Milan is also the rising star of Italy, as tourists search for something a little different. Walk the roof of the fabulous Gothic Duomo (on a non-rainy day of course), head through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and see La Scala, an opera house famous all over the world. Want to see a performance? You can even buy tickets online these days.
If you get hungry, chow down on a world famous Panzerotti at Luini’s, hidden away behind the cathedral.
Do it in months that aren't July and August. Milan can swelter in the summer, a double whammy produced by its location and the concentration and retention of heat that cement and large buildings can produce. Winters are kept from being severe by the proximity of the northern mountains, but it can be wet and foggy then.
Milan can be hot and humid more often than not in July and August--a period that's best avoided. April and May can be pleasant, with about 7 hours of brilliant sunshine each day in May. September and October are also good times to go. Expect some rain in October, October and November represent Milan's rainiest period.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Milan, Italy.
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