Weekend in Milan – from 1st to 3rd December
Now we are close to Christmas, and, like every year, the cities are dressed in Christmas trees, illuminations, cribs and much more recalling the party in every square and street. Milan at this time of year hosts many Christmas markets. Perfect places to go in search of original ideas for Christmas gifts, letting yourself be carried away by a magical atmosphere that only certain holidays can transmit. Here are some suggestions on where to go during the weekend in Milan!
- FAIR OF HANDICRAFT FROM 2 TO 10 DECEMBER
From December 2nd to 10th the Craft Fair will be back at Fieramilano Rho-Pero. Every day from 10.00am to 10.30pm. Visiting this fair you will have the opportunity to buy, see and touch handicraft products from all over the world, unique, original and of the highest quality, unavailable anywhere else. For this edition a real village of arts and crafts of the world has been created. There will also be performances with traditional dances and songs.
- CHRISTMAS MARKET OF PIAZZA PORTELLO
From November 24 to January 7 the best of craftsmanship and typical products of Trentino arrive in Milan with the traditional Christmas market in Piazza Portello. In an enchanted atmosphere with a mountain flavor and the characteristic wooden houses, decorated for the occasion, they immerse visitors in a true Christmas atmosphere, showing the most traditional specialties of the Fiestas: wood and ceramic objects, blown glass and Christmas decorations, Christmas table decorations, candles and boiled wool. A market that this year is further enriched with new stalls, where you can find many ideas for Christmas gifts and more. You can enjoy mulled wine, warm donuts and colored lights, as well as buying typical products such as honey, cold cuts and cheeses, and taste some of the delicacies of Trentino cuisine, from hot sandwiches with salted meat and sausage to polenta and strudel.
To reach this market, take the lilac Milan metro and get off at the Portello stop. Thanks to MilanCard, the Milan City Pass, you can get free Milan public transport throughout the city. Click here and find out how!
- “NATALE NEL CHIOSTRO” MILAN AT THE DIOCESAN MUSEUM
From 1 to 3 December, at the Diocesan Museum of Milan will hold the fifth edition of “Christmas of the cloister”, the initiative that offers panettone, traditional sweets, Christmas decorations, handicrafts and gastronomy. On this occasion L’adorazione dei pastori of Perugino will be exhibited.
Thanks to MilanoCard you can visit the Diocesan Museum of Milan with a reduction on the entrance ticket, click here and find out more. To reach the museum you can take the number 94 bus and get off at the Colonne di San Lorenzo, a few steps from the Milan Diocesan Museum. Thanks to Milan City Pass you can travel for free on Milan public transport, click here and find out how!