With summer on the doorstep, Milan in Giugno is a great time to visit. June is the transition from late spring to early summer, and make a perfect time visit outdoor cafés around the city piazzas.
Taking the walking city tours and enjoying many of Milan public gardens are worth doing. June is also a perfect time to take a trip to nearby Northern Italy lakes – Como and Maggiore Lakes.
Even June is the last spring month, it indicates the beginning of the summer in Milan. From this month on, the city offers more and more sunny days, which is manifested by the large number of tourists who decide to visit city of Milan.
According to the average temperature statistics for June, daily temperature in Milan, floats around 22°C/71°F but not is rare (June 2018) to climb up 30°C/86°F. As a result, June is usually very humid period and the only way to bear it is to drink a lot of water where you go.
Visiting Milan in this month, visitors can expect a lot of sunshine. You can expect an average of 6 to 8 hours of sunshine per day in Milan during the month, with a 25% chance of a sunny day.
One of advantages of visiting the city in this period is that it does not rain much. June is considered one of the driest month of the year. You can face little more than 70mm of rainfalls in June, according statistics subdivided over 11 wet days. The rain commonly comes with sudden showers which passes very quickly.
What to Pack
To help you decide how to dress in June, it would be a good idea to see what locals usually wear in this spring month. Milan, as a European hub of fashion can be a right place to get some practical tips how to be dressed with style.
With reference to weather forecast in June, you for sure won’t need a heavy coat but as the average minimum temperature can drop below 17°C/63°F, lightweight leather jackets, classic men or women short denim jackets light trench coat, or light cardigan are great outwear choice for late spring.
In June, the most of the time you will spend outdoor, waking or visiting Milan museums, taking a day trips to nearby lakes, so type of shoes will be of vital importance. Take a quick look at Milan spring packing list.
I suggest to pack outfits that can be easily used during the day and in the evening. Keep in mind that temperatures are still fresh so pack to the bottom, leather leggins and pair of dark jeans.
- Sunglasses – One of the most important things to bring with you to Italy. All Italians are wearing them even if there is no sun.
- An umbrella – is a must-have one a necessity, the weather changes in June , and sudden showers are frequent.
- A light travel backpack Anti-theft – will be very practical
In Milan in June there is a lot to see, so don’t miss to pack pair of soft ballet flats, knee flat boots or walking sneakers as it’s going to be a lot of walking.
Lightweight leather jackets
Classic denim jacket
There are couple notable holidays in June which are Republic Day and the school holidays. With school being out until mid-September, you’ll see an influx of younger children throughout the city when touring around.
ommemorates the day in which the Italians voted to abolish the Monarchy and the country became a republic in 1946 ( Festa della Repubblica )
They usually start usually from second week of June and last up to mid September, so you’ll see a lot more kids playing throughout the city during the summer.
The city during the month of June offers a lot of events, some of them are those traditional that starts in June and some that proceed the whole summer season.
Men’s Fashion Week
Milano Moda Uomo (Men’s fashion) is the international date with all the new menswear trends, presented by the most important designers and upcoming brands of Italian fashion.
Milano Summer Festival
Milano Summer Festival is a concert series in Milan starting in June and proceeding the whole month of July Every year it collects the most famous names of rock music. Almost two months of the best live music.
The annual appointment with Milano Summer Festival takes place at San Siro Hippodrome with concerts of some of the best-known artists of different music kinds, from metal to EDM, from Latin Rock to jazz, blues, heavy metal and much more.
Find out the program and book your ticket in advance.
Milano Latin Festival
This is one of the most popular summer festivals in Milan. In 2018 this festival took place in Assago Forum from 13th June to 17th August.
It will be sixth edition of the festival dedicated to Latin American culture. The festival includes music, concerts, dancing, cultural initiatives, animation, photo exhibitions.
Milano Photo Week
Third edition of Milano Photo Week will probably take place at Palazzo Reale at Piazza del Duomo. An entire week dedicated to photography will be held in June (2018 edition was held from 4th to 10th).
Several days of exhibitions, meetings, guided visits, workshops, masterclasses and urban shows dedicated to photography will take place in various venues around the city. For more info and for the precise date visit this website. (only in Italian)
What to Do
Thanks to the favorable climate of June, most of the activities will take place in the open spaces of the city. The best things to do are in places such as parks, along the Milan’s canal district or visiting romantic Brera district, the artistic heart of the city.
It’s true Milan isn’t London when talking about the parks but with more than 50 parks, there are some really amazing parks. One of them nested almost in the very center, few blocks from Duomo Square, is Parco Sempione (Sempione Park), extending on the north side of Castello Sforzesco ( (Sforza Castle in English).
This is my favorite park and definitely one of the most refreshing free places to visit. You can stroll around the park having a picnic and taking an aperitif break in one of fancy bars just behind the Arco della Pace (triumphal Arch of Peace), along Corso Sempione street.
La Triennale di Milano
Among other things you can visit La Triennale di Milano, a design and art museum in the Parco Sempione or to climb the Steel tower (Torre Branca) built in 1933 using an elevator up to 109m for a breathtaking panoramic city views.
Visiting Sempione Park in Milan in June you shouldn’t miss to visit the Sforza Castle, one of the great symbols of Milan. You can do it for free taking a walk through the castle courtyards and see the castle from the outside. For visitors wishing to visit Castle museum, I propose to book in advance a tour of 7 museums buying skip-the-line daily ticket.
If you are looking for a peaceful corner far from the busy city bustle then spending a day in Brera district, is a right place. Take advantage of beautiful sunny day in Milan in June, the perfect background for a walk with the camera, between the narrow streets of this exclusive Milan’s Montmartre.
The area of unique atmosphere with lots of good outdoor restaurants, open-air coffee shops and bars with live music the popular place for young people. There are many eighteenth century palaces including Palazzo Brera at number 28 Corso Como that houses the famous Pinacoteca.
Pinacoteca di Brera courtyard
Don’t miss to visit the Pinacoteca where you will admire paintings made by important artists as Mantegna, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez, Modigliani, Boccioni and many others.
Brera is one of the most exclusive and chic place to “see and to be seen” in Milan. This quarter of Milan can be described as a luxury Bohemians and covers Via Brera, Via Solferino, Via Pontaccio, Corso Garibaldi and Corso Como.
Visiting Milan in June probably you won’t regret, if you spend an evening walking along the banks of Naviglio canal. It’s on of the most fascinating adventures.
For a real taste of the unique atmosphere of the Milan Dolce Vita you will have to go to the Navigli area. To get there, the best and quickest way is taking the metro line M2 (green line) and get off at Porta Genova station.
From there go along Via Vigevano and when you reach Navigli wharf, start exploring the clubs that line the both sides of Navigli canal. Try to be there at happy hour time from 18:00 to 22:00. Between one aperitif and the next, serving yourself from the rich buffets that are provided at happy hour, you’ll enjoy every minute there.
Don’t worry if you turn your evening into a night adventure as you will soon learn which is the cool new club that has just opened, or which live concerts are planned for the evening. Relax and don’t give yourself a time limit. Next day you’ll be impressed how Navigli nights are truly unpredictable!