A Bespoke Guide to Milan - Winter

From annual religious festivals to biannual fashion fairs and world-class art exhibitions to children’s design showcases, Milan’s winter calendar is packed with unmissable events. Stay up to date with the best that the city has to offer with this guide to the top winter events to experience in Milan.


Klimt Experience

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 40 million pixels have gone into the creation of the Klimt Experience at the Mudec. This multimedia exhibition projects images of Klimt’s works – 700 images, to be precise (more than you could otherwise see in one exhibition) – in a 360° immersive ‘experience room’. In addition to Klimt’s work, the exhibition also displays vintage photographs and recreations of the artist’s home, Vienna of the 1900s.


Until 7th January 2018.

Mudec – Museo delle Culture, via Tortona 56, Milano


Giro Giro Tondo: Design for Children

Milan_Giro-Giro-Tondo-Design-for-Children_Credit-Gianluca Di Ioia_Triennale Design Museum_ Milan

Every year, the Triennale puts on an exhibition devoted to a particular facet of Italian design, and the 10th edition marks design for children. Showcasing toys, furniture, architecture, games, images and more, all which have been created with children in mind – some pieces fantastically larger than life – the exhibition is a vibrant celebration of design that will delight both adults and children alike.


Until 18th February 2018.

La Triennale di Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano


Lucio Fontana: Ambienti/Environments

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Innovative and internationally renowned, Lucio Fontana had a profound impact on 20th century art, especially through his founding of the Spatial Movement. Focussing primarily on his experimental installation art, the exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca shines a light on this lesser known, transitory area of his work through reconstructions – necessary because his creations were typically destroyed after exhibition.


Until 25th February 2018.

Pirelli HangarBicocca, Via Chiese 2, 20126 Milano


Toulouse-Lautrec: The Fleeting World


The Paris of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the belle époque Paris; the Bohemian Paris of cafes and dance halls, performers and prostitutes. Thanks to loans from museums and private collections worldwide, 250 of his works have been brought together – including his full series of 22 posters – displaying his iconic style, thematically arranged in this new exhibition at the Palazzo Reale.


17th October 2017 – 18th February 2018

Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo 12, 20122 Milan


Andrea Chénier

La Scala opera house in night. Milan, Italy. The most famous italian theatre

A poet and journalist sent to the guillotine by Robespierre during the French Revolution, Andrea Chénier was indeed a worthy subject for a dramatic opera. Umberto Giordano took the passionate tale and transformed it into an opera about love, conviction and, ultimately, sacrifice. The role of the doomed poet will be sung by Yusif Eyvazov, with the love of his life, the aristocratic Maddalena, sung by Anna Netrebko.


10th December 2017 – 5th January 2018

Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milano


Procession of the Magi

"Como, Guanzate - Italy - January 6, 2012: Three people dressed as wise men arriving on horseback in the square of the church on the feast of the Epiphany."


The 6th of January is a familiar date in the Christian calendar, known to some as Epiphany, and others as Three Kings Day. It’s marked in Milan by a parade of kings (the Procession of the Magi, or Corteo dei Re Magi) making their way from the Duomo to the Porta Ticinese, a nod to the legend that says the remains of those three wise men were in fact laid to rest somewhere in Milan.


6th January 2018

Various locations through Milan.

Milan Men’s Fashion Week

New York. USA - September 8, 2014: Street style fashion photo. young stylish guys on a street. Street style urban residents during New York fashion week. During this period, local residents and visitors dress up in their best clothes and show them on the streets for photographers

Dapper gentlemen looking to get ahead of the next season’s styles should make their way to Milan Men’s Fashion Week, or Milano Uomo, as it’s known in situ. Catwalk shows, designer showcases, and events will be happening across the city throughout the event’s four-day run, showing the Autumn/Winter 2018 looks.


13th – 16th January 2018

Various locations around Milan.

Frida Kahlo: Beyond the Myth


The culmination of six years of research, the exhibition at the Mudec aims to shatter the myths long held about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will move visitors through five thematic sections (Politics, Woman, Violence, Nature and Death) while showcasing dozens of her paintings, as well as several works of art never before seen in Italy.


1st February – 3rd June 2018

Mudec – Museo delle Culture, via Tortona 56, Milano


Milan Fashion Week

Milan, Italy - September 23, 2016: Negin Mirsalehi attending Etro fashion show during Milan Fashion Week SS17

Inside the Fashion Week tents in Milan, Italy’s top designers will be debuting their latest collections. But it’s not just about the catwalk shows; events will be happening across the city during the biannual event’s weeklong run. This is the place to be for a sneak peek at the looks for Autumn/Winter 2018.


21st – 27th February 2018

Various locations around Milan.

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