A Bespoke Guide to Milan - Autumn

A city renowned for art, culture and fashion, Milan beckons travellers year-round. This autumn, visitors can enjoy world-class art installations, Formula 1 and fashion, as well art exhibitions at local galleries, performances at La Scala, and more. The weather may be cooling, but the Milanese events calendar is not. Discover the best the city has to offer with this essential guide to Milan in Autumn.


100 anni. Sculpture in Milan 1815-1915

Milan_100-Anni_1_Credit-Marilena Anzani, Aconerre

Celebrating 100 years of Milanese sculpture and the artists who made the Scuola di Milano internationally renowned, the latest exhibition at GAM Milano covers works from Neoclassicism through to the early 20th century. Almost 100 pieces are on display, 64 of which are making their public debut having been restored specially for the occasion.



23rd March – 3rd December 2017

Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Milano, Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milano



Next Gen ATP Finals


The next generation of men’s tennis talent is set to battle it out at the Fiera Milano Stadium this November. Part of the 2017 ATP World Tour, the finals will see the best under-21s compete under new rules to innovate and invigorate the competition and appeal to the next generation of fans just as much as they challenge the next generation of players.


7th  – 11th November 2017

Fiera Milano Stadium, Milano



Milan_Carne-y-Arena_Credit-Design_ Neil Kellerhouse

CARNE y ARENA, from four-time Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu, is more than an experimental visual installation, it’s a totally immersive artistic experience. Focusing on the lives and experiences of refugees, Iñárritu’s installation – which was included in the Official Selection of the 70th Festival de Cannes – uses cutting-edge VR technology to blur the threshold between subject and bystander to searing effect.


7th June 2017 – 15th January 2018

Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco 2, 20139 Milano



Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia 2017

Milan_Formula-1_2_Credit-United Autosports_Flickr

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia is roaring onto the track at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza this September. A fixture since the inaugural race in 1950 and still one of the quickest circuits on the racing calendar, this prestigious grand prix is a must for racing enthusiasts.


1st – 3rd September 2017

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Parco di Monza


La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II

Milan_Faraone-Amenofi-II _1_Credit-The Egyptian Museum, Il Cairo

Focusing on Pharaoh Amenofis II (1427-1401 BC) and the discovery of his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, this exhibition at the Mudec Museum is a full and fascinating look at the pharaoh’s life and historic import. Visitors can even experience the hall of the pharaoh’s tomb, examining the original documents of Victor Loret, the archaeologist who made the discovery at the end of the 19th century, along the way.


13th September 2017 – 7th January 2018

Mudec Museum, Via Tortona 56, 20144 Milano


Milan Fashion Week

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The already chic streets of Milan get an high-fashion injection during September as designers, models and style-makers arrive in the city for Milan Fashion Week. The seven-day event – replete with catwalk shows, elegant parties and events – will herald the styles and trends for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 collections.


20th – 27th September 2017

Various locations around Milan



Milan_Onegin_2_Credit-Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano_ Teatro alla Scala

A ballet in three acts set to music by Tchaikovsky, Onegin is an adaptation of Pushkin’s verse-novel, Eugene Onegin; a tale of death and guilt, love and loss. Intense duets, as Onegin and Tatiana’s relationship plays out to its emotionally devastating conclusion, are found throughout the performance, which was choreographed with sensitivity and well-honed dramatic sensibilities by John Cranko.


23rd September – 18th October 2017

Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milano


Dentro Caravaggio

Milan_Caravaggio_2_Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi di Firenze

18 Caravaggio masterpieces will be on display at the Palazzo Reale as part of the museum’s “Inside Caravaggio” exhibition. The name refers to the truly in-depth look at Caravaggio’s paintings as provided by the accompanying radiographic images, which reveal the artist’s process and previously-hidden images beneath his paintings.


29th September 2017 – 28th January 2018

Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo 12, 20122 Milano


Take Me (I’m Yours)


Forget everything you know about experiencing art – at Take Me (I’m Yours), the audience is a participant not a mere observer, being encouraged to touch, test, and even take away the objects on display. The experience is designed to be democratic and interactive, changing and evolving over time, while challenging visitors’ ideas of creation and consumption.


1st November 2017 – 14th January 2018

Pirelli HangarBicocca, Via Chiese 2, 20126 Milano


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