Music and art in Milan’s Brera Gallery

16 Aug. One of Milan’s top galleries. At the Pinacoteca di Brera, in Milan’s Via Brera, the third Thursday of the month is dedicated to three hours of classical music at the symbolic entrance fee o...

Two charity events in Milan for Ferragosto

15 Aug. Help for the Milan homeless. Ferragosto – celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on 15 August – is arguably the most important holiday on the Italian calendar, but many people in the...

Five vegetarian and vegan options in Milan

Expand your horizons and explore Milan’s foodie scene by trying out restaurants that offer health-conscious and ethical dining in Milan. This guide shows some of the best options for vegetarian and ve...

The Klimt Experience opens in Milan

26 July – 7 Jan. At Milan’s Mudec Museum of Cultures. Not just another exhibition: the life, figures and landscapes of Gustav Klimt, but also painting and architecture, the applied arts, design and...

Best places for an aperitivo in Milan

As every local knows, Milan is the home of the aperitivo – although the expression “Happy Hour” is gaining momentum.For those unfamiliar, this well-known Italian pastime consists of socialising over p...

Record-breaking lunar eclipse visible in Milan

A performance lasting 103 minutes. Friday evening 27 July will see enthusiasts gather in the Indro Montanelli gardens outside Milan’s municipal planetarium, weather permitting, to watch the longest t...

Milan museum offers first full exhibition of Bonalumi

16 July-30 Sept. Milanese painter, sculptor remembered. For the first time ever, Milan’s Museo del Novecento is proposing an exhibition by Milanese painter Agostino Bonalumi (1935-2010), with 120 a...

Bike Night ride from Milan to Lake Maggiore

14 July. Milan organises second night ride to the lakes. Following last September’s success, with almost 600 bikers pedalling through the night, bike-specialised tour operator Witoor has organised...

Milan museum offers Mt Everest in VR

7 July-26 Aug. Celebrating 65th anniversary of first scaling. Milan’s National Science and Technology Museum will offer a virtual reality climb to the top of Mount Everest on weekends this summer,...

Africa on show at Milano’s PAC

27 June-11 Sep. Contemporary artists from sub-Saharan Africa. Photographs, paintings, installations, designs, sculpture and videos on loan from public and private collections will celebrate Africa...

Milan hosts week-long flamenco festival

23-29 June. Shows, workshops and master-classes. The 11th edition of Milano Flamenco Festival returns on Saturday 23 June, based at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler in Largo Greppi, but with workshops a...

Anna Catarina Antonacci recital at La Scala

17 June. The Italian soprano, accompanied by Donald Sulzen, gives a recital of music by Respighi, Poulenc and Hahn. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.Opera Notes Il 17...

“Concert for Milan” in Piazza del Duomo

10 June. La Scala Philharmonic with Chailly. One of the most eagerly awaited appointments in the classical music calendar, this year’s “Concert for Milan” will open the summer concert season on Sunda...

Schubert's Fierrabras at La Scala

5-30 June. Daniel Harding conducts the first production of Schubert's opera Fierrabras at La Scala. Schubert's operas, which have often been neglected, were given a new lease of life by the la...

Milan’s summer open-air cinema returns

4 June-12 Sept. Open-air cinema opens in four Milan locations. The popular summer programme of open-air screenings, AriAnteo, launched on 4 June with a packed summer programme, ending on 12 Septemb...

Wired Next Fest in Milan this week

25-27 May. Three days in Milan dedicated to innovation. The sixth edition of Wired Next Fest opens on Friday morning 25 May, bringing a star-studded programme of exceptional speakers from around th...

Piano City fills Milan with music

Around 470 free piano concerts all over Milan until Sunday. Starting on Thursday 17 until Sunday 20 May, there will be 470 free piano concerts in the most unexpected places in a non-stop festival p...

Harry Potter: The Exhibition to open in Milan

12 May-9 Sep. Behind the scenes with costumes and props. Saturday 12 May will see the opening of “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” in Milan’s Fabbrica del Vapore exhibition centre in Via Giulio Cesare...

Milan hosts street-food festival

9-13 May. Food and craft beers for every taste. Milan hosts the second edition of the Streeat Food Truck Festival (yes, they spell it that way) this week, with Ape-cars, carts, vans, bikes, trailer...

Serata Nureyev

24-29 May. To mark the 80th anniversary of the great dancer and choreographer's birth and the 25th anniversary of his death. The four performances of some of Nureyev's much loved roles and choreograph...

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