Milan seventh worst city for traffic jams

Drivers in Milan waste 226 hours per year stuck at the wheel. A recently released report shows that drivers in Milan spend 226 hours – the equivalent of over 28 working days – blocked in traffic jams...

Milan’s M2 metro line interrupted for work

Green line to stop earlier on weekday evenings. Eleven stations on Milan’s M2 green metro line will be closed late evenings Monday to Friday for two separate periods, starting 18 February, while ov...

Milan boosts security on urban transport

City police and ATM sign contract for security. Milan urban transport authority ATM has signed an agreement with the city’s municipal police force for cooperation and cross-training in security on...

Milan singer wins Sanremo songfest 2019

Sardinian-Egyptian, born and raised in Milan. The 26-year-old Milan singer Alessandro Mahmoud, performing under his stage name Mahmood, has won the top prize at the 69th edition of Italy’s best-lov...

Milan’s BIT tourism fair offers new destinations

Hundreds of destinations offered by 1,300 exhibitors. Armenia, Costa Rica, Monaco, Oman, Namibia, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Tanzania are among the new entries at this year’s major tourism fair BIT, w...

Rail strike to hit Milan on 8 February

Two separate protests on Friday. A strike of rail workers will affect Milan on Friday 8 February with two separate protests. Ticket sales and customer service staff will strike for 23 hours, fro...

Bloomberg recommends Milan for Valentine’s Day break

For “one perfect day or a full weekend away”. The prestigious US-based news site Bloomberg has put Milan on its list of “28 perfect dates around the world” for readers seeking a romantic spot to take...

Lombardy region offers free ski-passes for under-16s

Inspired by Milan-Cortina bid for 2026 Olympics. Lombardy regional government is offering free ski-passes to under-16s for use on two weekends – 23-24 February and 30-31 March – at any ski resort i...

Trenord: new trains, new timetable boost services

Cancellations sharply reduced, says CEO. The new timetable introduced by Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has slashed the number of cancellations to train services which have been the bane...

Milan moves to protect homeless as temperatures plummet

Helpline now open 24/7. As temperatures drop below zero and forecasts show no sign of relief, Milan city hall has intensified measures to protect the homeless sleeping in the open. Harsh weather...

Milan commemorates the Shoah

A week of events in Milan for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A series of events around the city this week will commemorate the Holocaust or Shoah, when Germany’s Nazis persecuted and kill...

Zero-emission scooter hire comes to Milan

Newcomer to Milan’s range of rental solutions. French scooter hire start-up Cityscoot has opened its doors in Milan with a fleet of 500 emission-free, electric two-wheelers to add to the city’s ren...

Milan province roads “Italy’s most dangerous”

Negative report by Automobile Club. The country roads in the province of Milan, outside urban centres, have the highest level of traffic accidents in the country, says a report by ACI, the Italian Au...

Milan prepares for Area B limited traffic zone

New limitations to start on 25 February. Milan, Europe’s second most polluted city, is about to take another step to reduce smog by restricting access to the city by the “dirtiest” vehicles. Alt...

Milan opens new anti-waste food hub

Sharing excess food with the needy. Milan’s borough 9 plans to save 70 tons of food per year which would otherwise be discarded, and recycle it to the needy through a new “anti-waste hub”, opened t...

Culture Fair returns to Milan

19-20 Jan. Third edition of popular Milan appointment. Milan’s Salone della Cultura fair opens on 19 January for two days in the Superstudio Più in Via Tortona 27, this year with a strong books the...

Blood moon visible over Milan

Blood moon visible over Milan First of five eclipses this year. A total lunar eclipse of 2019 will be visible over Milan early on Monday January 21. During a total lunar eclipse, the earth mo...

Milan, Turin to be joined by bike trail

Ready in 2020, say planners. An 82-km bike trail costing some €25m will soon join Milan to Turin, open for cyclists by 2020. The trail will be three to four metres wide in places, joining up alr...

Milan buses, trams, metro to strike

4-hour downtime on Monday 21 January. Labour unions have called a national four-hour strike on Monday 21 January to protest new European rules on maximum working shifts for drivers and rest periods...

Buy your meal in Milan with Instagram likes

Novel virtual payment in Milan restaurant. Milan entrepreneurs Matteo and Tommaso Pittarello have come up with a novel idea to attract foodies to their chain “This is not a sushi bar”: customers ca...

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