Holiday in Milan – Your guide to Milan, Italy


Regional Information

Population: City - 1,299,633 (2008); Metro - 3,695,148 (2008)
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour


The climate in Milan is typically Mediterranean, with hot, sunny summers and cold, damp winters. July and August are the hottest months with temperatures tending to stay around 30°C (86°F). Milan's low seasons tend to fall between April to June and September to October. Spring and Autumn have the most pleasant temperatures and are the best times to visit Milan.

Fascinating Facts

  1. Milan is considered the fashion centre of the world and is home to headquarters of some of the leading fashion designers, including Gucci, Prada, Armani, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana.
  2. Milan is the only city in Europe whose football teams have won both the European Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. Both the teams play at Giuseppe Meazza - San Siro Stadium.
  3. Milan’s La Scala Opera House is Europe’s premier Opera House with a seating capacity of over 2,000.
  4. The Duomo Cathedral is the fourth largest cathedral in the world.
  5. Celtic tribe of the Insubres founded the ancient city of Milan, but later it was occupied by the Romans in 2nd century BC.
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