Milan farmers’ markets a success

Milan stallholder permits to be renewed. Milan’s ten farmers’ markets, started as an experiment in 2014, have proved such a success that city hall is planning to make them permanent. Ever more Milan...

Two killed in Ischia earthquake

Seven-month-old baby saved from rubble.Two women were killed in a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the holiday island of Ischia, in the Bay of Naples, just before 21.00 on 21 August. Around 40 peopl...

Milan top Italian city for reading

Amazon ranks Milan top of Italian list for buying books. Milan has topped the list of Italian cities for buying books, both in traditional paper format and as downloadable e-books, for the fifth ye...

Milan a favourite movie set

More requests for filming in Milan every year. Milan is chosen as a location for movie and advertising spot shooting by an ever increasing number of filmmakers well over one every day of the year,...

Milan man killed in Barcelona outrage

Other Italians among the Barcelona injured. A 35-year-old resident of Milan’s northern Legnano suburb was among the 13 people killed in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona. Bruno Gulotta, marke...

No poisoned eggs in Lombardy – regional council

Italy virtually self-sufficient in egg production. Lombardy regional council has reassured consumers that no eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil have been found in Milan or Lombardy....

Milan gifts new town hall to Amatrice

Almost a year after the quake which rocked central Italy on 24 August 2016, killing 300 and razing several towns and villages to the ground, Amatrice, close to the epicentre and severely damaged, now...

Lombardy farms suffer €100m storm damage

The Lombardy branch of Coldiretti national farmers’ association, based in Milan, has estimated the damage caused so far by recent bad weather to crops and equipment across the region at some €100 mill...

Milan open for August

  Defying the stereotype which claims that Italy closes down in August, thousands of Milan businesses have adhered to city hall’s call to stay open during the summer vacations. Clothing outlets,...

Milan announces 15 themed weeks in 2018

City boosts image in Italy and abroad. Milan’s Fashion Weeks may be the best known, but the city has plenty more to offer – and has chosen the format of dedicated “weeks” to attract international att...

Milan Centrale metro station to close for renovation

  Delays expected in reaching Milan Centrale train station. The Centrale station of Milan’s M2 “green” line, essential for transferring from and to the city’s main train station Centrale FS, wil...

Milan city hall keeps dog park open in summer

  Many dogs, cats abandoned during vacations. Milan city council has reminded pet owners that the recently refurbished dog park in Via Aquila will remain open to offer a temporary home to animals ab...

Extra checks on Milan’s metro

Measures to fight Milan fare-dodgers. Milan’s metro underground train network is to increase the number of stations in which a ticket will be needed to leave the destination station. Building on...

Milan leads on shared mobility

Milan leads on shared mobility 60,000 milanesi use car and bike sharing. Shared mobility is gaining ground in Italy, with Milan in the lead, says the 2017 report from Sipotra think-tank research int...

Milan’s Pirellone open free to the public

30 July. Pirelli's skyscraper opens to public. The Pirelli skyscraper, known to milanesi as “the Pirellone”, will be open free for visitors from 10.00 to 18.00 on 30 July, for a panoramic view from...

Lombardy again the “richest” region

Milan suburb Basiglio home to the richest. The Milan suburbs of Basiglio and Cusago take first and second place among Italy’s almost 8,000 municipalities with the highest-earning taxpayers in Italy...

Supermarket waste feeds the homeless in Milan

Launched during Expo Milano 2015 with its theme of “Feed the planet – Energy for life”, Milan’s Refettorio Ambrosiano has remained open and now turns the leftovers from city supermarkets into top-clas...

Milan boosts bid for post-Brexit relocation

The Italian government, the Lombardy regional council and Milan city hall have launched a bold new website called EMAMilano.eu to back up their bid to attract the European Medicines Agency – curre...

Milan to update public transport plan

Milan’s Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility (PUMS) is to be updated. Publishing the draft plan (in Italian) on the city website, councillor Marco Granelli said that fighting congestion and air quality...

Milan deploys trikes for trash

Three-wheelers to reach the farthest corners. Milan’s environmental agency AMSA has deployed a fleet of tricycle dustcarts to reach the most difficult corners of the city, in parks, traffic-free zo...

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