Milan In January

Although Milan in January is in the middle of winter season, it can be a good time to visit Milan as in this period you’ll find less crowds but still enough events of all kinds. January actually marks the end of the Christmas celebration.

In January the schools reopen again after long Christmas holidays and from 7th January Milan returns to normal life. In this month Milan won’t disappoint you with many cultural events and for shopping fans, it’s another appointment with winter sales.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page you need to know about January:

Below you can visit some related pages to help you confront with other months:

What are advantages when visiting Milan in this month? January is a period out of peak tourist season that means you will be able to find some great deals on accommodation.

What is the weather in Milan in January

As a typical winter month, weather is cold and quite wet. Although January is a month without freezing temperatures, weather condition which causes greater discomfort is Milan fog. Fog is a phenomenon I mostly hate in this period.

Fog is covering particularly the non-urban areas, causing many problems to the traffic. The fog is less visible in the city center but this phenomena provokes very high level of air pollution, particularly on days with no wind.

Rarely the temperature falls below zero (maximum from -1°C/30,2°F to -3°C/26,6°F in January). To see snowing in Milan isn’t so rare occasion, even I find it the positive phenomena that can help to reduce the city smog but on the other hand when snows the local traffic goes haywire.

Average low temperature in January is 3°C/37.4°F and the highest average temperature goes up to 7°C/44.6°F. According statistic the rainfall in this month is 36 mm spread over 9 days. If the temperature drops there is 8 % of snow falls in this month.

What’s about sunny days? Don’t worry, you can expect also some sunny days in January not many. On average it can be expected the least two hours of sunshine per day.

What to pack for Milan in January

As you can see. January is one of the coldest months in Milan. If you like to walk around Milan as I do, here are my personal recommendations if you decide to visit Milan in this winter month.

Don’t leave without these clothing in your suitcase: winter waterproof jacket with hood, waterproof boots or hiking shoes, wool sweaters, hat, scarf, gloves. If you have run out of space in your suitcase, you can always buy the umbrella in Milan.

Walking around Milan city or taking a day trip to Come or Maggiore lakes, I do remind you about importance to wear comfortable shoes.

Women winter hatWinter men hatElegant warm glovesWinter men hooded jacketWinter women jacketElegant quality scarf

Events in Milan in January

The map of most important events in Milan during Epiphany:


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