Spread across locations in both Milan and Turin, the Mito Settembre Musica celebrates 21 days filled with classical music every September. The first event took place in 2007 with the festival attracting almost 100,000 spectators spread across 70 venues. Whilst there are historical pieces and concerts paying homage to famous names such as Sebastian Bach and Ludwig Van Beethoven, the event takes pride in supporting modern composers. In 2016 there were a total of 160 concerts. Highlights have included the appearance of the London Symphony Orchestra, along with the MYTH Open Singing event in which 21 separate choirs join forces via a live satellite broadcast.
There are three main airports in Milan, Malpensa, Orlo Al Serio with Linate being the closest and a €20 return trip on the train. The venues are spread out across the city, which include the Sala Conference rooms in Palazzo Reale and the beautiful Teatro alla Scala. Prices vary depending on the concert, with most venues having two or three during the day as well as an evening performance. Getting around Milan is straightforward with the public transport, so if you’re going to more than one venue it is easy enough to experience as much as possible.
With so much to do be sure to check the list of events once available, do you have a favourite composer? The chances are they will be represented in the larger venues. If you’re looking for something new, then keep an eye out for the smaller stages and book tickets once you’ve made your decision to avoid disappointment. If you’re on a family holiday, then afternoon concerts mean you don’t have to stay out all night. The official website also has a handy “MyMito” section, register and you can organise yourself through an online calendar by highlighting which events you wish to attend or building an online profile.
Look to rent from a selection of villas and apartments, holiday homes, B&B’s and other properties within the city centre. If you are staying elsewhere in the city, Milan has a well organised transport system to help you arrive at each of the venues. Check our accommodation in Milan.
The Leonardo da Vinci painting of “The Last Supper” is housed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie, or visit one of the many other art galleries in the city. View Milan from the top of one of the largest cathedrals in Europe at the impressive gothic Duomo di Milano or go to the opera at Teatro alla Scala.
Find out more about the Mito Settembre Musica, including: an introduction to the festival and its history, a list of venues and events, photos and videos, as well as more information about both the Milan and Turin locations at the official website.
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