Milan, the capital of Italy's Lombardy region, is Europe's fashion capital. Although hot in July and August, it is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year. There are many festivals and holidays with the Settimana dei Beni Culturali, Culture Week, being held in Early Spring. During this week there are no entry charges at the city's museums and palaces are open to the public.
Explore Milan on foot, discover the old city and the modern areas. Visit the extensive shopping district, Quadrilatero della Moda. In mid June, there is a La Notte Bianca, White Night festival when shops, cinemas, bars and restaurants are open all night.
Milan is at GMT + 1:00 time zone. It is Italy's most expensive city. Restaurants near tourist attractions are expensive but better value eateries can be found in neighbourhoods outside the city centre. The underground and buses are easily accessible.
To reach the centre of Milan from Malpensa airport, a train can be taken from Terminal 1, Level 1. It will take 45 minutes. The 73 and 73x buses leave from Terminal 1 and 2, Exit 5, and take 50 minutes. The cost is about 40 EUR. Taxis are available from Terminal 1 & 2, Exit 5 and the ride costs from 100 EUR. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. From Bergamo Station the train takes 1 hour to reach Milan Central. Car rentals from Malpensa airport have easy access to Autostradale, Zani Viaggi. The Orio shuttle bus runs a direct service from the airport to the city centre and takes about one hour. Star rated hotels in Milan are expensive but there is a wide range of budget accommodation available. Bed and Breakfasts are plentiful, comfortable and less expensive. The Milan Metro, Metropolitana di Milano, is the rapid transport system and is the quickest way to get around the city. Check-out the 24 hour public transport ticket.