Exploring Milan's Universal Expo



When

May 1st - October 31st

The theme of the Milan Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”
But what does that mean?  Well...

  • 145 countries will have pavilions featuring their ethnic cuisines.
  • The architecture of the fair's pavilions promises to be selfie-worthy. Most dramatic to see so far, the waving roof of the China Pavilion.
  • Countries and companies will illustrate new technologies in sustainability.
  • Cirque du Soleil has created a special show for the ExpoAllavita.
  • World famous chefs will have pop-up restaurants around Milan.
  • What's it cost?  EXPO Milan Ticketing.
  • How to get there?  Public transit/shuttle buses from central Milan.

      What to See in Milan

      Off the fairgrounds, but staying with the Expo's theme, be sure to see...

      • MiIan's most famous artwork, da Vinci's "The Last Supper" at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
      • Giardini Pubblici is perfect where after a long day you can stroll its soft hilly grounds coming upon statuary, ponds and flowering sculpted trees.
      • Orto Botanico di Brera is a lovely botanical garden located on the grounds of the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's main art museum.
      • Parco Sempione is Milan's largest park with wonderful broad promenades that lead to historical landmarks, including Castello Sforza.

        Where to Stay:

        Lux, Green, and a few in-between:

        Armani Hotel via Manzoni, 31

        Bulgari Hotel  via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7B

        Four Seasons Milan  via Gesu, 6/8

        Townhouse Boutique Hotels  Eight (8) locations in central Milan.

        Milan Scala - billed as "eco chic," via dell’Orso, 7



        Shopping

        No doubt you'll buy some of the latest styles from this Fashion-Capital, but since you're here for a food expo, why not bring home a gorgeous object for your table? Here's some select merchants:

        • 10 Corso Como - 10 Corso Como - This is The Design Emporium of Milan.
        • Alessi - via Alessandro Manzoni, 14 - The original source of designer cookware and kitchen accessories.
        • Fornasetti - corso Matteotti 1/A - This is where you'll find the famous classic black & white dishes and tableware.