Advice on how to take on Expo

Some advice on how to take on Expo 2015 could be useful considering that visiting the 1,1 million square metres of the Expo Milano 2015 can be physically exhausting, especially now that temperatures are rising and summer is here.

Unfortunately you can’t carry around with you some of the most comfortable and successful designs from the Modà collection like the De Havilland sofà or the Page Low armchair and use them to rest on when needed, so it is best you go prepared.

First of all, apart from looking around the main areas, your day will consist of walking and eating, so make yourself sure that you wear some comfortable clothing. Tight trousers and high heels could make your experience hell when your belly will be full of delicious, sustainable food and having walked miles in order to visit at least some of the 80 pavilions.

Napping at Expo (photo by Photogramma through Repubblica.it)
Napping at Expo (photo by Photogramma through Repubblica.it)

From another point of view, Expo Milano 2015 is the event of the year and the presence of photographers and TV operators is a constant so you might want to try to strike a blend between presentable but practical, you never know you might end up being photographed. I guess that the people in the pictures below and above were not really happy when they found out that their sleeping photographs are circulating on the web (yes, I know I am not helping it either).

When you go at the Salone del Mobile, try not to carry too much weight, also don’t forget your sunglasses and your camera or smart-phone and eventually your business card. Expo 2015 is an inspirational place and often a good occasion to socialize.

Of course you don’t have to worry about packing food or drinks, at Expo there are plenty of different places where you can eat, suited to every pocket and palate. The web is full of articles, blogs and websites with advice, descriptions and reviews of the different restaurants.

Last but not least, some advice that is a bit more personal, it is something I always do, which is carrying a notepad where I can write down names, ideas or sketch something that catches your eye. It doesn’t take much space, it is not heavy but it encourages you to keep a little diary of the event.

Napping at Expo (photo by Photogramma through Repubblica.it)
Napping at Expo (photo by Photogramma through Repubblica.it)

So, to recap, considering that it is a bit impractical to carry one of the numerous comfortable Modà seats around with you, when visiting the Expo go for a stylish comfortable outfit, flat shoes, light bag, sunglasses and camera. If tiredness still overcomes you, you can also copy one of the visitors pictured above and find a quiet, semi-comfortable spot to take a nap, hoping that a photographer won’t walk by.

De Havilland sofa by Modà
De Havilland sofa by Modà
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