Summer vibes in the city
Whether you’ve already discovered the lake region, are on the verge of doing so or are simply looking to enjoy a relaxing stay in the city, you’re in luck. Even in August, Milan offers visitors a plethora of exciting things to see and do.
If you've heard that nothing goes on in Milan in August, then you've heard wrong! Where® Milan has decided to debunk this myth by offering you the ultimate checklist for things to do in Milan in August. Our insider tips include a selection of boutiques and shops where, even in August, you can give free rein to your desire to make purchases, several must-visit gourmet destinations where you can savour the best of Milanese cuisine and much more. You'll find them all while leafing through the magazine! On the other hand, if you're looking for the hottest musical and cultural events on Milan's August calendar, this summer, the ‘Courtyard of Arms' at Castello Sforzesco is offering a must-attend extravaganza titled Estate Sforzesca. The program features more than 70 open-air events dedicated to dance, classical music and theatre, all staged in a unique historical setting. Among these, two of the most notable include the 'PianoLink Silent Wifi Concert' and ‘The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla'. On 12 August, at 9pm, audiences will be treated to a unique piano recital by Andrea Vizzini broadcast through wireless headphones, the ideal choice for those in search of an unconventional, emotion-filled experience while, on 23 August, the notes of Venetian Baroque will merge with the rhythms of Argentinian tango during a creative revival of some of the best-loved classics of 18th century music (www.milanocastello.it). Alternately, an absolute must for lovers of Latin American music is the third edition of the Milano Latin Festival which, this year, is scheduled to run until 15 August. The festival pays homage to all things Latin American with concerts, dance performances, gastronomic offerings and interesting cultural events all held in the open-air spaces of Milan's Assago Forum (www.milanolatinfestival.it). In August, temperatures in Milan can soar sky-high! However, don't worry, we have the perfect solution for you. The new Bagni Misteriosi, the spectacular public swimming pool, inaugurated last year in the heart of the city and connected to the Franco Parenti Theatre, is the perfect location to soak up the sun, bathe and cool down. The swimming pool is open Monday through Friday from 12noon to 7pm and on weekends from 10am to 7pm (www.bagnimisteriosicom). If you're looking to unwind after a long day's sightseeing, head to QC Terme Milano, a must-visit SPA, located just steps from Porta Romana, boasting state-of-the-art facilities. Set within the ruins of Milan's historic Roman walls, this is a great place to relax and rejuvenate while indulging in a unique pampering experience (www.qcterme.com). Located on the outskirts of Milan, another excellent alternative for those wishing to escape this season's unbearable heat is the Idroscalo, a family nature park where you can either spend a few leisurely hours or indulge in sporting activities. The area boasts all types of facilities including swimming pools, a beach, two adventure parks, a butterfly conservatory, water skiing and the hire of boats and pedalòs. But that's not all! On 5 and 6 August, the park will be used to host the Italian canoeing championships, an action-packed, spectator favourite (www.idroscalo.info).
QC Terme Milano