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What to do in Milan when it rains?

The most cosmopolitan city in Italy is full of attractions for those rainy, gray and incredible days! Here we have prepared a list with perfect options for rainy days in Milan.

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What to do in Milan when it rains?

Milan is fantastic, but if you travel between November and February, it is very likely that you will get very gray and rainy days! No wonder: it is the rainy season in Italy and they appear and disappear as if by magic. Luckily for you, if you are in Milan during this period, the city offers a multitude of options for those who do not want to stroll in the rain. With several museums, shopping malls, restaurants and so many other incredible options for you to make the most of the city, Milan offers excellent programs, even when it is raining. Without further ado we will find out now: what to do in Milan when it rains? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

Rains in Italy between November and February are quite common and in all Italian regions; in some places it rains more, in others less, the fact is: it almost always rains! If the rain is not so heavy, nothing that an umbrella or a raincoat will not solve (don’t forget your boots!), But if the rain is a little heavier, or very heavy: there is no way, you you’ll have to go somewhere ‘sheltered’ – if you dare to leave the hotel! When I am asked ‘what to do in Milan when it rains?’ I can think of several ideas and today I’m going to tell you what you can do in the fashion city when the rains come. Shall we find out what to do in Milan when it rains? Check out our Section on Climate in Italy!

Important to Know

When the rains are VERY intense, the Civil Defense asks to avoid going through the city, either on foot or by car. Public transport is suspended for security reasons, and the city literally STOPS! So, if you are in Milan and the alert is issued, follow the instructions, O.K.?! Stay at the hotel! The hotel staff will give you guidance, don’t worry! Also read Where to shop in Milan?

1) What to do in Milan when it rains? VISIT MILANESE CLASSICS!

Milan without a visit to its beautiful Cathedral, it’s not Milan! On a rainy day a visit to the “Duomo” can be a great option! With a metro station very close, from there you can discover another classic of the city: Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. There inside you will find shops of renowned Italian and international brands, bars, restaurants and even a hotel. If you want to shop nearby, take the opportunity to visit La Rinascente, a fantastic multi-brand mall, full of floors capable of driving anyone crazy! See the post: What to do in a day in Milan?

2) What to do in Milan when it rains? ENJOY THE CITY ENOGASTRONOMY!

With fantastic places, Milan offers great options for rainy days! Among them you can get to know the Eccelenze Campane! It is a gastronomic center that offers incredible products, bar, restaurant and, if you are lucky, classes and lectures on dishes, wines and everything related to world cuisine. Another fantastic place is Eataly. Classic and well known, it is a kind of supermarket with very high quality products, good food and delicious atmosphere! One more tip: the California Bakery! There you will find breakfast, brunch and delicious food! Read the post: Where to eat in Milan for a low price?

3) What to do in Milan when it rains? TAKE A DIFFERENT TOUR

Did you know that Milan has an Aquarium? Well, Milan has an aquarium and is a great option for rainy days and for those with children. Very complete, the Milan Aquarium is not well known by some tourists, but it can be considered for when the rain comes! ; ) Another different tour is dinner inside a train car! I beg your pardon? Yeah! ATM offers a full dinner called the ATMosphere, while touring the city of Milan. Reservations are required and to find out more, just click here!

Do you like dancing?

If you want you can go dancing! YES! At Spirit Milano you can have dinner and stay there for a really fun night with lots of dancing and music! Their website has all the programming! Check it out! ; ) If you like water, but warm water, you can go to the pool! If your hotel does not have an indoor pool, you can go to the Accadue Club. The sad news is that the service only works on Sundays, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, but the good news is: rain can start that day and that time! It is good to keep the tip written down… you may need it! Hahaha…

4) What to do in Milan when it rains? VISIT THE MUSEUMS

One of the most visited places in Milan is the Sforzesco Castle, but inside it there is a very charming museum: the Museum of Musical Instruments. If you like music and history: you’ve found your place in Milan! If your matter is art, there are some really cool options like, for example, the Pinacotheca of Brera and the GAM – Museum of Modern Art in Milan. You can also visit the Planetarium in Milan; it is also ideal if you are with children: they love everything related to the stars and will love this place! To close the list of museums and cultural places: we must not forget the Science Museum! It is incredible and pleases most visitors, as it is intuitive! A delightful place for gray days!

