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5 things to do in Milan this weekend

From 1 to 3 April

5 things to do in Milan this weekend From 1 to 3 April

On the occasion of Art Week, Milan comes alive with events, exhibitions and talks, the extraordinary return of public initiatives in the presence of contemporary art in the city that is already home to important exhibitions. The first metropolitan exhibition in all its pre-pandemic rhythms is definitely an event to be celebrated and, thanks to the good weather, looks forward to a weekend of socialising. So here's our faithful guide to enjoying the best the city has to offer.

To Eat - Belé 

Founded by the guys behind the Pinch cocktail bar, Belé is a bistro on a quiet side street of the Naviglio Grande, whose philosophy is to play with traditional cuisine while always trying to add an innovative and surprising twist. In Milanese dialect, "cute", "beautiful", "precious", chef Giulia Ferrari's menu claims to want to convey a "familiar lexicon" in the dishes, changing periodically according to the seasonality of the ingredients: roasted cardoons with parsnip cream and liquorice but also artichokes alla romana and spaghettoni. Past and future in a harmonious union.

Via Angelo Fumagalli, 3


To Chill - Useless Bodies?

From 31 March, the exhibition "Useless Bodies?", by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, opens to the public at the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Conceived for four exhibition spaces and the courtyard of the Milan headquarters, for a total of over 3,000 m2, the exhibition explores the condition of the body in the post-industrial era, in which our physical presence seems to have lost its centrality to the point of being superfluous.

Largo Isarco, 2


To Discover - "Lullaby" by Maurizio Cattelan

In conjunction with Art week, the City of Milan, Museo del Novecento and Cimitero Monumentale present Maurizio Cattelan's project "Lullaby". From 30 March to 6 November 2022, "Lullaby", the work by Maurizio Cattelan created in 1994 to commemorate the Mafia massacre in Via Palestro the year before, will be installed in the room of the Tempio Crematorio of the Monumental Cemetery, an extremely topical work that underlines the importance of memory as a tool of knowledge for an increasingly aware society. 

Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale


To Club - Daniele Baldelli and Physical Therapy

C2CMLN shared by Gucci, the fifth edition of the creative collaboration between Gucci and C2C festival, closes on the evening of April 1st at the Apollo, from 10:30 pm with Daniele Baldelli and Physical Therapy and in partnership with Disco Diva. Active since the '70s, Daniele Baldelli is a pioneer and precursor of the DJ figure, always one of the main interpreters of the Afro and disco scene in Italy. Physical Therapy, a chameleon-like DJ and producer from the United States, author of a catalogue of impressive stylistic variety and one of the most vital figures on the contemporary New York scene, will take over the console from Baldelli.

Via Giosuè Borsi, 9/2

To Shop - Memphis

Memphis, also known as Gruppo Memphis, Memphis Design or Memphis Milano, was an Italian design and architecture collective founded by Ettore Sottsass, active between 1981 and 1987. The group emerged as one of the leading exponents of the postmodernist scene of the 1980s and was united by its use of bright colours and geometric shapes, with a skilful recovery of kitsch. Today, Memphis is a design shop that also hosts exhibitions tracing the collective's archive.


Largo Claudio Treves, 5