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Milan Guide

Tips for First-Time Travellers to Milan

Enjoying a reputation as the most stylish city in Italy, Milan is the perfect city for dressing up and living the good life. Make sure you’ve packed your most fashion-forward travel wardrobe before you board your flights to Milan if you want to blend in.

Save Your Tips

Tipping isn’t necessary in Italy, as the service charge is already calculated into the bill, so unless the service level made you feel included to leave something extra, you can save that 20% of your food and drinks budget for your airfare to Milan.

No Cappuccinos After Lunch

Drinking milky coffee after lunch time is simply not done. Italians believe milk has adverse effects on the digestive system, so you won’t see the Milanese sipping a cappuccino or a latte any time after lunch. If you’re craving a coffee, order an espresso like a local instead.

Got Yourself a Metro Card

Once you’ve landed at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and disembarked your flights to Milan it’s easy to get to the city and explore the highlights using public transport. Get yourself a RicaricaMI card, which you can purchase at metro stations and top up as you travel.

The Best Time to Visit

The summer months from June to August are peak tourist season in Italy, which means that an airfare to Milan can increase in price in the lead up to this period. Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best seasons to visit if you’re budget-conscious and want cheap flights to Milan, as you’ll be travelling outside of the peak tourist season. It’s best to book your return flights to Milan in advance, no matter when you’re travelling, as booking early can help you find cheap flights to Milan and save on your tickets to Milan.

Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss

Thousands of people book flights to Milan every year for the fashion and food, but the city’s rich history and stunning museums are what keep them coming back.

Get Into the Museums for Free

If you can book your flights to Milan to coincide with the first Sunday of the month, you’ll be able to enjoy free entry into some of the city’s most iconic museums, including the Sforza Castle museums, Museo del Novecento, Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano,Galleria d’Arte Moderna and MUDEC.

Save on Tickets for the La Scala

Whether you’re an opera aficionado or a newbie, a performance at the La Scala is an absolute must. Tickets generally sell out well in advance of performance dates, but tourists sometimes get lucky with last-minute tickets at the box office. Head to the box office an hour before the performance and see if you can pick up any of the leftover or returned tickets at 25% off!

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

One of the oldest shopping centres in the world, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II dates all the way back to the 1800s! As aesthetically pleasing as the designer fashion housed within its walls, the mosaic flooring and central dome make this building feel like a true haute couture shopping experience.

Top Experiences For Visitors

It’s Milan’s La Dolce Vita - the good life, that keeps people booking their return tickets to Milan again and again.

Partake in the Aperitivo

The pre-dinner tradition of aperitivo is a Milanese must. Cocktails served with small nibbles (or a buffet of small nibbles) can easily stretch past dinner time and keep you out until well into the evening. If the cost of your flights to Milan left you with limited budget for dining out, this is a great way to save a little cash, as the bite-sized morsels are free and served in abundance.

Shop the Sales

If you’re one of the fashionistas booking tickets to Milan especially to shop, make sure you plan your visit well and book your return flights to Milan around the incredible fashion sales. Twice yearly, the city’s fashion houses, department stores and boutiques offer whopping discounts of up to 70% off! Make sure to leave room in the luggage you’re taking back home on return flights to Milan!

Party Like a Local

Don’t get stuck spending all your time around the Duomo area, as the best parties and nightlife can be found slightly further out. The Isola, Navigli and Porta Venezia neighbourhoods are where the Milanese go for a good time - and you won’t be paying tourists prices!

Packing Tips

Take Your Best Shoes

Fashionable footwear is a big deal in Milan. Milanese women go sky-high with their heels day and night, so it’s worth packing your favourite pair for dinners (or even shopping if you have the stamina) before you board your flights to Milan. Men can bring their favourite leather shoes, but could get away with a particularly good pair of sneakers.

Pack Your Linen

Shorts are not considered fashionable in Milan, so if you want to blend in while still beating the summer heat, opt for lightweight linen instead.

Bring Lightweight Layers

If you plan on visiting churches and cathedrals, it’s important to cover up your shoulders and knees, so make sure you pack stylish, lightweight layers. The typical tourist wardrobe of shorts and a t-shirt will make you stick out like a sore thumb, so don’t be scared to dress up with great cotton and linen items and stylish accessories.