Milan is a large city in Northern Italy. The city is very famous for its historic sites, football, opera, its shopping opportunities, and its nightlife. Milan's historic sites include the Duomo, one of the world's largest Gothic cathedrals, the Castello Sforzesco, a large medieval fortress and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, one of the world's oldest shopping centers, which is still in use. The city also has a huge number and variety of museums, churches, palaces and art galleries.
Monthly Weather Conditions
The best times to visit Milan are April to May or September to October. These spring and fall months straddle the city's manic peak tourism season, and they also escape the summer's sweltering temperatures.
More information: Milan forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Milan is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $69.87, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $259.70, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $80.66
- Hotel (3 stars): $86.88
- Hotel (4 stars): $135.01
- Hotel (5 stars): $344.50
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.69
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $19.86
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.96
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.82
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.55
Milan has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 56.7 (better than United states average 48.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 82.2 (better than United states average 70.3)
- Walking alone at night: 51.1 (better than United states average 41.2)
More information: Milan safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.