Shopping for new clothes from top to toe. Buying a bigger case so that I can take home at least one or two of the latest and chicest home accessories.

Still bedazzled by the beauty of the Cathedral, thinking wistfully of the «Last Supper» mural, and yet still slightly elated, if somewhat fatigued from the previous evening in the former Navigli workers’ quarter, you can enjoy a good morning cup of cappuccino. All this can happen only in Milan. Again and again. Every time you visit.

The city pulses with life at all times, not only in the fashion and furniture trade fair weeks. And the dolce vita is ubiquitous. Whether strolling through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, relaxing in the park, or savouring a delicious pizza, for instance at Bio Pizza in the city centre. There are little espresso bars on every corner, the elegance of the people rushing by is perfectly natural, and scents of the finest Italian cuisine emanate from both large and small restaurants. Milan is rich in beauty – and you enjoy its unfailing enchantment, especially in the clothes you wear.

City Facts

  • Location

    City in northern Italy.

  • Population

    About 1.2 million

  • Size

    About 182 km²

  • Public transport

    Efficient bus, tram, suburban railway, and underground services.

  • Climate

    Subcontinental east coast climate. Hot, sultry summers alternate with cold winters.

  • Best time to visit

    Spring and autumn. In the summer the city is deserted: the Milanese flee to the coast to escape the heat.

  • Good to know

    Many tourist haunts attract tricksters that first offer something for free, then demand money afterwards. Please be very careful before you start getting involved.

  • Nice to know

    Milan is a fairground for flagship stores for various Italian designers like Armani, Prada, Versace, and Gucci.

  • Airport

    Milano Malpensa, about 40 km northwest of the city.

  • Bus

    The Malpensa Shuttle carries passengers between the airport and Milano Centrale every twenty minutes. The ride takes about 50 minutes.

  • Railway

    The Malpensa Express pulls into Milano Centrale several times a day. The ride takes about 40 minutes.

  • Taxi

    There are taxi stations in front of the Arrivals hall in Terminals 1 and 2. The ride takes about 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic.