Milan’s Linate airport to close for 3 months summer 2019

Disruption expected for some 2.5m passengers. Linate airport in Milan’s eastern quadrant is to close completely to traffic from 26 July to 28 October 2019, while the single runway and terminal buil...

Language schools in Milan

A comprehensive guide to the most important language schools in Milan Arguably the most fundamental tool in your life in a new country is the language, especially if you move to a place where your na...

Navigli: The Canals of Milan

I Navigli – literally, “the canals” – is a district in Milan that today is indelibly associated with night-life – the movida.  The area is thronged with trendy restaurants, boutiques and markets full...

Milan Italy’s top city for tourism

Milan ahead of Rome, Venice and Florence. Milan topped the Italian league table for tourist visits in 2017, according to a survey published by leading credit card agency Mastercard. Coming in at...

Digital visits to 15 Milan museums now online

Google: “Milan is for art lovers”. Fifteen of Milan’s most prestigious museums are now available to the whole world for interactive visits and tours, including close-up views of the artworks, at th...

Security boost on Lombardy rail routes

Salvini attends Milan Public Order and Security committee meeting. Italy's interior ministry is preparing to provide more security for passengers on train routes around Milan and across Lombardy....

Census of Milan residents starts on 1 October

12,400 Milan households required to answer census questions. Monday 1 October will see the start of the census of a sample of Milan residents by national statistical institute Istat, boosted this yea...

Lombardy: red light for diesels until March 2019

3 mn vehicles banned in Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. In a turn of the screw in the fight against air pollution, new rules come into effect from Monday 1 October until 31 March 201...

International schools in Milan

A comprehensive guide to the most important international schools in Milan  When you move with children to a new country, once you have found a home, the very next headache is: where shall I send my...

Versace taken over by US company Kors

The leading Milan fashion house sold in €1.83 billion deal. Milan’s iconic fashion house Versace has been sold to US fashion group Michael Kors on 25 September in a contract worth €1.83 billion (ar...

Ryanair cabin crew promise chaos on 28 September

Ryanair strike to hit Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Netherlands. Yet another strike by Ryanair workers – this time by cabin crew – promises to make Friday 28 September a disaster day for low-...

Milan “a hot new destination” – WSJ

“From gritty and grey to gorgeous and green” The prestigious US daily Wall Street Journal is the latest example of overseas media sitting up and taking notice of Milan. “There’s a hot new destinatio...

NYT slams “exploitation” in Italian fashion industry

Inside Italy’s shadow economy. An investigative report by New York Times writers Elizabeth Paton and Milena Lazazzera this week claimed to expose near-sweatshop conditions for seamstresses working...

European Heritage Days 2018 in Milan

Many Milan museums open late on Saturday 22 September. Italy presents a nationwide programme of more than 1,000 events to mark European Heritage Days, held across Europe on the weekend of 22-23 Sep...

Free heart screening by Milan Red Cross chapter

28 to 30 September in Piazza Beccaria in Milan. The Milan chapter of the Italian Red Cross will offer free screening to the public in a stand on Piazza Beccaria, at a stone’s throw from the Duomo,...

Milano Moda Donna fashion week starts 18 September

165 new women’s collections for spring/summer 2019. Seven days of concentrated fashion, 165 collections presented on 60 catwalks with over 80 presentations (of which two by invitation only) and ove...

Milan rented rooms most expensive in Italy

While demand up by 10 per cent. Milan is Italy’s most expensive city for students renting furnished accommodation, says a study by a leading rental and real estate concern. Analysis by Idealista...

Major Lombardy road, rail bridge closed for checks

Transport delayed between Milan and Bergamo. The road and rail bridge at Paderno d'Adda, linking the provinces of Lecco and Bergamo, has been closed for an indefinite period while urgent maintenance...

Milan becomes Bike City for two weeks

Over 200 events for two wheels in two weeks. From 15 to 30 September, Milan will be dedicated to sustainable transport as the city becomes Bike City, the second edition of a festival which last yea...

New strain of synthetic heroin kills Milanese

Maximum alert for dangerous substance. Officials sounded a Level 3 (maximum) alert after a 39-year-old Milan man’s 2017 overdose death was determined to have been caused by a new strain of syntheti...

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