Milan travel guide
the fashion city
Located in the northern Lombardy region, Milan is one of Italy's largest and most metropolitan cities. Most famed for fashion, lots of visitors head to the city for its high-end fashion shops.
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Flights from Milan
Milan–Malpensa Airport is the largest international airport in northern Italy. The airport is located 30 mi northwest of central Milan.
Malpensa Airport has two passenger terminals and they are connected by airport shuttle buses.
Terminal 1, is the newer and larger terminal. It's divided into three sections and handles most passengers on scheduled as well as charter flights:
Terminal 1A handles domestic and intra-Schengen flights.
Terminal 1B handles non-Schengen and some intercontinental flights.
Terminal 1C, handles non-Schengen and some intercontinental flights.
Terminal 2 is the older terminal. It is currently used exclusively by easyJet.
Malpensa Express trains run from Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 stations to Milan Cadorna station in the south-west of central Milan. A train leaves every 30 minutes in each direction. At Milan Cadorna, there are connections with Milan Metro lines M1 and M2. Journey time is about 30 minutes.
Malpensa Shuttle and Malpensa Bus Express connect the airport to Milan Central station and for Milan's Metro network. The shuttle bus calls at Terminals 1 and 2. Journey time is 60–70 minutes.
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What to do in Milan
Milan is the financial center of Italy and one of the European fashion capital. Moreover, it is also known for its nightlife.
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (shops, restaurants and bars)
Museo leonardo da Vinci
Acquario di Milano
Climate in Milan
Milan has a humid subtropical climate, is humid for much of the year, making winters damp and summers muggy. The humidity is really high, an average of 75%.
It is the second wettest city in Europe and sees fog or smog on 343 days per year. Nonetheless, summer in Milan is pleasantly warm and sunny, a nice escape from colder, less reliable climates.
Where to eat in Milan
Traditional dishes are Risotto alla Pitocca, Tortelli di zucca, Polenta Concia. Gorgonzola, bresaola, Mostarda Cremonese. Panettone and Castagne con la panna.
Shopping in Milan
Via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and Corso Venezia. As they called it, the quadrilateral of the shopping.
There you'll find all kind of Brands. Easy to reach with the subway (Montenapoleone station).
Transport in Milan
Bus, the ticket cost €1.50 for a 90 minutes ride.
Subway, it's the longest in Italy, with its 95 km.
Cabs, traffic is a big problem in Milan, try to avoid taxi during peak hours or you'll get stuck.