Milan, Italy

At A Glance

Location Southern Europe bordering the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas
Border countries France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland
Type of government Republic
Capital Rome
Population 60.8 million
Climate  Mild mediterranean weather, cold winters in North
Currency Euro (For up-to-date rates, go to
Language Italian
Religion Catholic (87%); also Muslim, Protestant and Jewish faiths
Time GMT/UTC +1
International dialling code +39
Electricity 220V, 50Hz
Electric plug European plug, 2-pronged


Italy is part of the Schengen Zone.  Currently, US and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for travel up to 90 days.  However, this may change for US citizens due to non-reciprocity with 5 Schengen countries.


In Italy suggested tips are as follows:

Porter/bell boy : €1 per bag
Housekeeping : About €1-2 per day
Tour guides : €5 per person per day
Bus drivers : €1 per person per day
Restaurant tips : 10% of bill 
Taxi drivers : nothing


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April Weather in Milan

  • High Temperature 19°C / 66°F
  • Low Temperature 8°C / 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours 6
  • Rainfall 87mm
  • Rainfall days 14 

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