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Expo 2015

Organizers announce longer opening hours

Israeli PM visits Expo amid record August turnout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Milan Expo 2015 as "extraordinary" during a visit this week, when the event's organizers announced longer opening hours due to the growing crowds visiting the world's fair.


Health Minister Kasonde calls on investors

Zambia urges help for hunger at Expo

Zambian Health Minister Joseph Kasonde visited the Expo on the occasion of his country's national day and called on the international community to travel to Zambia and invest in the African state to help beat hunger.


Israel willing to share irrigation knowledge says premier

Expo a testament to Italy success says Netanyahu

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Expo world's fair is "a testament to Italy's success".


Stage performance at Palazzo Italia

Placido, Angiolini tribute to Satriano Gryphons at Expo

Actors Michele Placido and Ambra Angiolini paid tribute to the Gryphons of Ascoli Satriano, one of the six artworks chosen to represent the Italian artistic heritage at the Expo with a theatrical performance at Palazzo Italia.


'Extraordinary' says Israel PM

Expo a success for Italy says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Expo world fair Thursday "I am happy to be here with my wife in this situation: Expo is extraordinary, it speaks of the success of Italy and as Israel we are happy to have been among the first to commit to ...


Martina, Pasquino, Tronca also welcome Israeli PM

Netanyahu greeted by Sala at Expo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was greeted Thursday at Israel's Expo pavilion by the world fair's commissioner, Giuseppe Sala, Farm Minister Maurizio Martina, General Commissioner Bruno Antonio Pasquino and Milan Prefect Milano Francesco Paolo T...


Educational at major cellars as Chinese wine tippling booms

Chinese sommeliers learn Italian wine secrets

The sound of Chinese is often to be heard in the most prestigious wine cellars of Italy these days due to the presence of a group of Chinese sommeliers and vintners on an educational visit aimed at learning the secrets of Italian wine.


Israeli premier arrives

Netanyahu to visit Expo Thursday

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the Expo world's fair on Thursday accompanied by his wife Sarah, amid tight security measures.


Ten million bottles sold in first two months of Expo

Expo driving Italian wine consumption

The Expo world's fair taking place in Milan is driving consumption of Italian wines, the Wines Economic Observatory (OVSE) told ANSA Thursday.


Gulf state's pavilion among 10 most visited

2 million visit Qatar Expo pavilion

As many as two million visitors have visited the Qatar pavilion at the Milan Expo universal exhibition, officials say. The tiny gulf emirate's exhibit is among the 10 most visited pavilions at Expo.


Evening ticket at 5 euros brought forward to 6 pm

Earlier Expo opening and discounted seasonal passes

From Saturday you can get into the Expo Milano world's fair an hour earlier, at least at two of the four entrances (those of Roserio and Cascina Merlata), while the Triulzia and Fiorenza entrances, those on the train and metro side, will continue to open a...


Around 16 mn Italian visitors by end says Federalberghi

Expo Italian visitor numbers good but foreigners disappoint

The number of Italian visitors to the Milan Expo 2015 world's fair have been positive while the number of foreign visitors has disappointed, Italian hoteliers said Tuesday.


Over 700,000 through the turnstiles

Expo visitors surge on Ferragosto week

Expo visitor numbers surged in the week of the mid-August holiday of Ferragosto Saturday, according to figures released Monday. Some 738,992 visited the world's fair last week, according to data published on the universal exposition's website.


On September 12, 40 round tables on Expo legacy

Maggioni, Cantone, Sachs at Expo of Ideas

The newly appointed president of RAI public broadcaster, Monica Maggioni, will be on hand September 12 at one of 40 round tables at the world's fair taking place in Milan, Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina said Monday.


Premier Renzi to also attend world's fair

German chancellor Merkel to visit Expo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit Milan Expo 2015 on Tuesday, sources at the world's fair said Friday. Premier Matteo Renzi will be in Milan as well to accompany the German leader to the world's fair.

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Attraction focuses on food safety, sustainability

Over 150,000 people visit 'Fab Food' exhibition at Milan Expo

More than 150,000 people have visited an interactive exhibition about sustainable food production at Milan's Expo 2015 world fair since the attraction opened on May 28. The exhibition, entitled "Fab Food.


Some queues forming at entrances, pavilions

Expo visitors above forecasts in August

Visitor numbers at Milan's Expo 2015 have beaten expectations so far in August and reached their highest levels since the world fair opened in May, leading to busy pavilions and some queues, Expo commissioner Giuseppe Sala said on Thursday.

Expo visitors

Visitors up 47% in August compared to July

US pavilion sees 34,000 visitors in day

The United States pavilion at Milan Expo says it broke its one-day visitor record on Tuesday, hosting 34,000 visitors in a single day. In the first 10 days of August, the pavilion has seen a visitor increase of 47% on July figures.

US Pavilion at Expo

29% jump in sales to China and US since world's fair began

Coldiretti says Milan Expo 2015 boosting exports of food, wine

Exports of Italian agrifood products to the United States and China jumped by 29% in June with the help of Milan Expo 2015, agricultural organization Coldiretti said Wednesday.


World's fair boosting exports, says premier

Renzi says Milan Expo great success despite nay-sayers

Premier Matteo Renzi said Tuesday that Milan Expo 2015 is a great success despite the nay-sayers among his political opponents, especially the 5-Star Movement (M5S) led by Beppe Grillo.