Milanis empty in the summer. What?!
During the summer, Milan is full of events, squares, people having happy hours, sportsmen. Augusts are not the as they used to be.
Think of me riding a bike on Naviglio Grande, melting and getting a reward in the shape of a giant gelato.
I moved to Milan in 2000. I remember those deserted summers… I don’t regret them, though. The city becomes less heavy and smells like holidays. What to do in Milan in the summer? Easy: anything you like. Because everybody cools off and relaxes.
22 reasons to visit Milan in the summer
- sunsets are beautiful
- mosquitos are not as many as in Brescia
- there’s thousands of events waiting for you
- sale are on from July 1st to August 31st
- have a swim at Bagni Misteriosi
- get fit with bike sharing
- Gelateria della Musica‘s gelato
- nights are hot with the rithm of Tango Illegal
- you can find cheap rooms in hotels and B&B
- Palazzo Reale always holds amazing exhibitions
- eat sushi out in the open
- piazza Gae Aulenti and Corso Como become the croisette of North-West
- kids play in the fountains and we are soooo jelous
- a La La Land themed pic-nic with strangers
- sun-bathing at Idroscalo
- mazurka at Balera dell’Ortica
- dance like a teenager during a concert at Carroponte in Sesto San Giovanni
- Chiringay’s drinks in Porta Venezia
- listen to L’estate addosso while you’re getting hot
- enjoy the air conditioning in big malls
- go rowing on Naviglio Grande. Or just look at sailors.
If the hot weather is just not your thing, there’s only one thing left to do: read the post I created for the winter. Well, that’s going to be way less hot…
–> Milan, what to do in the winter