What to do in Milan in October 2020: Where®Milan has round-up the most interesting and not-to-be-missed events of the month to be held in the beating heart of the city

Fair: “SMAU 2020”, ICT and Office Technologies

20 Ott, 2020 – 21 Ott, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm –

Until 21 October 2020

SMAU, the international fair for machines and equipment for the office, makes its comeback in the spaces of Fieramilano City fairground.

Multimedia Exhibition: “Frida Kahlo, Il Caos Dentro”

10 Ott, 2020 – 28 Mar, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 28 March 2021

The spiritual, artistic and human sides of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are explored by the “Frida Kahlo, il Caos Dentro” exhibition thanks to a multi-sensory technological display.

Festival: “Milano Design City 2020”

28 Set, 2020 – 10 Ott, 2020 @ See description –

Until 10 October 2020

The world of design takes over the city for the fall edition of Milano Design City 2020, a widespread event revolving different key locations and districts in Milan.

Exhibition: “Out of the Blue”, Calligraphy

9 Set, 2020 – 11 Ott, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 11 October 2020

Palazzo Reale pays tribute to the art of calligraphy, one of the most venerated art forms in Chinese culture, with the exhibition “Out of the Blue. Viaggio nella calligrafia attraverso Alcantara”.

Fair: “QuattroZampe in Fiera” 2020, Pet-Friendly Event

3 Ott, 2020 – 4 Ott, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 4 October 2020

Cats, dogs and pets are the absolute protagonist of QuattroZampe in Fiera, the two-day-event hosted in the outdoor spaces of the Exhibition Park in Novegro.

Fair: “BI-MU 2020”, Machine Tools

14 Ott, 2020 – 17 Ott, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm –

Until 17 October 2020

The new trends and latest innovations in the world of automation systems, 4.0 industry, machine tools, software and storage management become the absolute protagonists of Rho fairground for the 32nd edition of BI-MU.

Wine: ” La Vendemmia di Montenapoleone 2020″

5 Ott, 2020 – 11 Ott, 2020 @ See description –

Until 11 October 2020

Luxury shopping and top wine tastings come together once again in the spectacular backdrop of the Fashion Quad for the 11th edition of the Vendemmia di via Montenapoleone.

Festival: “Milano Wine Week 2020”

3 Ott, 2020 – 11 Ott, 2020 @ See description –

Until 11 October 2020

Now on its third edition Milano Wine Week, the widespread festival dedicated to wine culture and tastings, makes its comeback in Milan.

Exhibition: “Inge Morath. Life, photography”

19 Giu, 2020 – 1 Nov, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Until 1 November 2020

150 original images and documents featured in the display reconstruct the human and professional story of Austrian photographer Inge Morath.

Food and Wine: “Golosaria 2020”

31 Ott, 2020 – 2 Nov, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm –

Until 2 November 2020

Now on its 15th consecutive edition, Golosaria is a festival held in the spaces of MiCo – Milano Congressi celebrating the Italian excellence in dining, food and wine.

Photography: Photofestival 2020

7 Set, 2020 – 15 Nov, 2020 @ See description –

Until 15 November 2020

Now on its 15th edition, Photofestival is a widespread festival dedicated to art photography powered by AIF – Associazione Italiana Foto & Digital Imaging.

Exhibition: “Cesare Colombo. Photographs 1952-2012”

21 Feb, 2020 – 25 Ott, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm –

Until 25 October 2020

Hosted in the spaces of the Corte Ducale – Sala Viscontea, within the Sforza Castle, the exhibition “Cesare Colombo. Fotografie 1952-2012” pays tribute to the important production of Italian photographer Cesare Colombo.

Multimedia Exhibition: “Journey into the Great Beyond. Tutankhamun RealExperience®”

5 Mar, 2020 – 18 Ott, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 18 October 2020

Hosted in the spaces of Palazzo Reale, the exhibition tells of and analyses the belief of journey after the death of the most famous Egyptian Pharaon – Tutankamon – and illustrates the belief of the existence of a great beyond in the culture of the ancient Egyptians.

ScalAperta 2020, Opera and Ballet at Reduced Prices

3 Gen, 2020 – 29 Nov, 2020 @ See description –

Until 29 November 2020

To enable youngsters wishing to enjoy ballet and opera performances at the legendary Teatro alla Scala but can’t pay the full access fee, the Milanese opera house has powered the ScalAperta initiative.

Opera Events 2020 at Teatro alla Scala

10 Dic, 2019 – 29 Nov, 2020 @ See description –

Until 29 November 2020

The Teatro alla Scala is one of Milan’s main attractions and authentic venues for live music and performances. In 2020 it boasts a wide range of opera performances featuring the participation of the best conductors and performers on the international scene.

World Cities Culture Summit 2020, in Milan

28 Ott, 2020 – 30 Ott, 2020 @ See description –

Until 30 October 2020

Milan has been chosen as the host city to the upcoming World Cities Culture Summit 2020, a leading event in the world of culture.

Halloween 2020 in Milan: the Best Parties, Dinners and ‘Scary’ Locations

31 Ott, 2020 – 1 Nov, 2020 @ See description –

On 31 October 2020

What to do on Halloween 2020 in Milan? The city abounds in spooky destinations, spanning from cemeteries to old churches and curios spots. Check our list to celebrate Halloween 2020 at its best!

Cars: ‘Milano Monza Open-Air Motor Show 2020’

29 Ott, 2020 – 1 Nov, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 1 November 2020

The Parco Valentino Motor Show – one of the most important automotive events in Italy – makes its comeback in a brand-new version, a new destination and a new name: Milano Monza Open-Air Motor Show.

Check our events section for the full list of events in Milano!