Things to do in Milan

Experience Milan in March when spring is around the corner

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Consistently overlooked in favor of its flashier Italian siblings, Milan in March is the well-kept secret of savvy travelers. This fashion capital sheds its winter coat and struts into spring with an unmatched flair. Get ready to stroll through chic galleries, indulge in aperitivo as the locals do, and witness the breathtaking Duomo without the suffocating summer crowds.

What makes Milan in March special?

Milan in March

Milan in March has a lot of attributes of the typical winter weather, even though the spring season is approaching. Fortunately, what makes Milan in March special is that it is an off-season and you can visit the famous landmarks without many crowds. Accommodation too is much also cheaper during this time of the year in Milan.

It's not the best month to visit, but it definitely has a lot of festivals and interesting events that take place in March. The weather does offer a mixed bag of cold, rainy, or foggy days, that are generally followed by days of crisp sunny skies. Want to know more about the different events and things that you could do in Milan in March? Keep Scrolling!

Milan In March Weather

The temperature in Milan begins to climb out in March, with an average low of about freezing (3°C) and an average high of 13°C. Spring rains begin in earnest during this month, but packing an umbrella or a waterproof coat and shoes is quite essential too. (Average Max Temperature: 13°C. Average Precipitation: 81.5 mm.)

Milan in March

Must-Do in March


The Last Supper

Milan in September

Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic mural, "The Last Supper", nestled in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, requires advance bookings, but the effort pays off when you stand before the masterpiece. Absorbing the nuances of this legendary work in a more intimate setting is singularly rewarding.

March Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 8.15 AM to 7 PM


Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Duomo di Milano

Milan in September

The 600-year-old Duomo Milan is an extravagant Gothic cathedral that has a pearly white façade that is adorned with 135 spires and 340 statues. Its interiors are extremely impressive and have three enormous stained-glass apse windows.

March Timings
Daily 9 AM to 7 PM

Location del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
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National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

Milan in September

Italy’s largest museum of science and technology, the Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, allows you to immerse into the largest permanent collection dedicated to Da Vinci in the world. Enjoy the various interactive workshops and visit the temporary exhibitions.

March Timings
All days, except Mondays -10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo , Via San Vittore, 21, Milan
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Hop Onto a Boat on Lake Como

Milan in September

Sail through the blue waters of the lake and admire the incredibly exquisite Lake Como, alongside the breathtaking views. You can enjoy the landscape of the city and explore some aesthetic villas of Lake Como while you are on this boat. This is undoubtedly an unusual and unforgettable sailing experience across a stunning shoreline.

March Timings
Daily, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:30 PM


Via Lungo Lario Trieste n28 Como,
Como, Milan


Leonardo's Vinyard

Milan in September

Get set to wander through the serene gardens of Leonardo’s Vineyard and discover all about Renaissance heritage and history. Descend into the attraction and discover the Atellani House’s antique architecture. Learn all about the Renaissance heritage and history and witness Leonardo’s most prized possession, his vineyard.

March Timings
Tue-Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM


Leonardo's Vineyard, Corso Magenta, 65, Milan
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Sforza Castle

Milan in September

Built in the 14th century, the famous Medieval Renaissance fortress, Sforza Castle is once one of the largest citadels in Europe. Its’ history continues to be Milan’s most treasured and visited landmarks. The place is currently home to museums displaying numerous historic displays and art by famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

March Timings
Daily, 7 AM to 7:30 PM


Piazza Castello, 1 Milano MI, Milan
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Events in March

March is a great time to visit Milan. As we flip through the March calendar for you, there are a couple of religious festivals and events that take place every March in Milan.

Here are some events that you could squeeze into your Milan itinerary:

Milan in September

Festa di San Giuseppe

March 19, 2024
Saint Joseph’s Day used to be a national holiday in Italy. In Milan it is celebrated as a kind of Father’s Day, where dads receive gifts and related special events take place all over the city.

Milan in March

Zara Larsson live

March 2, 2024
The acclaimed Swedish pop sensation will set the stage alight at Fabrique Milano. Add this to your itinerary for a night of music that perfectly complements Milan's trendy and modern vibe.

