Italy in the Autumn offers no shortage of magical experiences.
11 Oct 2019
Whether you intend to see every artistic masterpiece the city has to offer, or you want to shop for boutique outfits that can only be found in Milan, the city is packed with attractions that are at their best when summer's heat has disappeared, and tourists aren't quite so numerous.
Although peak season may have ended, at Gruppo UNA, we love to welcome visitors travelling to Milan in autumn, and hotels like the UNAHOTELS Century Milano or UNAHOTELS Expo Fiera Milano are ready to make your stay unforgettable.
To get you started, here are some things that make visits to Milan in autumn absolutely unmissable.
Head to Via Montenapoleone for the La Vendemmia Festival.
If you love fashion, the best thing to do in Milan in the autumn could be a visit to Via Montenapoleone. Located in the fashion-obsessed Quadrilatero Della Moda (Fashion Quarter), it has been christened "Europe's most expensive street", thanks to a galaxy of designer stores.
Window shopping is a beguiling experience for lovers of accessories and apparel at any time of year. But it's especially enjoyable during an autumn vacation in Milan, when the La Vendemmia Festival mixes in-store shopping events with wine and truffle tasting, and plenty of other delights.
With so many high-class boutiques, visitors will soon master how to dress for autumn in Milan. Be sure to pay Via Montenapoleone a visit as soon as you arrive. That way, you can look your best for gallery visits and evenings out.
Catch some Serie A or Champions League Action.
Sport is another excellent reason to visit Milan in autumn. With two major football teams contending for glory, there's likely to be a chance to join the 60,000+ fans who crowd into the San Siro Stadium for Serie A league fixtures, or matches in Europe's gold-standard competition - the Champions League.
Tickets for league games are surprisingly affordable, and can be booked via your Gruppo UNA concierge. So if sport is your thing, be sure to book a vacation when either Inter or AC Milan are showing off their skills.
But if there isn't a game scheduled, don't worry. The San Siro Museum offers a fascinating tour through the history of two world-famous clubs, and visitors even have the opportunity to step foot on the stadium's turf. It's an unforgettable experience for football fans.
Food and Drink events will delight your taste.
As with almost everywhere in Italy. Milan's food and drink scene is a major attraction, and that's particularly true in autumn when numerous festivals take place.
For instance, October sees the Milano Whisky Festival, which allows visitors to toast the season in style. The Milano Golosa event also brings elite wine producers to the centre of town, alongside some of Italy's superstar chefs, who dispense ideas and run workshops to teach their expertise.
Then there are regional specialities that will help to make autumn holidays in Milan extra memorable. Ask at your Gruppo UNA concierge desk, and they will be happy to highlight restaurants that serve the finest Milanese risottos, veal cutlets, ossobuco, or pappardelle in mushroom and white wine sauce.
Northern Italian cooking is famous for its filling, hearty comfort food, and with hundreds of award-winning eateries in town, there's no lack of places to celebrate autumn in Milan.
Have the space to enjoy Milan's Artistic Treasures.
Milan is a city of art, just as much as fashion or sport, and autumn is the ideal place to discover why this is the case. In general, autumn is the best time to visit Italy for art and architecture fans, as the crowds of summer have dispersed, leaving space and tranquility to really savour everything there is to see.
It shouldn't be hard to book a convenient slot to see Leonardo's "Last Supper" at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. And the galleries of the famous Pinacoteca di Brera will be at their most peaceful. If you adore art, you'll be in heaven, with masterworks from Bellini, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, and many other legendary names.
Book an Autumn Vacation in Milan with Gruppo UNA.
Art, fashion, food and sport aren't the limit of Milan's autumn attractions. Historical attractions like the Sforzesco Castle, the atmospheric streets of Navigli, the gorgeous Duomo, and cultural standouts like opera at La Scala combine to make the city one of the finest autumn break destinations in Italy.
Whatever plans you make to enjoy Milan this autumn, travelling with Gruppo UNA makes perfect sense. Our comfortable, convenient hotels, friendly staff, fine food and extensive guest facilities make us a great partner for fall escapes. So search our many Milan locations and find a hotel that suits your needs. Then get ready to explore. A magical autumn adventure awaits.