MITO Settembre Musicale Public sing-along in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo

10 Sept. MITO Settembre Musicale choral concert open to all. To round off a day dedicated to choral concerts in the MITO festival programme, everyone from experts to enthusiastic beginners will be in...

Milan top Italian city for reading

Amazon ranks Milan top of Italian list for buying books. Milan has topped the list of Italian cities for buying books, both in traditional paper format and as downloadable e-books, for the fifth ye...

Milan’s private courtyards open to the public

21 May. Guided tours of stately homes. Nine of the most spectacular, hidden courtyards and gardens of Milan, not normally open to the public, can exceptionally be visited on 21 May. Guided tours...

Milano becomes Piano City for a weekend

19-21 May. From classical to rock, all across the city. This year, for the seventh time, pianos will invade houses, yards, stations, roofs, farmsteads, museums, schools, libraries, laboratories and...

Milan offers tax deductions for art donations

City joins the Art Bonus scheme. Milan city hall has joined the culture ministry’s Art Bonus scheme to encourage private citizens and companies or organisations to make donations in return for gene...

Milan dialect dying

The Economist mourns loss of milanès. “Only about two per cent of Milanese still speak the dialect fluently,” laments the prestigious weekly, chronicling how the almost incomprehensible Milan diale...

La Scala opening night to be screened across Milan

Puccini's Madame Butterfly to be shown in theatres, public spaces and prisons. The world-famed Teatro alla Scala opera house opens its winter season with a gala performance of Puccini’s Madam Butte...

Milan’s Piazza Gae Aulenti wins top award

Feted by London’s Landscape Institute. The redesign of Piazza Gae Aulenti, as part of the wider regeneration of Porta Nuova, has been chosen in the prestigious awards of London's Landscape Institut...

Milan joins in 5th FAI Marathon

13 Oct: Visit places seldom open to the public. Sunday 13 October will see the youth group of Italy’s FAI, Italian Environmental Fund, propose guided tours to hundreds of palaces, churches, castles...

Milan mourns Dario Fo

Milan’s left-wing Nobel laureate dies. Described by a biographer as “arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre”, Dario Fo died at the Luigi Sacco hospital in Milan...

Milan city hall to sell La Scala first night seats

Tickets sold to support charitable causes. Milan city hall will once again sell its tickets for the opening night of La Scala’s 2016/17 winter session and devolve the proceeds to the needy. The...

Milan’s museums open free on Sunday

2 Oct. Milan is again adhering to the culture ministry’s call to open all museums free of charge on the first Sunday of every month this year. From the Museum of Modern Art to the Museum of Archaeo...

Museo del 900 now free on Tuesday afternoons

And free all week for under-25s. Milan’s prestigious Museo del Novecento is making its collection of Italian 20th century art available free all week for under-25s and disabled visitors, as well as...

Movies at €2 in Milan

Second Wednesday of the month. On the initiative of Italy’s culture minister Dario Franceschini, a large number of cinemas across the city and province will charge only €2 entrance on the second We...

Accounts Court investigates Christo’s Floating Piers

Following challenge by consumer association. The spectacular installation “Floating Piers” by Bulgarian artist Christo, which enjoyed huge success in Lombardy’s Lago d’Iseo in June and July, is to...

Milan museums open free on Sunday

On the first Sunday of each month. Free entry to Milan’s museums on the first Sunday of the month, suspended in July, returns on 7 August with a rich range of artworks – and a concert. The city’...

Milan’s Gallerie d’Italia open free on Mothers' Day

Mothers’ Day treat Sunday 8 May. The Gallerie d’Italia, across the square from Teatro alla Scala, offer a free Mothers’ Day entry on Sunday 8 May. Among the treasures on view in the splendid pal...

Milan’s Brera gallery launches evening hours

Brera opens every Thursday evening until October. Milan’s prestigious Pinacoteca Brera art gallery will remain open every Thursday evening throughout the summer until 22.15 (last entry 21.40). T...

FAI spring weekend sees many events around Milan

19-20 March. Italy’s environmental foundation opens many doors. The 24th edition of the traditional “Spring days” of FAI, Italy’s environmental foundation, the equivalent of Britain’s National Trus...

Milan state museums open free on first Sunday of month

6 March and every first Sunday in the month, plus Women’s Day. At least a dozen museums in Milan will be open free on the first Sunday of every month, starting this weekend 6 March – and perhaps mo...

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