Milan

Italy's fast-paced metropolis see's creativity and futuristic architecture collide head-on with the romance and beauty of the Renaissance era.

Famed for its fashion, you'll find evidence of the world renowned Italian design everywhere you look in Milan from the Design Museum to the endless trade fairs. If its fashion you're after, you'll find showrooms and fashion houses popping up in both major and boutique spas, hotels, galleries and even bars and restaurants.

Milan also boasts a rich history in the culinary arts merging Mediterranean ingredients with Central European techniques to push Italy's culinary boundaries, no wonder it holds Italy's second most Michelin stars.

While snow is scarce in winter, temperatures can drop below freezing, but in the summer months, humidity is high and temperatures can sour to above 35°C. Rainfall tends to peak between April and May and as the humidity increases, thunderstorms are not uncommon. July offers the highest temperatures with the least rainfall but anytime between June and September is peak holiday season.

There are three major airports that serve Milan. Linate (LIN), the only airport found within the city limits, Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP) about 30 miles from the city centre and Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY) near the city of Bergamo. Local transport includes the Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, the Milan Metro and Milan suburban railway service, locally referred to as 'Il Passante'.

From Santa Maria della Grazie, the church that holds Da Vinci's "Last Supper" to Duomo, La Scala Opera and the National Museum of Science and Technology there so much to do and see in Milan - just one more reason to book you trip now.

Milan climate ℃