FIERAMILANO RHO EXHIBITION CENTRE
Fieramilano fairground and exhibition complex was designed by the architect Massimilano Fuksas and opened in 2005 with an initial investment of €755 million.
The impressive complex includes eight stunning pavilions comprising 345,000 m2 of indoor space and 60,000 m2 of outdoor space. It is one of the largest and most impressive centres in the world.
Located near the towns of Rho & Pero just 15km from the centre of Milan, the complex includes a myriad of meeting rooms, conference & congress facilities; a plenitude of cafes and restaurants; and ample parking facilities.
In 2015, Fieramilano was the host venue for the prestigious EXPO 2015 event, but each year there are lots of large and small fairs & exhibitions for all sorts of industries and commercial sectors. Five of the big annual exhibitions include:
- Milan Fashion Week (24th September 2016, 22nd February 2017, 20th September 2017) surely deserves no introduction. This fair exhibiting the very latest women’s fashion with the top designers from all over the world but especially Italy draws international coverage and media attention. The exhibition for men’s fashion occurs in June each year.
- Milan Furniture Fair (24th September 2016 – 26th September 2016) also known as “Milan Design Week” is the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. Showcasing the latest designs in furniture, lighting and home furnishings, this fair exhibits the latest design fashion and innovative concepts from countries all over the world. First launched in 1961, this fair occupies an area of over 230,000 m2 exhibiting over 2500 companies and showcasing 700 young designers.
- EICMA Motorcycle Show (8th November 2016) is a large annual trade show in Milan that feature all manner of motorcycles and accessories. Manufacturers frequently use the show to unveil their newest models with the hype of a star debut. In 2008, the show drew over half a million visitors.
- MIPEL Bagshow (February 2017) also builds on the impressive reputation for Italian fashion by exhibiting items for the huge accessories fashion market. Concentrating on international leather goods and fashion accessories, trade professionals from all over the world flock to find new suppliers, retailers and designs.
- BIT (February 2017) – Italy is famous not only for fashion, but also for it’s outstanding natural beauty, culture and heritage. Indeed, Italy boasts the most UNESCO world heritage sites of anywhere in the world. BIT is the International Tourism Exchange
- MIDO (February 2017) – This fair is a huge event in the Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology field with all manner of technical manufacturers, retailers and health professionals convening for the largest conference of its kind.
- SMAU (18th October 2016) – This famous and large exhibition is for the Information Communications Technology professionals which is one of the major fairs of Fieramilano showing off the very latest in communications technology.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Fieramilano fairground is easy to get to from the Hotel Michelangelo due to our strategic location and easy access to Milan’s extensive transport network.
- By Subway:
Take the Red underground line (M1) for Rho Fiera Milano station. However please note that the exhibition centre is outside the normal central city zone so an “Extra-urban” ticket is required.
The types of tickets available are:
- One-way € 2.50 ticket valid for a single trip only on the underground and on the Trenord lines, but only for stations within the Municipality of Milan area. It cannot be used to travel to Rho-Fiera by train.
- Return € 5.00 ticket valid only on the underground and on the Trenord lines, but only for stations within the Municipality of Milan area. It cannot be used to travel to Rho-Fiera by train.
- All-day € 7.00 ticket valid only on the underground and on the Trenord lines, but only for stations within the Municipality of Milan area. It cannot be used to travel to Rho-Fiera by train. (Only valid during events)
- By Car:
From the centre of Milan where we are, take the A8 motorway towards Varese-Como, and then come off at fieramilano. Then take the A4 motorway towards Turin, but come off at Pero-fieramilano.