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Main Events in Milan

Discover the main Milan events in the year


The Music Festival Umberto Giordano was born on the centenary of the first performance of Fedora (1898) and the fiftieth anniversary of the composer's death (1948). Giordano had spent long periods of work and holiday in Baveno in his splendid Villa Fedora. Originally a festival dedicated to musicians of the turn of the century, post-Verdian authors and contemporary European and American artists, the Festival has expanded its interest to inlcude all musical genres of the past century, poetry and other forms of art and entertainment.

International Blues concerts.

Blues to Bop Festival

Pre-Lent carnival season, mainly for children.


Huge sailing race on Lake Garda.

Centomiglia de Lago Garda

Free classical music concerts.

Ceresio Estate

Free outdoor jazz concerts.

Estival Jazz

Celebrate the beginning of summer on the banks of the Navigli.

Festa dei Navigli

Annual festival of the Tortellini of Valeggio

Festa del Nodo d'Amore

Five day cultural festival.


Open house at Milan's normally 'closed to the public' palazzi & monuments.

Giornata FAI di Primavera

F1 Italian Gran Prix

Italian Grand Prix

Eat, drink & shop til you drop for one night only.

La Notte Bianca

Opening night of Teatro alla Scala attracting Italian celebs.

La Scala Theatre Opening Night

Top event in the film calendar.

Locarno International Film Festival

Classical music festival.

Lugano Festival

Flower spectacular on the banks of the Naviglio Grande.

Mercato dei Fiori (Flower Fair)

Spring art trade fair in Fiera Milano City


Run your way round the historic sights of Milan.

Milan City Marathon

Events to enjoy in the long summer evenings.

Milano d'Estate

Festival of Baroque music.


Free classical concerts in villa surroundings.

Notturni in Villa

Winter festival celebrating the city's patron saint Sant'Ambrogio.

Oh Bej! Oh Bej! Fiera di Sant'Ambrogio / The feast day of Milan's patron Saint

Art exhibition on the banks of the Naviglio Grande.

Pittori del Naviglio Grande

The largest interior design & decoration fair in the world.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Furniture Fair or Milan Design Week)

Free entrance to Milan's museums & galleries in Cultural Heritage Week.

Settimana dei Beni Culturali (Cultural Heritage week)

Bi-annual fashion shows in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Settimana Della Moda (Milan Fashion Week)

Huge festival of symphony and chamber music.

Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore

International road run taking in the sights of Milan.

Stramilano (running event)

Jazz by the Lake.

Stresa Jazz

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