5) What to do in Milan when it rains? SPEND THE DAY IN A CINEMA WITH LIBRARY!

For lovers of the seventh art we offer this incredible option: Spazio Cinema. In addition to some classic films, the space also shows films little known to the general public. They are Italian and foreign films and in some rooms it is possible to order food to accompany the films; there is also a very nice library there that has books related to the films shown on site! It is worth taking a look, because the proposal is very cool!

6) What to do in Milan when it rains? WITH KIDS? FOLLOW OUR TIPS …

Are you with the kids?

  • Run to Cioccolati Italiani and “throw yourself” in hot chocolate! The place offers SEVERAL, I said SEVERAL options of drinks, sweets, gelato and much more: all with chocolate! It’s crazy!
  • Another very cool place, but that needs to be booked in advance is MUBA, Children’s Museum! Think of a WONDERFUL place that children just LOVE! It’s this place! Even if it is not raining, it is worth visiting if you are traveling with children!
  • A place where adults also have fun is Urban Wall Milano! Specialized in climbing, there are special programs for children, adults, beginners, professionals. The structure of the place is fantastic!

7) What to do in Milan when it rains? TRAIN, BUS OR SUBWAY TOUR

The best way to get to know Milan is to take a train, bus or subway! Take advantage of the rainy day to take a tour of the stations, visit the beautiful Central Station of Milan, stop at the stations, stroll through them without commitment! If you want to go by bus: observe the details of the city, its movement, even in the rain! It’s really cool to see how a city like Milan behaves when it rains! You will like it! ; ) Find out here How to use the Subway in Milan! and How about taking a tour with Milan Hop-on Hop-off Bus: One-day, 72- or 48-hour ticket.

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Hotels I advise in the Malpensa and Linate areas

Let’s start with the Malpensa and Linate areas, the city’s airport regions. Linate and Malpensa are close to the two main airports in Milan. Ideal for short stays and business trips or, and, if you have a car.

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Accommodation that I advise in the Duomo Region

One of the most charming regions is the Duomo area, cathedral and symbol of the city; this region is also perfect for those who love traditional cafes, trendy bars or for those who are always looking for the latest and follow the trends. The Duomo Square region is equipped with two metro lines, which make this region even more practical for those staying in the city.

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Hotels I suggest in the Historic Center Area

Another region to consider is the Historic Center of Milan, a tangle of charming streets. The so-called “fashion quadrilaterale”, the ideal place to shop in Milan, with its famous streets: Montenapoleone, Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia (and the Saint Spirit, Gesù and Borgospesso). Within this zone we can also consider the Zona Brera which is another wonderful area to stay

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Hotels that I suggest in the Region of Brera

The Brera neighborhood is famous for its high fashion boutiques, exclusive art galleries and trendy bars – it is north of Piazza Duomo. The characteristic streets are inviting for a stroll without a destination. The main attraction is the Pinacoteca di Brera, where priceless works of art are exhibited – among them, the masterpieces of Raffaello and Mantegna. It is in the southeastern region of Brera that the “fashion quadrilaterale” is located. The region is frequented by VIPs and socialites who spend horrors in the boutiques of brands like Armani, Valentino and Versace, on the outskirts of the elegant “Montenapo” (as the Milanese affectionately call Montenapoleone Street)

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Hotels that I suggest in the Navigli area

Also, the charming Navigli district is a very energetic region, which in recent years has developed a lot. The “bomb” region of bars, breweries, restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias and is home to one of the most acclaimed antique fairs in Northern Italy. The bustling nightlife, typical art galleries and characteristic streets make this region a great choice for those who want to stay in Milan and for those who love to enjoy the nightlife.

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Hotels I advise in the Central Station Region

Another region with a high concentration of hotels is the Central Station, especially if you come by train. In this region there are several receptive structures and the best: for all budgets. Best region for those who want to do round trips from Milan.

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Conclusion

What to do in Milan when it rains? If we were to list EVERYTHING that takes place in Milan on a rainy day, we would stay here until God knows when: there is a LOT to do, there are a lot of restaurants, bars, shops, bookstores… Milan is fantastic, huge and democratic: it has a program for all tastes, budgets and ages. Only those who really want to stay in the hotel will do it, and, if you want to: stay without guilt! ; )

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