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5 things to do in Milan this weekend

Exhibitions, experiences and places to live from October 15th to October 17th

5 things to do in Milan this weekend Exhibitions, experiences and places to live from October 15th to October 17th

In the now recovered fall rhythm, the weekend has a fundamental place in the weekly routine. Have some free time to enjoy the shy sun of October, discover new interesting places and why not enrich your cultural background is essential to feel good with yourself and be happier. Milan confirms the perfect scenario to fulfill this desire, where you can get lost in the streets and be carried away by the lust to discover or organize a real itinerary for sightseeing. This weekend, the options regarding fashion, art, design and of course also sociality and food are varied in both downtown and out of town. Here is a selection of events to attend on Saturday and Sunday, between a visit to an exhibition and a bruch or aperitif for some fun.


Serpenti Metamorphosis



Bulgari’s high jewelry merges with artificial intelligence in the new pop-up exhibition "Serpenti", active from 4 to 31 October in the center of Piazza Duomo in Milan. The location of the room project created by the media artist Refik Anadol is a reflective metal dome, which welcomes the visitor in an immersive space, inside a changing and "livable" sculpture, which evolves following the concept of metamorphosis of snakes. The reptiles are the main inspiration of the brand’s iconic jewels, the Tubogas snake watch launched in 1940, and the work develops from the concept of the brand’s ability to continuously renew the concept, declining it into accessories of all kinds. The artificial intelligence of Methamorphosis vibrates like the coils of a reptile, recognizing lights, colors and movements of the visitor projecting 200 million images, including 70 million real flowers mixed with images of snakes from the archives of the Maison Bulgari synthesized in an algorithm. The experience continues with the Serpenti Gallery in the BUlgari Boutique in Via Montenapoleone. To access you need to book and register, or try your luck by scanning or try your luck by scanning the QR code at the entrance, present on the windows of the Rinascente in Piazza Duomo, in the Boutique and on the Bulgari billboards that cover the city.

Mario Testino: Unfiltered

An exhibition that reflects on the intrinsic relationship of a man with his art and his role in the world and how it is perceived by the public: Mario Testino reveals himself deviating from his incredibly famous shots to show the sensitivities and choices that have guided the eye behind the most important fashion campaigns of the last century. The exhibition is divided into 3 sections, In giro, Alla Moda and Al Mare, and will be divided into two parts: from October 1 to November 27 at 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in Milan will be exposed unpublished images, such as portraits of his muses Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and many others, while the more experimental profile of the artist will be emphasized more in the second part of the exhibition, which can be visited in the same spaces of the gallery from December 2 to February 28, 2022).

FAI Autumn Days

The Italian Environment Fund protects places of cultural and historical interest throughout Italy, making accessible villas, castles, abbeys, gardens and nature reserves from Piedmont to Sicily. This weekend for the "FAI Autumn Days" there are many cultural assets to visit in Milan: Villa Necchi Campiglio in Porta Venezia, Palazzina Appiani, Villa Massari, Edison Palace and the historic Carnano Theatre are the protected places to visit in the city, while around Milan are Villa Fogazzaro Roi and Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como, Villa Panza and Villa della Porta Bozzolo around Varese to be beautiful location for a trip out of town.

Tough as you by Dr.Martens 

The Circolo Magnolia reopens to musical events, with live music on Saturday night. As a festival specifically designed to celebrate the professionalism of the music world after a period of forced stop by the pandemic, Tough as you was born by the directors of the MI AMI fest, Carlo Pastore and Stefano Bottura to create a contact between social issues and musical universe, enlighten those who are taking their first steps in the industry. Creative, emerging and not, chosen among the most promising and progressive voices of the Italian scene will participate in the events of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October signed by Dr. Martens.


A bite from Flow Borromeo

In the heart of Milan, on the border between Cordusio and the romantic district of the 5 Vie there is Piazza Borromeo, bright and lively space of a relaxed Milan, perfect for spending the weekend. Flow Borromeo is the place that animates the location from morning to evening, with instagrammable breakfasts and a varied brunch, many lunch options, interesting culinary interpretations for the aperitif and dinner and finally a well-kept that offers excellent signature drinks.