Flights to Milan, Italy
Milan is a cosmopolitan and fashionable city in northern Italy. Although it is the second most populous city in the country, it is the centre of Italy’s largest urban and metropolitan area.
Milan city is also one of the most historical cities in Europe with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage.
The main airport in Milan is the Malpensa International Airport.
- 49 km from central Milan
- From the airport to the city centre, a taxi ride costs around RM430 (€90) and takes about 1 hour
- Direct train services are available via the Malpensa Express. A round ticket costs around RM96 (€20)
- Airport bus transfers are also available
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Best Time to Visit Milan
In the months April, May, June and October, temperatures in Milan are mild and comfortable. They also avoid the manic peak season.
However, events happen all year round, so it depends on what you want to see in Milan. For example, Men’s Fashion Week and Women’s Fashion Week happens in January and February respectively, and from July to August, it is the season for musical operas.
Things to do in Milan
Milan combines the best of modernity and heritage. Apart from the fashion shows and designer stores, visitors can also admire traditional architecture at historical spots.
What to see in Milan
Travellers to Milan must not miss visiting the Duomo, an impressive cathedral close to seven centuries old. You can also head to the top for a great bird’s eye view of Milan. Make sure that you are appropriately dressed in clothes that cover your arms and legs.
History buffs will enjoy visiting the La Scala Opera and Santa Maria della Grazie, the church that preserves da Vinci's "Last Supper".
The city of fashion is known for its “shopping villages” like the McArthurGlen Serravalle, Vicolungo The Styles outlet and the Franciacorta Outlet Village. They offer top Italian and international designer brands at discounted prices.
What to eat in Milan
Food in Milan is largely meat-based. The most iconic dish unique to Milan is the Risotto alla Milanese, which uses the ingredient, saffron. Others include the cotoletta (veal meat), polenta (corn meal porridge) and the minestrone, a hearty Italian vegetable soup.
Day trips from Milan
Bologna, the home of Pasta Bolognese, is 1 hour 2 minutes away via the high-speed train and the Renaissance capital of Florence is under 2 hours away by train. The city of Bergamo, known for quaint medieval streets and old 17th century walls, is only 50 minutes away by train from Milan.
You could even visit the beautiful hills and mountains in Lugano, Southern Switzerland, only 1 hour 10 minutes away by train. Don’t forget to bring your passport.
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