Milan was named as the 2015 Universal Exposition hosting city. It will run from May 1 until Oct. 31, 2015. The Milan Expo theme will be ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.’ Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area. Photos and text courtesy of Getty.