Milan hosts 22nd Artisans’ Fair

2-10 Dec. Traditional Christmas market in Milan’s Rho fairgrounds. One of the most popular pre-Christmas activities in Milan, the Artigiano in Fiera market opens again this weekend with over 3,200...

Milan “too violent” says leading Italian daily

Milan wins for wealth, but streets unsafe – Il Sole-24 Ore. Italy’s leading financial daily, Il Sole-24 Ore, has grudgingly placed Milan eighth out of all 110 Italian provinces for quality of life....

Milan among top 10 world cities for reputation

Milan jumps from 21st to 9th position. Milan can now boast a place in the world’s top ten cities across the world for reputation, based on over 23,000 interviews in the EU ranking the world's 55 mo...

Milan newsstands to become info points

Information for tourists, business visitors in Milan. Milan has launched a scheme to turn newsstands into information points where tourists and business visitors can seek help and local guidance ac...

Getting to know the Navigli district of Milan

Naviglio is the Italian word for ‘canal’, and the Navigli district refers to the south-west part of Milan where two canals meet: the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese. These canals join in a spa...

Milan again voted Italy’s “smartest” city

ICity Lab 2017 rates Milan top of 106 provincial capitals. For the fourth consecutive year, specialised think-tank ICity has crowned Milan as Italy’s “smartest” city in terms of social innovation, su...

A Beginner’s Guide to Milan’s Public Transport

Milan’s public transport system, or mezzi, are quite reliable. Indeed, tourists and locals alike often opt for the benefits of taking a metro, tram or bus, as opposed to looking for parking or spendin...

Milan's Duomo in 10 Amazing Facts

The Duomo in central Milan is surely one of the most photographed touristic spots of the city. Its imposing beauty is unquestionable, but these 10 facts will make you look at it with a refreshed sense...

Milan marks 150th year of King Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

Shopping gallery inaugurated by King Vittorio Emanuele II in 1867. Around 900 guests will attend a charity dinner in Milan’s central Vittorio Emanuele Gallery on Piazza del Duomo on 13 September to...

Milan a favourite movie set

More requests for filming in Milan every year. Milan is chosen as a location for movie and advertising spot shooting by an ever increasing number of filmmakers well over one every day of the year,...

Milan’s Pirellone open free to the public

30 July. Pirelli's skyscraper opens to public. The Pirelli skyscraper, known to milanesi as “the Pirellone”, will be open free for visitors from 10.00 to 18.00 on 30 July, for a panoramic view from...

Milan opens on-line Lost & Found

Report your loss by email. Got home and found your wallet missing? Milan’s city hall has opened an on-line Lost & Found office where you can report the loss by email – even in English. From...

Summer sales to start in Milan

Fashionistas ready for two months of bargains. Italy’s capital of fashion is preparing for the summer sales, starting on 1 July until 30 August in Lombardy (dates are different in other regions)....

Milan: best quality of life in Italy

Deutsche Bank report puts Milan top. The annual statistical report on quality of life in major centres around the world by prestigious Deutsche Bank has ranked Milan as the top city in Italy – and...

Obama visits Milan for Global Food Innovation summit

Mayor Sala will offer keys of the city. Former US President Barack Obama arrived at Milan’s Linate airport around midday on 8 May for a brief visit with a packed programme. The centre-point of h...

Milan hosts 3rd Pixel Picnic

7 May. A kilometre of picnics. For the third successive year, Milan’s central Parco Sempione will host a mega-picnic, open free to all, starting at 12.00 on 7 May from the Alberto Burri theatre in...

Milan launches Tempo di Libri book fair

In competition with Turin’s traditional fair. With the opening of Tempo di Libri book fair on 19 April, Milan has launched a challenge to the long-established Salone del Libro in Turin after a loss...

Many Milan museums open for Easter

No increase in entry price. Many of Milan’s most important museums and galleries will be open on Easter Sunday, some of them also on Easter Monday – Pasquetta. The only one requiring booking is...

Alternative futures for Milan’s old railway stations

Five possible projects on display. Five international architecture studios have presented proposals for the regeneration of seven abandoned railway stations in Milan. They are on view to the public...

Milan’s M4 invites bids to decorate metro construction sites

With €5,000 contribution to costs. Milan’s latest metro line M4 – “the blue line” – has invited bids to decorate the hoardings surrounding its 24 construction sites for new lines and stations. O...

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