Milan may not be as well-known for its cuisine as some other parts of Italy, but the city and the greater Lombardy region have some classic dishes that you’ll fall in love with – not to mention some famous Italian ingredients you probably didn’t know originated in Milan.
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April 14, 2015
Since Milan is home to Italy’s second-busiest airport, it’s often the beginning or end of a trip through Italy. It’s not often a place people spend more than a day or so, however, eager as they are to move on to places like Venice and Rome. There’s much to see and do in this city, however, so if you set aside the time to explore here’s what you can do with three days in Milan.
April 2, 2015
Milan has long been the kind of city business travelers visit regularly and leisure travelers visit only because they’re flying in or out of the city’s big airport. But even if you’re not planning to spend a long vacation in the Lombardy capital, there’s actually quite a bit that you can accomplish in one well-organized day. In other words, even if you’re just using it as the starting or ending point for your trip, here’s what you need to know in order to spend one day in Milan seeing the city’s major sights.
March 30, 2015
Milan has been gearing up to play host to Expo 2015 for years, and all that hard work is about to pay off. The city has more than 7,000 events planned during the Expo, which runs from May 1 through October 31, both on the Expo grounds and elsewhere in the city. And this is, of course, in addition to the countless things to do and see in Milan that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Expo.
March 4, 2014
If Milan is on your Italy itinerary, chances are good it’s an entry or departure point and not much more. You may decide to spend a day there at the start or end of your trip, simply to avoid rushing to or from the airport, and you might think you aren’t missing anything by staying in an airport hotel and avoiding Milan’s city center altogether. It’s your vacation, of course, but we’d like to offer 14 things you probably didn’t know about Milan that may make you change your mind about this busy city. Who knows, you might just enjoy yourself in Milan.
October 1, 2013
In the autumn, when Milan is coming out of its summer holidays, it’s one of the best times to visit the city. Even if your itinerary only includes a day or two in the city on your way in or out of Italy, it’s worth looking into what’s going on when you’re in town to see if there’s a reason to extend your autumn visit.
September 17, 2013
There are plenty of places to find suggestions on what to do in Milan. Sometimes, however, what you need to hear about are the things you should not do in a city. Here, then, is what not to do in Milan.
May 14, 2013
While many things in Italy are timeless, Milan has some elements of passing fancy. This is the center of the Italian fashion industry, after all, which we all know to be transitory. Although restaurants and cafes tend to stay the same for decades, Milan’s nightlife scene more closely mirrors the fashion industry.
April 16, 2013
The city center of Milan is extremely compact and easy to get around on foot, but public transportation in Milan is so good that you really don’t need to hoof it from one end of the city to another if you don’t want to. Your options for getting around in Milan are the Metro, trams, and bus, as well as a bike rental program that visitors can use.
January 22, 2013
Although Milan is often skipped by visitors in Italy, it can be a particularly good city to include on a winter itinerary. Unlike some destinations where major sights are outdoors and therefore rely on good weather to make them palatable, most of Milan’s sights are indoors. Not only that, the city’s proximity to the mountains makes it a good launch point for a skiing trip. Here are some of the things to do in Milan in winter.