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September in Lombardy
Concerts, sports competitions, major exhibitions, culinary events. Discover September’s unmissable events in Lombardy.
From Formula 1 at Monza to the genius of Giorgio De Chirico on display at the Palazzo Reale in Milan. Discover the events calendar of September with us, which once again confirms the liveliness of Lombardy 365 days a year.
128 concerts, over 20 premieres. From 3 September the festival dedicated to classical music is back, joining Milan and Turin in a journey around the theme of “Geographies”. This edition will be inaugurated by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and Martha Argerich at the piano.
From 4 to 8 September Mantua presents Festivaletteratura. Festivaletteratur is a five-day festival of gatherings with authors, lectures, guided tours, performances and concerts. Artists come from all over the globe to experience the unforgettable festive atmosphere of this event, that takes place in beautiful historic Mantua, a World Heritage Site and veritable gem of the Renaissance. Discover more
I MAESTRI DEL PAESAGGIO
From 5 to 22 September, Bergamo Alta will 'go green'! Landscape Festival 'I Maestri del Paesaggio' wants to promote and enhance the culture of natural landscapes and those modified by human intervention, by creating all kinds of creative temporary gardens and landscapes in the already enchanting Città Alta. A feast for the eye!
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA
Beginning of September, the Formula 1 Gran Premio will be back on the historic tracks of Monza Eni Circuit. Since 1922, the Formula 1 Gran Premio, has been attracting visitors from all over the world. The Monza circuit is special, because it is during this race that drivers reach the highest speeds in the world. Unmissable for all Formula 1 fans! Discover more
ACOUSTIC VAL DI SCALVE
From 6 to 8 September, the Val di Scalve will be musical, with the second edition of a festival that attracts some of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. Discover more
CENTOMIGLIA DEL GARDA
Centomiglia del Garda, may just be the most beautiful race in the world. Some of the newest and fastest boats in history can be seen on the waters of lake Garda on the day of the race. Guided by the best sail teams in the world, that come to pursue victory or just to participate, supported by the magic winds of lake Garda! On 8 September See you in Gargnano! Discover more
On 13 September the Village opens with inflatable games, table football and other exciting events. On the 15th, at 9.00 am, we leave to walk or run together to discover the hidden corners of Bergamo.
FRANCIACORTA IN CANTINA
The morainic origin of the shores of Lake Iseo gives the lands of Franciacorta an extraordinary mineral richness, which together with the heterogeneity that makes up the soils, constitutes the distinctive element of a quality viticulture. During the festival, from 14 to 15 September, 63 wine cellars open their doors for who wants to try the extraordinary Franciacorta wines. A unique 'taste' experience! Discover more
EROICO ROSSO SFORZATO WINE FESTIVAL
The Eroico Rosso Sforzato Wine Festival means: three days of tastings, guided tours, music and folklore for everyone. Taste the intense fragrance of this Sforzato and discover Tirano and its surroundings at the same time. While traveling from palace to palace the aromas of the noblest of the red wines of Valtellina will for sure convince you. From 13 to 15 September. Discover more
MILAN BIKE CITY
From 14 September, Milan celebrates bicycles with meetings, contests, films, exhibitions, picnics, workshops, aperitifs. On 22 September the grand finale is in the streets of the city with the Dj100 granfondo - 100 km, from CityLife to the west and back.
OPEN VILLAS IN BRIANZA
Forty thousand visitors in three weekends. From 14 to 29 September one of the most popular festivals in Lombardy is back. A unique opportunity to re-discover a surprising, sometimes little known, artistic heritage, which bears witness to the glories of a past in which the Milanese aristocracy chose Brianza as a rural resort. Experienced guides accompany visitors.
Scigamàtt is a race full of natural and artificial obstacles: rivers, bales of hay, alleys, nets, tires and mud. All in the beautiful environment of Lecco. The goal is to have fun, challenge yourself and complete the race working together with other competitors. Scigamàtt is all about participating and team spirit! See you on 14 September in Lecco! Discover more
THE CINQUECENTO AT POLIRONE. FROM CORREGGIO TO GIULIO ROMANO
Until 6 January, in the year in which Mantua celebrates Giulio Romano at San Benedetto Po, here is an exhibition dedicated to the lively cultural environment that animated the Basilica Polironiana during the sixteenth century. On 21 and 22 September a ‘fox hunt’ is also planned in the time of Giulio Romano between the town squares, the cloisters of the Polironiana monastic complex and the flood plain area.
From 20 to 22 September, in the Camonica Valley, the mountain running race dedicated to the trenches of the Great War returns with two little sisters to support the 170km queen. The goal is to involve more categories of enthusiasts and to bring more and more runners to discover the mule tracks and military paths, which still mark the territory like deep scars. The departure is from Vezza d’Oglio.
MARATHON TRAIL LAKE OF COMO
On 21 September this famous long-distance mountain running race kicks off in Menaggio. The route runs alongside one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and combines mountains with steep slopes and technical features that make it an exciting challenge.
On 22 September in Bergamo the new edition of the tourist, cultural, amateur's sports walk takes place: a social event assisted by means of transport. It provides a unique opportunity to discover the most evocative places of the city, visiting monuments and historic buildings generally closed to the public. To reach them, participants will climb the numerous steps that connect lower Bergamo to the old town and the hills.
From 25 September to 19 January 2020, Palazzo Reale in Milan pays tribute to one of the most brilliant and controversial protagonists of twentieth-century art, Giorgio de Chirico. An itinerary built on images and on his painting “seen up close”, from the world of Greek mythology full of family memories to the revolutionary discovery of metaphysical painting that influenced all the surrealist painters.
CREMONA "MUSICA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVAL"
From 27 to 29 September, the capital of the violin hosts the first event in the world for artisan and high-end musical instruments. The fair is aimed at both professionals and music lovers and is divided into distinct exhibition sections, from string to wind instruments and accordions. Do not miss the international programme.
FESTIVAL LE FORME DEL GUSTO
This festival is all about agri-food excellence. From 27 to 29 September, Lodi transforms into the capital of the 'gorge'. Through workshops, meetings and conventions the agricultural traditions of Lodi, but also the rest of the region are celebrated. A territory where some of the best foods and wines of Italy are produced. Discover more
Until 6 October, the Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini in Milan presents 83 vintage black and white prints by eight twentieth-century masters: from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Ernst Haas. The corpus of works, abandoned in a cellar in Innsbruck, was found fifty years later in 2006, still packed in its boxes.
GIMONDI BIKE 2019
From 28 to 29 September, the international mountain bike race returns to Lake Iseo bearing the name of the great Bergamo champion Felice Gimondi. The off-road race is suitable for bikers of all levels and all ages and is the only event in Lombardy included in the prestigious UCI calendar. The start is from Iseo. Discover more