Mafia presence “particularly intense” in Lombardy 

Organised crime strong in northern region. “No territory in the [Italian] north is immune from organised crime.” This is the conclusion of the parliamentary anti-mafia commission, whose president Ros...

Inside Milan’s rap and hip-hop music scene

By Rebecca Simonov From La Scala, arguably the leading opera house in Italy, to its famous conservatory and many theatres, Milan has no shortage of world-class music. Parallel to this centre of hig...

Milan says share a carer

Quality work in Milan at affordable prices. Milan invites residents to sign up for a sharing scheme for carers, baby-sitters, cleaners, gardeners, pet-walkers, nurses, catch-up tuition and more, de...

Milano Moda Donna opens 20 Feb

20-26 Feb. Milan hosts fall/winter 2018-19 fashions. Designers, buyers and specialised media will be in Milan for the Tuesday 20 February launch of this year’s Milano Moda Donna, with 64 catwalks,...

One in three Milan residents foreigners by 2035

Increase in Milan's foreign community continues. According to a statistical projection released by Milan this week, one in every three residents will be a foreigner by 2035. “Milan is the vibran...

Milan celebrates late Carnival

The Ambrosian rite: out of sync with the rest of Italy After the rest of Italy – and the Catholic world – finishes with Carnival for another year, Milan takes over and continues the party. While...

Lonely Planet recommends Milan to “shopaholics”

Milan “arguably Italy’s most cosmopolitan city”. The world’s largest travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet, has told its readers how City Life, the biggest shopping district in Italy, has been attr...

Chinese “mobsters” released from jail

In Milan and other cities across the country. All 24 Chinese arrested on 18 January in Milan, Prato, Rome, Florence, Padua and Pisa in “Operation China Truck” have been released from jail by the re...

Milan activists plan anti-racism rally on Saturday

10 Feb. Milan to march against racism and hate crimes. Activists have planned an anti-fascist, anti-racism and anti-violence rally and march in Milan city centre to protest recent violence against...

Milan hosts major tourism exhibition BIT

Milan “the ideal location for a tourism fair”. Billed as the most important event in the European tourism trade calendar, BIT International Travel Exhibition opens again in Milan on Sunday 11 Febru...

Milan appeals against European Medicines Agency move

Milan lodges formal appeal in European court against EMA relocation from London to Amsterdam The city of Milan on Wednesday filed a formal petition with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, d...

Some 80,000 Milan kids still not vaccinated

Deadline for vaccination nears. Out of the 480,000 schoolchildren in the greater Milan area, over 78,000 – around 16 per cent – are still not up to date with their vaccinations as the 10 March dead...

Emergency services continue on Milan commuter line

Train disaster continues to affect Milan and Cremona line. Regional train network operator Trenord will continue emergency connections until at least Friday 9 February after the derailing of a comm...

Milan hosts 2nd European open government forum

Milan to welcome delegates from 28 countries. The second European Open Government Leaders' Forum, starting on 5 February in Milan’s Base conference centre, will mark the start of a week-long progra...

Milan museums open free on Sunday

4 Feb. Free access on first Sunday of the month. Milan museums will again adhere to the #domenicalmuseo initiative promoted by the culture ministry, opening free on the first Sunday of the month....

No more English-only courses at Milan’s Polytecnico

Council of State insists: only alongside Italian. The Italian council of state has ruled the bid by Milan Polytechnical university to introduce English-only degree courses to be illegitimate. Th...

Milan has second worst smog in Europe – WHO

Along with Turin and Naples A report by the World Health Organisation has placed Milan just behind Turin and just before Naples as the three European cities with the worst levels of atmospheric pollu...

Milan wins another 12 US cities for Food Policy Pact

Pact launched at Milan Expo 2015 now boasts 163 signatories. A delegation from Milan city hall met mayors from across the United States in Washington DC last week to explain the city’s food policy –...

ISIS “still a grave threat” – Milan prosecutor

Milan the scene of arrests, expulsions. “The threat of jihadist terrorism remains high in our country,” said Milan prosecutor general Roberto Alfonso on 27 January at the ceremonial inauguration of...

AC Milan “risks financial catastrophe” – Deloitte

Worldwide renowned Milan team “in difficulties”. AC Milan, the team known to football fans around the world and a leading symbol of the city, is in severe financial straits. This is the analysis...

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