Though not one of Italy’s most stunning cities to be at, Milan definitely has its own appeal. The city can be most deservedly called the commercial capital of Italy and is a thriving tourist attraction - courtesy the burgeoning lifestyle options tourists can seep themselves in. Milan provides an art-tired vacationer the respite to just enjoy life’s many pleasures; that is why a lot of tourists repeatedly book their flight tickets for cheap on flights to Milan and fly here to have a fantastic time! But before you board your cheap flight to Milan, ensure that you are well prepared to make the most of the city. To help you in this pursuit, here’s a list of travel tips that will surely hold you in good stead.
When to visit
Milan can be visited anytime during the year. Autumn and spring are good seasons to book cheap tickets to Milan for, as the weather is rather pleasant. Also, during autumn and spring season, all shops, museums and other places of interest are open, as it is brisk trading season. During winter, the city tends to get really cold with temperature hovering around zero, but if you can brave the fog and rain, then it’s a treat to be here as Milan presents a stunning picture. Summers here are generally really hot and humid but if you are looking for some quiet then this is a good time. Avoid the month of August as you can be forced to enjoy the city with very limited options.
To traverse the lanes of Milan, you can either commute via public transport – metro, buses and trams – or opt for a car or a motorbike. The local transport is highly efficient and also easy on the pocket. You can opt for one day or two day tickets or buy a book of 10 tickets for EUR 3/5.50/9.20 respectively. Keep in mind that tickets cannot be purchased on board so you have to buy yours’ well before you step into a public transport. The best places to stock up on tickets are newspaper stands, metro stations and tobacconists across town.
If driving/riding a car or a bike, you have to pay the parking costs (which are counted on hourly basis). For convenience, you can buy a SostaMilano (from a tobacconist) card that shows the date and hour of your parking.
In Milan it isn’t so much about the lurking danger but more about the nuisance and annoyance of having fallen prey to some smart and nimble handiwork. The streets seem to be rife with pickpockets, especially at the metro stations and main shopping areas. Few other aspects/people you need to be mindful of are, firstly, people selling books, bracelets and other such nick knacks on the road, as they usually are cohorts with the pick pockets. Secondly, the seed sellers on Piazza del Duomo who wouldn’t think twice before putting some bird-seeds in your pocket, so that the pigeons fly all over you. They then, helpfully, suggest you buy their seeds and feed the pigeons, to get rid of them of course.
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