If you are looking to visit the fashion capital of Italy, then let Likibu find you your ideal Milan accommodation. We have numerous apartments and other types of accommodation available for short term rental, that are all located in convenient areas that will allow you to visit all the main tourist attractions. Find your home away from home in Milan, just look on Likibu to find your next holiday letting from top rental websites such as Airbnb, Tripadvisor and Owners Direct.
Your holiday rental in the fashion capital
Milan is recognised world-wide for being a fashion capital, attracting millions of visitors for its designer boutiques, fashion events and fine dining. So if you want a glamorous weekend away rent one of our luxury apartments in central Milan. Milan is the fifth largest European capital city and it is more than just an economic and transport hub. It is a charming and interesting city break destination with good value and cheap accommodation, an incredible art scene and buzzing nightlife. Use our filter tool to refine your search and let Likibu do the hard work!
Best Time to Visit
Tourist-heavy months tend to be during the summer, holiday festivities and annual events. April, May and June are the months with the best temperatures to explore this beautiful city. Less touristy months lie between September and December.
Where to stay in Milan?
Whether you're after a cheap hostel or an upmarket villa, Milan has several districts suitable for all types of travellers. In Milan, short stay apartments are on every street corner whether you're travelling for business or pleasure. Therefore if you're looking for something simple and smart or want to splash out on something more luxurious, Likibu has plenty to offer. We've picked out our favourite three neighbourhoods to help you choose where to stay when exploring Milan.
If you want to stay in an interesting up-market neighbourhood, popular with middle class locals, then Brera is a great option for your holiday apartment rental in Milan. This area is a fantastic location to be in as you are fortunate enough to be near the impressive Castello Sforzeco and Parco Sempione. It is also home to the Brera Art Gallery and the famous Pincoteca di Brera museum, making Brera an art lovers dream. Commonly referred to as the ‘Soho' of the city, Milan accommodation ranges from up market Milanese luxury apartments to quirky bed and breakfasts'. Brera is home to bohemian fashion boutiques, several art and design galleries, stay here if money is not a worry and you are visiting Milan for art, boutiques and great nightlife.
Known as the historic centre, Storico is the heart of the city. Home to all the top tourist attractions including Palazza Reale, Museo 900, La Scala Theatre plus the luxury shopping district, Quadrilatero. This is a perfect spot if you like to be in the touristice centre, choose self-catering accommodation to make you really feel at home. Although it is not the cheapest part of the city for accommodation, it definitely comes with its perks. Basing yourself in this neighbourhood means you are only a short walk away from some of the main attractions which makes it very convenient if you're only spending a short amount of time in the city. However, we would advise heading out of this area to eat as it can be crowded with tourists often making lunch and dinner a little pricey.
Corso Magenta is probably one of our favourite suburbs as it has an authentic Italian feel. It is still close to the city centre and within easy reach of all the main attractions. Holiday apartments in this area of Milan aren't as common as other districts but if you choose to stay in this area, we're sure you won't be disappointed. You'll find stunning churches, enchanting shops and cafes, as well as the beautiful Catholic University Campus in Corso Magenta. It is also home to some incredible bakeries, bars and brunch spots, Corso Magenta is perfect for those instagram snaps!
What to do in Milan
Milan is more than a place filled with shopping and designer shops, it has a rich history, impressive architecture and a vibrant restaurant scene.
Milan Cathedral is a monumental building famed for its incredible architecture, as well as taking over 600 years to complete. Piazza del Duomo, in the centre of the city is another architectural highlight, it was constructed in 1386 but not completed until 1965. The exterior of the cathedral has an Italian Gothic style, with the interior showcasing decorative features and stunning stained glasses windows bursting with incredible colours. No trip would be complete without taking in the history, architecture or art form of this inspiring cathedral.
The Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology
This museum is one of the most important museums in the world, named after a true visionary, inventor and scholar. The museum contains some of Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings and reconstructions. If you're interested in seeing breakthrough technology and scientific inventions that changed the world in more ways than one, then this iconic museum is definitely worth a visit.
San Siro Stadium
Are you Sports fan? Well if so you have to visit San Siro stadium, it is one of the most reknowned stadiums in the world. It was built in 1926, it is one of the premier sporting venues in Italy and one of the largest stadiums in the world, with an impressive capacity of over 80,000. Both Inter Milan and AC Milan play at this ground, so why not arrange your trip around a football match for the chance to explore the iconic circular towers and soak up the buzzing football atmosphere that Milan has to offer? You can also find a museum close by where you can explore in more depth the history of both these iconic Italian football clubs.
Where to Eat?
If you're visiting Milan, La Bettola di Piero is a must visit, it is "like eating at your grandma's house" according to CN Traveller. This tiny restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine with a rating for their delicious desserts. We've been recommended the ‘Le Uova al Tegamino' for a main and always go for dessert, no matter how full you are!
You cannot visit Italy without eating Pizza, can you? Gino Sorbillio Lievito Madre only cooks up a total of 400 pizzas per day and doesn't take reservation so make sure you get there early. The venue isn't the most dazzling, but the vast selection of beers, wine plus the friendly staff and great atmosphere really puts this restaurant up there as one of the best pizzerias in Milan. Fortunately there are a few of them dotted around the city
Another top tip, head out of the tourist areas for something to eat or you'll end up spending an arm and a leg on an average meal. Some of the best gems of Milan are just a ten minute walk from the main tourist areas and we can guarantee you that'll be the best decision of your trip, especially if you're a foodie!