Milan: the global capital of fashion and design, and one of our top Italian destinations. If you're flying to Northern Italy, you'll likely land in Milan, and it's worth spending a few days in this stylish city to take in everything it has to offer.



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When to go

Similar to New York City, Milan is best in the shoulder seasons - Spring (March - May) and Fall (September - November). Here's why:

Average monthly climate

How to get there

Emirates Business Class for 90k points round trip + taxes

For 90,000 points (will vary depending on travel dates), you can experience an unforgettable Emirates roundtrip business class flight on from JFK to MXP**. Having flown business on ANA and American Airlines as well, Emirates is in a league of its own. Between the menu, seat design, Bulgari amenity kits, and service, every aspect of the flight is pure luxury. Not to mention, the exclusive bar which feels like you're on a swanky plane from the PanAm era

**A few notes:

Getting around

It's enjoyable to navigate Milan by foot, and easy to take the metro if you're traversing neighborhoods. Follow these tips:

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While we typically lean towards Hyatts given their great point redemption values, we had a great experience at Milan's Marriott Westin Palace during our recent honeymoon. By letting the hotel know we were celebrating a special occasion like we shared in a past newsletter, we scored an upgrade to an amazing suite complete with its own full marble steam-room (see photos)!

Suite, Marriott Westin Palace

In-room Steamroom, Marriott Westin Palace

Breakfast Buffet, Marriott Westin Palace

Card recommendations

Based on current offers available, we recommend the following cards as you plan your trip:

Chase Sapphire Preferred®

Capital One® Venture X Rewards Credit Card

Eat & drink

One of the best parts about Italy is the food! Italians take immense pride in the freshest ingredients and Milan is no exception.

Aperitivo at Bar Basso

 Zucchini Pasta at Dalla Zia

Aperitivo at Sheraton San Siro 

Veal Osso Bucco at Westin Palace

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Santa Maria del Carmine

10 Corso Como

See & do


As a fashion mecca, Milan has no shortage of luxury shopping to keep you busy. Some highlights:


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