Milan Weather September Averages, Italy
What's the Weather like in Milan in September
Awarded the top spot in the New York Times' '52 Places to go to in 2015', Milan is one of the coolest holiday destinations around right now. Located in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, it attracts tourists year-round thanks to its amazing architecture, history and culture. It's also the fashion capital of Italy and one of the most stylish cities in the world.
Milan has a somewhat Mediterranean climate with very distinct seasons. The weather in September sees the last of the summer heat, as autumn begins in the city. This means the temperatures drop slightly compared to the preceding months, but the weather remains warm and pleasant. The average daily temperature in Milan in this month is 19.5°C, although highs can still reach 25°C, which can feel very hot in Milan's humidity. Luckily, night times are cooler, when the weather drops to an average minimum temperature of 14°C
September is still holding on to the last of the summer sunshine in Milan, so visitors can soak up some rays during their visit. There is an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day in Milan during the month, with a 31% chance of a sunny day.
Less good news is that September is another wet month of the year in Milan. The city frequently sees storms during the month and there's an average rainfall of 92mm of precipitation. Spread over 10 wet days, there's a 32% chance of a rainy day.
Despite the sometimes wet weather, many people prefer this time of year to visit the city, as they can take advantage of the warm weather without experiencing the intense heat of July and August. It's also a great time to see the sights of Milan without the crowds that appear in the summer months.
Milan Hotels in September
Whatever your style or budget, Milan has a huge choice of accommodation options all over the city.
The Hotel Manzoni is a small boutique hotel set inside a period building where guests can enjoy an intimate stay in luxurious surroundings. Located in the fashionable Via Montenapoleone district, it is within easy reach of the city's most famous shopping destinations as well as some of the major sights. Rooms are air conditioned and elegantly decorated and there's a restaurant on-site, serving traditional Italian cuisine.
If you're on a budget, Hotel Amendola Fiera is an affordable option for families or couples. Located in the lovely Fiera district of Milan, this hotel provides a relaxing base for a holiday in the city, with clean comfortable rooms and public transport close by. Wi-Fi in public areas and a buffet breakfast every morning are included in the price.
Bars and Restaurants
Not just a destination for fashionistas, Milan is also renowned for its world-class food scene, with just about every type of restaurant, bar and café you could wish for.
If you're not sure what you want to eat, or you're dining with fussy eaters, Al Mercato offers something for everyone. This gourmet restaurant brings street-style food indoors, with everything from a modern Italian restaurant to a burger bar and a noodle bar. The team behind Al Mercato are also responsible for Al Mercato Taco Bar in the Navilgi district where you can sample some delicious Mexican cuisine.
Ristorante Galleria is a great lunch or dinner option in the heart of Milan. The glass-fronted restaurant is located inside the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and has tables outside in the arcade that are perfect for people watching. The menu features fresh pasta, wood-fired pizzas and other Italian cuisine.
Last but not least, Milan has an array of sophisticated wine bars where travellers can enjoy an afternoon refreshment or post-dinner drinks. For a unique experience head to La Cieca, a charming enoteca, or wine bar, in the Bocconi district. Here, you can either choose from a changing selection of wines each night or go for the 'la cieca' which is served blind in a black glass. If you can guess the grape and the region, you get a free bottle.
Things to do in Milan in September
As September is outside of tourist season, you are less likely to face queues and crowds at the major tourist attractions in Milan. Take advantage of this and visit some of the most popular sites such as the Palazzo Borromeo and the Palazzo Cusani, two great examples of Milan's architecture. Milan Cathedral should also be on your must-see list. Also known as Duomo di Milano, this grandiose Gothic cathedral sits at the heart of the city in the Piazza del Duomo and is sure to impress everyone who sees it.
Milan is one of the top cities in the world for fashion and style, so it is a great place to enjoy some shopping. To combine a landmark attraction with retail therapy, visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This large arcade was built in the 19th Century and is filled with shops, cafes, book shops and one of Italy's most famous restaurants, Savani.
Football fans will be glad to hear September is the beginning of Italy's football season, with two of Italy's top teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, based in the city. If you're lucky enough to get tickets to a game, San Siro stadium is located just outside of the city and is easy to reach.
Finally, fans of the silver screen will enjoy Panoramica di Venezia. Held in early September, this event shows films from the Venice film festival in the cinemas of Milan.