Car Hire Milan Linate Airport
Style and substance - Milan is a city that effortlessly balances both with an energy that’s lively and inviting. In this city, beauty is everywhere - from the people to the buildings to hotels, cafes and parks, be prepared to be in awe and have your breath taken away. When you arrive at the Milan Linate Airport, spot the helpful Thrifty team and they will get your hire car sorted and ready in no time. Once you have your keys, it’s just a short 8 kilometres southeast to Milan city centre.
Known as the global capital of fashion and design, Milan has plenty to offer in both those worlds, but that isn’t all. This city is rich in history and it is also brimming with high-end dining that will tempt your taste buds. Of course, there are also unmissable must-see sights in this city including the Duomo di Milano, the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent which houses “The Last Supper”, Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione, Maurizio Cattelan’s L.O.V.E sculpture as well as the luxury shops, cafes and restaurants at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Check off your list with a rental car
With plenty to see and do across this bustling city, a rental car would definitely add ease to your holiday. From the airport, you could head straight to Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), the main piazza of Milan. The piazza includes some of the most important buildings of the city and country, including the Royal Palace of Milan and Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral). The Duomo is one of the largest cathedrals in Italy and a stunning moment as well as a sacred place of prayer and gathering.
The square is also home to The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Italy's oldest active shopping gallery and a major landmark of Milan. Locally known as "il salotto" (the salon), it is very much part of the daily life for the Milanese where they can catch up over lunch or coffee across its elegant cafes. This 19th-century shopping arcade also houses some of Milan’s most luxurious boutique stores.
If fashion is what you’re after, be prepared to splurge, as this city has plenty to offer including the Quadrilatero della Moda. The Quadrilatero della Moda is Milano’s high-end shopping district and was named after the four stylish streets that define its boundaries: via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and Corso Venezia.
Explore art galore
When you’ve splashed and splurged on your latest fashion pieces, there’s still plenty of art and culture to explore in the city including Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, the Leonardo3 Museum and Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Modern Art Gallery). Next up on your list could be the Castello Sforzesco (Sforza's Castle) and Parco Sempione (Simplon Park) which is perfectly situated at the back of it. The park is the largest green space in the city centre and a great spot to find a moment of rest under the sun.
Another must-do while in Milan is spending an evening in the Navigli neighbourhood. Known as the city’s best district for food and cocktails, there is an array of cafes and restaurants dishing up some of the most flavourful meals you’ve ever tasted as well as the best Italian gelato. The district is also known for its nightlife with plenty of bars to pick from, it’s a great place to sip and savour your evening.
For those looking to go a little further outside the city, you can also hop in your hire car for a day trip to Lake Como. Known for its scenery, mountain vistars and charming villages, it could be a great way to enjoy more of Italy during your holiday.
There’s no shortage of things to see, do and taste while you're in Milan, so be sure to make the most of your trip and book with Thrifty now so you can explore the city and beyond with ease.