Milan Weather April Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Milan in April
Milan, or Milano as the locals call it, is in the northern Lombardy region of Italy and is the second largest city and the country's fashion capital. The vibrant city is a popular holiday destination for those who love culture, shopping and great food.
Milan has a subtropical climate with high humidity and four distinct season that vary greatly. In April, the spring weather continues in the city, so the weather is similar to that seen in March. This means visitors can expect sunnier days and warmer weather than the preceding winter months.
The average daily temperature in Milan in this month is 12.5°C, which is slightly warmer than March, while highs can reach a pleasant 19°C. At night, temperatures can drop to an average minimum temperature of 8°C, so travellers will need to pack some layers to wear.
There is still a relatively high expectation of rain at this time of the year, so be prepared for some wet weather if you are in Milan in April. Milan sees an average rainfall of 87mm which falls over 14 wet days throughout this month. There's a 42% chance of a rainy day.
Although you may see a fair few rainy and cloudy days in Milan in April (there's a 26% chance of clouds) the city still sees some sunshine. There is an average expectation of 6 hours of sunshine per day in Milan during this month and a 19% chance of a sunny day.
Despite the mild temperatures and chance of April showers, many people do favour this time of year to visit the city. It is outside of the peak tourism months and the temperatures mean that walking around the city is much more comfortable than in the sweltering heat that is seen in the summer.
Milan Hotels in April
If you're looking for accommodation at the heart of the action, look no further than UNA Maison Milano. This luxury hotel is just steps away from the Piazza del Duomo and Milan cathedral. Housed inside an elegant, 20th century building, the rooms here are chic and stylish with modern amenities including Wi-Fi, Sky channels and an LCD TV. For a luxurious stay, guests can also take advantage of their own personal assistant, as well as breakfast, aperitifs and after-dinner drinks which can be delivered to their room.
Alternatively, Windsor Hotel Milano is located in the Porta Nuova district, near the Repubblica Metro Station, which takes you to Central Station in just 10 minutes. Away from the hustle and bustle of the historic centre, guests can relax in contemporary rooms or enjoy a cocktail at the on-site bistro bar.
Bars and Restaurants
Milan is a country that's well known for its world-class dining, so you can expect to eat well whenever you visit. Il Prime Milano is one of the best-rated restaurants in the city, both with locals and tourists. Located near to Garibaldi station, this is a contemporary Italian steakhouse, but the menu offers more than just steak, with plenty of seafood, pasta and salad options too.
For a real taste of Italian cuisine, you have to try the pasta. Platina is located near central station and has a menu that's small but filled with delicious and budget-friendly pasta dishes. The filled ravioli or the salmon pasta are both recommended.
When you're exploring Milan's historic centre, stop off for lunch at G.B. Bar. This casual café is just a short walk from Milan cathedral and is a great value option when you want something quick and tasty. Here, you'll find counters piled high with delicious, fresh sandwiches and Paninis filled with everything from mozzarella to Parma ham, as well as coffee and cold drinks.
Things to do in Milan in April
Milan is a bustling city that's full of history and culture. As a result it has a high number of museums, historic buildings and landmarks that tourists should make time to see. The Piazza del Duomo sits at the heart of Milan and is an ideal place to start. This old square is home to the famous Milan cathedral, the Royal Palace of Milan and some of the most important buildings in Milan. One of the city's most popular tourist attractions, the square is a great place to sit and people watch.
The Navigli district is also a must-visit attraction in Milan. The area dates back centuries and consists of historic canals and waterways. Navigli is a popular destination for dining and nightlife.
The warmer weather means it is the perfect time to explore the city on foot, so why not get out and about on a walking tour? Milan offers its visitors both bus and walking tours that help ensure you see the best of the city.
There are a number of annual events going on in Milan in April. Fiera dei Fiori, for example, is a large fair devoted to flower growing held near the San Franciscan convent. This festival creates a beautiful splash of colour alongside the city's canals.
For a taste of Milan's culture, April is the month in which the outdoor art exhibition is held. Known as Bagutta-Pittori all'Aria Aperta, it takes place on the third week of April.
Finally, around 50,000 professional and amateur athletes arrive in Milan in April to compete in the Stramilano, the annual marathon.