Budget Travel Ideas in Milan

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Milan may be only the second largest city in Italy, but, with the metropolitan area included, it is the largest in the country, putting the population at a staggering 7.4 million. Milan is known to be a very fashion-oriented city but, even if you don't get into fashion, you will still see amazing things from ultra-modern buildings to ruins from the Roman Empire! The great thing about choosing a popular city as your destination, even if an expensive city, it is still relatively cheap since tourism brings in so much money, the city can afford to make some things a bit cheaper.

Getting There

Depending on where you are flying from, a plane ticket to Italy could be expensive or cheap. By using a multi-airline search engline, you can find some of the cheapest flights. Here are some tips for cheap airfare: 1. Try to avoid flying during holiday seasons. This makes a cheap ticket almost impossible to find. 2. If your dates are flexible, try leaving Tuesday-Thursday. You will often see cheaper prices as opposed to flying out on a Saturday. 3. If you are still having trouble finding an affordable ticket price, try flying into London then take a look at some of Europe's discount airfare engines. Once in Europe, flying to other European countries doesn't often go over $100.

What to Do

The Milano Card is a valuable purchase. For only around $15, you will get a card that allows you free public transport within city limits for 48 hours and all other discounts for 72 hours total. With this card, you will get a 5% discount on entrance into the Terraces of Duomo, a $7.21 discount on the entrance to the Inter-Milan Museum, a 30% discount on entrance to the Torre Branca tower, and numerous other discounts from fast food to shopping to tours of the majestic scenery of Milan.

Where to Stay

Hostels are usually the cheapest places to stay overseas unless you'd like to stay in a family home. Hotel Paganini is a great place to stay for the budget travel. This is a family run hostel and is very simple. The central station is a 10 minute walk away making every attraction within reach. Prices start at $20 per person per night in a dorm-style room. The Leonardo Apartment is a luxury apartment that have beds starting at only $30 per night, also dorm-style. Leonardo is also situated close to Milan city center, near Zara metro station.

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