This guide of tips for traveling to Milan It will help you prepare a getaway to the city of Italian fashion, making the most of your time.
With an impressive mix of styles, this city has in its small old town, a great historical-cultural heritage, in which the Duomo and the fresco of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci and exclusive shops and stores, which allow visitors to enjoy many of the pleasures of travelers.
In addition, its location in the north of the country in the beautiful region of Lombardy, allows you to make some excursion to the wonders that are closer like Lake Como or the Swiss Alps, among many others.
Based on the time we spent in the city during our trip to Milan and Bergamo, we have made this list of 10 essential tips for traveling to Milan. We start!
1. What is the best time?
The best time to make a trip to Milan They are the seasons of spring and autumn, when the temperature is pleasant and the parks look splendid. At this time the famous Milan fashion week is also celebrated during which the city is transformed to receive celebrities and designers and although prices tend to be much higher, it can also be a good time if you are interested in this topic .
Summer is undoubtedly the worst time, since the city does not have the sea nearby that lowers the sweltering heat, which can exceed 40 degrees and even some shops and restaurants close due to this embarrassment and the low presence of tourists .
Winter is also one of the worst moments because it has few hours of light and it is very cold, with temperatures below 0 degrees that make walking in the city somewhat difficult.
2. Entry requirements
For travel to Milan, if you are from Spain or from another European Union country, you only need to show your ID or Passport. If you are not an EU citizen, you may need to obtain a visa, depending on the relationship between both countries. In this case, we always recommend consulting online or calling the Italian Embassy or the Foreign Ministry of your country, to find out exactly what the mandatory documents are.
Another of the very advisable requirements if you are a citizen of the U.E., is to carry the European Health Card. The holder of this card has the right to receive the health benefits that are necessary from a medical point of view, during the stay in any country of the European Union.
Despite this, if you are not from an EU country or you want to have a wider coverage in which cases such as repatriation are included, we recommend you to take a good travel insurance to Europe to have the best medical care in case of be necessary.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
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