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Patto di collaborazione tra il Comune di Milano e il Comune di Teheran


Patto di collaborazione tra il Comune di Milano e il Comune di Teheran

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Milano a 360°

Vivi la sensazione di essere al centro dei luoghi più belli di #Milano: cammina tra le navate del Duomo di Milano, ammira il panorama e le montagne dal tetto di Palazzo Lombardia, visita il Teatro alla Scala od osserva da vicino i particolari del grande mosaico di Sant’Ambrogio.
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Experience the special feeling of being right in front of Milan’s most beautiful attractions: walk along the Cathedral’s naves; admire the landscape and the far-off mountains from the rooftop of Palazzo Lombardia; visit La Scala or look up the details from Sant’ Ambrogio’s magnificent mosaics.

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Milano Food City

food city

Dal 4 all’11 maggio Milano mostrerà il suo lato più gustoso! Ci aspetta una settimana di eventi all’insegna del buon cibo di qualità. Un Fuorisalone del gusto che, in contemporanea a TuttoFood Milano, la fiera internazionale ospitata da dall’8 all’11 maggio, sarà capace di coinvolgere tutta la città.
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Milano Food City - from May 4th to 11th - will show the metropolis’s most delicious side! A week of appetising events. A Fuorisalone of taste that, at the same time as the international Exhibition TuttoFood Milano hosted by #FieraMilano from May 8 to 11, will be able to involve the entire city.
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art week 2017

From March 28 to April 2th the most important Italian Art Week comes back to Milan.
A rich program of events, opening ceremonies and special inaugurations of important art exhibitions will take place during the period of MiArt (March 31- April 2): the fair in which modern and contemporary art keep in touch.



At the gates of Milan the Alfa Romeo Historical Museum "The Time Machine" has reopened to the public after a deep renovation.
The idea of a museum dedicated to the great Italian car brand and its history was actually born in the years following World War II.
It started collecting and organizing memorabilia, restoring cars and writing captions for the "works" to be exhibited: a long and painstaking work that required many years.
The Museum opened In 1976 but could be visited only by appointment. Unfortunately, following the cessation of production in Arese, just outside Milan, it was closed in 2009.
Today the brand is finally on show again in Arese, in an even bigger space, charming and refined.
A modern museum that tells the history of the unique Alfa Romeo brand.
The 69 models that have most marked the evolution of the brand are on display.
From the first A.L.F.A. car, the 24 HP, to the winners of the legendary Mille Miglia as the 6C 1750 Gran Sport of Tazio Nuvolari, the heavyweight 8C Touring, and the Grand Prix 159 "Alfetta 159" of World Formula 1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio.
The visit is organized according to three principles, which constitute the essence of the brand: Timeline, which represents industrial continuity; Beauty, which combines style and design; and Speed, synthesis of technology and lightness. Each principle corresponds to a floor of the museum.
The journey through the myth ends with the spectacular "emotional bubbles" dedicated to the experience of the Alfa Romeo world, with movies in virtual 360 degree reality, and a room where the visitor, sitting on interactive armchairs, can attend the screening of 4D movies dedicated to the legendary Alfa victories.
Part of the museum houses the Alfa Romeo Documentation Center, which houses a large historical archive containing scanned images for inspection, technical publications, drawings, films and documents, reviewing the entire company history, its sport activities and its products.

Did you know that Alfa Romeo won the first two Formula 1 world championships in history, in 1950 and 1951? Come discover Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio’s legendary “Alfette” 158 and 159 @Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, right outside Milan. Beauty, speed, passion, made in Italy.


Its logo encloses the symbols of the city of Milan: the Municipality’s red cross on a white background, and the Visconti family’s biscione. Alfa Romeo is Milan: design, innovation, tradition, beauty. Come discover the history of the brand @Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese.



Discover the Alfa Romeo Museum. A real tour through the ages, the cars, the legends, the victories, revealing the events and curious facts that have written the history of a legendary brand. Free interactive application – in English, Chinese and Italian language – available for IOS and Android.





