Don’t travel to Italy without taking the time to explore Milan! The fall is the best time to visit Milan, as the warm weather loses its most extreme heat and humidity for more comfortable nights. The northern city is always abuzz with exciting fashion events, international sports, incredible food, and rich Italian culture.
Milan Fashion Week
In a city known for incredible designer fashion, Fashion Week is an amazing time to visit Milan. Be sure to plan your visit far in advance, as the world’s fashion it-crowd will descend on the city in a flurry of lace, tulle, and silk. Unless you have famous connections, it’s nearly impossible to see a runway show. Don’t despair: there is plenty of free people-watching outside the fashion venues! Catch glimpses of stylists, designers, models, and celebrities in their most eye-catching streetwear look. If you feel a sense style inspiration coming on, of course, Milan has got your back… Scratch your fashion itch on the Via Montenapoleone with its prêt-à-porter designer shops, from Prada to Valentino.
Find Peace in the Park
The Autumn brings stunning fall colors to Milan’s many city parks, so make your way into the green. Milan is a city that is very suited to leisurely strolling, with a little gelato or a park picnic mixed in along the way. The Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli are beautifully manicured public gardens. The park is full of quaint walkways, calming fountains, and quiet spots to spend a relaxing moment away from the busy city center. The public gardens are also home to multiple playgrounds, a Planetarium, and the Natural History Museum. Handy if you’re traveling with kids! Keep a light rain jacket or an umbrella handy, since Milan tends to get some rain showers in fall.
La Scala Opera
Despite delightful daytime temperatures, fall evenings can cool down significantly. On those crisp autumn nights, La Scala Opera and its nearby restaurants are the best places to find warmth, culture, and delicious Italian food. The famous 18th-century theater is home to lavish opera productions and exhilarating ballet performances. While opera season doesn’t start until December, there are amazing performances all year round by the Teatro alla Scala orchestra. Get your tickets well in advance if you don’t want to miss out!
Soccer (or Football) at San Siro Stadium
There’s nothing quite like watching an Italian soccer match in Italy. When September rolls around, Milan’s home teams are more than ready for soccer season. Decide which team you plan to support, Inter Milan or AC Milan, then head over to San Siro stadium. The venue holds up to 80,000 soccer (or football) fans in one of the largest stadiums in Europe and the Premier League atmosphere is always electric. If you want to avoid splurging on tickets, find a local sports bar to witness the exciting passion of Milanese fans for their teams.
The Milano Musica festival is one of the largest, most important music events in Italy. It’s so large, in fact, that it even includes music showcases at venues in the city of Torino! The festival offers a forum to musicians from all over the world, performing classical, jazz, traditional, contemporary, and experimental music. Milano Musica spans a period of three weeks, so you have plenty time to catch a few shows on your Italian travels.
A Place to Rest Your Head
Make the most of any Milan travel experience by booking your hotel right near the Milan-Malpensa airport. The MOXY Hotel is located right at Terminal 2, so drop your luggage as soon as you exit the airport and get your adventure started as quickly as possible. MOXY’s boutique budget hotel at Milan Airport offers comfortable rooms and sleek design at an affordable budget. Book your stay at the most convenient hotel Milan has to offer!