Top 5 Festivals in Milan

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If you want to go to a festival in another city, then you should consider Milan. This city has a variety of festivals destined to all ages and styles. Besides, there are festivals in almost each month of the year, so you can plan your vacation to Milan anytime. Here is our list of 5 best festivals in Milan:

  1. Fashion Week

As everybody knows, the main thing that characterizes Milan is fashion, so it’s obvious that the fashion week is one of the greatest events of the year. Moreover, you can enjoy the fashion parades twice a year. You can admire the collections of fashion week once in spring (February- March) and once in fall (September – October). The events are hosted by Fiera Milano Exhibition Center.

Famous brands like Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Uma Wang and many others expose their newest fashion collections every year.

  1. Carnival Ambrosiano

What can be better than spending your vacation on a carnival in Milan? This festival includes a night party in Piazza Duomo and a street day parade with music, jugglers and clowns. The theme of the carnival changes from year to year. The event is held on the first Saturday of Lent, so the dates are different each year because it depends on the date of the Catholic Easter.

  1. Del Naviglio

This event takes place from 1st of June to 10 of June on the canals of Naviglio. Many vendors gather here each year to sell different products and goods. Also, the festival is a great place to meet and socialize with other tourists or locals. Additionally, you can enjoy the street performances, parades and live music. It’s a good opportunity to understand the Italian culture.

  1. The Festival of Sant’Ambrogio

When 7th of December comes, the locals enjoy the celebration of the Italian saint Ambrose. The surroundings of Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio are full of happy people. Moreover, there’s a market called “O bei o bei “(literal meaning: so beautiful), where people can buy diverse foods and drinks. If you decide to go here you must try the “vin brulé’ “which is a traditional spicy wine.

  1. Gods of Metal

This is one of the biggest music festivals in Milan. As you’ve probably guessed, metal bands play at this festival.  The festival takes place in summer, on the first or second weekend of June. In the 2016 edition of the festival, Megadeth, Korn, Rammstein performed here. Over the years, the public enjoyed the performances of Monowar, Guns N’ Roses, Within Temptation, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden etc.

If you don’t want to wait in the airport for a taxi or a bus, you can try the private Milan airport transfer services. These services offer you transportation from the Milan airport to your destination. You book online the ride and when you will arrive in Milan, one of the drivers will be waiting for you at the arrival gates. There are many advantages: professional drivers, diverse vehicles, inclusive and fixed prices.


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