The cultural events in the city in March

Have you planned a visit to Milan in March? Then we’ll suggest you to let you be overwhelmed by the numerous cultural events in programme, in order to discover the new exhibitions of contemporary art, visit the most interesting museums or know the popular traditions of the city.

In this journey at the discovery of the most interesting appointments, let’s start from the celebration of the Ambrosiano Carnival.

The Ambrosiano Carnival

2-4 March

 When in the other cities the Carnival is over, in Milan the celebrations that, as the tradition requires, follow the Ambrosiano rite, start. It’s said that the Saint patron of the city himself had asked his fellow citizens to wait for his return from a pilgrimage to start the celebration of the Lent.

The festival is starting on Thursday 2 march at 18.00 with a great event in Piazza del Duomo and is ending with the usual masks parade.

The celebration is going to liven up different points of the city: the Squares of Cairoli, Cordusio and della Scala and the yard of Palazzo Marino are hosting a series of fun activities during all the “sabato grasso”: from the circus and theatrical arts school to professional makeup artists who will make creative masks for the little ones.

Keith Haring – About Art

Till June 18 at Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale is hosting another great exhibition, dedicated this time to one of the most iconic artists of the second half of the Twentieth Century. The artist Keith Haring is described through 110 works of art, in a path at the discovery of his inspirations and studies: from pre-Colombian art to contemporaneous masters. His paintings are pulled together with the ones by other great artists, to create an interesting critical comparison and understand the roots of his creativity.

On the website of the museum you can find further information about the exhibition.


Sunday at the Museum

For those who wish to stay in the city during the weekend, the initiative #domenicaalmuseo, conceived and promoted by the Minister of Cultural Heritage, will let you access freely to all the cultural sites participant in the initiative: the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Museo Civico of Natural History, the Museums at Castello Sforzesco and many others.

Another cultural initiative not to be missed this weekend is Museo City Milano: the first edition of the manifestation that will turn the city into a diffused museum, involving more than 70 institutions among museums, associations and artists’ houses.

To our guests we suggest to reach the MUDEC, not far from our Residenza Ascanio Sforza and participate in the initiative “The secrets of MUDEC”, in order to explore the storage of the museum and discover the 7.000 objects coming from all over the world. For further follow-up information, you can click here.


Here at the Residenza Ascanio Sforza we’ll be glad to offer you all the information needed to go and discover the city and its initiatives.