For a city full of art, fashion, and glamour, you might think about taking your next Europe cruise to Milan. One of the largest cities in Italy, this city is home to many high-end shops, sumptuous restaurants, historic landmarks, and artistic attractions. Plus, if you’ve already been to Italy’s other “hotspots” (Florence, Rome, Venice, for example), Milan is a breath of fresh air, as it tends to be far less crowded with tourists. However, being such a large city, you will certainly need more than a day if you wish to see all there is to offer. While there, don’t forget to try some authentic Milanese cuisine!
A great time to visit Milan is during the spring (April to May) or fall (September to October), as this is when you can avoid the peak tourist season and still experience good weather.
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises from Milan. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise departing from Milan!
The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Milan. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Milan. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Milan:
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Milan, along with a brief description:
♦ Milan Cathedral
One of the most famous attractions in Milan is none other than Milan Cathedral. This magnificent architectural wonder (which took six centuries to complete) and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. One of the most appealing aspects of this cathedral is that you can go all the way up to the roof (via stairs or lift) for some of the most incredible views of the city. Its beautiful stained-glass windows are also a big draw, as well as archaeology exhibits, and its crypt. A must-visit for anyone spending time in Milan!
♦ Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
Another famous attraction in Milan is the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, Italy’s oldest 4-story shopping center. Housed in a double arcade, this mall is named after Italy’s first King and was constructed over a period of 12 years. Among some of the items you can discover being sold here include custom high-end clothing, jewelry, books, artwork, and more. There are also many restaurants and bars, including an original café that opened in 1867. Even if you aren’t looking to purchase anything, visiting this shopping mall is an absolute must, just to appreciate its incredible architectural and historic value.
♦ Sforza Castle
No visit to Milan is complete without a stop at Sforza Castle. This 15th century fortress was built by Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza and eventually became one of the largest citadels in the country. Today, you can visit this architectural wonder, which is now home to many museums. Art lovers are certain to appreciate the many masterpieces by Canaletto, Mantegna, Tiepolo, Foppa, Titian, and Tintoretto, as well as more ancient works, antique furniture, wooden sculptures (including Michelangelo’s last sculpture), and various prints. This castle also contains the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Egyptian Museum, and the Archaeological Museum of Milan. With so many wonderful informative and educational opportunities, you can easily spend a half to a full day at Sforza Castle!
Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):
Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):
Days of precipitation per month:
The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.