EXPO 2015 MILAN: Brief guide on everything you need to know about Expo 2015. All information about the universal exhibition pavilions, How to get to Expo, the opening hours, where to Park, What to see and where to buy tickets.
EXPO 2015 MILAN: Brief guide to the pavilions, What to see and how to get there
An area of approximately 1,1 million square meters in the Northwest area of Milan with even part of the territory of Pero and Rho. The exposure site wants to unite the country and city, is a food Park with orthogonal paths and surrounded by water channels.
Expo 2015: By Friday, 1 may sat 31 October in Milan the ’ Exhibition dedicated to the theme of food and nutrition ’, entitled: “Feeding the planet: Energy for life”. For 6 months, Milan will showcase of food in all its forms and through thematic visits linking the areas and spaces of Exhibition Site: History of ’ man, food stories; Abundance and deprivation, the paradox of contemporary; The future of food; Sustainable food = fair world; The taste is knowledge. Visitors expected at the event are over ’ 20 million.
In fact, If food and feed are the themes of Expo 2015, There are eateries: more than 150 restaurants, bars and kiosks where you can enjoy food from around the world ranging from Haute cuisine to Street food: in the pavilions, each country has its own speciality. All this combined with a series of events related to Expo, that will be both within the exhibition area, and in the city of Milan.
EXPO 2015 MILAN: Timetables and information
The opening period of the Expo 2015 is from 1 may until 31 October 2015, and is open daily from 10.00 to 23.00. it's’ possible also to choose the evening entrance ticket (price: 5 euros) with time from 19.00 to 23.00
For further information you can consult the official website of EXPO 2015, and stay up to date on news and events through the official pages on the major social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Or you can directly call the infoline of Expo 2015 to the number 020 2015, Active from 9.00 to 20.00.
On Twitter there is a real-time information service (@AskExpo), available 7 days 7, from 9.00 to 20.00 (on weekends up to 23.00) and in the Italian and English languages, through which users can ask questions relating to the purchase of tickets ’, about events, on how to get to Expo and how to navigate inside.
Thematic websites of Expo 2015
From the official website of Expo 2015 different informational portals are connected depending on the theme:
– Magazine Expo2015: Portal/blog with news, events, articles and interviews related to the exposition.
– Wonderful Expo (Portal tourism): site dedicated to promoting tourism in Italy, with itineraries, guides and tips on places to visit in the beautiful country.
– Worldrecipes Expo2015: very interesting portal with thousands of recipes and traditional dishes from all over the world.
EXPO 2015 MILAN: Tickets – How much do they cost and how to purchase them
Tickets for Expo 2015 are available online at the official site or directly to the entrance. Or in Milan at the Expo Gate (located in piazza Cairoli), at the Infopoint in Central Station or at the authorized dealers.
it's’ possible to purchase the following types of ticket:
– fixed-date ticket, priced at 34 euros (reduced price 29 Euro for students up to 25 years, for over 65, 17 Euros for the disabled and children up to 13 years. Children from 0 to 3 years enter free.)
– open date ticket, priced at 39 euros (You can set the date on the site MyExpo)
– Season Pass: gives free access to the Expo 2015 throughout its duration at the price of 115 Euro
– Evening ticket: allows the entrance to the exposition from 19.00 to 23.00 and costs 5 Euro. Excellent to save
– it's’ possible also to buy Carnet for two or three days consecutive and not, family and for school groups packages.
Reserve your visit to the exposition for a fixed date is not required., but given that the daily limit of inputs is 250000 people. With the entry ticket you can access all the halls and Expo events 2015, excluding the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil, “Alla Vita” (which takes place from 13 May to 30 August, from Wednesday to Friday, at the ’ Open Air Theatre, located near the ’ tree of life).
EXPO 2015 MILAN: How to get there – Transport and connections
The area of Milan Expo 2015 is located in the area of Rho-Pero, bordering Milan Northwest. You can comfortably reach the place by subway, by train or by car.
it's’ into force one ticket to get to Expo, valid on Atm network and on that Trenord, at the cost of 5 € roundtrip. There is also the possibility to buy a day pass for the price of 8 euros. With your ticket “I travel anywhere in Lombardy” It is possible to reach Rho Fiera with only 16 euros. Suburban trains trenord has a fare from all stations in Milan from 4,4 euros.
Reach Expo 2015 by subway
The fairgrounds is connected by the Metro Red line in Milan (stop Rho Fiera). The ticket costs 2,50 euro each way. The final Underground race is at 00.10. Website of the Milan Metro.
Reach Expo 2015 by train
In addition to the subway, Expo Milano 2015 can count on Trenitalia direct routes.
Rho Fiera Milano is also connected to the stations of Milan with the suburban line S5-S6-S14. For those coming from Monza, Seregno and Como there is the line S11. Italo Treno discount promouove 40% on tickets for Rho-Fiera Milano.
