What’s on in Milan

Milan Fashion Week photo

Milan Fashion Week

23 February—1 March 2022

Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre and various historical venues throughout Milan

Milan has a well-deserved reputation for being the haute couture fashion centre of Europe, and a stroll around the downtown 'fashion block' bounded by Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manz…

Milan Fashion Week

23 February—1 March 2022

Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre and various historical venues throughout Milan

Milan has a well-deserved reputation for being the haute couture fashion centre of Europe, and a stroll around the downtown 'fashion block' bounded by Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia will have fashion fundis drooling over the collections of Italian and international designers concentrated here. The top designers' Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer collections are showcased on the catwalk during Milan's famed Fashion Weeks, which are hosted twice a year usually in January or February and September. During Fashion Week the big names of fashion come to town, and celebrity spotting is a favourite occupation during the week, but the fashion shows themselves are unfortunately reserved for invitation only. There are many peripheral events in which visitors can be involved as the entire city celebrates fashion in high style. Just putting on a high fashion outfit and strutting around the area is fun, as the always fashionable population of Milan becomes even more stylish during this period - the streets are catwalks!

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Italian F1 Grand Prix photo

Italian F1 Grand Prix

10 - 12 September

Monza

Monza was one of the first F1 tracks ever built, but for more than sentimental reasons it remains one of the highlights on the Formula One calendar as it is also the fastest track …

Italian F1 Grand Prix

10 - 12 September

Monza

Monza was one of the first F1 tracks ever built, but for more than sentimental reasons it remains one of the highlights on the Formula One calendar as it is also the fastest track in the world. The race circuit is located 10 miles (16km) northeast of Milan, in the small town that gave the track its name.

Although one of the most popular F1 tracks in the world, it can be a little confusing to get to if you aren't a local. If you're travelling by car you should take the A1 and A4 motorway out of Milan, taking the turn onto the S36 road that leads to Monza - there are signs posted along the road prior to races to show the way. The drive takes about half an hour. There is lots of parking available at the track but it is expensive and you will need to arrange a parking permit in advance. Travelling by train is a great option as the trip from Milan Central Railway Station to Monza Station only takes 15 minutes and there are free shuttle buses to ferry people from the station to the Vedano Gate at the track. It is also possible to take trains to Monza from Verona, Turin and Florence as well as a number of other cities. Just be sure to check the train schedule because they change often.

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