Get your well-deserved fill of art and culture with the Autumn events


As the days shorten, autumn is the perfect season to make the most of the numerous artistic and cultural events in Milano: we have put together some of the most important ones you may want to highlight on your agenda. From the FAI Autumn Days to the Bookcity festival, discover a thousand shades of culture in the city.

Claude Monet and his Water Lilies at Palazzo Reale

Until January 2022 - Palazzo Reale

Where: Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo

When: Until January 2022, Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 19:30, Thursday: 10:00 - 22:30

Price: from € 6 to € 14

Reservation recommended

Mandatory Green Pass


Claude Monet. Works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris is undoubtedly one of the autumn’s most anticipated exhibitions.
The exhibition’s chronological order takes the visitor through Monet’s entire artistic allegory, summing up the works that the French artist himself considered fundamental, intimate, private, so much so that he jealously safeguarded them in his home in Giverny. Works that he himself never wanted to sell, works that convey the profound emotions of his artistic genius.


Don’t miss his Water Lilies (1916-1919), Parliament, Reflections on the Thames (1905) and Roses (1925-1926), his last, and entirely magical, work. 53 masterpieces that will astound you.

Women and photography: 90 artists on show

From 8th October to 28th November - Luciana Matalon Foundation

Where: Fondazione Luciana Matalon - Foro Buonaparte, 67

When: from 8th October to 28th November, Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 19:00. Monday closed

Price: € 8, reduced € 6

Green Pass mandatory


Women and photography: a pairing that has incited increasing interest in recent years. This exhibition at the Luciana Matalon Foundation in Milano, from 8th October to 28th November, promises to offer a broad and interesting overview.


90 original selected photographs by as many female artists accompany us on a quest that is intertwined with the themes of empathy and the search for identity in the social sphere. Many important names on display from Diane Arbus to Margaret Bourke-White, Lisetta CarmiRegina José Galindo, Gerda Taro, Lisette Model, Sandy Skoglund, Marina Abramovic, Tina Modotti, Gina Pane, Francesca Woodman, Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle, Cindy Sherman, Inge Morath, to name a few.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of five meetings with some of the protagonists on display.

Interested in historic comics? Don’t miss the Manga Heroes and the Bonelli Story at Fabbrica del Vapore

Until January 2022 - Fabbrica del Vapore

Where: Fabbrica del Vapore - Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4

When: until January 2022, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 09:30 - 19:30; Thursday 09:30 - 21:30

Price: from € 6 to € 14

Mandatory Green Pass


Japanese comics (manga) and cartoons (anime) and cosplay: if these words ignite your enthusiasm, then the perfect exhibition awaits you at the Fabbrica del Vapore: Manga Heroes. From Osamu Tezuka to Pokémon. The protagonists of the exhibition are both the most famous characters of this pop universe and the designers and creators of the iconic personas.


Don’t miss the captivating 3D and light installations, photo galleries and video clips in order to fully appreciate this colourful and volatile world. So, have you decided which is your very own favourite manga?


Or maybe you prefer ‘classic’ comics to manga? No worries, Fabbrica del Vapore has thought about you! Don't miss the Bonelli Story. 80 years in Comics, the largest exhibition ever dedicated to the historic Italian comic book and the Bonelli Publishing House, that showcases great heroes such as Tex, the popular fictional hero from the wild west, and Dylan Dog, pop icon on the Italian newsstands for over 35 years, Martin Mystère, Mister No, Julia, Dampyr, Nathan Never (celebrating his thirtieth anniversary), Zagor (celebrating his 60th), but the heroes of the forties and fifties as well, without forgetting the most recent success stories such as Dragonero and the new productions from the Bonelli Cinematic Universe.

Photo Vogue Festival at BASE

From November 18th to 21st - BASE Milano

Where: BASE Milano - Via Bergognone, 34

When: November 18th to 21st

Price: free

Mandatory Green Pass


Sixth edition of the Photo Vogue Festival, curated by the senior photo editor of Vogue Italia, Alessia Glaviano, which will animate the city of Milano with talks, digital portfolio reviews, exhibitions and photographic events.


The exhibitions, displayed at BASE Milano, will revolve around the theme of ‘Reframing History’: an exploration of projects that have reclaimed an alternative view, a different way of telling a tale, reinventing the omitted or exoticised historical figures or questioning stereotypes.

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The choice is all yours!


FAI Autumn Days

October 16th and 17th in various locations

Where: Various venues

When: October 16th and 17th

Price: suggested contribution starting from € 3

Compulsory Green Pass for all indoor venues


Every year, the arrival of autumn gives us something to look forward to: the FAI Autumn Days, organized by the Italian National Trust, enables everyone to visit places that are usually closed to the public. This year the events fall on the weekend of October 16th and 17th and, as always, it is a chance to discover hidden masterpieces or lesser-known gems, not normally accessible.


Palaces, villas, churches, castles, archaeological areas, landmarks of industrial archaeology, museums and military sites; plus parks, urban gardens, courtyards and botanical gardens all await us.


Guided tours by FAI Youth Groups are subject to a fee and pre-booking is recommended, as places are limited.

Don’t hesitate to book!

AMART Antiques in Milano

From October 27th to 31st - Museo della Permanente

Where: Museo della Permanente - Via Filippo Turati, 34

When: October 27th to 31st. 11:00 - 21:00; October 31st 11:00 - 19:30

Mandatory Green Pass


Arte è Milano is the theme of the new edition of AMART antiques in Milano: 70 antique dealers will exhibit together at the jewel of neoclassic architecture, Milan Palazzo della Permanente, becoming protagonists and disseminators of a profound cultural tradition and presenting their paintings, sculptures, furniture, jewels, silver and rugs along with other design pieces. 


AMART is not just an antiques exhibition: it offers a series of exciting initiatives, also in collaboration with the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan and the FAI – Italian Natural Trust, to perpetuate the crossover between different artistic epochs and forms.


Check out the programme on the official website.