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All the events of Expo 2015 Milan

Expo 2015 Milan Events: Let's find out all the events related to Expo 2015, inside and outside the exhibition site.


Below we list some events not to be missed, both inside and outside the Expo, in the city of Milan. Write to us if you want to tell us about any event!


Events inside Expo 2015

During the entire duration of Expo Milano 2015, some fixed events are organized which are repeated every day:

The Lake Arena is a pool of water surrounded by bleachers with the Tree of Life at its center. In this space, shows with particularly suggestive water and light shows take place, lasting 3 and a half minutes during the day and 12 minutes in the evening. During the light show you can listen to some Italian music, including the song "Tree of Life Suite" , composed by Roberto Cacciapaglia.

Parade lasting 30 minutes starring Foody (mascot of Expo Milano 2015) and his friends: dance, music and special effects contextualized and linked to the themes of the event.

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events expo 2015 milan: the parade of Foody and the mascots

Starting from 10 May, a cooking demonstration will take place every day at the Expo Center at the western end of the Decumanus.

The same 30-minute parade is also repeated in the afternoon.

The Children Park also offers entertainment activities for children in the afternoon.

From Monday to Friday from 19.30 to 21.00, Saturday and Sunday from 20.30 to 22.00.
The best DJs and musical conductors of Rai Radio2 will perform real DJ Sets, in the area located near the Pavilion of the Republic of Korea.

20.30 – SHOW IN
PAVILION ZERO Show, lasting about 1 hour starting from June, which is an interpretation of the theme "history of the relationship between Man and Nature" . Access to the Pavilion Zero is free. The maximum capacity is around 150 spectators per performance.

ALLAVITA! – CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AT THE OPEN AIR THEATER ALLAVITA! is the show created by Cirque du Soleil for the Universal Exposition. The show will run from May 15 to August 30, Wednesday to Sunday at the Open Air Theatre. The show is made up of 14 scenes ranging from contemporary circus, to theatre, to dance and clowning.


Milan offers a series of events around the theme of Expo 2015 which involve museums, organisations, companies and the media of the City of Milan. Find the complete list of events on the Expo in the city .

Every day

#IkeaTemporary Via Vigevano, 18 Milan
The temporary store #IkeaTemporay becomes a bistro.

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Expo 2015 Milan events: #IkeaTemporary

1 March 2013 – 31 October 2015

Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo Piazza della Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II entrance.
Open every day from 10.00 to 23.00 The world of Leonardo represents a unique opportunity to discover Leonardo da Vinci in an original way. More than 200 3D interactive machines are on display, as well as physical reproductions of Leonardo's machines. Visitors can browse and understand the fascinating contents of Leonardo's papers. The interactive experiences are all in English. Audio guides are available in Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

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events expo 2015 milan: leonardo's world

1 March 2015 – 2 June 2015

A historic exhibition on the work of David Bailey , one of the most illustrious photographers in the world, with 300 images including portraits of famous people and various subjects created in half a century of career.

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events expo 2015 milan: photographic exhibition on David Bailey

12 March 2015 – 28 June 2015

“Lombard art from the Visconti to the Sforza: Milan at the center of Europe” PALAZZO REALE – Piazza del Duomo, 12 Milan.
The exhibition, through a selection of paintings and historical documents on the Sforza and Visconti dynasties, analyzes the development of Milanese and Lombard society, highlighting the important role played by the Visconti and Sforza dynasties.

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events expo 2015 milan: exhibition "Lombard art from the Visconti to the Sforza"

27 March 2015 – 30 August 2015

Africa MUDEC – Museum of Cultures, Via Tortona, 56 Milan
Exhibition dedicated to African culture, with 200 pieces of art from the Middle Ages to today.

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events expo 2015 milan: “Africa” exhibition at MUDEC

9 April 2015 – 23 August 2015

Juan Muñoz – “Double Bind & Around” HangarBicocca Foundation, Via Chiese 2 , Milan
Exhibition dedicated to juan munoz, contemporary artist.

