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Milano Marathon

An annual, challenging long-distance race through Milan city centre.

Date: 02 April 2023 - 02 April 2023
Venue: Throughout the city.

Free to spectate.

Festa del Naviglio (Naviglio Festival)

Taking place in the first ten days of June, this large summer fête features theatre shows, folklore music and dance shows. The culmination of the events is a dazzling torchlight parade.

Date: 01 June 2023 - 30 June 2023
Venue: Naviglio.

Italian Grand Prix

A lot of energy and excitement surrounds the Italian Grand Prix, which takes place in Autodromo Nazionale Monza, about 20km (13mi) from Milan.

Date: 03 September 2023 - 03 September 2023
Venue: Monza Circuit.


Inauguration of the Opera Season

The main opera house, Teatro alla Scala (Theatre at the Stairway), kicks start the season on Milan's feast day, the Festa di Sant'Ambrogio. Expect the programmes to go till March the following year.

Date: 07 September 2023 - 31 March 2024
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Teatro alla Scala.


Milan Film Festival (MFF)

Established in 1996, the Milano Film Festival has grown from being a film competition to now a cultural event showcasing full-length feature films in a wide variety of genres and formats.

Date: 01 October 2023 - 31 October 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.


Mercatini di Natale a Milano (Christmas Fair)

Milan really goes to town at Christmas time, making it a magical time of the year to visit the city. Two main Christmas markets are held in Piazza Duomo and near Castello Sforzesco. There is also a Village of Wonders featuring a staking rink, along with concerts and performances.

Date: 20 November 2023 - 31 December 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Centre of Milan.


Ambrosiano (Milan Carnival)

Milan's Ambrosian Carnival features a parade of floats, street performances and dance shows.

Date: 01 February 2024 - 29 February 2024
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Piazza Duomo.

Free to spectate.

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