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 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...

Students map Milan neighbourhoods to revitalise suburbs

Report to inspire urban regeneration in Milan. A group of 32 students from Milan Polytechnic’s school of architecture has produced a detailed study of Milan, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, analysi...

Milan mayor attends Mexico Cities Climate Group summit

Three-day leadership meeting in Mexico. Mayor Giuseppe Sala leads the Milan delegation to the sixth summit of the C40 group of world cities engaged in fighting climate change and its consequences,...

Milan plans city centre biopark

Nature oasis will use abandoned railway lines. Milan city council is examining a plan put forward by WWF for the conversion of unused, raised railway lines into a nature oasis, stretching from S. C...

Milan European champion for waste management

New York comes to study how Milan does it. Milan has won the European bronze medal as second-best city in the continent (after Vienna) for differentiated waste management. The result is so succe...

Milan schools say “addio” to plastic

School meals now on 100 per cent biodegradable plates, beakers, cutlery. Milan is Italy’s first city to boast a 100 per cent environmentally responsible school meals system with the start of the sc...

Milan park judged “Italy’s most beautiful”

Runner-up also in Lombardy. The famous public gardens of Villa Litta in Milan’s suburb of Lainate has been awarded first prize in the 14th annual competition to discover the country’s most splendid...

Milan Politecnico to race in Shell Eco-marathon

London race for best ecological performance. A Milan team will again be on the road in London to compete in the Europe leg of the Shell Eco-marathon, a competition to clock the longest distance on...

Green City Milan from 13 to 15 May

Discover Milan's gardens and allotments. A long weekend dedicated to nature in the city environment starts in Milan on Friday 13 May. Following on the success of last autumn’s first Green City p...

“Virtuous” Cinisello sees refuse tax reduced

TARI tax down by 5 per cent. Residents of Milan’s northern suburb of Cinisello Balsamo have seen their efforts rewarded as differentiated waste disposal brings a saving in taxes. Correctly sorte...

Milan adheres to energy awareness day

19 Feb. BikeMI free for the day. Milan city hall will support the 12th energy awareness day “M’illumino di meno” on Friday 19 February with a number of initiatives, including totally free use of Bi...

Lago Maggiore approaches critical level

Milan’s canals, agriculture under threat as lake dries up. Following last year’s dry weather and record temperatures, Lago Maggiore is fast approaching a level at which it will no longer provide wa...

Milan bans cars for three days

Three-day ban after Christmas to fight Milan's pollution. Milan is banning vehicles circulating in the city for three days, starting 28 December. The ban is from 10.00-16.00 each day. To help in...

Milan sets winter anti-pollution regulations

More Lombardy cities agree clean air controls. Red light from Thursday 15 October until mid-April for the most polluting vehicles – and this year the number of comuni across Lombardy applying the r...

BikeMI launches free Junior service

Free bike rental for 5-11 year olds. Milan’s successful bike rental service BikeMI has launched an experimental, free version for kids. Docking station no. 400 in Piazza Castello is open Saturda...

Milan volunteers clean the city

Pau street art cancelled by mistake. Inspired by the 20,000 citizens who turned out spontaneously to clean up the city after the disturbances marking the No Expo demonstrations on 1 May, Milan city...

Milan promotes urban bees

International artists and designers present new hives. In gardens and public spaces in the centre of Milan, the project Urban Hives will start this week with an exhibition of drawings and proposals...

FAI ‘Culture weekend’ starts

Many events around Milan. The 23rd edition of the traditional “Spring days” of FAI, Italy’s environmental foundation, takes off this weekend 21-22 March with cultural initiatives all across the nat...

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