Destination guide

Milan – dressed to kill

Style simply oozes from Milan. The city swaggers with the confidence of a fashionista – it is one, after all. The Duomo – a jewel in the crown – stands firm above all except the shimmering modern skyscrapers that rise against the backdrop of the Italian Alps. Piazzas of espresso-drinkers unfold in a fast-moving montage of Gucci and Prada below, with rattling trams punctuating the beat as they wiggle around world-class museums like the Pinacoteca di Brera or iconic churches like UNESCO-tagged Saint Mary of the Graces. Milan holiday rentals are your ticket to this sleek and immersive metropolis this year.

Things to do

Art from everywhere in Milan

Milan's art isn't all Gucci and new suits. It's also historic. Head to the iconic Pinacoteca di Brera to sample the cream of the crop. Gasps will abound as you wander between the masterworks by Raphael, Hayez and Caravaggio. The Duomo has its own museum, not to mention some breathtaking viewing platforms behind the flying buttresses up on the roof. And then there's the Saint Mary of the Graces. The church itself is gorgeous, but it's the adjoining chapel, where Leonardo's The Last Supper resides, that really draws the crowds – get tickets early.


Get chic in Milan

You'll see what drives the Milanese when you start clinking prosecco in the cafe-bars of the Piazza del Duomo in the evening. You'll see it as you flash the credit card in the classy Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, dripping with diamonds and draped in big-name couture as you emerge. The semi-annual Fashion Week, in winter and autumn, is a great time to seek out Milan holiday rentals if you really want to get in with the in-crowd. Alternatively, a trip to nearby Lake Como means you can go looking for George Clooney without spending too many cents.


Milan is always a chart-topper

Milan never stops magnetising people to its amazing piazzas and museums. Even in winter, when snows douse the Italian Alps, it's drawing designers with the promise of February Fashion Week and skiers en route to the Aosta pistes. Spring brings more crowds to Milan holiday rentals, with May starting to warm up nicely. Summer is when al fresco dining and evening Spritzes are in full swing, with June to August having the hottest days and plenty of sunshine.

Natural features

Milan – in the shadow of the Alps

Milan is one of the northernmost cities of Italy before the Alps begin in earnest. That makes it a real treat for nature buffs. Just a couple of hours' drive away, you'll find yourself weaving beneath hulking mountains with cascading forests of pine trees on their ridges. That's also where you'll discover the wonderful Italian lakes. Starting with Como in the east and ranging all the way across to Lake Garda in the west, the whole region is ripe for hikers, windsurfers and mountain bikers.

How to get there

Transport to and around Milan

The nearest airport is in Milan (LIN-Linate), located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,525 holiday lettings near Milan. From 2,178 Flats to 264 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Milan for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Milan:

  • Milan Centre: 1,432 holiday homes
  • Calvairate: 166 holiday homes
  • Ponte Seveso: 261 holiday homes
  • Bovisa: 244 holiday homes
  • Sempione: 219 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Milan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Milan. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Milano Policlinico Hospital: 2,585 holiday lettings
  • Milan Central Station: 2,588 holiday lettings
  • Villa Reale: 2,580 holiday lettings
  • Piazza del Duomo: 2,582 holiday lettings
  • Milan (XNC-Cadorna Train Station): 2,585 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Milan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,178 Flats in Milan. Our other popular types of Milan holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 264 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 2,194 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Milan?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 41 holiday homes with pool available in Milan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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