Temperatures soar in Milan during the summer so June is a perfect time to visit before the onset of the sweltering heat. The city welcomes the arrival of summer with a host of new exhibitions and festivals this month, including the Festa dei Navigli canalside spectacular in the Navigli district, which shines a spotlight on this charming area with a varied programme of artistic and cultural events. June is also the time to invest in summer apparel and Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro – golden quadrilateral – is an essential destination for luxury shopping in the city, offering major designer labels from Gucci to Prada to Valentino. Those heading to the beach this summer should visit Calzedonia, which offers a new customisation service to personalise your swimsuit. If you want to add some extra intensity to your fitness routine, head to the new Barry’s Bootcamp in Milan which promises to make your body leaner with its vigorous classes.