Milan, Italy is at 45°26’N, 9°16’E, 103 m (338 ft)
Its climate is typically Mediterranean. Milan is lucky that the mountains to the north shield the city from the worst of the Arctic chills, but there is the occasional cold weather. In summer Milan is troubled by heat waves. August drives many locals out of town because of the heat.
However, the mean number of days with precipitation per year is one of the lowest in Europe.
The city is often shrouded in heavy fog, although the removal of rice paddies from the southern neighbourhoods and the urban heat island effect have reduced this occurrence in recent decades.
The EURO is the official currency in Milan and is available in seven different bills and eight separate coins