Milan has a long history. It has often been at the center of national events and different historical periods have left important traces throughout the city. This explains the richness of Milan’s heritage and the abundance of monuments, precious works of art and impressive architecture.
Milan was built over time, increasingly taking on a more important role at the national and international level. In recent years, it has also grown as a tourist destination.
But how many tourists, not to mention residents, know the city really well? How many have been wondering what else they should visit apart from the major obvious attractions, like the Sforza Castle, La Scala, the Duomo, Palazzo Reale ? Is there anything else as interesting and valuable?
Milan hides its beauties carefully, only to reveal them to those who are really interested and passionate about it. And it is almost impossible to have enough time for a comprehensive search.
So the City of Milan has decided to make it easier for all those who are interested in exploring the city, better if on foot, tracking down the less well-known attractions, which are often but just as significant and rewarding.
Those who have visited Milan in the past will now easily run into tall dark grey metal panels, slightly bent backwards, with a red vertical stripe on the left side and the city’s logo. In the official, elegant typeface they will read a description in Italian and in English of whatever it is that they are in front of: churches, buildings, monuments, museums, city districts. Almost 300 tourist information panels have been placed all over the city, describing all the significant attractions.
Bridging tradition and technology, the panels are equipped with a QR code. You can scan it with tablets and smartphones and access the translation of the descriptive text in 7 additional languages (Arabic-French-Japanese-Chinese-Russian-Spanish and German). You will sometimes browse through further information and detail in Italian and English as well.
You can find the list of the panels at the link here below:

So you are now free to create an itinerary of your own, following your personal interests. Discover your Milan, and have fun while doing it! 


San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore


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Just a few minutes’ walk from the Milan Duomo, at Corso Magenta 3, we run into the building where for centuries the most important Benedictine female convent in Italy was hosted.
The beautiful Church dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries AD and it was rebuilt in the 16th century with the present features. The decorations inside also come from this period; they include frescoes by Leonardo’s school, by Caravaggio’s master Simone Peterzano and precious works by Bernardino Luini and his sons.
The first distinctive feature of the structure is that it is split in two parts separated by a wall: in no way communication was allowed! We are talking about a cloistered Convent, where the front hall, the smaller one, was intended for the believers, while the back hall, the larger one, was reserved for the nuns of the cloister, who were not allowed to trespass the dividing wall but had the permission to attend religious functions through a grid placed in the arch over the altar. Later on, the grating was made smaller under Carlo Borromeo's order, with the aim of making the seclusion harsher.
Another peculiarity of the building are the impressive frescoes, that date back to the first decades of the 16th century and have been painted by artists belonging to Leonardo's school, such as Bernardino Luini.
Very much appreciated by the aristocracy of the time, Bernardino Luini was the author of most of the paintings inside the Church. The frescoes cover each wall and tell about the lives of Saints and stories of the Passion but also about every day court life, including the portraits of the Bentivoglio family, patrons of the artists.
These great works qualify San Maurizio “Milan’s Sistine Chapel”.


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Some historical notes.
The convent was abolished in 1798 and first used as barracks, then transformed in a female school and further into a military hospital during the 19th century. Later on, for urban reasons, the main cloister was demolished and the bombings of the Second World War destroyed part of the second one.
Currently the area occupied by the remaining parts of the complex is the headquarter of the Archaeological Museum, which also includes the Church Crypt on its tour.

The construction of the church seems to have begun in 1503. The date is engraved on a stone found in the apse.
The frescoe of the 'The Adoration of the Magi' (which we can still admire today) was placed in place of the original dividing grid .
Four of the daughters of the Bentivoglio family had been destined for the convent of Saint Maurice, and one of them (Alessandra) became Abbess.

Also quite well known for its magnificent organ dated 1554, the church is now home to cultural events and sophisticated concerts, including parts of the Milano Artemusica cycle.


MI.TO Settembre Musica

From September 3rd to September 21st MI.TO SettembreMusica will come back to Milan and Turin with a rich programme.
The theme of this year is 'Nature': a source of inspiration for great composers, as well as incomparable material to create musical instruments.

This edition will see a total of 140 concerts - 70 for each city –by international musicians, alternating with performers from Milan and Turin.
The programme includes music of different epochs: Ambrosian, Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, 20thCentury, 115 contemporary composers and ten Italian premières. The city will be involved from the centre to the outskirts, touching all the pulsating neighborhoods of Milan and its surroundings.

The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, directed by Ingo Metzmacher, with the participation of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (who will perform in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on Sunday Septembe 3 for a concert titled "Quattro Paesaggi"- Four Landscapes), will introduce the festival.
Some participants of this edition are: Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Mikko Franck, Gianandrea Noseda and Daniele Rustioni, Soloists Gauthier Capuçon, Julian Rachlin, Ian Bostridge, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lilya Zilberstein, Gabriela Montero, Truls Mørk and Salvatore Accardo. And for the orchestras: the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the National Symphony Orchestra of Rai, the Orchestra of the Regio Theatre in Turin and the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra

On the evening of September 10th the great finale of the 'Choirs Day'. On this special occasion Piazza Duomo will be transformed in a stage for all people who want to become singers. The Italian Youth Choir invites all people who wish to try singing to join them on the stage.

Predominantly classic pieces will be in the schedule. To each participant a score will be given. Anyone who is not familiar with reading music or considers himself tone-deaf or shy can will find an opportunity to have fun: singing is good both for body and mind.

