Italy Travel Diaries

How To Spend 53 Euro For The Entire Trip To Milano

September 20, 2014

I had an unplanned 24 hour stopover in Milano, when flying from NYC to Kyiv so I decided to try some new experiences as I was short on the budget.

Whenever I travel from the US, I carry a lot of pieces of luggage because shopping there is amazing. I considered an option to leave the luggage in the drop-off place in airport, although I left it for 24 hours, they charged me for two days. I’ll share with you some tips hot to enjoy the city and spend very little money.

Transfer from and to the airport

There are two good options – a bus aтв a train. The bus is cheaper but you can get stuck in a traffic jam, use the train instead. It is very fast and convenient.

Getting around the city

The City center of Milano is small, you can walk all around. Otherwise use a subway, it is relatively cheap to other European cities.


So many of my friends used Couchsurfing while traveling, but I never dared before I challenged myself to travel on a low budget. I surfed the website, analyzed hosts and chose the perfect one. Trust me, the hosts’ profile will tell a lot about them. Check out nice areas in the city centre in advance and set you search filters accordingly. It’s free 🙂



It’s Italy, you’ll easily get around with food. Everything is amazing. I suggest you to go to a place called Luini and try Panzerotti. The one with ricotta cheese and speenach is delicious.



Go to Armani store/hotel/bar – it is all in one. Italians drink coffee at the bar, so go to Armani bar to have one.


My expenses:

Storage – 9 euro

Transfer & transportation – 27 euro

Duomo – 7 euro

Milano Duomo Milano Duomo Milano Duomo

Photographer: David Cerda, Veronica Pototska

Location: Milano, Italy

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  • Reply Stephanie T July 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Great to know that I can squeeze in some extra travel on a tight budget.

    • Reply Alicia Marlene July 26, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Some great tips however my favourite part…the pictures! They really made the post come to life! Can’t wait to read more in the future!

  • Reply Ros Emely@stressfreemommies July 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful pictures and great tips!

  • Reply Ariel Pingault July 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    It looks like you had a fun little trip during your layover! 🙂 Super helpful tips for traveling and hunting for things to do when you’re in Europe! Thanks for sharing! The duomo looks amazing!

  • Reply Ana De-Jesus March 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I can’t believe you only spent 63 euro that is amazing. How many photographers do you have by the way?

  • Reply Aubrie Engman January 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Wow the pictures were so stunning and this proves that traveling doesn’t have to be expensive!

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