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Fashion, finance and football? Milan is Italy's cool kid on the block

Famous for fashion, football, and finance, Milan is Italy's coolest city. It's a great base for exploring northern Italy, so get your European adventure off to a great start by booking a Milan vacation rental in the heart of town. Visit the Duomo, the city's great cathedral with a marble-white facade, witness Leonardo da Vinci's incredible Last Supper, or indulge in some high-end designer shopping in the glass-domed Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II. After a busy day, relax during Milan's famous aperitivo hour with a spritz and appetizers in the Navigli canal district.

Things to do

Nessun Duomo —Milan's great white cathedral

Smack bang in the center, you can't miss Milan's most famous sight. Behind its marble-white marble facade, the Duomo has some 160 ornate spires and more than 3000 statues. It took 6 centuries to complete, it's the 5th largest church in the world, and from the top you can see as far as the Alps. However, to witness the city's most famous painting, head to Basilica di Santa Maria dell Grazie for Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. Fine art aside, football fans must visit the Temple of Soccer, the San Siro Stadium, which also houses a football museum.

Activities

Milan is Livin' in a shopper's paradise

Milan is one of Italy's most vibrant and stylish cities. Fashion, food, football, you'll find it all here. Book a Milan vacation rental in one of the central districts and you can visit all the main galleries, museums and churches. But don't forget your credit card, as Milian is a shopper's paradise. Visit the Golden Triangle, 3 streets centered around Via Monte Napoleone, which is famed for its glut of designer stores. As the sun sets, follow the locals over to the Navigli district and indulge in a few hours of aperitivo, the Italian tradition of cocktails and antipasti.

Weather

Forget Vivaldi, check out Milan's Four Seasons

Unlike Italy's sun-drenched capital, Milan experiences all 4 seasons. Although a popular destination all year round, the busiest time is usually May to September, when Milan vacation rentals get booked up in advance. Fashion week, held in February and September, are also very busy. Summer is the hottest time of the year, when temperatures reach the mid-80s. In spring and fall, they drop to 60 degrees and below, and there's a high chance of rain. Winter is pretty cold in the city, although snow is rare.

Natural features

Hiker's flee Milan for Clooney's Como

Milan is Italy's second largest city and the capital of the Lombardy region in northern Italy. One of the perks of Milan's location is its proximity to the Alps and the Italian lakes region. An hour's drive north of the city is Lake Como, home of several celebrity residents, including the Clooneys. There are numerous trails around the lake, through woodlands and up into the mountains. It's also part of the 4 Valleys Path, a rugged route through into the Alps with magnificent views. You may even spot some rare wildlife, such as marmots, ibex or even George!

How to get there

Transportation to and around Milan

The nearest airport is in Milan (LIN-Linate), located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 25.3 mi (40.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Milan Cadorna Nord Station, Milan Porta Garibaldi Station and Milan Central Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Milan by catching a ride on the metro at Lanza Station, Cairoli Station or Montenapoleone Station.

Where to stay around Milan?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,553 vacation rentals near Milan. From 2,208 Condos/Apartments to 262 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Milan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Milan?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Milan:

  • Milan Centre: 1,461 vacation rentals
  • Central Station: 1,259 vacation rentals
  • Brera: 406 vacation rentals
  • Tricolore: 405 vacation rentals
  • Sempione: 219 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Milan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Milan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Milan Central Station: 2,609 vacation rentals
  • Piazza del Duomo: 2,607 vacation rentals
  • Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (L'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera): 2,600 vacation rentals
  • Milan (XNC-Cadorna Train Station): 2,610 vacation rentals
  • Bocconi University: 2,603 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Milan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Milan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,208 Condos/Apartments in Milan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Milan include:

  • Houses: 262 rentals available
  • Villas: 21 rentals available
  • Studios: 2,224 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Milan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 42 vacation rentals with pool available in Milan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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