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Milan at a Glance

Many people know Milan as the capital of Italian and western fashion. Famous designers base their studious here and Milan's fashion runways are internationally recognized. With fashion such a prominent part of the city's identity, it makes sense that Milan has fabulously diverse shopping. You don't have to shop for just the big brands here. Cute boutiques, emerging designers and plenty of clothing makers in between entice shoppers with their wares. Milan is also a furniture and a homeware capital so get ready for some unique finds.

If fashion isn't your forte, consider the other things Milan has to offer. Art treasures, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper mural and the frescoes of Milan's royal chapel are on display for public enjoyment. Milan's famously historic opera house La Scala, its immense cathedral, castle and museums are all worth your time.  

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Milano Malpensa Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Milano Centrale
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Winter can see snow in Milan and travelers should be aware that travel delays may occur in bad weather. 

      Safety Concerns Watch out for Milan's pickpockets which may be young children or street sellers. Pick pockets prey in main shopping areas, the train station and metro lines. Bird seed sellers on Piazza del Duomo occasionally sneak bird seed into tourists' pockets and then demand payment as the pigeons flock and divebomb them. 

      Health Concerns Milan is a healthy city with clean drinking water.