Milan’s Miuccia Prada honoured by UK Fashion Council

“Outstanding achievement” by Milan designer. Miuccia Prada, head designer of the world-famous, Milan-based luxury fashion brand Prada and founder of subsidiary house Miu Miu, is to be honoured in L...

Milan: Piazza del Duomo hosts traditional market

10 Dec.-6 Jan. A long-standing Milan tradition. From the Feast of the Assumption until Epiphany, the square in front of Milan’s iconic cathedral and the surrounding streets will become a village of l...

Pollution triggers traffic restrictions in Milan

These environmental measures have been suspended with effect from Monday 10 December, following improvement in the quality of the air. Milan city hall however invites residents to avoid using motor ve...

"Ticketless day” on Milan metro

Milan celebrates patron saint’s day on 7 December. Milan transport authority ATM will celebrate the feast day of the city’s patron saint, St Ambrose on 7 December, with a special offer: unlimited tra...

The Largest T- Rex in the world in Milan’s Central Station

Has anyone been wondering how a full scale reproduction of a T- Rex ended up in the Central station? Well, it comes to Milan as a grassroots marketing tool for a documentary film by Italian director F...

Green wave demo in central Milan on 8 December

Timed to coincide with COP24 in Katowice. Milan members of the Green party and Greenpeace activists are inviting to a #Greenwave flash-mob demo in Milan on 8 December on the occasion of the COP24 C...

Milan seeks workers for snow clearance

AMSA to pay for day or night work As the temperature plummets city environmental authority AMSA is recruiting people again this year to turn out and help clear pavements and other pedestrian areas...

Milan cops to deploy “invisible” speed traps

Milan patrol cars to mount Scout Speed. Milan is to be one of 32 towns and cities in Italy in which police patrol cars will be equipped with the much-discussed Scout Speed radar – and the number is...

Lakes around Milan

One of the most attractive features of Italy’s northern region of Lombardy surrounding the regional capital of Milan, is the closeness of the many scenic lakes fed by melt-water from the Alpine glacie...

Worldwide artisans at traditional Milan market

23rd edition of Milan’s traditional Christmas fair. One of the most popular pre-Christmas activities in Milan, the Artigiano in Fiera handcrafts market opens again in the Rho fairgrounds this weeke...

Milan’s Trenord cuts trains, adds buses

Trenord plan to cut cancellations and remodernise. Milan-based regional rail network Trenord has announced the transfer of 139 little-used trains to a coach service, in a move calculated to reduce th...

Trenitalia boosts services for Milan

More trains, more seats, more stops. Italy’s state railway service Trenitalia has announced a boost to services – including to and from Milan – starting on 18 December. On the strategic Milan-Ro...

Milan patisserie offers suspended panettone

Free Christmas cake for those in need. Borrowing from the Neapolitan tradition of the caffè sospeso, Milan’s historic patisserie Vergani is suggesting that customers leave a panettone sospeso for t...

ISIS suspect detained in Milan

Egyptian "lone wolf" held in Milan “ready to make war”. A 22-year-old Egyptian national who described himself as “a lone wolf” was arrested on 21 November in Milan during anti-terrorism operation “...

Italy's museums free 20 days a year

Italian culture minister makes museum announcement in Milan. Speaking at Milan’s Politecnico, culture minister Alberto Bonisoli has announced that Italian state museums will be open free for at least...

Italian aid worker from Milan kidnapped in Kenya

Investigators assume terrorism behind kidnap of Milan aid worker. Silvia Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer aid worker from Milan, was abducted on 20 November during an armed raid on a trading centre in...

“Run Together” in Milan to protest violence against women

17 Nov. ActionAid Italia organises 5 km mini-marathon. Amateur and professional athletes are invited to meet in Milan’s central Sempione Park at 10.00 on Saturday 17 November to “Run Together” and...

Winter tyres or chains obligatory from 15 November

Legal requirement in Milan from 15 November. As winter weather approaches, drivers must mount winter tyres, or at least be able to show they have snow chains on board, to use roads with warning sig...

Milan gears up for BookCity festival

15-18 Nov. 7th edition of BookCity Milano Over 1,300 free events in some 250 locations around the city, from the central Sforza castle to the outer suburbs, will pack the four days of BookCity Mila...

Winter Sales in Milan

The winter sales in Milan this year begin on 5 January and continue through 28 February 2019. From small boutiques to large retail chains, shoppers can take advantage of discounts throughout the city...

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