen from surrounding terrace

The main square of Milan, right in front of the Duomo Cathedral. It hosts the main city events : football public screenings, Pope appearance, ... The common tourist attraction ? Take a picture while holding a pigeon.

Piazza Filippo Meda

Piazza Filippo Meda - Sculpture on the square
Sculpture on the square

At the outskirts of the shopping area, reaching this place means one thing : it is time for a coffee or snack break, before walking back for more shopping.

Porta Garibaldi

Porta Garibaldi - Milan city gate at night
Milan city gate at night

Literally, the gate to shopping in Milan ! The city gate, between busy restaurants streets, is the right place to start exploring the city, especially at evening, with lot of eating places, bars, and clubs around.

Nearby :  La Libera   

 Excellent activities - What to do in Milan, Italy ?

Terrazza Aperol

Terrazza Aperol - Aperol Spritz and Duomo view
Aperol Spritz and Duomo view

Do you know Aperol, an Italian orange liquor ? If you know - no need to tell you that you'll find some of the best Aperol based cocktails at this place. If you don't - do try an Aperol Spritz, or one of the many other cocktails ! The place is usually busy, which is understandable : it offers free food, the cocktails are affordable, and the view is amazing on the Duomo ! If you can manage to get a seat, you'll surely enjoy it and stay for much longer than a single drink.

Amazing Amazing 6/6 (1)  |8 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milano, Italy

Free walking tours in Milan

A new and different way to get to know Milan is by doing a guided tour where you will see Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, Sforza Castle, the La Scala Theater, the Brera Pinacoteca, Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Sempione Park, the Basilica of San Ambrosio, the Royal Palace of Milan, the San Siro Stadium, the Duomo Square, the Via Montenapoleone, the National Museum of Science and Technology, the Triennale of Milan, the Indro Montanelli Public Garden or the Columns of San Lorenzo.

Amazing Amazing 6/6 (1)  |Cheap-Cheap Cheap  |

Radio Rooftop Bar

Radio Rooftop Bar - Prosecco and complimentary food
Prosecco and complimentary food

Having a drink on a rooftop with view on Milan's skyline ? Difficult to say no, especially on a nice summer evening. Situated on the tenth floor of the ME Milan Il Duca hotel, definitely a place to try if you have some time to chill comfortably enjoy a snack and a glass of prosecco.

Duomo 21 Martini terrace

Duomo 21 Martini terrace - Cheering on the terrace with martini cocktails
Cheering on the terrace with martini cocktails

With an incredible view on the Duomo, and all the martini cocktails you can imagine, this terrace is a must try. On a sunny day, it is a pleasure to relax on this great place overlooking the main square of Milan

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |15 EUR  |See on map of Milan, Italy Via Silvio Pellico, 2, 20121 Milano, Italy

Day trip in Treviglio

Day trip in Treviglio - Central square and main church
Central square and main church

At less than 25 min from Milan Centrale, either by car or by train, the charming small city of Treviglio, on the way to Bergamo, is a nice stop for an afternoon or an evening. Wandering in its old town, and stopping for a nice dinner is great.

 Where to shop in Milan, Italy ?

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Shopping mall main street entrance
Shopping mall main street entrance

Shopping in one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, which is also a monument, right in the center of Milan, by the Cathedral ? Difficult to say no ! Featuring mostly luxury brands inside, and more popular shops on the outskirts, it is a great place to spend some hours getting ravished by last fashion - mostly Italian, but not only.