Milan is the second most populous city in the country and is located in the center of the largest urban and metropolitan area in Italy. Milan is rich in historical and modern places of note, and has one of the most famous paintings in the world, the ' Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci.
Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sites - the Dome, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best operas, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a romantic gallery for shopping, the gallery Brera, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli Tower, a majestic example of 1960s Italian Modernist architecture or the Sforza Castle. There is therefore a share of old and new monuments. In essence, for a tourist, what makes Milan interesting compared to other places is that the city is really more about lifestyle worldly pleasures: a paradise for shopping, football, opera and life night. Milan remains the Italian fashion market - fashion lovers, fashion models and international paparazzi visit the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs.
Milan is the most important financial center in Italy and hosts the Italian Stock Exchange. It is one of the world's fashion capitals and is the worldwide reference point for design. Shopping and nightlife are just some of the many recreational activities offered by this cosmopolitan and breathtaking European city. There is no better time to visit Milan. Given the cultural, historical, artistic and playful offer, it can be visited all year round. The climate is continental with cold winters and some days of frost. The phenomenon of fog is becoming increasingly less frequent. Summers are hot, humid and moderately rainy.
The center is centered on Piazza Duomo, which is dominated by the facade of the largest Gothic cathedral in Italy and the southern part of the Vittorio Emanuele gallery. From the square you can reach (even on foot) many attractions of Milan. The Teatro alla Scala, for example, is located 400 m further north, in via Filodrammatici. Continuing along Via Alessandro Manzoni, you will find Via Monte Napoleone and then Via della Spiga, the two most famous shopping streets in Milan. Corso Vittorio Emanuele instead connects Piazza Duomo to Piazza San Babila east of the cathedral. In the opposite direction, along via Dante, you arrive after 800 meters but Piazza Castello, where stands the ancient Sforza fortification.
Flights to Milan
Milan International Airports - MXP, LIN, PMF, BGY
The main international airport is Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP), about 40 km northwest of the city center. There are flights from many countries around the world, and it is a secondary long-haul base for Italy's national carrier Alitalia, after Rome-Fiumicino. From Malpensa you can get into central Milano by train, shuttle bus or taxi.
Pretty much every major European, Middle Eastern and North African carrier has flights to Malpensa. Delta, United, American and Air Canada fly to North American destinations; Air China, Cathay Pacific, Korean, Singapore Airlines and Thai connect Malpensa to East and Southeast Asia, and Alitalia also has a couple of intercontinental flights; and TAM flies from Sao Paulo. Several budget and charter airlines also fly there.
Linate Airport (LIN IATA) is a small, efficient one-runway airport close to the city centre (7 km). Its focus is on domestic and intra-European flights, and on business travellers. Italy's flag carrier Alitalia has a major base there, offering flights from all over Italy and Europe. Other European flag carriers also operate connections to Linate instead of or in addition to, Malpensa. Connecting flights in Linate might take much longer than elsewhere because there is no through passage: you get off the airplane, get out of the security area, go through security again together with the passengers who have just arrived from Milan and not with a connecting flight, and only then can you board the new plane.
Some budget airlines fly to Orio al Serio Airport (BGY), about 45 km north-east of Milan, near the city of Bergamo. Ryanair refers to this as Milan Bergamo Airport. Orio al Serio is actually closer to Milan than Malpensa and getting from there to Milan takes about the same time. The most straightforward way from here to Milan, besides taking a taxi which will set you back around €100, is by bus. All buses leave for Milan from immediately outside the arrivals section of the airport and from Ferrante Aporti on the east side of Central Station in Milan for all the companies below.
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Current conditions for Milan, (MXP, LIN, BGY), Italy (45.62°/8.73°)
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