Milan is the second largest city in Italy and also the capitol of the Lombardy region in north-west Italy. The city’s history dates back thousands of years, and it was once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire. Today Milan is a major worldwide centre for finance, commerce, fashion and the arts, with a population of over one million people. Milan Malpensa Airport is the second busiest airport in Italy, falling second only to Rome. Thousands of flights land at this airport throughout the year, including flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa.
While Milan is rich in history, much of the city was destroyed during World War II. However the buildings that remain are spectacular and highlight the Italian culture through the years. Some of the main attractions in Milan are the beautiful churches that are found within the city. The Duomo di Milano is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and is absolutely stunning. The Santa Maria delle Grazie is another beautiful church in the city and contains Leonardo de Vinci’s famous painting of The Last Supper.
The city also has several world-famous art galleries and museums that have some of the best-known painters’ works on display, such as de Vinci, Raphael, and Caravaggio. Some of the best-known museums and galleries include the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Pinacoteca di Brera, and the Museo del Novecento. There are also several other great museums that are worth seeing, such as the Natural Science Museum, and the Leonardo de Vinci Museum of Science and Technology.
Travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport
Milan Malpensa Airport is about 50 kilometres from the centre of Milan. It is one of the busiest airports in the world and oversees flights for more than 18 million passengers throughout the year, including those on flights from Bristol to Milan Malpensa. There are two terminals at the airport with terminal one being the busiest and handling most of the international flights.
If you are landing at terminal one, the train service may be the best way to travel into Milan. The train arrives at the airport every 30 minutes and takes about 30 minutes to get to the centre of Milan on a non-stop train. If you are landing at terminal two, it is probably easier to take the bus to the centre of Milan. The bus stops at the airport every 20 minutes, and can take between 40 to 60 minutes to reach Milan centre. Taxis can also take you to the centre of Milan and car hire services are also available at the airport.
Why fly with bmi?
bmi regional now fly over 300 flights every week to 21 destinations in 8 different countries. From Bristol, we also fly to:
All flights include complimentary food & drink onboard, free 20kg hold baggage allowance, 30 minute check-in and an all jet Embraer fleet. We have also been voted the UK’s most punctual airline for the eighth year in a row.