Milan in August is famously hot, and the city slows down to accommodate the temperature. With many Milanese heading off to the lakes or the seaside, the city can become very quiet, leaving many of its famous landmarks a pleasure to explore without the usual crowds. Yet in the hot and humid weather it pays to know the best places to cool down. In this guide we take you to some of the best summer hotspots in the city, ideal for visiting when the temperatures start to soar. Whether you’re looking for the perfect summer apertivo, wanting to dine in a hidden courtyard or seeking the perfect place to swim, our guide to the top 10 places to visit in Milan this summer is sure to help you cool down.