Cultural in Milan

Cortili Aperti

Over the last weekend in May, the gates to some of the city's most beautiful private courtyards are flung open. Print a map and make your own itinerary, or sign up for tours with Città Nacosta Milano.
Cultural in Milan

Festa del Naviglio

Parades, music and performances; held the first 10 days of June.
Fair in Milan


Milan's annual modern and contemporary art fair held in April may not be Basel but it attracts more than 30,000 art-lovers, more than 200 exhibitors and increasing amounts of international attention.
Fair in Milan

Salone Internazionale del Mobile

The world's most prestigious furniture fair is held annually at Fiera Milano, with satellite exhibitions in Zona Tortona. Alongside the Salone runs the Fuorisalone (; literally, the outdoor loun…
Sports in Milan

Giro d'Italia

Cheer on the pink at the finish line as this gruelling, world-famous, three-week cycling race winds up in Milan in early June.
Religious in Milan

Festa di Sant'Ambrogio & Fiera degli Obei Obei

The feast day of Milan's patron saint is celebrated on 7 December with the opening of the opera season at Teatro alla Scala (La Scala). In conjunction, a large Christmas Fair – Obej! Obej! (pronounced o-bay, o-bay) …
Fair in Milan


Fringe design fair to the Salone del Mobile design fair.
Religious in Milan

Corteo dei Re Magi

Legend says the remains of the three wise men are buried in Milan. Be that as it may, each year on 6 January they parade in costume from the Duomo to the Porta Ticinese.
Religious in Milan

Carnevale Ambrosiano

Lent comes late to Milan, with Carnevale sensibly held on the Saturday that falls after everyone else's frantic February Fat Tuesday.
Film in Milan

Milano Film Festival

September sees 10 days of international features, shorts and retrospectives at the Teatro Piccolo, as well as open-air screenings, music and parties at Parco Sempione.