Information on the weather in Milan, the currency in Milan, the attractions of Milan, how to get to Milan, the public transportation and other tourist information on the financial capital of Italy.
Weather in Milan, Italy
Located in Northern Italy, the weather in Milan changes dramatically throughout the year. In Winter, the temperature can drop below freezing, while in Summer the temperature can soar to a dizzy 35°C. Although the weather is variable thanks to the influence of the nearby Alps and warm winds sweeping in from North Africa, the humidity remains high all year round. In the winter months this humidity can bring dampness and fog, while in the summer months the humidity combined with warmer temperatures makes the weather in Milan quite unbearable. That is why many people from Milan , have second homes near the lakes or in the mountains just north of the city.
For information about Milan visit the tourist offices in Milan:
Main Tourist Office in Milan:
Via Marconi 1
Piazza del Duomo
The office is located near one of the principal attractions of the city, the great cathedral, known as Duomo of Milan. In the tourist office you'll find weekly publications that provide tourist information on events and things to see and to do during your visit to the city. The tourist office is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and from 9 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. on Sunday.
Other Tourist Offices in Milan:
Located in the main railway station and open seven days a week. Telephone: 6690532
Another place for tourist information on the attractions of the city of Milan is the tourist office run by the community of Milan that can be found in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, very close to Piazza Duomo. Telephone: 869073
How to Get to Milan
Malpensa Airport, on the outskirts of the city of Milan, is one of the major points of arrival for transatlantic flights and from other parts of the world. The Italian busiest airport has regular shuttle services that reach the center of Milan arriving to the main railway station (Stazione centrale). From here it's easy to take either a taxi or the subway of the city (metropolitana) or even a tram and reach your final destination.
Milan is also well serviced by train from and to other Italian cities as well many European capitals, with overnight trains to Paris and other northern European cities, so it is easy to find indications on how to get to Milan from around the web. Milan is approximately 3.5 hours by train from Venice and Florence. If you're coming from the nearby lake area you'll probably arrive to the Porta Garibaldi train stop (and railway station) which is a short ride from Stazione centrale, using the subway.
If you arrive by car, you'll find that the city is well connected to Venice, Turin, Bologna, and northern Europe, thanks to the highway (autostrada). Milan is not a car-friendly city, traffic is heavy and the city is a sprawling metropolis that has never quite learned to cope with the ever increasing number of its inhabitants. It's probably best to arrive in Milan by train or another mean of transport. If you have hired a car and you're going to fly out of Milan, it's probably a good idea to leave the car at the airport before heading into the city.
Public Transport in Milan
The public transportation is fairly efficient in Milan. Milaneses have always felt superior to their southern counterparts and you perceive this sentiment in the time keeping of buses, trams and subway system. In fact, as you walk around the center of Milan you'll see countless clocks scattered on the walls of the streets as to emphasize that you are in a northern busy Italian city.
The dislike for their southern brothers was recently acknowledged when the city refused to rename a street Via Roma. Milan is literally the only city in Italy without a Via Roma. They regard their city as the Italian most important city. In addition to the public transport, you'll find taxis that are available at various stands throughout the city.