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10 of your Expo Milan 2015 questions answered










1. What is Expo 2015 all about?

This is the Universal Exposition which takes place every five years, each time in a different country. Expo 2015 will take place in Milan from 1 May to 31 October, and Dubai will host it in 2020. Expo 2015 is themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” with a focus on sustainability and innovation. All 140 participating countries will showcase their unique cultural and culinary traditions, within self-built lots, to the 20 million expected visitors from around the globe.

2. Where exactly will the expo take place?

Expo 2015 will take place in the north west of the city near Rho Fiera, Milan’s fair grounds. It’s easy to reach the dedicated area using the Metro red line (M1).

3. What will the exhibition set-up be like?

Inspired by a Roman city in ancient times, the city has allocated over 60 pavilions in this ‘village’ to participating countries which will line either side of the long central division. Italy’s exhibition area intersects to form a global meeting place called Piazza Italia. The space has also provisioned for event areas like the open-air theatre, Lake Arena and children’s park, as well as clusters for other official industry participants.

4. What can I expect to see?

The Expo 2015 theme will be reinforced through edutainment for the entire family. Economic, scientific and social issues with regards to food production and consumption will be addressed with complete itineraries of special shows and concerts while each country educates visitors to their stand using interactive, multi-media and multi-sensory initiatives. The individual clusters will each be specifically focused on spices, cereals, coffee, rice, cocoa, islands, arid zones or fresh fruit. At the same time, the Triennale Di Milano near Parco Sempione will offer visitors a different slice of Milan’s artistic culture.

5. What are the exhibition times?

The expo will be open every day of the week including weekends.

  • Mondays & Tuesdays – 9am until 7pm
  • Wednesday to Sunday – 9am until late

6. What types of tickets are available?

You can buy a normal adult ticket as well as special discounted tickets for families, students and pensioners, possibly from July 2014 onwards.

Family tickets are available in these combinations:

  • 1 adult + 1 child
  • 2 adults + 1 child
  • 1 adult + 2 children
  • 2 adults + 2 children
  • Infants 0 -3 years old enter FREE.
  • For more kids, simply buy another child ticket

7. What time period is each ticket valid for?

You can buy a fixed date or open-date ticket. One ticket is valid for one day’s access to the Expo 2015 site. Open-day tickets do not have a ‘use by’ expiry date. Simply use it once at any time during the entire duration of the expo, provided that there is capacity.

8. How do I buy tickets?


From around July 2014, you can visit the Expo 2015 website to buy tickets online using your credit card. Print your ticket at home and bring it along to the expo entrance.

Ticketing point:

From around September 2014, visit the Expo Gate at Piazza Castello (Metro M1- Cairoli) to purchase a physical ticket. There will be other ticketing points around the world and you can also apply to have your business become an authorised ticket reseller.

9. What will my ticket give me access to?

Once you’ve used your ticket to enter the expo site, you will have unlimited access to all the exhibitions, pavilions and events. However, tickets to watch exclusive shows/concerts will have to be bought separately.

10. Where can I get more information?