Five spectacular running trails in Milan

Milan is a beautiful Italian metropolis, full of esteemed restaurants, exquisite stores, and high-end entertainment. A day spent walking the streets of the city can certainly help anyone rack up a hig...

Vintage shops in Milan

Milan is known for its world-famous shopping scene, designer flagship stores and high-end boutiques. It is no surprise that one of the fashion capitals of the world would also offer second hand shops...

Milan’s urban transport network to hike prices in July

Bus, tram and metro to cost more in Milan. It’s now official: tickets to Milan’s capillary urban transit network will cost €2 from 1 July, up from the current €1.50. After objections from the Lomba...

Milan women increasingly victims of violence

Milan help centres report rising number of calls for help. Some 345 women suffering physical, psychological, economic, sexual or stalking violence turned to the Somaschi Fathers non-profit in Milan...

Milan opens new Design Museum

Milan the Italian – and European – capital of design. Appropriately timed for this year’s Design Week, a brand-new Museum of Design has been inaugurated in Milan’s Triennale. Visitors can admire...

Milan ready for Design Week 2019

Milan hosts seven days of events across the city. Milan – the Italian and arguably European capital city of design – hosts this year’s spring Design Week 2019 from 8 to 14 April, with a parallel, ecl...

Milanese champions at caring for public gardens

Hundreds in Milan plant and clean local flowerbeds and green areas. The number of green areas – from traffic islands to local gardens – being lovingly tended by local residents has shot up from 50 to...

Milan displays properties confiscated from the underworld

Almost 200 former mafia properties open to the public. For the seventh time, Milan is opening almost 200 villas and other items of real estate to visitors from the public, confiscated from condemned ...

Raphael cartoon restored, on view in Milan

Largest surviving Renaissance draft installed in Milan gallery. Raphael’s “cartoon” for his The School of Athens fresco, in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, has been painstakingly restored over four y...

Milan metro: series of emergency stops injures passengers

More than one emergency stop a day on Milan underground train network. Milan’s capillary metro network is being plagued by mysterious episodes of emergency braking which has been causing injury to pa...

Milan celebrates Art Week 2019

1-7 April. Festival to include “miart” Milan international art market. The week from 1 April will see Milan host vernissages, performances, guided tours and exhibitions in public and private spaces a...

Milan gears up for Stramilano marathon

Athletes, families and kids to run through Milan on Sunday. Italy’s best-known non-competitive marathon event, Stramilano, will see participants at all levels turn out for the three separate events o...

FAI Spring Days offer many events in Milan, Lombardy

Italy’s environmental foundation opens many doors in Milan. The Italian Environmental Fund (FAI), the equivalent of Britain’s National Trust, is opening over 1,100 sites across the country for the 27...

The Mille Miglia car race

With nearly a century of competitions under its belt, the annual vintage car race Mille Miglia continues to thrill and amuse car enthusiasts from every corner of the world. Classic luxury vehicles fr...

The best rooftop bars in Milan

Milan is growing, more vertically than in other ways, and roof-top bars and terraces have become a must- have. In the last few years the city has become a beacon for “green” skyscrapers that offer br...

Milan’s La Scala rejects Saudi offer of cash

Milan opera house rethinks foreign bid. The board of Milan’s world-famous opera house Teatro alla Scala has decided not to accept a cash injection of over €3 mln from Saudi Arabia after the plan rais...

Milan’s Duomo organ in dire straits

Donations needed for repair of organ in Milan's cathedral. The future of an extraordinary artistic and mechanical masterpiece is at risk: that of the grand organ of the Duomo di Milano, Italy’s large...

Milan scores double hit at Global Fine Arts Awards

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca and Fondazione Prada honoured. In a historic decision, two Milan exhibitions shared top place in their category in this year’s Global Fine Arts Awards. Lucio Fontana’s exh...

The Emporio Armani Caffè reopens in Milan

The Emporio Armani Caffè on Via Croce Rossa has been, since it was first founded in 2000, a meeting place for people who live in the neighbourhood. Passersby could be heard saying “We miss it,” as th...

Nearly 1,800 turned to Milan women’s help lines in 2018

Under-age girls to over-70s call Milan's anti-violence helpline Some 1,783 women of all ages turned to the anti-violence hotlines under contract to Milan city hall for help during 2018. The majority...

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