Many events are addressed to the young (from the age of two) especially during the weekends.

Great shows with little cost: afternoon concerts are free or with a 5 Euro admission fee; evening concerts cost from 10 to 30 Euros and, finally, the concerts in the outskirts are free.

Box office is already opened at the Teatro dal Verme or on online

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YESMILANO! Milano is a city to discover and experience

MILANO presents its schedule of events. A cultural programme that is in sync with the city as it looks to the future. Fashion, design, food, art, culture and architecture are the ingredients of a unique agenda and the foundations upon which the very identity of Milan is based.

Following the great success of the universal Expo, Milan enhances the attraction of its artistic heritage with a stimulating programme of events aimed at satisfying an international audience with a desire for contemporary themes.

Milan is a city to discover and experience.




“Dentro Caravaggio” (Inside Caravaggio), held at Milan’s Palazzo Reale from September 29th 2017 to January 28th 2018, presents an unexplored new perspective of the Master’s extraordinary production, in the light of new documents and recent researches and with the aid of innovative multimedia equipment, that will allow visitors to better understand his art.
Once again Milan pays homage to the great painter, exhibiting eighteen of his masterpieces, together for the first time ever in the city where he was born.
Deemed as unique, this retrospective not only presents the public with works on loan from major Italian and foreign museums, but for the first time ever Caravaggio's canvases will be flanked by their respective radiographic images thanks to the innovative use of multimedia equipment, enabling the audience to follow and discover the artist's journey from his initial thoughts to the final achievement.
Through diagnostic methods such as reflectography and x-rays, which penetrate to a different extent under the pictorial surface, it is possible to analyse Caravaggio’s creative process, his idiosyncratic painting technique, his changes of heart, modifications and adjustments in composition.


Fascinations - The Teatro alla Scala’s costumes from the Thirties to the present day

The "Amici della Scala" Association, with the collaboration of the La Scala Opera Theatre, presents, for the first time ever, 24 stage costumes designed by famous theatre costume designers and worn by the most famous opera singers through the years.
You can admire this very particular and fascinating show from October 10th to January 28th 2018 at Milan’s Palazzo Reale.




12 free things to do in Milan

Who said that there aren't things to do for free in Milan? Here you can find a list of 12 things to do without even opening your pockets!
We suggest you visit them all:


City Life

General information:
An innovative housing complex is being erected in the district that once hosted the city trade fair north-east of Milan. The new area is characterised by a modern aesthetic and functional style and, as well as residential areas, CityLife will provide commercial, entertainment and service facilities that will make the complex a vibrant area and provide round-the-clock amenities. Thanks to the new Metro line 5 stations it will also be well served by public transport links.
The new district encircles a large public park of 170,000 m2 designed to be used by all citizens thanks to the incorporation of bicycle and pedestrian paths and to its wide confines which join up directly with surrounding urban areas. The park will be a green lung that will integrate with the existent parks in the north-west area of the city contributing to the oxygenation of the air and restoring the balance of the urban environment.
At the centre of the district stand the imposing Tre Torri (Three Towers) office blocks, landmarks of the project that significantly contribute to reshaping the city skyline. Designed by Arata Isozaki (Isozaki Tower, 220mts), Zaha Hadid (Hadid Tower, 170mts) and Daniel Libeskind (Libeskind Tower, 150mts), the buildings stand out for their cutting-edge technology and for the innovative materials employed. The first two towers have already gained the Leed Gold pre-certification rating.
The five residential areas being developed were designed by Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, architects of international fame; on one side they face the park and on the other Via Spinola, Via Senofonte, Piazzale Giulio Cesare and viale Berengario. The apartments were designed following criteria that enable the optimisation of energy use and respect for the environment, plus, they are all Class A certified.

Anecdotes and curiosities:
CityLife is a completely pedestrianised area, the largest car-free zone in Milan and one of the most extensive in Europe; traffic and parking are at basement levels only.
It can also boast being a zero-emission neighborhood without gas-fired boilers or other sources of combustion. At CityLife the primary source of energy is water: both for district heating and the use of heat pumps fed from groundwater sources.
All the CityLife buildings have high energy performance and photovoltaic panels on the roof contribute to the energy needs of systems and communal areas.

Useful details:
CityLife can be reached with the red Metropolitana line from the Buonarotti, Domodossola, Amendola-Fiera and Lotto stops and, in the near future, with line 5, stops Domodossola, Tre Torri (right inside the district) and Portello.


Gallerie d’Italia 360°

Discover a wonderful virtual tour of the Gallerie d'Italia thanks to the Milan 360° images: if you haven’t been to Milan yet or if you loved it during your visit and want to see it all over again, you’ll feel as though you are right in the centre of its most beautiful locations.


Eventi Milano per l'anno 2018