Milan-Meda highway bridge “in no danger”

Following reports that the bridge “needed maintenance”. Triggered by the catastrophic collapse of a major motorway bridge in Genoa this week, media reports had suggested that bridges in Milan’s hin...

Milan plans crackdown on city centre traffic

Milan’s “Area B” to be launched in 2019. Starting next 29 January, Milan will have not only an Area C limited traffic zone, but all around it a new zone dubbed “Area B”. The new zone – known as...

Swimming pools in Milan

  As the temperatures soar, even if you can’t get out of the city to the beach, there are plenty of opportunities in Milan to relax at a pool close to home or work, some of them open at night, others...

Weekend activities in Milan

10-12 August. Plenty of activities in Milan. From the treasures of the Sforza Castle to the bouncy castles on the Idroscalo, there’s plenty to do for old and young this weekend in Milan. Every Satur...

Parks and gardens in Milan

One of Italy’s “greenest” cities, Milan boasts 54 parks and 21 gardens for a total of some 15 km2, or almost ten percent of the urban surface area.  While city hall is constantly striving to reduce...

Milan emergency numbers in August

Milan’s Area C limited traffic zone active all month.Milan city hall has published the principal emergency contact details for the holiday month of August, when many offices are operating on reduced s...

Lombardy region to install CCTV in nurseries

€900,000 for surveillance cameras in playschools in Milan and Lombardy region. Alarmed by numerous cases of maltreatment of nursery-age children, the Lombardy regional government has voted funds fo...

Milan gelaterie win top marks in survey

Milan’s Gelateria Soban in third place. With temperatures already in the upper 30s, milanesi will be happy to learn that seven ice-cream shops in Milan (and another three in nearby Monza) have been...

Milan will continue with free Sundays at museums

“Milan won’t stop”  says mayor Sala. Milan mayor Beppe Sala has reacted swiftly to the cancellation by new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli of the #domenicalmuseo initiative, offering free entry t...

Milan teens in Ryanair adventure

Return from UK to Milan in people carriers. A group of 30 teenagers from Milan suburb of Magenta suffered a four-day adventure when low-cost carrier Ryanair left them stranded in the UK last weeken...

Milan’s ATM provides guide for umarells

Handy guide for Milan's sidewalk supervisors. Pensioners and strollers who enjoy watching workers and calling out suggestions can now follow a handy guide provided by Milan transport authority to t...

Airport transit to and from Milan centre

So you have booked a flight to Milan, but to which airport? Some airlines will take Milan-bound passengers to Orio al Serio airport, near Bergamo, while others will take you to Malpensa, in Varese pro...

Legionnaires’ kills three in Milan, 14 more infected

Outbreak hits northern Milan suburbs. An 84-year-old woman from Milan’s northern suburb of Bresso was the third victim this week of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which had already hit the a...

Ryanair crew strike hits Milan

Hundreds of passengers stranded in Milan. Milan, a major hub of the Dublin-based low-cost airline Ryanair, is among the destinations hardest hit by the longest ongoing strike in the company’s histo...

Milan names tram, metro stop for Leonardo’s Last Supper

In the run-up to Milan celebrations for Leonardo anniversary. As Milan starts to celebrate next year’s 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent the greater part of his life in...

Milan to re-open open-air dancehall for summer

Milan dance all day until 6 September in Parco Sempione. Milan city hall will re-open the traditional summer dancehall in Parco Sempione on 27 July, open from 15.00 to 23.00 every afternoon for a r...

NBA star plans basketball revamp in Milan

Gallinari joins city hall for boost to backetball grounds. Local born NBA star Danilo “Gallo” Gallinari has joined Milan’s city administration in a programme of restyling of local basketball courts...

Mafia “a cancer” in Lombardy

400-page report commissioned by Lombardy region. Eight years after the then regional governor (and later minister of the interior) Roberto Maroni had denied the presence of the mafia in the north,...

Weekend strikes to affect holiday departures

Milan and Lombardy will suffer slowdowns. Strikes by workers of Trenitalia, Trenord and Italo this weekend will likely hit the plans of travellers beginning their summer holiday, but the air traffi...

Milan launches “Tourist Angels” initiative

Free information on the Milan streets. As tourist presence in Milan topped the two-million mark in the first four months of this year, city hall and hoteliers associations have launched a programme t...

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