Cheap flights to Milan Italy

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Flights to Milan from
  • 20 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 51 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 64 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 46 GBP

About Milan

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Poor Milan is under stiff competition from Rome, Florence, and Venice – and, honestly, the dodgy area near the train station doesn’t help either. Resist the urge to compare, and you easily fall in love with the fashion capital. Life moves a little bit faster here than in other parts of Italy, but there are still plenty of opportunities for enjoying 'la dolce vita', the sweet life. The city is bursting with outdoor cafés, manicured parks, hip restaurants and high-fashion shopping.

Milan is home of the aperitivo, the rich uncle of the happy hour: pre-dinner drink, finger food and mingling.

Fashionistas will want to dive headfirst into the famous fashion district of the Quadrilatero; foodies will want to make reservations in the city’s top restaurants, which serve modern Italian cuisine at its absolute best. Walk around on the roof of the Duomo Cathedral for a quasi-religious experience, and round up your day in one of the canal-side cafés in the lively Navigli neighbourhood.

Milan’s Duomo is covered with over 3,000 statues. The creepiest is St. Erasmus, with his intestines around a windlass.

How’s the weather in Milan in December?

  • Temperature 0-7 °C
  • Dry days 21-
  • Average rainfall 42 mm
  • Snow days 2

Demographics

  • Population 1.3M
  • Local time :
  • Currency Euro

What does Milan cost?

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Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 12.74 GBP

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 1.15 GBP

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 1.27 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 4.25 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 48.49 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 21.76 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 7.22 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 67.56 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 28.41 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 72.49 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 113.15 GBP

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About Milan

Even in Italy's glossy, glamorous fashion capital, there's more to life than shopping.

Milan is a city where a love of beauty can be seen in the very fabric and layout of the city, as well as in its up-scale boutiques.

From the top of the Duomo, which took 500 years to perfect, you can see the ancient metropolis spread out before you, framed by the distant snow-topped Alps.

For a less lofty perspective, you can rent some wheels from the BikeMi scheme for a few euros and explore the canals and quirky independent cafés of the Navigli district, where locals drink macchiatos in the sunshine or haggle over antiques at the sprawling Sunday market.

Even more chilled out is the Idroscalo, the nearby man-made lake, where locals go to swim, sun and watch the world go by behind designer shades. It's the perfect place to recover from a night - and probably a morning - dancing in the clubs of Corso Combo, where scruffy artistic types and glossy clothes-horses meet and mingle on outdoor terraces dotted with sofas and plunge pools.

If all this sounds a little frivolous, then an afternoon in the labyrinthine Castello Sforzesco complex, with its dozen small museums and endless historical treasures, should help redress the balance.

And if your credit card is still burning a hole in your pocket, there's always the Quadrilatero d'Oro – the Rectangle of Gold, if you want to do some serious splurging. Savvy locals tend to opt for outlet stores like Il Salvagente - the Lifesaver, or the lively, bustling Fiera di Senigallia flea market, where you're much more likely to bag a bargain. Or combine retail therapy with a little history, and join the ladies who lunch at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Built in 1867, the Milanese claim this gorgeous construction is the oldest mall in the world. And since this is Milan, it's no surprise that it's certainly the most stylish. Book flights to Milan and see for yourself.

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