Milan in September

Stramilano Marathon

March 24th, 2023
The 50th edition of Italy’s most famous non-competitive running event will be held, consisting of three different running competitions – Stramilano Marathon, Stramilanina, and Stramilano Half Marathon.

Milan in March : 2-day Itinerary

Check out our handmade itinerary guide to spend 2 days in Milan to plan your trip efficiently.

  • Day 1 in Milan: Duomo di Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Museum and Theatre
  • Day 2 in Milan: La Vigna di Leonardo, The Last Supper at Santa Maria delle Grazie, Castello Sforzesco 

Milan in March : Essentials




Time zoneGMT+2


Country Code+39


Socket Type C, F and L


CurrencyEuro (€)

Where to stay

Choose your pick from the selective hotels:

  • 5-star hotel: Four Seasons

  • 4-star hotel: Four Seasons

  • 3-star hotel: Senato

  • 5-star hotel: Cavour

  • Hotel for honeymooners: Bulgari

  • Family-friendly hotels: Brera Apartments

  • Close to the station: Excelsior Gallia
  • What to Pack

    Since the weather varies around 16°C/60°F, it could be quite tricky on what to pack in this month. It will be cold days and also wet ones.

    Here are some suggestions on what the locals usually wear in Milan during March:

    • Waterproof walking shoes
    • Puffy jackets
    • Scarfs
    • Light but warm jackets
    • Cross body bag is usually very safe

    Getting Around Milan

    It is quite easy to get around Milan through its public transportation system, ATM. It helps commuting long distances and is a cheap option too.

    Metered taxis can be used as a sole form of transportation.

    The ticket prices are the same on the subway, tram and bus and are valid only for 90 minutes after purchase. If you intend on using the ATM during your stay, book 10 tickets and it costs 13.80 euros.

    5 Seasonal Delicacies

    Milan provides a unique local cuisine, from braised meats to delicious pastries, the city has it all. Indulge in a different side of Italian cooking by trying out these few dishes that’s listed below:

    Milan in September

    Cassoeula is a combination of pork and sweet verzini sausages and is a typical go-to dinner cuisine in Milan. The meat is usually stewed with soft cabbage and served with a glass of wine to accentuate the savory taste in your palette.
    Try this dish here: Head to Ratana if you wish to tray the traditional cassoeula with a modern twist.

    Milan in September
    Cotoletta alla Milanese

    This is a veal chop that is cooked on the bone and drenched with rich butter. The Cotoletta’s juicy sirloin is either too thick or thin, but offers a bold flavour that is a must try.
    Try this dish here: You can have this dish at Nuovo Macello (Via Lombroso 20), where it offers a delicious take on the traditional veal dish.

    Milan in September

    Milan provides a great amount of gelaterias like any other Italian city, in order to satisfy all those who have a sweet tooth. Curated from milk and eggs, gelatos are much denser than your regular ice creams and boasts a silky-like texture.
    Try this dish here: La Gelateria della Musica offers the best gelatos in town with a range of flavours from dark chocolate to Chiacchiere.

    Milan in September

    Barbajada is a Milanese drink that was produced when a local waiter named Domenico Barbaja combined coffee, cream and chocolate to create a warm beverage. This is accompanied by panettone or flaky pastries in cafes.
    Try this dish here: Osteria dei Malnat add their unique touch to the classic drink by serving their Barbajada al Malnati” – a tart made from chocolate filling, whipped cream, and coffee frosting.

    Milan in September
    Negroni Sbagliato

    This is Milan’s famous cocktail that came into being when a bartender accidentally blended prosecco (instead of gin) with red vermouth and Campari. Today, it is recognised as the ‘wrong negroni’.
    Try this dish here: Bar Basso is the place to try out the original mishap. It is served in a wine glass with a fresh orange slice on the side.

    Tips to visit Milan in March

    • For an authentic shopping experience, dive into the Brera district's artisanal boutiques and emerge with unique souvenirs.
    • Embrace the Italian dolce vita by sipping espressos in sunlit piazzas.
    • Always have cash on hand for market vendors, and consider a guided tour to deepen your understanding of Milan's rich history.
    • If you're an avid reader, visit some of Milan's historical libraries, like the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which houses an impressive collection of manuscripts and artworks
    Milan in March