Reach Expo 2015 in aereo – link to the airports
From the airports of Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio airport there are shuttles that reach the Centre of Milan: from here you can reach the exhibition site by train or Metro. From Malpensa there is also the train Malpensa Express, which leads to the station Cadorna priced at 12 Euro.
Reach Expo 2015 by car
The fairground of Rho-Pero is situated in the immediate vicinity of motorways A4 and A8: the motorway exits Pero-Fiera Milano and Fiera Milano. Those who reach Expo 2015 by car have four paying car parks, with prices hovering around 12,50 Euro (reservation required). The parking lots are connected with a free shuttle service to the various entrances of Expo. The four parking lots are: Merlata (related to South access), FieraMilano (related to West access), Arese and Trenno (connected to East Roserio access).
EXPO 2015 MILAN: How to move between the pavilions of the Exposition ’
The ’ exhibition area of Expo 2015 It is located Northwest of Milan, Rho-Pero. The ’ main entrance is to the West, near the entrances “Fiorenza” and “Triulza”, the closest for those arriving by subway or train. The West access is located just in front of the Zero Pavilion, which introduces the main theme of Expo, the relationship between man and food. Accesses South and East, “Merlata” and “Roserio” are close to the Italy Pavilion and are connected with a footbridge parking.
The entire surface of Expo, that extends to 110 hectares, is organized as a camp of the ancient Romans: the Decumano forms a long main street from East to West, a mile-long, on which overlook the halls of 135 Nations participating at the exhibition ’. The Decumanus is crossed by a shorter Avenue, the Thistle, which extends from North to South and is occupied entirely by the Italy Pavilion. The ’ the south entrance leads directly to the Cardo, While the ’ East entrance coincides with the end point of the Decumanus.
The the main theme of Expo 2015 is "Feeding the planet: Energy for life ". The goal of the exposure is spreading the awareness that all Nations should cooperate and contribute so that all humans have water and food, combined with sustainable development, in such a way that the planet will go towards a balance between resources expended and the availability of food for the entire world population ’.
The largest structure of the Universal Exposition is Italy Pavilion, with approximately 13.300 SQM spread over five different structures, situated entirely on Thistle. The main showcase of the Italian nation is represented by Palazzo Italy together with’Tree of life, huge wooden and steel structure situated in the Centre of Lake Arena, a large water basin. Italy Palace spread over six floors with spaces, restaurants, events and conferences dedicated to products and typical dishes of the Italian culinary tradition.
From the West entrance you can reachExpo centre and the Zero Pavilion where is told the history of nutrition and the relationship of man with nature ’ through the ages.
In addition to the Italian Pavilion, Expo hosts other 53 pavilions and 9 thematic clusters, collective pavilions which grouped the countries brought together by the same gastronomic culture.
To navigate in the area of the exposition is available a complimentary shuttle service People Mover that follows a clockwise path around the perimeter of the exhibition space. The shuttle carries out 10 stops, located at strategic points of the event and is active every day from 9.00 to 24.00. Expo Map with shuttle People Mover stations: http://www.arriva.it/documents/10180/e7c13e78-f855-4c75-80ad-b445db9c03b0
The 9 clusters of Expo 2015
- Rice Clusters – Abundance and security
The Cluster of rice welcomes the visitor with a landscape that resembles a vast paddy field: the intention is to convey the atmosphere of the campaign, with its colours and scents. Rice, one of the earliest cereals grown by man, spread over the centuries from Chinese valleys throughout the world and is diversified in a myriad of different types and varieties. Within the Cluster of rice, the visitor traces the history of rice, between tradition and innovation, through the pavilions of various countries. Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Laos Democratic Republic, Basmati Pavilion.
- Cocoa and chocolate clusters – The food of the gods
The Cluster of cocoa and Chocolate want to immerse the visitor in a jungle, as the places where cacao is grown: among the pavilions of the cluster are installed a series of poles of different heights and shapes, Recalling the shape of plantation trees in tropical areas. Excellent play of light that, as in a forest, penetrates from above and spreads between the pavilions. Countries: Cameroon, Côte D Ivoire ’, Cuba, Gabon, Ghana, Sao Tome Principe.
- Coffee Cluster – The power of ideas
The Coffee cluster, edited by Illy, is centered around coffee and its path from the bean to the Cup, through the stories and traditions of the countries farmers and consumers. The Cluster is inspired by coffee plantations in Africa and Central America: the architecture of the space, with warm shades and natural colours, invokes the branches of the trees in the shade of which grow coffee plants, While the halls are a metaphor of their trunks. Countries: Burundi, El Salvador, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Yemen, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Timor-Leste.
- Fruit and Vegetables cluster
In Fruit and Vegetables cluster There are fruit trees of all kinds laid out around a central square, above which is installed a wooden cover that resembles a pergola. between this and the Cluster of spices is a market where visitors can stop in buying products such as legumes, fruits or spices. Countries: Benin, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uzbekistan, Zambia.
