Milan city breaks are the epitome of sophistication and elegance. Perfect for indulgent weekend breaks, Milan is defined by its designer boutiques, fashion malls and high-end clubs and restaurants. Of all the European city breaks on offer from us at Co-operative Travel, Milan is the one to make fashionistas rejoice the most.
If you’ve got a bit of spare cash, then a short, cheap Milan city break is on the cards. Take a wander along Via Napoleone or Quadrilatero d'Oro and you will find exclusive designer-name clothes, handbags and shoes, as well as chic high street shops selling affordable copies of the real thing.
Once you’ve loaded up with stylish Italian bargains, relax and unwind at one of Milan’s chic pavement cafes with a slice of pizza, or a rich frothy hot chocolate – made as only the Italians know how. After a cultured hour or so at an Italian beauty salon (or barbers), you can give your fashion purchases a road test at the swish bars and nightclubs of the up-scale Navigli district.
Bargain city breaks to Milan don’t just sparkle with Prosecco - the city has a rich cultural heritage, and many Milan package city breaks are booked for the stunning classical parks and buildings. All cultural breaks in Milan include the magnificent 14th century Milan Cathedral - Italy’s most important Mediaeval Gothic structure and the fourth largest cathedral in the world. The 4th century basilicas of Sant'Ambrogio, San Nazaro, San Simpliciano and Sant'Eustorgio are the oldest religious buildings marking the city walls. Another must see is the beautiful 15th century Castello Sforzesco, enlarged from an earlier fortress.
The Teatro alla Scala, or Scala Opera House, is the most famous of Milan’s classical music venues; alternatively, have a cheap day out at the Santa Maria delle Grazie – home of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper.”
If you want to combine classic and modern culture, at Co-operative Travel, we suggest looking for last minute Milan city breaks at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. A magnificent 19th century double-galleried arcade, it houses shops, restaurants and hotels.
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Milan city breaks.
Booking ahead for your city break to Milan has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Milan holiday for next year with Co-operative Travel and save money now.
Key Information: Milan is highly regarded as the fashion capital of the world and is the perfect holiday destination for those who love shopping. Aside from the magnificent shopping opportunities, Milan is home to beautiful architecture, relaxing cafes, historical attractions and much more. Attracting over 13 million visitors per year, a city break to Milan can offer something for every type of traveller.
Ideal Time to Go: Milan’s humid subtropical climate provides hot and humid summers with cold and foggy winters. If you’re looking for cheaper city breaks to Milan, then we recommend visiting around April and May. These months are just outside of the high season which means you can expect the weather to get warmer, lower hotel prices and there will be fewer tourists.
To make the most out of the gorgeous weather, you should book a city break to Milan around July and August. These months are the hottest and provide the most amount of sunshine. Although this is during the high season, you’ll also find more activities and events at this time of year. Weather: The humid subtropical climate of Milan means you can expect hot and humid summers with cold and foggy winters. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures reaching 25°C, whereas the coldest months are December and January with average temperatures dropping to 3°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Milan from the UK can take around 2 hours while connecting flights will take longer.
Time Difference: Milan is 1 hour ahead of the UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Milan is home to the fifth largest cathedral in the world. The Duomo di Milan is one of the most popular attractions in Milan.
Top Tip: Milan is known to have quite unpredictable weather, so it’s always good to bring a raincoat or an umbrella if the weather is looking poor.
Direct holiday flights to Milan are available from airports all over the UK. As it is a part of Europe, the flights tend to be quite cheap and affordable all year round. You should find it easy to book a flight to Milan at any time of year, so timing should never be an issue with this holiday destination.
Milan is a very sophisticated and elegant city. It is filled with beautiful attractions and delicious cuisine. Here are our few recommended places to visit during your city break in Milan:
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