Events not to be missed in September

Sport, music, exhibitions, Fashion Week and Beauty Week


As summer draws to a close, we return to the city: September is an event-packed month, great for getting back into the fun and making the most of Milano’s gems. 


From major sporting events to glam Fashion Week plus music festivals, dance performances with Roberto Bolle in Piazza Duomo, new not-to-be-missed exhibitions and Beauty Week.


Check out all our recommendations here.

A month of great sport

The Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix 2023 in Monza, and the return of football to San Siro

As per tradition, every first weekend of September the racing cars rev up on the Monza circuit: the 2023 Pirelli Italian Grand Prix Formula 1 extravaganza invades the city, and the red tide of Ferrari fans surges into the streets.

From September 1st to 3rd, the top drivers will compete in trials and races, aiming to triumph and to beat a record that has been held for almost twenty years: the Formula 1 absolute speed record was logged in Monza in 2005 by Kimi Räikkönen on McLaren, with 370.1 km/h.


After all the great summer concerts, the San Siro Stadium returns to being Milano’s ‘La Scala of Football’ by hosting the Serie A matches. Most importantly, on September 12th at 20:45, the Italy - Ukraine qualifying match for the European Championships in Germany 2024 will be an important test for the new national coach Luciano Spalletti.

To give everyone a chance to participate in this great event, ticket prices will start from €10, with discounts for families, university students, under 12s and over 65s.


Come and support the teams!

Milano Fashion Week: the latest trends and a fashion show open to all

From September 19th to 25th

In September, the global focus will be on an important much-anticipated event: for this edition the Milano Fashion Week Women's returns to present the spring/summer 2024 collections


The roster boasts a line-up of mega fashion shows along with all the season’s new events that are making frontpage fashion news, such as Peter Hawkings' debut collection for Tom Ford, and Sabato De Sarno's for Gucci plus the fashion show event to celebrate Moschino’s 40th.

Fashion Week will be inaugurated on September 20th with the Iceberg show, and will wrap up on September 25th with Laura Biagiotti.


Don't miss the Diesel fashion show that is accessible to all, not just industry insiders: just like last year, on the wish of the brand’s creative director Glenn Martens, the fashion house opens its catwalk show to the public. The date is at Scalo Farini on September 20th at 21:00.

Online registration is mandatory, from September 6th on Places are subject to availability.

Roberto Bolle's dance festival: Ondance

From September 7th to 10th

Roberto Bolle is a real star for both dance and non-dance enthusiasts. To show his appreciation, and to make the love of dance more approachable to everyone, every year Bolle organizes OnDance, a live event of shows, meetings, dance evenings, open classes and free workshops on classical, contemporary, tango, swing, street dance and more genres, for dance students and enthusiasts of all ages.


This year, the centre of the action will be Piazza Duomo, with a full roster of events to attend via registration on the official website from August 25th onwards.


Don't miss the amazing sight of hundreds of people taking a ballet class in front of the Duomo!

Non-stop music: from Milano è viva to MITO Settembre Musica

Music never goes on holiday: concerts and shows still continue in September.


The Estate al Castello event continues until September 10th with events to suit everyone, from Casino Royale to the evening dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.


For those who want to journey through the great music that opens up to the world, thanks to a line-up of excellent performers, MiTo Settembre Musica is a must-see. The month-long festival that has united the cities of Milano and Turin is now in its 17th edition.

In harmony with this year's theme, Cities, the Festival returns to the piazzas - the city meeting place par excellence - and affords great attention to families, favouring weekend programming to enable greater participation.


It will be inaugurated on September 7th at La Scala with the Teatro Regio Orchestra and will wrap up on September 22nd at the Lingotto Auditorium with the Filarmonica della Scala. The programme features great international guests such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ivo Pogorelich, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Julia Fischer, Wayne Marshall and Andrès Orozco-Estrada.

Milano Beauty Week: a week dedicated to the culture of beauty

From September 26th to October 2nd

From September 26th to October 2nd Milano Beauty Week returns with its second edition to be held at Palazzo Giureconsulti, the beating heart of the previous edition, and at Palazzo Castiglioni.


Discover the event-packed programme open to all: based on the themes of innovation, sustainability, inclusion and emotion, it promotes in-depth knowledge of all the facets and products of the cosmetics industry - a cornerstone of Made in Italy.


Don't miss Beauty Week’s White Night on September 30th, when beauty experiences and treatments will be available to everyone up until midnight. Let your hair down with the DJ set in the loggia of Palazzo Giureconsulti and at the Beauty Parade.

The new exhibitions not to be missed: from Van Gogh to the Furla Series

New exhibitions open in September, kicking off the new season featuring big names alongside promising artists.


Not to be missed is the Vincent Van Gogh. Cultured Painter exhibition at the Mudec - Museum of Cultures, from September 21st to January 28th. Van Gogh was the painter we all know, but he was also an extremely erudite intellectual who was well-educated on the cultural debate of his time: a passionate reader and collector of prints, as well as an attentive observer of the most current artistic trends. The exhibition narrates this side of the artist, highlighting the books he much admired and his love for Japan.


The appointment with the Furla Series project returns to the GAM - Gallery of Modern Art which, since 2017, has brought exhibitions of contemporary artists to the museum. Their works are brought to life in the elegant rooms of what was once the Villa Reale in Milano.

From September 15th to December 17th are the dates for Somethings in the World, a solo exhibition by Suzanne Jackson, which presents a glimpse of the artist’s research for the last fifty years along an exhibition itinerary that retraces its key moments, from the dreamlike paintings of the Seventies to the radical experiments of the more recent free-hanging ‘anti-canvas’. 


Contemporary art also reigns supreme at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, which presents an exhibition dedicated to Thao Nguyen Phan, a young Vietnamese artist who works with video, installation, drawing and painting to retrace the turbulent historical events of her country of origin, and to intertwine them with literature, philosophy and everyday life. Free entry.

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