Brilliant things to do

in March

The craziest month of the year, disputed between winter and spring, is one of the best to visit art cities.

The mild climate and the upcoming blooms will be the backdrop to your stay and, thanks to our mini-guide, you won’t have to fear the weather and its oddities. Here are our suggestions for what to do both indoors and outdoors.

04.03.22 – 06.03.22 BOOK PRIDE. SUPERSTUDIO

With more than 150 exhibiting publishers and over 130 events, the national independent publishing fair, now in its sixth edition, offers to its visitors a rich cultural offer that reflects the precious work of Italian independent publishing.

08.03.22 FIORELLA MANNOIA. TEATRO DEGLI ARCIMBOLDI

Fiorella Mannoia is an Italian singer and actress. We are still in love and still singing her 1981 hit song “Caffe nero bollente”.

16.03.22 – 31.07.22 CHAGALL. UNA STORIA DI DUE MONDI. MUDEC

An exhibition project that shows us an unusual Chagall focused on his graphic and illustration works for publishing. Also on display are the original drawings that Chagall conceived for the books of his beloved wife Bella, centered on their childhood memories, in the Jewish community of Vitebsk in today’s Belarus.

17.03.22 – 19.03.22 OLIO OFFICINA FESTIVAL. PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

It is all about oil and vinegar! Admission is free oil tastings are subject to a fee.

25.03.22 – 27.03.22 MILANO GRAPHIC FESTIVAL

Exhibitions, workshops, studio visits, installations will involve different places in the city and the two main hubs of the event, namely BASE Milano and Certosa Graphic Village. The festival is about urban regeneration with visual arts, graphics, and illustration perspectives.

VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO

Designed in the 1930s by the architect Piero Portaluppi, it was the residence of the family of industrialists of the same name active above all in the production of enameled cast irons and the famous sewing machines. Having no heirs, the Necchi sisters left the villa as an inheritance to FAI, which opened it to the public in 2008. Surrounded by an enchanting garden with a swimming pool and tennis court, it houses various art collections, including works by Jean Arp, Balla, Sironi, and Fontana.