Milan in July... it gets hot. Don't be fooled by the grey skies, the heat coming off the pavements and tarmac is intense. Today it was pretty cool though, only 29c.
If you work you'll probably find that work schedules get extra intense in July. Everybody needs to finish all their projects before the holidays start. If you are a teacher you may get asked to work summer camps, intensive 1:1 courses, or accompany wealthy families' children on holiday.
|So pink but how will we water it?|
While you haven't started your holidays yet, it's all you're talking about. Mountains or seaside? And how will you water your plants while you're away?
There are always tourists in Milan, although it's nothing like Florence. In July and August there seem to be more foreign tourists than the rest of the year, and you can always spot them by the entirely reasonable summery clothes they are wearing. The fashion pack, however, don't give up style in the summer, so don't wear shorts and flipflops if you want to blend in.
Oh and don't forget if you want to enter the Duomo, you'll need to cover your legs down to your knee and as well as any bare shoulders (and possibly cleavage).
|Smiling because I put on my mozzie repellent... possibly|
All the heat takes it out of you, if you don't have air-conditioning. You may decide that evenings and early mornings are the only time you can do anything physical. Or you may decide you are too tired for anything and need a prosecco. A month later and it will be good luck if you can find a bar open. Or anything open, other than gelaterie, clothes shops and fast food chains for that matter.