Milan is the glamorous engine room of Italy’s economy, and a rare city that’s largely unspoilt by tourism. A metropolis of high fashion, don’t forget to pack your D&G sunglasses – even in winter! If you need a break from Armani, Prada and Gucci on your holidays, there are plenty of stunning historical attractions to see, including Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, La Scala opera house and Milan’s stunning cathedral. Milan is also a global capital for furniture, and a major centre for contemporary art.
Flights to Milan are a must if you’re a fan of football. Despite being the fashion capital of Italy, Milan’s other great obsession is the beautiful game. Home to European giants, AC Milan and Inter Milan, thousands of passionate supporters pack the impressive San Siro stadium during the football season. And if you can get your hands on a ticket, it’s well worth the spectacle.
Cheap flights to Milan have always been popular for tourists looking for the best in traditional Northern Italian cuisine. Unlike the rest of Italy, the Milanese are big fans of snacking, and will often grab something quick while on the run. Even though pizzerias and fast food outlets are particularly popular, fans of a more traditional Italian approach to mealtimes won’t be disappointed. Famed for its excellent local cheeses and risottos, any meal in Milan would not be complete without a cup of superb Italian coffee.
Check out Monarch’s flights now. Spring is one of the best times to book tickets to Milan, although early summer and autumn also benefit from pleasant temperatures – the months of June and September see average highs in the mid-20s. Monarch no longer fly to Milan - check out our Italy page for flights to Rome, Verona and Venice.