Best time to visit Milan

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Best time of year to visit Milan

April to May and September to October are the best time to visit Milan. Spring is the time to enjoy thinner crowds, tree blossoms, and stylish events like Milan Design Week. Moderately warm but rainy autumn also has a silver bullet: a score of flea markets and Milano Film Festival! As women's fashion week takes place in September, book a room in advance. The period from June to August is about unbearable heat and throngs of tourists. But, to tell the truth, lakes Como and Garda are fabulous during this time. The weather demands packing layers and umbrellas for those visiting Milan between November and March. Don't miss Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas Market in December and Ambrosian Carnival in February.

7 THINGS TO DO IN MILAN (JULY 09 - JULY 18)

Winter & Summer Sales (Saldi)

Winter & Summer Sales (Saldi)

early January–mid-February | early July–mid-August  • activity

Have you noticed the SALDI signs on store windows? This means shopping season has already begun

Flea Markets

Flea Markets

all year round • activity

Get ready to hunt and maybe you'll be lucky to find something precious

Lake Garda Holidays

Lake Garda Holidays

May–September • activity

Visit Italy's largest lake to enjoy its landscapes and different activities

Aperitivo Time in Milan

Aperitivo Time in Milan

all year round • food

Pre-dinner drinks are something special in Northern Italy. They usually involve cocktails, snacks, and good company

Lake Como Holidays

Lake Como Holidays

April–October • activity

Experience the gem of Italy, Lago di Como, with its striking views, Italian Alps and charming atmosphere

Milano Latin Festival

Milano Latin Festival

unconfirmedSummer 2022 • event

The largest event dedicated to Latin American culture in Northern Italy

Isola Street Art

Isola Street Art

all year round • activity

A great way to spend your time and explore the city

15 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair)

Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair)

out of rangeApril 13–18, 2021 • event

The largest and most famous furniture fair in the world

Milan Women's Fashion Week

Milan Women's Fashion Week

on holdSeptember 22–28, 2020 • event

To stay stylish explore latest vogue collection in Milan

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

out of rangeMay 28–30, 2021 • event

The days of elegance gather the poshest vehicles of all times and their connoisseurs not far from Milan

Ambrosian Carnival (Carnevale Ambrosiano)

Ambrosian Carnival (Carnevale Ambrosiano)

out of rangeFebruary 20, 2021 • event

Feel the real spirit of Milan by participating in its largest festive event

Christmas Markets (Mercatini di Natale)

Christmas Markets (Mercatini di Natale)

out of rangelate November–early January  • event

Lots of entertainment and delicious food from all over Italy

Milano Film Festival (MFF)

Milano Film Festival (MFF)

out of rangeOctober 8–10, 2021 • event

A movieholic can't miss this film event while visiting Milan

Simplon Pass (Passo del Sempione)

Simplon Pass (Passo del Sempione)

out of rangeall year round • activity

One of the most scenic drives in the Alps, featured in Giro d'Italia

Stramilano

Stramilano

out of rangeSeptember 12, 2021 • event

Join this highly popular run when you are visiting Milan

Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas Fair

Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Christmas Fair

unconfirmedDecember 4–8, 2021 • event

A very traditional street market in Milan

I Days

I Days

out of rangeJune 9–12, 2022 • event

One of Italy's biggest music festivals

Cartoomics

Cartoomics

out of rangeNovember 26–29, 2020 (virtual event) • event

A large fair and cosplay area for comics enthusiasts

Milano Marathon

Milano Marathon

out of rangeApril 11, 2021 • event

One of the largest athletic events in Milan

MiVEG

MiVEG

out of rangeMarch 13–14, 2021 • event

Premier vegan festival in Milan

Spring Blossoms

Spring Blossoms

out of rangeApril–May • nature

Milan turns into a flower paradise during springtime

Festa del Torrone Cremona

Festa del Torrone Cremona

out of rangeNovember 13–21, 2021 • event

The sweetest Christmas-time festival in the Lombardy region

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