Cheap Flights to Milan
Home to elegant boutiques, soaring Gothic cathedrals and high fashion, Milan is known as the economic capital of Italy. Although the city has a very different look than Rome, Verona or Venice, Milan has many sights and landmarks that can be explored. With two main international airports, flights to Milan can be easily found. Whether you fly into Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Linate Airport (LIN), you'll be within reach of Milan's Fashion Designer District, the Piazza del Duomo.
Flights to Milan
If you're flying into Malpensa Airport (MXP), you can simply take the public buses to your hotel. They pick up passengers right outside the terminal building and make many stops along the way. Taxis will also get you to where you need to go, though they tend to be a bit on the expensive side. The Malpensa Express Trains will take you to the Milano Cadorna. From there, you can take advantage of Milan's subway network. Linate Airport (LIN) is only about 5 miles from the city center, and it's also serviced by the public bus system. Additionally, the Malpensa Shuttle connects the two airports together and can take you to Milan's Central Train Station. Although it is not close to many points of interest, Malpensa Airport (MXP) has more than 100 shops and restaurants right in the terminal.
Head to the city's Piazza del Duoma to view the Duomo, Milan's main cathedral. With the capacity to hold about 40,000 people, the Duomo is one of the largest religious buildings of its kind, and it has the architecture to match. Depending on the weather, you can climb to the top for a better view of the architecture and for a view of the city. Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle that was once the home of Milan's ruling family, is right next door. View the Last Supper and many other historic works of art at L'Ultima Cena. If you want to shop for your favorite new outfit, you'll find plenty of high-end shops at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Those visiting the city often stay near the Duomo and the city center or the Brera District, which is packed full of boutiques, bars and art galleries.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Milan
One of the major events celebrated in Milan is Milano Moda Donna Autunno, or fashion week. In late February, more than 80 designers show off their new autumn and winter collections via catwalks. During Carnevale in February, Milan's children don costumes and spray confetti at the locals and visitors. During Giornata FAI di Primavera in late March and early April, the historic monuments and landmarks that are normally closed to the public can be viewed. Average meal costs can be high with a meal for two costing about $50 to $60. However, budget meals away from sightseer areas may cost less. January is usually the coldest time of the year with an average temperature of around 37 degrees Fahrenheit. July usually has average temperatures around 77 degrees.
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