Take a Photo Tour (and a Taste) of Expo Milano Mangia tutti! This may be the biggest food-focused event in history. Expo Milano, running through October, brings together the culinary traditions of more than 100 nations under the theme "Feeding the Planet." Here, a peek at this jaw-dropping event that will have you booking tickets to Milan ASAP. Budget Travel Thursday, Jun 4, 2015, 6:00 PM Expo Milano, a world's fair event, opened in May and runs through October 31. Millions of curious (and hungry) travelers will descend on the expo to learn, be entertained by cultural events, and best of all to savor the cuisines of more than 100 nations all in one perfect spot in Northern Italy. (Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Take a Photo Tour (and a Taste) of Expo Milano

Mangia tutti! This may be the biggest food-focused event in history. Expo Milano, running through October, brings together the culinary traditions of more than 100 nations under the theme "Feeding the Planet." Here, a peek at this jaw-dropping event that will have you booking tickets to Milan ASAP.

  • Milan Expo 2015 Top view of pavilions and people
  • Milan Expo 2015 Pavilions
  • Milan Expo 2015 mascotte, Foody
  • Milan Expo 2015 Wine pavilion
  • Milan Expo 2015, Brazil pavilion
  • Thailand pavilion at Milan Expo 2015
  • Hungary pavilion at Milan Expo 2015
  • Russia pavilion Milan Expo 2015
  • German Pavilion, MIlan Expo 2015
  • Milan Expo 2015 China Pavilon
  • Milan Expo, 2015 Turkey pavilion
  • Milan, Expo 2015, Israel pavilion
  • Milan Expo 2015 Slovakia Pavilion
  • Milan Expo 2015 Pavilion
  • Robotic arms inside a futuristic supermarket Milan Expo 2015

Expo Milano, a world's fair event, opened in May and runs through October 31. Millions of curious (and hungry) travelers will descend on the expo to learn, be entertained by cultural events, and best of all to savor the cuisines of more than 100 nations all in one perfect spot in Northern Italy.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

The USA pavilion at Expo Milan, designed by James Biber, pays tribute to America's farming tradition and will also be the epicenter of a food truck celebration (serving healthy and sustainable regional fare) and celebrity appearances, panel discussions, demonstrations, and cultural events.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Meet Foody, the mascot of Expo Milano. Foody is a walking PSA for healthy food choices and was designed by Disney.

(Piero Cruciatti/Dreamstime)

Italian wine gets its closeup in a pavilion that's simply and appropriately named Vino: A Taste of Italy.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Brazil's pavilion spotlights the country's agriculture and cuisine but also the technological advances it has made in sustainable food production.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Thailand is spotlighting its efforts to address world hunger and support Thai farmers. It is also hosting "Tastes, Streets, and Thai Flavors," a celebration of the nation's delicious street food traditions.

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Hungary's pavilion is devoted to the country's biodiversity and healthy food traditions, focusing on its family farms, natural abundance of water, and its national opposition to genetically modified foods.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

The mission of Russia's expo pavilion ("Growing for the World, Cultivating for the Future") is a big as the country's wide-open spaces. Inside, you can explore the many and varied culinary traditions within the Russian Federation and marvel at the pavilion itself, designed with sustainable materials and intended to evoke the vastness of Russia itself.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Germany's pavilion is a "Field of Ideas," where stylized plants grow as "Idea Seedlings." The exhibit is devoted to the ways in which responsible, respectful food cultivation ensures a sustainable future.

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"Land of Hope, Food for Life" is the theme of China's expo pavilion. The building was designed to resemble rippling wheat, and its exterior "Field of Hope" contains 20,000 artificial wheat straws.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

A Turkish restaurant and indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces define the Turkey pavilion, whose theme is "Digging Into History," which includes a celebration of the pomegranate, or "nar," a central cultinary and cultural image in Turkish history and culture.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Delivering "edutainment," the Israel pavilion focuses on the agricultural technology advances the country has made in its short history (plus the region's 3,000-year-old history, of course).

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

Slovakia is known as a relatively small country with a wide variety of ecosystems, and its expo pavilion reflects and celebrates that diversity and the diverse food traditions sustained by it.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

After learning, exploring, and tasting from Expo Milano's many pavilions, you'll appreciate a resting place like this recent visitor.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)

It wouldn't be an expo without a "supermarket of the future," would it? Here, robotic arms tackle simple market tasks.

(Stefano Tinti/Dreamstime)
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