Where to take a coffee break inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

While Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a symbol of luxury and sophistication, that does not mean that taking a coffee break inside it, even with an incredible view towards its central mosaic work, nec...

Bookcity 2017 invades Milan

Events, readings and exhibits all across Milan. From 17 to 19 November, the new edition of Bookcity will fill Milan from the centre to the outskirts with events for and about writers, publishers an...

Getting to know the Fondazione Prada Milano venue

Housed in a 19,000-sqm renovated distillery building dating to 1910, the Prada Foundation Milan venue is divided into 11 sections and is located in the industrial southern part of the city. The archit...

Milan museums open free on Sunday

But G7 health ministers' meeting in Milan will cause delays. Milan’s civic museums will as usual adhere to the “Sunday in the museums” initiative and open free to all visitors on Sunday 5 November,...

Milan named UNESCO Creative City

Milan “a place to read”. Unesco, the Paris-based Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has nominated Milan a creative city for literature, joining Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Prague...

Milan's Duomo in 10 Amazing Facts

The Duomo in central Milan is surely one of the most photographed touristic spots of the city. Its imposing beauty is unquestionable, but these 10 facts will make you look at it with a refreshed sense...

MITO Settembre Musicale Public sing-along in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo

10 Sept. MITO Settembre Musicale choral concert open to all. To round off a day dedicated to choral concerts in the MITO festival programme, everyone from experts to enthusiastic beginners will be in...

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’s private courtyards open to the public

21 May. Guided tours of stately homes. Nine of the most spectacular, hidden courtyards and gardens of Milan, not normally open to the public, can exceptionally be visited on 21 May. Guided tours...

Milano becomes Piano City for a weekend

19-21 May. From classical to rock, all across the city. This year, for the seventh time, pianos will invade houses, yards, stations, roofs, farmsteads, museums, schools, libraries, laboratories and...

Milan offers tax deductions for art donations

City joins the Art Bonus scheme. Milan city hall has joined the culture ministry’s Art Bonus scheme to encourage private citizens and companies or organisations to make donations in return for gene...

Milan dialect dying

The Economist mourns loss of milanès. “Only about two per cent of Milanese still speak the dialect fluently,” laments the prestigious weekly, chronicling how the almost incomprehensible Milan diale...

La Scala opening night to be screened across Milan

Puccini's Madame Butterfly to be shown in theatres, public spaces and prisons. The world-famed Teatro alla Scala opera house opens its winter season with a gala performance of Puccini’s Madam Butte...

Milan’s Piazza Gae Aulenti wins top award

Feted by London’s Landscape Institute. The redesign of Piazza Gae Aulenti, as part of the wider regeneration of Porta Nuova, has been chosen in the prestigious awards of London's Landscape Institut...

Milan joins in 5th FAI Marathon

13 Oct: Visit places seldom open to the public. Sunday 13 October will see the youth group of Italy’s FAI, Italian Environmental Fund, propose guided tours to hundreds of palaces, churches, castles...

Milan mourns Dario Fo

Milan’s left-wing Nobel laureate dies. Described by a biographer as “arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre”, Dario Fo died at the Luigi Sacco hospital in Milan...

Milan city hall to sell La Scala first night seats

Tickets sold to support charitable causes. Milan city hall will once again sell its tickets for the opening night of La Scala’s 2016/17 winter session and devolve the proceeds to the needy. The...

Milan’s museums open free on Sunday

2 Oct. Milan is again adhering to the culture ministry’s call to open all museums free of charge on the first Sunday of every month this year. From the Museum of Modern Art to the Museum of Archaeo...

Museo del 900 now free on Tuesday afternoons

And free all week for under-25s. Milan’s prestigious Museo del Novecento is making its collection of Italian 20th century art available free all week for under-25s and disabled visitors, as well as...

Movies at €2 in Milan

Second Wednesday of the month. On the initiative of Italy’s culture minister Dario Franceschini, a large number of cinemas across the city and province will charge only €2 entrance on the second We...

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