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Carnevale Ambrosiano

Milan's Ambrosian Carnival is the world's longest carnival, with celebrations culminating in a procession to the Duomo. Celebrated by young and old alike, it features a traditional parade of floats, street performances, tram rides and children's games.

Date: 29 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
Venue: Piazza Duomo.

Milano Marathon

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

Date: 05 April 2020 - 05 April 2020
Venue: Throughout the city.

Free to spectate.

Festa del Naviglio (Naviglio Festival)

Taking place in the first ten days of June, a large summer fête occurs, including torchlight processions, folk music, dancing and crafts.

Date: 01 June 2020 - 10 June 2020
Venue: Naviglio.

Milan Film Festival (MFF)

Established in 1996, the Milano Film Festival has grown from being a short film competition open to young Milanese filmmakers to showcasing full-length feature films in a wide variety of genres and formats.

Date: 01 September 2020 - 31 October 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.

Formula 1 Grand Prix

A lot of energy and excitement surrounds the Italian Grand Prix, which takes place on a track in Monza, about 10 miles from Milan.

Date: 04 September 2020 - 06 September 2020
Venue: Monza.


Natale in Fiera (Christmas Fair)

Milan really goes to town at Christmas time, making it a magical time of the year to visit the city. Everything from stalls, folklore shows, acrobatic displays to jazz, cabaret and concerts are featured during the end of the year. There is a Wonderland Village in the historic center from early December through January with a market, ice-skating rink, and entertainment. 'Oh Bej, Oh Bej' is a big market with several hundred stalls held near Castello Sforzesco on or around 7 December.

Date: 01 November 2020 - 31 January 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Centre of Milan.


Inauguration of the Opera Season

Opens on Milan's feast day, the Festa di Sant'Ambrogio, with celebrations all over the city and at the Fiera di Milano, the city's trade centre.

Date: 01 December 2020 - 31 December 2020
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Teatro alla Scala.

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Featured Hotels


Hotel Principe Di Savoia

David Beckham, Ben Affleck and Sophia Loren are among the celebrities to have graced this top-notch luxury hotel. With all the hustle and bustle of a large hotel, but the attentive service of a boutique, the swimming pool, spa and impressive bar make Principe Di Savoia one of Milan’s more fashionable stays.


Like staying inside a contemporary work of art, Straf has 64 individually styled rooms that make the most of texture and colour. This sensual approach extends into its wellbeing rooms, which offer aromatherapy and chromotherapy treatments. The hotel also boasts a small gym and a first-class location just opposite the Duomo.

Hotel Ariston

Only five minutes from the Duomo, this is Milan's first ecological hotel, which offers 52 plain, immaculate but tastefully furnished rooms that are comfortable yet inexpensive. Some come with a Jacuzzi while others offer city views. There's Wi-Fi, and free bicycles are available for guests to use.

Magna Pars Suites

If you want to spend the night as a supermodel might, then these huge stylish suites in a converted perfume factory are just the ticket. Located in the fashionable Forcella district, which is awash with designers in fashion week, this suite-only hotel has every mod con.

TownHouse Galleria

Just a stone's throw from the Duomo, this is Europe's first 7-star hotel. It offers guests an in-room coiffeur and spa service, free Wi-Fi, and a fully stocked minibar that is refurbished daily. They offer a choice of contemporary suites overlook the Galleria. Exclusive and opulent, it gives guests serious bragging rights.

Hotel Lancaster

Located near the calm of Parco Sempione, this simply furnished, art nouveau hotel is a good budget option. The rooms are clean, while staff are friendly and helpful. It is also outside the congestion charge zone, so a good choice if driving. We suggest asking for a room with a balcony for a fantastic view.