Milan celebrates Chinese New Year

17-18 Feb. Milan’s Chinatown’s most important holiday. The highlight of the Chinese calendar, the New Year – this time the year of the dog – will bring Milan’s Chinese community onto the streets at...

Clowns invade Milan for carnival week

14-17 Feb. 13th Milan Clown Festival. Carnival week in Milan will see 80 artists from nine nations mount 142 free street events in 21 locations around the city for the 13th Milan Clown Festival....

Milan’s MIC schedules Stephen Frears retrospective

13 Feb – 01 Mar. 17 classical movies from 1985 to 2017. Milan’s MIC – Interactive Museum of Cinema – will screen 17 masterpieces by British director Stephen Frears, named among the 100 most influen...

Eight most fashionable restaurants to enjoy during fashion week Milan

By Rebecca Simonov In collaboration with the American University of Rome Fashion Week is returning to Milan, and from 21 February until 27 February, the city will be filled to the brim with desi...

Tattoo enthusiasts convene in Milan

9-11 Feb. Milan Tattoo Convention holds three-day festival. Colourful crowds will throng the 23rd annual Milan Tattoo Convention this weekend in Milan’s MiCo conference centre to see the latest tre...

Orphee et Euridice at La Scala

24 Feb-17 March. This is the full length 1774 version of Gluck's opera, in French, where the orchestra takes centre stage. It is the Covent Garden production directed by John Fulljames with choreogra...

Milan photographer offers free portraits – with pets

10-11 Feb. A photo of love for St Valentine’s. Award-winning Milanese photojournalist Silvia Amodio will take free portraits of pet owners with their animal friends for a “photo of love for St Valent...

Juan Diego Florez recital at La Scala

17 Feb. If you missed this great tenor in Rome in December then there is a chance to catch this recital in Milan in the Great Voices at La Scala series. Tickets are free for as long as they are availa...

Goldberg-Variationen at La Scala

25 Jan-22 March. JS Bach's Goldberg Variations are set to a choreography by Heinz Spoerli. The work is staged for the first time at La Scala although it was created in 1993. It comes after the succ...

Simon Boccanegra at La Scala

8 Feb-4 March. Conducted by Myung-Whun Chung this Berlin Staatsoper Unten Der Linden production of the Verdi opera has become a La Scala favourite. It is directed by Federico Tiezzi, with Leo Nucci i...

Milan hosts comics, cosplay festival

3-4 Feb. Comix & Games Expo in Milan Novegro. Enthusiasts will enjoy colourful fun and games at the Festival del Fumetto Winter Edition in Milan’s Novegro park this weekend. Attractions incl...

Frida Kahlo exhibit at Milan’s MUDEC

1 Feb-3 Jun. Milan Museum of Cultures hosts Mexican artist’s retrospective. An exhibit of 70 paintings, 40 drawings and 150 photographs will celebrate the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Milan’s MUDE...

Milan’s Ca’ Granda opens to the public

27 Jan-25 Feb. First ever opportunity to visit. For the first time, Milan’s Ca’ Granda will open its  historical archive and underground cemetery to the public, starting on 27 January. Once the cit...

Milan hosts Radiant Expo for electronics, IT and ham radio

27-28 Jan. Milan fair for electronics enthusiasts. Radiant Expo, to be held this weekend in Milan’s Novegro quarter, will attract fans in the electronics and ham radio fields to view the latest dev...

Milan’s La Scala exhibits historic costumes

10 Oct-4 Feb 2018. Costumes from the 1930s to today. The popular exhibition of 24 extraordinary stage costumes chosen from the huge archive conserved in Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and restored espec...

Die Fledermaus at Teatro alla Scala

19 Jan-7 Feb. This new production of the comic opera by Johann Strauss being performed at La Scala for the first time, conducted by Cornelius Meister. It is also the first opera for Austrian theatre...

Milan museums open on New Year’s Day

1 Jan. Cultural start to 2018 in Milan. Several of Milan’s best museums will be open to the public on New Year’s Day, with an eclectic programme of exhibits to round off the holiday break. Palaz...

City Booming Milan with 7 million Lego bricks

7 Dec-14 Jan. A Lego city in the centre of Milan. A 60m-long diorama of a bustling city made of seven million Lego bricks will delight youngsters (and their parents) in Milan over the festive seaso...

Milan prepares to open Oh bej! Oh bej!

7 Dec. Milan’s favourite Christmas market opens. Stalls are being set up and traders are preparing wares for the most popular street market in Milan, with a history going back over 800 years. Th...

Open door at Milan’s ATM transport authority

2-3 Dec. Milan’s trams, buses and metro on view. A fun and instructive weekend for youngsters and adults: ATM’s “Open Door” at the depot in Via Messina. Activities, guided tours and games for al...

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