5 good reasons to be in Milano in 2022

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FASHION

Milano is the city of global fashion.

It sports the highest concentration of fashion stylists and fashion stores anywhere in the world.

In the Quadrangle around Via Montenapoleone you can actually breathe style and luxury in fantastic stores, especially during the fashion weeks that periodically attract models, designers, buyers, bloggers and fashion critics from the five continents and the seven seas to the city.

What’s unique in Milano is the cross-fertilization of fashion and culture, art and design, for the city is the media, design and style capital of Italy.

Milano has fashion as its genius loci.

Be it Armani, Prada, Gucci, or the other fashion brands featured in Milano, the culture of fashion infuses the whole city, cross-breeding other areas of urban life: e.g. Prada establishing the Foundation with its astonishing exhibit space showcasing the best in contemporary art, or Giorgio Armani investing the in Olimpia Basketball Team competing in the Euroleague, while having established a museum for the house’s historical collections (Armani Silos) in the Design District, or Gucci that has recently opened one of its Circolos in Milano.

 

Come for luxury shopping, and stay to test your taste and transform your style.

DESIGN

Milano is the international capital of design.

Its designers have morphed the industrial products and home furniture that have been changing everyday life since the 1950s.

Milano manages to combine craftsmanship and creativity, industry and talent to design everything from scooters to lamps, from armchairs to phones. The city features two museums devoted to design (Triennale and ADI), and every spring

Milano becomes the world magnet for buyers and designers, enthusiasts and creatives, thanks to the Milano Design Week, which revolves around the Salone, the world furniture fair at Fiera Milano, and the Fuorisalone, the program of design-related events and vernissages, originally in the ateliers of the Tortona Design District, but now spread all over the city, and particularly in the classy Brera art district home of the Pinacothèque, and in the Isola alternative neighborhood, in the shadow of the Vertical Forest and Piazza Gae Aulenti’s skyscrapers.

In 2022, the Salone del Mobile will be held from April 5 to April 10 in the lush pavilions of Rho-Fieramilano. Visit the Salone and Party at Fuorisalone!

ART+CULTURE

Milano has been in existence for over two millennia. It was a major city already in Roman, Renaissance, and Napoleonic times. I

ts art heritage is invaluable, as the Last Supper or the Brera Pinacothèque make immediately clear.

Milano is famous for modern art, too. Futurism was born here and some of the best works are at Museo del ’900, where you can also admire Morandi and Fontana.

Art is evident everywhere around the city, and Milanese and outside visitors alike flock to the large exhibits like Monet at Palazzo Reale or Cattelan at Hangar Bicocca.

The cultural highlight of 2022 is the 23rd edition of the Triennale Milano International Exhibition, a major international event devoted to design and architecture.

Similar to the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial in New York City or the Beijing International Design Triennial, it highlights the most innovative and eclectic experimentations at the intersection of art, design and the natural and the built environments. It will feature artists, architects, and pavilions from 20 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East competing for the final award. Done in conjunction with ESA, United Nations SDG Action Campaign, Fondation Cartier, and the MIT, the Milano Triennale features thematic exhibits by David Lynch, Francis Kéré, Refik Anadol, Yuri Suzuki, Tomas Saraceno, Bruce Nauman, Alicja Kwade, and other international creators.

ENTERTAINMENT

Milano means cosmopolitan entertainment and multicultural food.

 

Go beyond the historic center to discover the rich diversity of Milano neighborhoods: from NoLo to the North to Darsena to the South, from Bicocca to Corvetto, the best food and best live music can often be had outside the city center.

Of course, the aperitif is really great downtown, but the quality of cocktails is good anywhere around the city. A spritz or a sbagliato in any bar after 6pm will immediately change your mood and plunge you into the discovery of the city’s new skyline and nightlife districts.

Milano is a city of proximity, a compact metropolitan space where it’s easy to walk, bike or take a tram, where ethnic and regional identities are mixed and mashed in the neighborhoods and piazzas located in the three concentric rings that compose the city, which is cut administratively into eight large slices, which are the peripheral districts converging towards Duomo.

Every neighborhood has distinctive cultural institutions, markets, festivals and a buzzing social life.

Ticinese and Niguarda are very Milanese in two different ways, while Lambrate and Porta Romana are animated by their student populations.

 

Explore Milano in all its guises!

SPORT

Milano is a major sports capital.

Its soccer teams, FC Inter and AC Milan dominate Serie A.

The arch-felt (although generally humorous) rivalry splitting friends and families across the city reaches a climax during il derby, the direct match between the two Milanese teams, which is usually balanced and uncertain till the very end.

The next game pitching nerazzurri against rossoneri will take place on February 6.

 

But you can do all sports in Milano, and running is especially popular in the city parks.

A major event will be the Milano Marathon on April 5, coinciding this year with the opening of the Salone del Mobile.

It will bring professional and amateur runners to the city, to compete in the 42-kilometer track that stretches from the center to the northwestern and southwestern periphery, touching San Siro and Tre Torri.

 

The city is also a great departing point to ski on the Alps: winter sports fans must not forget that Milano will host the 2026 edition of the Winter Olympics.

 

And this September, Milano will host Eurobasket 2022, the championship of European national basketball teams!