The entrance to all the technique demonstrations, conferences and performances is totally free, and also some didactic laboratories. During the event it will be possible to reach the Crespi Bonsai's nursery.
Crespi Bonsai Museum
During the event guided tour of the most famous bonsai museum will be available. In the museum, born in 1991, are exposed centuries-old trees such as the incredible exemplar of Ficus retusa Linn, but also ancient pots.
Guided tour at Crespi Bonsai Museum, entrance 5,00 €.
Open: 10.30-12.30 • 2.30-6.30.
...and to win a bonsai
Vote the bonsai tree you like best, according to your own judgment, from the exhibition-competition "Enthusiasts' Exhibition". Among all those who will vote, the winner of a beautiful bonsai will be drawn.
Wagashi and matcha to taste the tradition
Every afternoon you can taste Japanese tea and traditional sweets.
Saturday 12-19 | Sunday 13-20 September
10.00-1.00 • 3.00-6.00
Free didactic laboratory: “An idea for your bonsai: suggestions and advices to grow your bonsai”, lead by some students of the Bonsai's University and Gaetano Settembrini.
Kimono on hire – to wear the tradition
The kimono is probably one of the most known Japanese symbol. It is the traditional article of clothing and the national Japanese costume, made by great tailors with the most precious fabrics. Many ladies have certainly dreamt of wearing it. So this is the right occasion to make your dream reality thanks to Chiara Bottelli who will hire kimonos at her stand.
A market where you can find jewels, kimono, obi, oriental items and books. A big area is dedicated to teas, ceramics and tea pots.
Friday 11th-18th September:
6.30 - 11.00
Saturday 12th-19th September and Sunday 13th-20th September:
9.00 - 7.00
2.30 - 7.00
Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday
The event will be held at CRESPI BONSAI
S.S. del Sempione, 35
20015 Parabiago (Mi)
Tel. 0039-0331 491850
HOW TO COME TO CRESPI BONSAI
HOW TO COME TO PARABIAGO BY MOTOR-WAY
From the barrier Milano-Melegnano take the motor-way “Milano-Laghi”. Follow the
direction Varese-Malpensa, way out at “Origgio ovest”. As soon as possible turn back
your way, or drive until the first round about and then turn back. Turn right at the
first stop and then turn left at the traffic-light; follow the way for about 2 km and
then turn right at the traffic-light, driving into the Statale del Sempione. The Crespi
Bonsai Centre is farther on, on your left.
In case you arrive from the opposite direction, that is from Varese, choose the way
out at Legnano. Turn right at the round about, then follow the way and turn left at
the next round about, driving into the Statale del Sempione. Follow the way for
about 4 km, then the Crespi Bonsai Centre will be on your right.
About 20 km from Parabiago. There is not direct bus/train service from Malpensa Airport
to Parabiago, only taxi. Bus and train Service to Milan city centre: every hour.
MILANO LINATE AIRPORT
About 50 km from Parabiago. City bus service to Milan city centre: very frequently.
HOW TO COME TO PARABIAGO BY TRAIN
Underground line number 2 (green) get off at Porta Garibaldi Station. From "Porta Garibaldi
Station - Passante" leaves the train to Parabiago.
Crespi Bonsai is at 3 km from the station.
HOW TO COME TO PARABIAGO BY BUS
Underground line number 1 and/or 2 (green or red), get off at MOLINO DORINO. From MOLINO
DORINO square leaves a MOVIBUS bus service to Gallarate: get off at S. Lorenzo bus stop,
walk farther on and find the Crespi Bonsai Centre on your left. See the bus timetable
in pdf format:
• Bus timetable
- Monday to Friday »
• Bus timetable
- Saturday »
• Bus timetable
- Sunday »
Address for GPS:
Via Filarete - San Lorenzo di Parabiago (Mi) - Italy
Under the patronage of:
Sponsor Crespi Cup 2015