The EXPO kicked off at Piazza Duomo with a free concert featuring Andrea Boccelli and pianist Lang Lang.
|Boccelli in front of the Duomo.|
While it was crowded, there was more than enough room not to feel like you were being pushed from all sides. I stayed for a bit and listened to several performances before heading home.
It's hard to pass up the opportunity to hear one of the world's greatest tenors sing live FOR FREE!
One night in June, Caitlin and I headed out to the EXPO site, which was located outside of the city.
If you went after 7 pm, it was only €5 to get in.
Every country built a pavilion to showcase their homeland and feature ideas about food and sustainability, which was the theme of the EXPO this year.
Many of the pavilions were incredible, in design and architecture.
Since we only went in the evening, we missed out on some of the daytime events, and I think this caused us to be a little bored with some of what was on display.
There was a lot to look at, but seemingly, not a lot to do.
I had intended to go back before the EXPO closed October 31, but that just didn't happen. I had it on my calendar for late October, but heard the crowds and the public transport getting to the site were unbelievable, so I decided that I wouldn't try to get out there again.
If you missed the EXPO in Milan, you have 5 years to plan your trip for the next EXPO...in Dubai!
Did you go to the EXPO? What was your favorite pavilion?