The city center of Milan is a real “metropolitan heart” and this is demonstrated by the concentration of events despite this “winter break” period. Against any expectation, our city has a lot to offer in this time of the year. In this article you can find our suggestions for the best events! 

Christmas Markets 

Any undecided person that has not an idea about gifts to their parents and friends, until January 10th in Piazza Duomo they will find a big market where they can find whatever they need. From souvenirs to dresses, to particular objects, turists and locals will find their ideal place in this luminous and vibrant areas, opened every day since 8.30am until midnight in the area between Vittorio Emanuele, via Camposanto and via Arcivescovado, following a European trend as the little Christmas Markets with increasing success, are available to the audience many typical products and kinds of attractions.

But there are not only the wooden house of the central Market. Moving to Piazza Portello, with the Lilla metro line (nr. 5) there is another nice Christmas market ready to amaze all people with wooden craft products or glass and pottery artpieces.

Anther interestin point is at Palestro metro stop on the red Line 1 where you can find The Village of Wonders, an enchanting place where especially children will have fun dreaming and playing with the “Iced kingdom” or watching spectacular circus performance with great legends of this art as Ambra Orfei. 

Art and cultural exhibitions 

For people who like art, in these months there is a series of extraordinary exhibitions that will remain opened to the audience for the whole period until February.

At Palazzo Reale, for example there are fantastic expositions as “Metamorphosis Picasso” that collects more than 350 Picasso’s works showing the immense visual and figurative talent of this absolute genius of 20th century and the vitality of its forms and artistic language, so innovative and erupting. The exhibition is open until February 17th with this opening hours: Monday 14.30-1930, Tuesday Wednesday and Sunday 9.30am-7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 9.30-22.30. in holiday time the hours scheduling will be different with special openings. In fact on 24th and 31st December it will be opened since 9.30am until 2.30pm while on 25th December and 1st of January the hours will be since 2.30pm until 7.30pm.

In the same building another great artist as Carlo Carrà that with Boccioni, Depero and Balla,one of the main Futurism artists will be exposed until 3rd of February. The piedmontese master died 53 years ago, in 1966, friend of other great artistical genius as Giorgio De Chirico and characterized by a clearly naturalistic and realistic inspiration with landscapes and still natures that in his metaphysical period he was influenced by his friend. The exposition will be opened in the following hours: Monday 2.30-7.30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 9.30am-7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 9.30am-10.30pm.

Very interesting and well made the last exposition “Il romanticismo”, a passionate retrospective about the European romantic art with absolute masterpieces of the 19th century. In the wonderful location of Gallerie d’Italia, Piazza della Scala 6, nearby our hotel, are hosted incredible works of two rebel and intense French artists as Delacroix and his representations of the French Revolution and Gericault with his “The Medusa” and the Milanese figurative painter Francesco Hayez and his amazing Alessandro Manzoni’s portrait or his sentimental “Il bacio”. Poetic and so expressive paintings that the visitors can admire in the following hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday: 9.30am-7.30pm and Thursday 9.30am-10.30pm. 

Happy Xmas Holydays in Milan!