Carnival in Milano 2020

All events are cancelled

Various locations

PLEASE NOTICE: all events organised for Carnival 2020 are cancelled due to the Lombardy Region ordinance.


How can you possibly miss the Milano Carnival, where the celebrations finish four days after those in the rest of Italy, from February 26th to 29th, 2020?
This is why Carnevale here is taken seriously, celebrated in its full traditional glory. 
The air is filled with colours, confetti and the sweetest aroma of chiacchiere and tortelli.


Don't miss the Milano Clown Festival during the same days of Carnival: the city will be filled with the joy and energy of artists and companies from around the world.

Discover the Milanese traditions and celebrate with us!

Milano Clown Festival

PLEASE NOTICE: events is postponed


The Milano Clown Festival, the international event dedicated to Clowns and to new Street Theatre, is back with its 14th edition from February 26th to 29th, 2020.

The city will dazzle with a rainbow of events for 3 days (plus one!) to provide non-stop fun entertainment for all ages, with over 150 events in a packed schedule including theatre shows, special screenings, music and get-togethers.

Discover the complete programme!

Events for children in the centre of the city

PLEASE NOTICE: all events organised for Carnival 2020 are cancelled


Don't miss the beautiful "fiesta" with workshops, magic shows, clowns and magic make up for kids in the centre of the city!


The events await you from Thursday, February 26th to Saturday 29th from 14:00 to 19:00 in piazza San Fedele and, on Saturday, inside Palazzo Marino, the City Hall, in piazza della Scala.


We celebrate 4 days more than the others: here's why

Everyone celebrates Carnival on “Shrove Tuesday”, but we keep on celebrating until Saturday... Here's why!

Chiacchiere or tortelli?

Mmm… How to decide between a crumbly pastry and a soft frittella? We will guide you in the pleasurable choice. And if you want to try to prepare them at home, here you can find our recipes!

Meneghino, the Milanese costume

Erudite language, witty and lively intelligence, a generous character. This is “Meneghin”, the servant much loved by people, poets and playwrights alike, the traditional Milanese costume.

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