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When is the best time to visit Milan?
Spring and autumn are some of the best times to book your airfare to Milan for. Daytime temperatures are a mild 13 to 18°C. Pack an umbrella if you book flights to Milan in spring or autumn as both seasons see some rainfall. It’s also important to keep in mind that Milan Fashion Week happens in September, and hotels across the city fill up with models, designers, and fashion-lovers who travel from around the world to attend glamorous runway shows and parties. Book accommodation as early as possible if you book tickets to Milan in September.
Outside of Fashion Week, summer is the busiest time of year to travel on return flights to Milan. Tourists flock to the city to enjoy 30°C weather and festivals that happen throughout the Italian summer. Many hotels may increase their rates a bit in summer, so lock in your hotel early for the best price.
Winter gets chilly and foggy in Milan, with temperatures of 7°C during the day and around 2°C at night. This is the low season for tourism, and it’s a good time to book tickets to Milan if you don’t mind the cold. You’ll likely encounter fewer tourists around the city, and benefit from lower hotel rates.
What are the best places to stay in Milan?
Tortona is one of Milan’s cultural epicentres. It’s the perfect place to stay while holidaying on return flights to Milan if you want to be based somewhere stylish that is more popular with locals than it is with tourists. Tortona is home to some of Milan’s best restaurants, cafes, and bars. You’ll also come across cool boutique shops, art galleries, and pop-up exhibitions housed inside converted warehouses. Don’t miss out on the chance to stay in Tortona if you book cheap flights to Milan in April: Design Week and Milan Furniture Fair bring an extra level of excitement to the already buzzing neighbourhood.
Have a look at hotels in Centro Storico if you’re looking to be as central as possible while visiting Italy on cheap flights to Milan. Centro Storico is the location of several of Milan’s most popular attractions, including the Duomo, Scala Theatre, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It’s also where you’ll find Milan’s fashion district, Quadrilatero della Moda. Window-shop the flagship stores of the biggest names in Italian fashion, such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. Centro Storico is well connected by public transport, so it’s easy to make your way around the city if you choose to stay there while holidaying on flights to Milan.
Venice is the Italian city that gets most recognition for its canals, but there are gorgeous canals in Milan too. Navigli is a small neighbourhood southwest of the city, located between the Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals. Navigli has a quiet and relaxed vibe, although it’s only a few tram stops away from the action of Centro Storico. The canals are lined with bars, cafes, and trattorias for you to explore. This is the ideal neighbourhood to base yourself in while holidaying on flights to Milan if you’re drawn to Italy’s romantic and traditional sides.
What is the cost of visiting Milan?
Get the best price on accommodation by booking your hotel with Webjet, and browse the selection of hotels on Webjet after you’ve booked airfare to Milan. The average cost of a room in a central hotel is about $200 NZD, but you’ll also find options from about $50 NZD - happy news for those travelling on a budget.
Public transport is the best way to get around the city, and options are available from the moment you arrive on cheap flights to Milan. Catch the Malpensa Express train for €13 ($23.50 NZD) if you arrive into Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). The Terravision bus travels between Il Caravaggio International Airport (BGY) and the city, with tickets priced at €5 ($9 NZD). You can catch either the Air Bus or Starfly bus if your flights land at Milan Linate Airport (LIN). Each of these options costs €5 ($9 NZD). Use public transport to make your way from one attraction to the next in between return flights to Milan. A single ticket costs €2 ($3.60 NZD) and is valid for 90 minutes on metros, trams, and buses.
Don’t forget to budget for sightseeing after you book your airfare to Milan. Entry to Castello Sforzesco costs €5 ($9 NZD), and a ticket to the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology costs €12 ($21.70 NZD). A visit to the Duomo cathedral costs €3 ($5.40 NZD), or you could upgrade with a €13 ($23.50 NZD) ticket that offers access to the cathedral, archaeological area, Duomo Museum, and views from the Duomo terraces.