Before You Go
When to Go
› Winter (Nov-Mar) The feast of St Ambrose heralds the start of opera season.
Epiphany follows with the procession of the Three Kings and February is Carnival.
› Spring (Apr-Jun) Furniture Fair turns Milan into a madhouse in April. Escape to
blooming lakeside gardens.
› Summer (Jul-Aug) Summer is hot, so most Milanese escape the city to lakeside
villas or mountain chalets.
› Autumn (Sep-Oct) Balmy autumn days see the launch of new exhibitions and
spring fashion shows.
Book Your Stay
› Milan is an industry town catering to business professionals, which means there's
plenty of high-end designer accommodation and very few bargains.