- By Kevin
- On Oct 23, 2017
- Travel Tips
Although the weather may be cold and you might even get snow,It can be a fun time to be in Milan in winter,with festivals and fairs starting in December.Winter is also a good time to take in a concert at the beautiful La Scala Theater,one of Italy's top historic opera houses.
How to getting around Milan
Subway tickets are relatively inexpensive(good for 90 minutes)and can be purchased at stations and newsstands where you can also buy passes for a full day or longer.
The major Stops of the Metropolitana Milanese include:
The Castello Sforzesco is directly behind the Cairoli stop.
From the Porta Venezia station,one can easily visit the Museum of Science and Technology,situated in a former monastery.
The Conciliazione station,the first stop west of the Cadorna station,is near the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie,where Leonardo da Vinci's''Last Supper''can be viewed.
From the Duomo stop,one can stroll not only the Duomo but through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to La Scala.
These are the festivals and events that happen each December in Milan:
Early-to Mid-December-Hanukkah.Hanukkah in Milan is celebrated at various synagogues throughout the city.
December 8-Holiday for the Immaculate Conception.On this day,the Catholic faithful celebrate the day of the Virgin Mary's conception of Jesus.December 8 is a national holiday,so many businesses may be closed in observance but most tourist services should be open.
December 25-Christmas Day.You can expect everything to be closed on Christmas Day as the Milanese celebrate the most important religious holiday of the year.Of course,there are many ways to celebrate Christmas in Milan,from attending midnight mass at the Duomo to visiting Christmas crèches and nativity scenes around the city,usually on display through January 6,Epiphany.
It's a good idea to make a reservation for lunch or dinner on Christmas day-check with your hotel to see what restaurants will be open.