- The world of Spices
The Spice world is tied closely to the history of travel and of ancient trade routes: the only spice term calls to mind the colors, the scents and the allure of exotic and distant lands. Although the spices and herbs have been protagonists and exchange valuable goods along the ancient trade routes, nowadays they are rediscovering a new spread, Thanks to globalisation and to consumers more demanding and more healthful eating habits. In the cluster are exposed the maps which have guided the explorers to discover the world and searching for spices, and in the pavilions there are tastings, facilities and events. Countries: Afghanistan, Brunei Darussalam, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.
- Cluster cereals and tubers – Old and new crops
The cereals and tubers, cultivated, exported and sold from millennia, are the the world's most popular foods and influenced the meeting of civilizations, exchanges between the peoples, the food and culture of many people on the planet. Cereals (of which there are tens of thousands of different varieties) form the basis of the diet of the majority of the world's population as they beneficial nutritional properties and low cost. Even the tubers (precious sources of carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins) are the staple food for over one million people in developing countries. The Pavilion immerses the visitor in a set of colors, surfaces and fragrances that evoke the cultivation of the land. At last, a large covered space hosts events and an area where you can taste typical dishes of the countries that belong to the Cluster. Countries: Bolivia, Congo, Haiti, Mozambique, Togo, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
- Bio-Mediterranean Cluster – Wellness, beauty and harmony
The Mediterranean Bio Cluster (which the Sicily region is the official partner) presents Mediterranean products such as olive oil, bread, wine. The food, in the Mediterranean countries, is not only the Act of feeding, is related to many aspects of social and cultural life. The Mediterranean diet also offers not only health benefits, but ensures and preserves biodiversity as its cultures are in line with the sustainability criteria. In the central part of the Cluster are some outdoor kitchens where you can watch the food preparation. The cluster shows how the Mediterranean Sea, uniting Europe, Africa and Asia, is a melting pot of peoples, where cultures, Customs and landscapes melt and mingle. Countries: Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Malta, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Tunisia.
- Islands Cluster, Sea and food
The pavilions of the Islands are dominated by a large bamboo roof and the walls are studded with phrases of characters who evoke epic journeys to the seas around the world, as Homer, Conrad, Colombo or Darwin. At the end of the Cluster there is the dining and events area, with a cube on which are projected underwater images that gives the impression of being actually under water. The aim is to stimulate the visitor through the sounds, typical colours and smells of the sea and its islands, but also remember the global challenge to safeguard the ecosystem: floods, salinity and soil erosion, the increase in rainfall can put at risk the balance and the economy of these places. Countries: Cape Verde, Comoro Islands, Caribbean Islands (Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname), Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Maldives.
- Arid Zone cluster – Agriculture and food in arid areas
Sandstorms and lack of water: These are the main images on which they rotate the pavilions Cluster of Arid. In the center, the problems of living in extremely poor areas of water. The solutions to tackle this problem range from proper management of water resources, from the collection of rainwater to water conservation of soil, by adopting innovative practices. The pavilions of the cluster are dominated by many translucent cylinders hanging from the ceiling, While the walls look like windswept stones of a sandstorm. At last, a water fountain in the city symbolizes the desert OASIS. Countries: Eritrea, Djibouti, Mauritania, Mali, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Jordan.
Le Aree tematiche di Expo 2015
The thematic areas are exhibition locations that interpret and develop the theme of Expo under various aspects.
- Zero Pavilion
Introducing the visit to Expo 2015: the Pavilion's theme, the evolution of man and his relationship with nature throughout history.
- Future Food District
The theme is the “The supermarket of the future”: vision of how new technologies will change the world of retail and the relationship of people to the world of food. The area is created in collaboration with Coop and consists of a Pavilion called Supermarket and a square Exhibition Area.
- Children Park
Play and discovery children's area. it's’ located behind the Chinese pavilion.
- Biodiversity Park
The Biodiversity Park is the Area of Expo Milano 2015 dedicated to biodiversity: spreaded over an area of 8.500 square meters, It includes, inside, a park, a theatre and two pavilions, the first dedicated to the world of biological and the second devoted to the exhibition of Biodiversity. The aim is to enhance the Italian environmental excellence, Food and agricultural. The Biodiversity Park represents a path in five stages that accompanies visitors through five different landscapes that characterize the Italian peninsula: Alps, The Apennines, Pianura padana, Gameboards and plateaus, Islands and urban agro-biodiversity. The tour begins with a trail then turns on country road, and then in tratturo, ending the Bridleway that runs along the coast. The Natural and organic is structured into six themed areas: Seeds, cereals, legumes and derivatives, Fruit, vegetables and processed, Oil and wine, Farm products, Herbal medicine, supplements, wellness, Facilities & services, technologies, training, certification. All internal ’ of the Pavilion there is also an area dedicated to Bio Store.
- Arts & Foods
Exhibition centered around food and its representation in paintings, furniture, items, sculptures, appliances, photographs, menu, books, record covers.
Food and Beverage di Expo 2015
Restaurants, self service, bars and cafes, kiosks and Street Food: