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Holiday Apartments in Milan

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Milan Accommodation

Reserve your holiday apartment in Milan now and enjoy an unforgettable trip at a great price. We compare the best from Airbnb Milan,, HomeAway and more all in one place - you could save up to 36% on your booking. Milan is a cosmopolitan city of undeniable elegance, and is one of the most notable capitals for fashion and design along with Paris and London. It is home to the AC Milan and Inter Milan football clubs, and you might be travelling to watch a match. El Duomo, Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and the Scala Theatre are just some of its many points of interest that you can visit during your trip to the capital of Lombardy. We have a wealth of apartments in districts across the city and close to the best sights in the city which you can enjoy from your window. The city has its very own districts that are chic and sophisticated, along with Milan apartments in the city centre. If you’re looking for a short stay apartment during your trip to Milan, you need to know which areas are best to stay in. From Città Studi to Navigli, you have various options available to you. What’s more, choosing a holiday rental will be far more economical and you will live truly as a local as opposed to staying in a hotel. It is a city that is easily explorable by foot; it is smaller than the Italian capital yet still remains the second most populous city and a large urban hub that is fashionable, chic and cultured.

Where to stay in the capital of Lombardy

The best option for you during your trip is renting an apartment in Milan city centre. You will be closest to the main monuments and points of interest, and you can enjoy the city walking around at your own pace. There are a number of different areas that differ in price and atmosphere, and we’re here to help you decide which best suits you:

  • Milan city centre: This is the historic centre of the city, and is where you will find most of the principal points of interest. There are holiday apartments in Milan near the Duomo, or next to Palazzo Reale, Piazza Affari and many other areas of the city centre.
  • Navigli: This area is replete with beautiful canals - it may be a little further from the city, but it has its own special charm. You can find apartments in Navigli from approximately £45. It only takes 9 minutes to reach the centre walking, and is a popular neighbourhood for visitors to the city. There are many restaurants next to the canals which are ideal for a romantic dinner or to enjoy summer evenings.
  • Città Studi: In terms of value for money, this is the best area to stay, but is also the furthest from the centre. This is the students area of the city with many residences, rooms to rent and cheap accommodation in Milan. You can find apartments in Città Studi from £37 per night.
  • Sempione: This is located close to the Sempione Park and is a great area to rent an apartment in Milano. It is close to the historic centre and the accommodation here is cheaper than in the heart. You can walk to the city centre in about 30 minutes and you will reach the Milan Duomo, or in 19 minutes by metro by line 1. In addition, you will also find the Castello Sforzesco (Castle) and the Church with the ‘The Last Supper’ painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Rectangle of Fashion): The centre of Milanese fashion and luxury, here you will find the likes of Versace, Armani, Valentino and many more. You can find holiday apartments here from around £90, although there are also a number of high-end luxury apartments in Milan for a higher budget. It is an area of great location and in just 10 minutes you can reach the Duomo.
  • Porta Garibaldi: This is the financial district of the city, and is one of the most modern areas to stay with a number of serviced apartments in Milan to choose from. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, it is a great place to stay. It’s located not far from Sempione Park. In addition, Milan Central Station is where you can catch trains to other Italian cities and the airport. The Galleria d’Arte Moderna is also very close to here.

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Getting around the Lombard capital

The transport used by most locals and visitors to get around the Lombard capital is the metro, and is always accessible from your Milan holiday apartment. You can buy a transport voucher that lasts 7 days and costs €11.30, and this will allow you to travel on the metro as much as you need to. There is also the MilanoCard, which includes some discounts for the main tourist attractions. It costs € 7 for the day or € 13 for three days. The metro is fast enough to move around the city easily, and there are apartments near the main stations so you can choose the one that best suits you. At night it closes but there are still night buses at your disposal to return back to your holiday accommodation past midnight. It is quite common to travel by tram, although there are fewer lines and the route does not cover all areas of the city. If you are in Milan and are exploring other parts of Italy, it might be worth considering renting a car to move between each city. Parking in the city centre at rush hour is particularly difficult, but if you book an Airbnb Milano apartment with parking, included you shouldn’t have any problems. If you arrive by plane to any of the Spanish cities, you will land at Malpensa airport. To get to the city centre you have an express bus, train or taxi line as a convenient alternative. The other airport is Linate and you will only get to it from other Italian cities such as Rome.

Milan Fashion Week and when to visit Milano

The months of March to July are great for exploring the capital of Lombardy. During the spring you will find short stay Milan apartment rentals from £35 per night, and the warm weather will allow you to tour the city and make trips without worrying about the cold. During the winter the temperature drops below 0ºC and it may snow, it is one of the coldest cities in Italy. So, if you go during the months of December to February it is essential to choose an apartment with heating or a fireplace, and take a good coat! September is also a good month to visit, when Fashion Week takes over the city. You can find accommodation for Milan Fashion Week from £58, during the week between the dates of 20-27th September.

Things to do in Milano

Milan is a city with plenty to see and do. Here are a few of the essentials:

  • Milan Cathedral: The Cathedral or Duomo of Milan is the most important monument and is a Gothic cathedral located in the heart of the city. It is one of the largest in the world, at 157 m in height and a capacity for 40,000 people inside. If you look outside you will see the unique brightness of the pink marble facade. At its highest point you’ll see the Madonna, a statue that has become an icon of the Milanese city. It opens every day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the price of admission depends on what you want to visit inside (to visit the terrace it is € 13).
  • Piazza del Duomo: Home to the Cathedral, this is the most important square and the centre of life in Milan. It was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, and is where you can find the main monuments, such as the Victor Manuel II Gallery and the Royal Palace. In addition, the square has a lot of life and there are restaurants for lunch and dinner in the surroundings.
  • Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery: It is also known as the "The Salon of Milan" and here you will find some of the most elegant shops in the city such as Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton. It is worth visiting just to get to know the building and see its spectacular glass vault.
  • Teatro alla Scala: Whether you are interested in opera or just want to admire its architecture, do not hesitate to visit one of the most famous theatres in the world. It has seen many important operas on its stage throughout history, such as Otello de Verdi or Madame Butterfly of Puccini. The theatre has a museum with elements related to the world of opera that are worth visiting.
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie: The architecture of this small church does not attract as much attention as the Duomo, however it has become one of the most visited attractions as it is where you can find Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’.
  • The Last Supper: This is one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces, and is one of the most famous murals in the world.
  • Sforzesco Castle: This castle was built as a fortress in the 14th century, and is today one of the most emblematic monuments of Milan. It currently houses seven museums, a painting gallery and many interesting cultural objects.
  • Brera Painting Gallery: This is the most famous museum in Milan, and throughout the year hosts works by artists such as Rafael, Caravaggio, Tintoretto and Piero della Francesca.
  • Excelsior Milano: These galleries are located in an old cinema which was renovated by the architect Jean Nouvel. The historical elements of the building have been well preserved and it is located close to the Duomo.
  • San Siro Stadium: Also called the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, here you will see Inter Milan and A.C. Milan play. There are apartments near AC Milan and the football if you are coming to watch a game.
  • Poldi Pezzoli Museum: This is the second most visited museum in Milan, with some works of Italian Renaissance, although there are less than in Florence. Some of the best known are "La Piedad" by Boticelli or the "Portrait of a Lady" by Pollaiolo. You can visit Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Monumental Cemetery: Although it may seem an unusual visit, it has become one of the most visited places by tourists. There are many iconic artists buried here.
  • Sempione Park: This park is located next to the Sforzesco Castle. Stroll through this huge green space, among trees, lawn and an artificial lake. It was designed in an English garden style.
  • Basilica of Sant 'Ambrogio: Here you will find a column known as "the Column of the Devil". It is located to the left of the Basilica of San Ambrosio. It receives this name because it is pierced with two holes, and legend has it that the horns of the devil got stuck during a fight with the bishop and patron of Milan, Sant Ambrogio.
  • Bagatti Valsecchi Museum: This is a a museum full of Renaissance objects and interior patios that are also worth visiting. Church San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. This church also contains the Archaeological Museum of Milan. It is known especially for its frescoes and its large organ dating from 1554. They open in the morning until midday and in the evening until 5:00 p.m.
  • Porta Ticinese: This is another of the most important shopping areas in Milan, but this time the stores are high street fashion and not haute couture. The best-known franchises in Europe have a shop in Porta Ticinese. There is always a bustling atmosphere on the street and there are lots of cafes and restaurants.
  • Milan Planetarium: This is an essential visit if you’re travelling with children, as it is entertaining and interactive.