Milan for explorers

Italy's fashion capital and home to Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

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Four Seasons in Milan

Milan is well known for its high fashion and phenomenal art and cultural scene, and is a great place to visit anytime of the year. However, if you're not a fan of scorching temperatures, you might want to avoid July and August. The Settimana dei Beni Culturali commences in the early part of the spring, and during this time museums offer free entry to all visitors. La Notte Bianca, or 'White Night' begins in the middle of June, and restaurants, bars, cinemas and shops stay open throughout the night. 

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Before you go

Milan is favoured by fashionistas for being the fashion capital of Italy. You'll find lots of high end stores at the shopping district 'Quadrilatero Della Moda'. Milan is Italy's most expensive city, with restaurants in tourist areas charging a lot more than other establishments throughout the city. If you want to save money eat outside the tourist regions as the quality of food is excellent all over. Milan is 1 hour ahead of the UK. 

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Your stay in Milan

A train from terminal 1 at Level 1 in Malpensa Airport takes around 45 minutes in duration to the centre of Milan. Catch a bus from terminal 1 or 2 for an approximately 50 minute journey to the city or get a taxi from terminals 1 and 2, which also takes around 50 minutes to reach the city centre. If you are travelling from Linate, take a number 73 Bus or X73 to the city centre. Taxis are accessible from arrivals at exit 5 and cost approximately 40 Euros to the city centre. Trains from Bergamo airport to Bergamo Station take around an hour to reach central Milan. The Autostradale Zani Viaggi or the Orio shuttle bus takes around an hour from the airport to Milan. Alternatively, you can take a cab from Bargamo airport for around 100 Euros. Milan has a wide choice of accommodation available, although high end hotels are expensive. Book a room in a B&B for a more affordable option. If using public transport purchase a 24 hour ticket. Taxis are quite slow and much more expensive than trains although the Underground service offers a faster, cheaper alternative.

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