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Where football, fashion, fine food and even finer art fuse in the most sensational of ways, Milan is the ideal short-break destination from the UK. While the film, ‘La Dolce Vita’ threw the focus on Rome, it’s the phrase “la dolce vita” (“the sweet life” or “the good life”) that rings true here. Look for flights to Milan from Southampton and get a taste of it for yourself.
Connecting flights jet off to Italy’s capital of cool from Southampton Airport (SOU) with airlines such as Air France and Flybe, while flight times range from four to seven hours.
While these fares can be good value, you could also consider looking for direct flights to Milan from Gatwick Airport, which is 90 minutes by road from Southampton (the flight time is just short of two hours).
Flights to Milan land at Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN), or Milan Bergamo (BGY), also known as Orio al Serio Airport.
Located on the edge of Southampton, in the southern county of Hampshire, small Southampton Airport serves close to two million passengers each year.
Transport options to the airport are good, with Southampton Airport Parkway railway station providing an excellent rail link for passengers from near and far. Coach and bus services complement the train services, while drivers can make use of plentiful parking. Book car parking at Southampton Airport in advance of travel and make savings on the drive-up price. You can compare parking deals on TravelSupermarket.
There are places to eat and drink once you’ve passed through departures, with duty-free shopping and a WHSmith store catering to pre-flight shoppers. For an even more relaxing getaway, consider booking time in the Priority Lounge.
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