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events expo 2015 milan: exhibition on juan munoz “Double Bind&Around”

1 May 2015 – 31 October 2015

A journey through the world in images: the Magnum/Contrasto photographers for the Expo Milano 2015 Clusters Great internationally renowned photographers tell the story of the Expo Milano 2015 Clusters through their images. Among the photographers: Sebastiano Salgado, Ferdinando Scianna, Irene Kung, Martin Parr, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Joel Meyerowitz, Alex Webb, Alessandra Sanginetti and Georg Steinmetz.

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events Expo 2015 Milan: A journey through the world through images

5 – 25 May 2015

African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival From 5 to 25 May – African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, this edition will present a selection of films dedicated to food and to nutrition. West exit of Porta Venezia, Corso Venezia 63.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: African Film Festival of Asia and Latin America

10-20 September 2015

20th Milano Film Festival The 20th edition of the MIFF (Milan Film Festival) will also focus on the themes dealt with by Expo 2015.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: 20th edition of the Milan Film Festival

8-10 May 2015

Orticola Exhibition and market of flowers and plants organized at the Indro Montanelli Public Gardens, with projects by architects and nurserymen.

9 May 2015 – 24 August 2015

“Serial Classic” Fondazione Prada, Largo Isacco 2 , Milan
Exhibition that explores the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture and its insistence on the dissemination of multiples as homages to Greek art. Path with 70 works mixed with installations and creations by artists and directors.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: "Serial Classic" exhibition at the Prada Foundation

From 9 May 2015

Architectural Walks in Milan Vico Magistretti Foundation, Via Conservatorio, 20 Milan
Path to discover the architect Vico Magistretti. An itinerary carried out on foot that will start from the Foundation of the same name and will touch some of the most important architectures of the Milanese architect. Upcoming meetings: Upper Milan and Gio Ponti.

14-16 May 2015

Bicycle Film Festival – A celebration of the bicycle through art, music and film Velodromo Vigorelli, Via Arona, 19 Milan
International film festival dedicated to the world of two wheels.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: Bicycle Film Festival

15 May 2015 – 28 September 2015

Under the sign of Leonardo. The magnificence of the Sforza court in the collections of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum Poldi Pezzoli, Via Alessandro Manzoni, 12 Milan
Exhibition centered on the flowering of Lombard art which took place thanks to Leonardo's presence at the Sforza court.

22-24 May 2015

Piano City Milano 2015 A large free network of piano concerts with over 300 concerts in all areas of the city of Milan: private houses, courtyards, parks, villas, squares, trams, markets, banks.

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Expo 2015 Milan events: Piano City

22-24 May 2015

Be Nordic Bou-Tek, via Maurizio Gonzaga, 7 Milan.
Event on the theme of Northern Europe, with its magic and colors showcased by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: it ranges from the environment to design, from gastronomy to literature and music. There are also theater and photography workshops for children.

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Expo 2015 Milan events: “Be Nordic” at Bou-tek

3-7 June 2015

Taste of Milan Superstudio Più, Via Tortona, 27 Milan.
Event dedicated to haute cuisine, where cooking enthusiasts can get to know the great chefs and take part in show cooking, cooking classes and tastings from all over the world.
On the occasion of Expo 2015, the participants of Taste of Milano will be able to find a 200-course menu offered by 50 top-level restaurants. Registration for the event will start on Tuesday 19 May .

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: Taste of Milan

26 August 2015 – 15 November 2015

“La Grande Madre” Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo, 12 Milan
“La Grande Madre” is an exhibition promoted by the Municipality of Milan, conceived and produced by the Nicola Trussardi Foundation together with Palazzo Reale for Expo in the city 2015, focused on the female figure and motherhood with works by over 80 international artists.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: "The Great Mother" at the Trussardi Foundation, Royal Palace

2 September 2015 – 10 January 2016

“Giotto, Italy” PALAZZO REALE, Piazza del Duomo, 12 Milan
Exhibition dedicated to the works of Giotto prior to his arrival in Milan, where he created the “Gloria Mondana” for Palazzo Reale. The exhibition also encourages you to visit other places in Lombardy where Giotto's artistic legacy is found: S. Gottardo al Palazzo, Chiaravalle, Viboldone, S. Abbondio di Como and other monuments.

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Events Expo 2015 Milan: "Giotto l'Italia" exhibition at Palazzo Reale