Milan cops nab almost 3,000 tax evaders

Annual report by Milan Guardia di Finanza. Milan-based officers of Italy’s finance guards reported this week they have charged 2,893 people with tax evasion and related offences over the past year....

Ten days of events for Milano Pride

Freedom, respect for differences and inclusion. Milan streets will be filled with colour and music as the LGBT community celebrates the sixth Milano Pride, in sync with demonstrations and marches a...

Transport strike to hit Milan

National general strike, but hours still vague. Transport workers across Italy have declared a brief general strike on Thursday and Friday, 7-8 June, but the exact timing has still not been announc...

Milan shoppers support AIDS research

Five days of half-price fashion in Milan at Porta Nuova. Wednesday 6 June sees the return of Convivio, Italy’s biggest fashion sale to raise funds for the national association for the fight against A...

Second Milan Photo Week opens

Milan focuses on photography.  The second edition of Milan Photo Week (MPW) starts Monday 4 June, with exhibitions, workshops, talks, guided tours, editorial projects, openings, screenings and much...

Milan’s swimming pool season starts

Along with the restored Idroscalo. With summer at the door, three of Milan’s municipal swimming pools open their gates again on Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 June for a preview of the summer season,...

Milan world’s 7th most expensive city according to UBS

Cost of living high in Milan when measured against salaries. Milan comes in at seventh place for cost of living in the chart of 77 cities worldwide, reports Swiss bank UBS in its 17th annual survey...

Milan to boost anti-crime patrols

More patrols on Milan streets. Milan is set to increase the number and visibility of police patrols and “Operation Safe Streets” army checkpoints to reassure residents and visitors that their secur...

Milan university founds UNESCO chair for food rights

Legacy of Expo Milano 2015. Milan’s Università Statale has founded a UNESCO chair for the right and access to food, with the jurist and former president of Milan Tribunal Livia Pomodoro (pictured),...

Milan publishes map of bike routes, BikeMI stations

In time for spring rides through Milan. As spring approaches, bike enthusiasts now have a new tool to plan their excursions: a map of all of Milan’s bike paths and BikeMI stations. The individua...

Milan city hall opens to “Question Time”

Citizens can interrogate councillors. Milan city councillors voted this week to allow residents to put questions to councillors in city hall assemblies with a “Question Time” on the agenda. The...

Mille Miglia first time in Milan

Famous road race passes in front of Milan’s Duomo. For the first time since its inauguration in 1927, the world-famous Mille Miglia race of classic and vintage cars will offer a colourful spectacle i...

Milan hosts Italy-Russia Forum

Milan conference to boost economic relations. Despite the sanctions imposed on trade with Russia, Lombardy and in particular the province of Milan is managing to increase exports to the Russian Fed...

Police bust Brescia jihadist funding gang

Terrorism funding network dismantled. Anti-terrorism squads on Thursday arrested 10 suspects in Brescia and another four in Sassari in Sardinia on charges of money laundering and financing terroris...

Starbucks to launch Italian adventure in Milan

In the home of the espresso, with humility and respect. The US-based, international coffee-shop chain has chosen central Milan for the launch of its fearless foray into the Italian coffee market in...

Milan becomes Food City for a week

Second edition of nutrition-themed festival. Milan explores food and wine in all their aspects with meetings, tastings, exhibits and more for a seven-day celebration of one of Italy’s – and Milan’s...

Milan to have 5G mobile coverage by 2019

Milan pushes ahead with advanced 5G networks. Work has already started in Milan’s Cinisello Balsamo and Bresso suburbs on a new fifth generation (5G) network of mobile phone and internet coverage w...

Cocaine and hashish in Milan: 23 arrests

Carabinieri make drugs sweep in Milan. A major operation by the Carabinieri police has netted 23 members of a criminal organisation and over 300 kg of drugs. For 16 of the criminals – all of the...

100 places to visit in Milan

Milan tourism unit publishes free multilingual guidebook. Milan offers visitors much more than is obvious at first sight. The city’s palazzi, monuments, churches and museums host a significant shar...

Milan celebrates Labour Day with parade

Unions organise traditional May Day demonstration on safety in work place theme. Tuesday 1 May will be marked in Milan with a march through the centre of the city, as workers across most of the world...

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