Events not to be missed in November 2023


November in Milano brings lower temperatures, but not so cool as to discourage pleasant strolls around the city. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the changing colours of the trees, the sunsets in the parks and aperitivi in Brera.


This is also the month to celebrate all the Milano Music Week concerts, to follow all the Champions League fixtures at San Siro, and visit some of the most interesting exhibitions opening in the city.


Discover the events not to be missed this autumn.

BookCity Milano 2023

From November 13th to 19th

Calling all book lovers and fans of the written word! Bookcity Milano 2023, the week designed with you in mind, will invade the city from November 13th to 19th, with literary presentations, debates, readings and awards. 

Themes of contemporary interest are investigated through the lens of literature: this year the main theme will be Dreaming.


On the evening of Wednesday, November 15th, the Mayor of Milano, Giuseppe Sala, will inaugurate the event by awarding the Sigillo della Città (Seal of the City) to the writer Orhan Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature.


The citywide events are open to the public, with free admission unless otherwise indicated. 

Check out the full programme on the official website.

Milano Music Week 2023

From November 20th to 26th

Milano turns up the volume from November 20th to 26th with the return of the unmissable Milano Music Week.


From A for Ariete to Z for Zonagrigia, the world of music is narrated through experiences, workshops, live concerts, DJ sets, screenings, interviews with artists and discussion panels on the music industry.


Francesca Michielin, co-curator of this edition, tops the bill of the leading event: don't miss her interview at the Teatro dal Verme on Tuesday, November 21st.


Check out the real-time updates on the official website.

Eicma – International Two-Wheeler Exhibition

Milano Rho Fiera - From November 7th to 12th

From November 7th to 12th, two-wheeler passion is unleashed in the pavilions and on the tracks of Eicma 2023, the eightieth edition of the International Cycle, Motorcycle and Accessories exhibition which can proudly claim to be the longest-running exhibition event in the world.

With 1700 brands from over 45 countries, EICMA represents one of the most important European events in the sector, providing visitors with the opportunity to see up-close the technological innovations of both motorized and non-motorised two-wheelers.


This year, the main exhibition is expanded with two new sections. The EICMA Esports Arena will cater for a younger audience, dedicated to the world of electronic sports and motorsport video games, and will host the live final of the online motocross championship, the EICMA ESPORTS MX, open to players from all over Europe and America.

The other new entry is the area dedicated to Urban Mobility where companies, institutions and startups in the sector will organise talks and informative meetings to present the relevance of two-wheelers in city life. 


The Motolive area is a fun action space, with racing, competitive shows, music and entertainment plus awesome performances by stuntmen, Freestyle runs and Acrobatic Trials.

Two Champions League dates for Milan

San Siro Stadium – November 7th and 28th

Following in the footsteps of Inter in October, it's now Milan's turn to take to the San Siro pitch for the Champions League: two highly challenging matches, against two teams that are always at the apex of European football.


All the action kicks off on November 7th with Milan vs Paris Saint-Germain: fourth day match of group F, and the fourth time that the two top teams have clashed. The last match, in the 2000/2001 season, ended in a draw, with Milan still unbeaten by the Paris team in the tournament.


On November 28th Milan will face Borussia Dortmund: the two teams have already clashed six times, with three Rossoneri victories, one draw and two defeats. The last match dates back to the year in which Milan won the Champions League, in the 2002/2003 group stage.

Exhibitions not to be missed

To start the month off in style, Goya’s La ribellione della Ragione (The Rebellion of Reason) exhibition comes to Palazzo Reale on October 31st. Not only a retrospective with more than 80 paintings, but also a depiction of the artist’s experience of history, his thoughts and his inner world.


For photography lovers, don’t miss this exhibition co-hosted at Palazzo Reale and the Triennale: Gabriele Basilico. Le mie città. (My Cities). Ten years after Basilico’s demise, Milano dedicates the first major tribute to the photographer in the city where he was born and lived. The exhibition vaunts over 500 works, entering into the very heart of the city starting from images of Milano and its suburbs exhibited in the Triennale, up to the large commissions from around the world displayed at Palazzo Reale.


Contemporary art is always on show at the PAC - Contemporary Art Pavilion: Argentina. Quel che la notte racconta al giorno (What the Night tells the Day) will be inaugurated on November 21st. Over the last fifty years Argentina, for many years a main destination for European migrants, has generated artists who have represented the world from a unique perspective. Through sculptures, installations, photographs, videos and performances we discover the different approaches to the representation of a culture often characterized, in the past as well as today, by forms of violence.


Pirelli Hangar Bicocca continues with its explorations of the current contemporary world with James Lee Byars, one of the most famous American artists from the 1960s to date. By using different expressive means - comprising installation, sculpture, performance, drawing and words - Byars unites West and East by reflecting on perfection and cyclicality, on the human figure, on doubt and the idea of man's finitude. Free entry.


Milano will host many exhibitions this autumn: to experience the season at its best, check out here our other proposals, comprising Van Gogh, Rodin, El Greco and Wes Anderson