What to Do in Milan This Season

This summer, be prepared for a sensory maze in Milan, our guide introduces you various experiences, designed to test your senses to the max.

by Ashleigh Searle

From cultural exhibits to musical nights under the stars, we’ve picked the best places to see and be seen this season.

Dialogo nel Buio
Located at the Institute of the Blind, “Dialogue in Dark” offers visitors a unique sensory experience. Participants are lead through pitch black rooms and corridors by blind guides, into various rooms which expose you all the senses, except sight. Now present in various cities around the world, the ‘Dialogue’ has become a must-do experience. In addition to daytime tours, the institute also offers aperitif in the dark, tasting in the dark, as well as theatre and workshops for groups and individuals.

dialogo esterno

Auditorium di Milano
Home of the Grammy award-winning Verdi Orchestra and the Choir of Milan, this auditorium is considered one of the best places in Italy to hear live classical and jazz concerts thanks to its incredible acoustics. Founded by the Milan-born conductor Riccardo Chailly, it has won over the hard-line music critics and is now a staple of city’s musical scene.

02 Flor BeethowenALTAStudioHanninen DSC3929

Related: Explore Milan's Beautiful Surroundings

Park life in Monza
Known as Milan’s ‘green lung’, Monza is a regal town just north of the city. The complex of ‘Parco di Monza’ comprises the Royal Gardens and Villa and an auditorium, which together represent a beautiful example of northern Italian historical and artistic heritage. Every spring and summer, various events are held in the park, such as food festivals, concerts and artisanal workshops.

MonzaparkPixabay

 

 

Arts and Crafts at the Castello

In addition to works by Da Vinci and Bramantino, the recently renovated Arts and Crafts exhibition at the Castello Sforzesco offers an epic journey through Milanese history, including Roman artefacts, medieval remains and photographs of Milan of the recently unified Italy.

 

 

For more on what to do in Milan this season, visit our Destinations page