With a diverse mix of modern and traditional, packed with art and fashion, Milan stands as the capital of the Province of Milan, the regional capital of Lombardy and the second-largest city in the country after Rome with a population of about 1.4 million.
Milan is one of Italy’s most fashionable cities and currently is considered among the biggest cities in the world in terms of revenue, visitors and growth. It has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals as it is home to some of the country’s major fashion brands, several international events and festivals, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair.
Milan’s not all about fashion, though; it is also considered as the motivating force behind the financial sector of the country, with strengths in the field of art, commerce, design, education, entertainment, healthcare, media, services and tourism. Moreover, it is the headquarters of national and international banks and companies, it has the second-largest economy among EU cities after Paris and it is the wealthiest among EU non-capital cities.
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Milan has a humid subtropical climate, summer that goes from June-August can be sunny, hot and humid with brief thunderstorms and temperatures range from 14 to 29°C, however, the winter that goes from December to February is mild but foggy and the temperatures range from zero to 8°C. So, we can recommend to you that the most pleasant time to visit Milan is in Spring (April, May) and autumn (September, October) when the weather becomes pleasant and mild.
Milan Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC) is the largest airport in Milan metropolitan area, which is located 49 kilometers northwest of central Milan. It consists of two terminals and two runways that can handle 28 million passengers.
Besides, there are many transportation options to get to the center of the city; you can pick a taxi which is located outside each terminal or you can get on Malpensa Express train that connects both terminals with the city center or take a bus as there are several buses that run to the center of Milan or you can rent a car from one of several cars hire companies.
Milan has several wonderful attractions and things to do, it can be difficult to narrow your choices when putting together a travel plan, so we’ve made for you a handy guide for the city's top attractions.
Duomo (Milan Cathedral) is the largest cathedral church of Italy, the third-largest in Europe and the fifth-largest in the world which is devoted to the Nativity of St Mary Santa Maria Nascente and now it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.
The Last Supper (Leonardo) is one of the most famous mural paintings in the world that dates back to the late 15th-century by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is painted directly onto the wall of the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie.
Sforza Castle was built by Francesco Sforza in the 15th century and it was originally a family residence. Then, extensively it was rebuilt by Luca Beltrami in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but now it constitutes the city’s largest exhibition complex which houses several of the museums and art collections.
Museo del Novecento is a museum of twentieth-century art in Milan that houses Milan’s collection of modern and contemporary art which displays more than 400 works. It also has a bookshop and a restaurant-bar.
If you’re simply looking to explore the city with a low budget, you have low budget hotels in Milan such as B&B Hotel Milano San Siro, that is 6 km from Milan Cathedral and 1.2 km from QT8 Metro Station. As well as, Hotel Degli Arcimboldi, which is 250 m from Bignami Metro Stop and 1.2 km from Arcimboldi Theatre.
If you are seeking a luxurious stay in Milan, you can try Four Seasons Hotel Milano, that is 500 m from Milan Fashion District, Corso Venezia and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Besides, Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan, that is close to the popular designer shopping district and 1.9 km from Brera Art Gallery.
Have an unforgettable escapade by staying in hotels in the center of Milan such as Park Hyatt Milano is 200 m from the Cathedral and La Scala Theatre and 0.1 km from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Also, Hotel Manzoni is a 15-minute walk from the Sforzesco Castle.
Get to live the experience in Milan top most hotels which are the most booked by visitors such as Ibis Milano Centro, that is 350 m from Repubblica Train and Metro Station and 0.8 km from Centrale Metro Station and Hotel Da Vinci, which is 1.7 km from Quanta Village and 5.4 km from Bosco Verticale.
1- Which hotels are closest to Malpensa Airport?
The best hotels near Malpensa Airport are Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Moxy Milan Malpensa Airport and Novotel Milano Malpensa Aeroporto.
2- What are the best hotels in Milan near Galleria Vittorio Emanuele?
3- Which are the top most hotels near Subway Milano in Milan?
4- What are the best spa hotels in Milan?
Room Mate Giulia, Château Monfort - Relais & Châteaux and Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan are some of the most popular spa hotels in Milan.
5- Which hotels in Milan are suitable for families?
6- What are the best hotels in Milan offering complimentary breakfast?
7- How much does a night cost in Milan hotels?
If you choose to stay in a 3-star hotel, you will pay per night a rate that starts from 174SAR, and for a 4-star hotel, you get to pay 203 SAR as a start. For a 5-star hotel, the rate will start from 332SAR.
8- What are the most well-known areas in Milan to stay in?
The most popular areas in Milan are Milan City Centre, Stazione Centrale and Navigli.
Food in Milan will be costing around 68.91 SAR.
Milan is dealing in EUR, so make sure to budget your home currency accordingly to EUR rate.