2015 is without a doubt the Milan’s year, since the Expo, as well as being a significant event in itself, has completely transformed the city with the creation of new districts, the construction of skyscrapers and towers, lesser visible buildings in the center of Milan; this has also changed the skyline of this city, so we have prepared a photographic itinerary that includes a selection of the Expo pavilions and the most innovative architectures in Milan.
Are you ready to follow a route that perfectlycombines design, high technology, fashion and creativity? Let Milan welcome you, you will discover a tourist destination so far unsuspected.
How to get to Expo
Expo Milano 2015 is outside the city center, in an area well connected with the three city airports (Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio) and public transport, since it is a short distance from the Rho Fiera Milano metro station on the Red Line 1.
In just 25 minutes from Piazza Duomo you’ll be at the Expo, a good reason to stay in the center and move freely without having to neglect the main attractions of Milan.
To avoid queues at ticket offices it is recommended to buy online your tickets, there are many formula available: family package, 2-3 days carnet, open date tickets (from May 1st to October 31st 2015).
The opening hours are 10:00 am to 11:00 pm every day, there is also the formula “Evening Ticket” which allows entry from 7:00 pm onwards, convenient for people who want to dine at the Expo.
The record of Expo 2015 is the number of countries that have chosen to build their own pavilion, 53, each with a different theme related to the main topic (Feeding the planet, energy for life), while other countries are hosted at one of the 9 Clusters. Participating countries are 145.
This picture is on the Cluster “Fruit and Legumes”, the others are: Rice, Cocoa and Chocolate, Coffee, Spices, Cereals and Tubers, Bio-Mediterraneum, Islands,Sea and Food, Arid zones.
The Children’s Park is a playground for children that provides a variety of activities with the aim to arouse the interest of children to the environment and key elements such as water, air, earth, energy, the plant world and the animal world.
Explore the new Milan
If you are interested to areas that have changed most over the last few years, you should go to Porta Nuova (north of the center of Milan) and stroll in Piazza Gae Aulenti, designed by Cesar Pelli and named after the brilliant Milanese designer.
Since the square is raised to 6 meters from the road, you will have in front of you a nice view of the Milan skyline and admire the Diamond Tower and Unicredit Tower: the first is the tallest steel building in Italy and is located in the Centro Direzionale, the second is close to the square and is the headquarter of UniCredit.
The Food Park is an example of the recovery of a neglected area, the Maciachini area, where now stands the park with two pavilions dedicated to catering.
The Hadid and Libeskind Residences show the new look of a historic district, today called CityLife. The two archistars have designed a number of buildings equipped with home automation systems and the latest amenities, so this residential area promises to become one of the most prestigious Milan districts.
If your dream is to see a city that changes and evolves at high speed, Milan should be your next destination: the future is just arrived here.
For more information visit the official website of the Expo: www.expo2015.org