Looking for something to do in Milan this weekend? Look no further! There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in this vibrant city. Visit one of the many museums, art galleries, or go for a stroll in one of the many parks.
Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to have a great time in Milan this weekend!
Attend the expositions of Milano Drawing Week while you tour the city
If you’re interested in art, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Milano Drawing Week. This free exposition will be held in Milan starting from November 19 to November 27th, and will feature the drawings of a selection of 20th-century artists.
There will be 12 locations scattered around the city where you can view the drawings, mostly located in north-east Milan, including the Sforzesco castle – so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore Milan while you’re checking out the art.
Multiple locations, check out their website for more info and the map
From November 19 to November 27th
The entrance is free
Andy Warhol Exposition
The Fabbrica del Vapore exhibition center, located between the Monumental Cemetery and the ChinaTown district, will host an Andy Warhol exhibition with 300 pieces, organized into seven thematic sections.
Twenty paintings, fifty one-of-a-kind pieces including prints on silk, cotton, paper, sketches, pictures, original records, T-shirts, the Commodore Amiga 2000 computer with digital graphics, the BMW Art Car painted by Wahrol, and a section with 3D projections will be on exhibit.
Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4
From October 22, 2022 to March 26, 2023
- Weekdays: from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- € 14.00 Weekend and Holidays
- € 12.00 Weekdays
Buy tickets on TicketOne
Enjoy a candle-lit piano concert of the most famous Måneskin songs
On November 19, 2022, Fever is hosting one of its famous Candlelight concerts, in the gorgeous setting of Cardinal Ildefonso Schuster House, not far from Duomo.
The pianist duo The Ninels are the stars of the two concerts. They will play some of Maneskin’s most famous songs in a moody candlelight setting (from Torna a casa to Zitti e buoni, from Coraline to I wanna be your slave).
For more information, check out the organizer’s website, FeverUp.com
Casa Cardinale Ildefonso Schuster | Via Sant’Antonio, 5
Saturday, November 19 at 8 PM
Tickets for each concert cost between 15 and 40 euros.
They can be purchased on the organizer’s website.
Shop for great vintage finds at East Market
East Market Milano, one of the most known flea markets in Milan, returns to its traditional home in Lambrate this weekend, bringing with it a wide variety of collectibles, from rare antique clothing to cutting-edge international contemporary art.
Their collections are impressive, colorful and trendy. Check out their Instagram to get an idea!
More than 300 carefully selected vendors from all around Italy will be showcasing thousands of one-of-a-kind items.
This London-style flea market has everything from vintage clothing and records to shoes, furniture, curios, curiosities, design, books, video games, and home décor.
There is a €5 admission charge, but once inside, you can enjoy the markets, eat breakfast and lunch, and drink beer and wine for just €3 (instead of €5).
East Market, Via Mecenate 88/A
November 20, 2022
10 AM to 9 PM
5€, Free for children under 12 years old. Dogs allowed
Buy tickets on the official website
If you like hunting for pre-loved deals, check out the list of the top vintage stores in Milan
Browse the stands of Milan’s oldest and most famous Fair in Navigli
The Sinigaglia Fair is an institution in Milan, taking place every Saturday in Navigli. Everyone from the curious to the committed connoisseur is sure to find something of value here.
The fair boasts a lot of stalls along the canals, selling all sorts of things from used, vintage, and contemporary apparel, classic antiques, tribal artifacts, rare cacti and herbs, organic beauty products, valuable coins, and more can all be found at this flea market.
The atmosphere is always festive, with a real sense of community.
Alzaia Naviglio Grande
8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays all year long
Go on a free walking tour exploring the wonders of Milan
Citywalkers is an incredible project created by a group of young Italians with the goal of introducing visitors to the country’s rich cultural legacy.
This 2:45h long free walking tour will help you get to know Milan like a local. No matter what your budget is, our tour guides will make sure you see the best of this city.
While seeing Milan, you will learn about its rich history and visit some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
You will be able to see, for example, the University, Duomo, the Sforzesco Castle, the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, Teatro and Piazza Della Scala, Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza degli Affari, as well as the Church of San Nazaro in Brolo.
This trip itinerary is subject to vary based on the preferences of the tour guide.
Piazza del Duomo, in front of the Duomo (Museo del Novecento) metro station. Look for guides holding up a yellow WALKABOUT’S UMBRELLA.
Tours are organized every day. Check this website for availability
There is no set fee for the tours organized by Citywalkers. At the end of the experience, visitors tip the guide an amount they feel is fair (typically anywhere from €10 to €50, depending on how satisfied they were with the tour).
One for the green lovers: a guided tour of Sempione park, the green heart of the city
This tour is organized by FAI, a non-profit born to preserve parts of Italy’s heritage, taking care of sites that were abandoned or otherwise risked being lost.
They manage a number of Milan’s most beautiful locations as well as others around Italy. Among them is the stunning liberty-style Villa Necchi Campiglio – in which a few scenes of the Gucci movie were set.
During the organization’s periodic FAI days, these locations are accessible to the public. If you join FAI, you’ll be able to take advantage of member-only discounts on tickets.
On Sunday, the group will lead a tour of the green area in Milan with the greatest variety of plants.
By taking a guided walk around the park’s scenery, you’ll be able to learn about the unique plant species found there and get insight into the ways in which they’ve adapted to thrive.
Palazzina Appiani, Viale Byron,2 (inside Sempione park)
Sunday, November 20 from 3 PM to 4.30 PM
- FAI members: € 10
- Full: € 15
The ticket includes headphones and a receiver to listen to the guide respecting distancing. Get your ticket here.
Experience the holiday spirit in Porta Venezia at the “villaggio delle meraviglie”
The “Village of Wonders” will be back in the heart of Milan (Indro Montanelli gardens in Porta Venezia) from November 19, 2022, to January 8, 2023, with many attractions and shows for all ages to enjoy.
This is one of the things that make Milan more fun during the Christmas season. More will come in the next weeks, and you can read about them here!
This is a great place to take your kids: the Snow Queen welcomes them to her castle, which is surrounded by a huge Christmas tree, a snowflake carousel, and a trip to the North Pole.
However this magical place isn’t just for children; it also has one of the largest skating rinks in all of northern Italy, measuring a whopping 1,000 square meters across both indoor and outdoor areas.
Indro Montanelli public gardens, Porta Venezia
From November 19, 2022, to January 8, 2023
Weekdays 3 PM to 6.30 PM
Saturdays Sundays, and holidays: From 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM and from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
There is no fee to get into the park.
You can purchase tickets for the skating rink on their website. The price is 7 to 12€, depending if you go on weekdays or the weekend.
Each attraction in the village has its own ticket office where tickets can be bought on-site.
Guided tour of the Pomodoro labyrinth
During this hour-long guided tour, you will be taken into the mind of artist and sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, who created a mysterious, whimsical, and introspective world.
The guide, who unfortunately only speaks Italian, will tell you about the place’s history and why it was chosen for the installation.
Even if you don’t speak Italian, the dark environment with its sharp, angular shapes is very interesting to explore.
Fendi Showroom, Via Solari 35
Tickets cost 11 euros and can be bought on the website of the foundation.
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