Since 1995, the Milan Film Festival has been running every September, cheering up the residents of Milan as they trudge back from their summer holidays.
Running from September 10 to the 20th this year, it’s a wonderful chance to see films from all around the world (yes, don’t worry, it’s not just in Italian) whilst also opening up the doors to some spectacular locations in the city. Films can be viewed in lovely old theatres, in an ex-office space and a restored inner city farm. Enjoy a cocktail in front of Teatro Strehler (Corner of Via Tivoli and Foro Buonaparte, Metro stop Lanza) alongside the DJ who can be found there every night or check out the series of concerts “Parklive” in Piazza del Cannone in the heart of Sempione Park from 19.00 till late every day.
It’s an event I look forward to every year, the main problem being however that there is never enough time to see everything!
The film pass, full price is € 45 or € 35 for students and other discounts are available online. Enjoying the DJ’s and concerts is usually free.