Entering the Magic Kingdom of Harry Potter

For those of you who live in Milan or in Lombardy Region (or you are just there) from May to September 2018, this might be your best chance to experience the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Yes, Harry Potter exhibition has come to town and tickets can be booked easily at a very affordable price for Harry Potter fandom, only around €20. Seriously, for real Harry Potter fans, this price is seriously almost nothing. In Italy, it is like the price of 2 times aperitivo only.

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The exhibition started on May 12 and it will end on September 9 from what I’ve read. I came on the fourth day as the tickets were sold out for the previous days. Yeah, if you really intend to come, you had better book your ticket earlier. Honestly, I don’t think the films are better than the original books but it is really nice to see all those stuffs you used to imagine before realised right in front of your eyes. You can even keep them as memory by capturing beautiful photos. No flash though!

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The beginning part of the exhibition comes with the screen displaying the Fat Lady who sang in movie 3. You can also see the daily clothes, robes and items that the main characters used: The Professors (Snape, Slughorn, Sprout, even Lockhart and Umbridge), students (Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville), Voldemort (and his death eaters) plus also items from the prisoners of Azkaban.

Other than robes, cloaks and school items (potions, books, wands), you can also see other amazing things, from the realisations of some of the fantastic beasts seen in the movies (Buckbeak, Pixie, Fawkes, Dobby, Aragog etc) to dangerous stuffs like the elder wand, invisible cloak plus Voldemort’s horcruxes and the items that destroyed it (Basilisk’s fang and Gryffindor’s sword). Ah, you can even see the Mandragora and listen a bit to its scream.

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In addition to all the fun, there are also the complete items of everything about the Quidditch world including the four balls (quaffle, two bludgers and the golden snitch) and also Harry Potter’s Nimbus. There are also all the Quidditch costumes of world players from various countries and the Quidditch Cup. There are also the Triwizard Cup from movie/book 4 and Hagrid’s Hut at the exhibition.

The exhibition ends with the aula that displays the scenes from movie 4: Yule Ball and the outfits worn by Hermione, Cho Chang, Viktor Krum etc. It also ends by displaying Dobby, the free elf and Fawkes, Dumbledore’s awesome phoenix, whose feathers are the cores of Harry’s and Voldemort’s wands.

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Ah, I almost forgot, you can also take a photo, dressing in a wizard or witch robe, and buy the printed image later when you get out. At the end of the exhibition, there is also a shop selling all the merchandises that are interesting for Harry Potter’s fans (if you’re ready to spend money of course! If not, just exit the door 🙂 ).

Of course, it won’t be fun if you just know about it only by reading my blog post or some other articles on other websites. You call yourself a Harry Potter fan, don’t have issue to spend €20, haven’t seen the exhibition in other parts of the world and are in Milan or Lombardy Region between now and September? Don’t think about skipping it!

It is hosted by Fabbrica del Vapore – Comune di Milano in Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4, reachable easily by subway, Gerusalemme stop (M5, purple line). Visit www.harrypotterexhibition.it for more information about it and also to buy the ticket.

*So, broaden your mind everyone, use your inner eye to enjoy the magical hour of Harry Potter, hehe..*

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