Milan – how expensive is it really?

The city of Milan is not the typical tourist destination in Italy, but it is a desired place for those who love shopping and fine dining. There are several airplane companies that offer low-cost flights to this beautiful city from and to the Malpensa Airport in the city of Milan. This airport is the second busiest one in the country, after “Leonardo Da Vinci” Airport in Rome. There are also plenty of Milan apartmentsthat provide comfortable interior and numerous extras to the travelers. The city of Milan is among those placed on earth where one can spend all one’s money in just couple of hours. The city is famous as the mecca of shopping and here are placed the boutiques of all famous fashion brands that one could think of, including the extravagant once. The prices are quite high, so one definitely needs a lot of cash or several credit cards to hit the shops.

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Pictures of Duomo Square, Milan
This photo of Duomo Square

The city of Milan is a beautiful city and is actually among the busiest places in Italy, very business oriented and quite different from the rest of Italy, where the atmosphere is easy-going and life is somehow running slowly. Milan city is considered to be the business the fashion and the banking capital of the country and normally it is an expensive city to live in and to visit. The local people are known for the fact that they love to spend money on new designer clothes each year. The street where most of the designer shops are placed is called Via Montenapoleone, which is a symbol of luxury and prosperity. The area around that street and near the beautiful Duomo Square feature lovely apartments for rent as well as hotels that come with very high price, especially when they are overlooking the beautiful church.

Pictures of Duomo Square, Milan
This photo of Duomo Square

Providing that you want to spend a few days in the city of Milan, it is advisable to search for a cheaper holiday apartment option in the central part of the city, but in a neighborhood that is not that fancy and thus to save money for some sightseeing and shopping. Another good tip to consider is to look for some dining places that are preferred by the locals and thus to eat nicely but at a cheaper place. While in the center of Milan, tourists will find out that all the sites are easy to be reached wither by foot or by using the three lines of the metro. There are some special tickets for ten rides on the metro, which could be quite useful. Of course, shopping in the Milan boutiques could be quite tempting, but one can also consider the fashion outlets in Milan, which offer great discounts. In other words, one can visit Milan, enjoy every part of it and still come home without being broke. This, of course, will not be easy, but it is not impossible with some careful planning before you go.

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This photo of Duomo Square

A post by K.Gallo, who writes about Rome apartments and apartments in Lisbon.