Navigli: The Canals of Milan

I Navigli – literally, “the canals” – is a district in Milan that today is indelibly associated with night-life – the movida.  The area is thronged with trendy restaurants, boutiques and markets full...

Census of Milan residents starts on 1 October

12,400 Milan households required to answer census questions. Monday 1 October will see the start of the census of a sample of Milan residents by national statistical institute Istat, boosted this yea...

Milan “a hot new destination” – WSJ

“From gritty and grey to gorgeous and green” The prestigious US daily Wall Street Journal is the latest example of overseas media sitting up and taking notice of Milan. “There’s a hot new destinatio...

Milan emergency numbers in August

Milan’s Area C limited traffic zone active all month.Milan city hall has published the principal emergency contact details for the holiday month of August, when many offices are operating on reduced s...

Milan nudists issue invitation to the dance

30 June. “When we’re naked we’re all equal. The Italian Naturists’ Association A.N.ITA invites enthusiasts to a ball on 30 June at the Macao centre for arts, culture and research in Milan’s Viale M...

Milan set to benefit from Brexit

Leading architecture magazine praises Milan’s “incredible programme”. Dezeen, the magazine voted best architecture blog in the world and one of the most influential forces in global design, intervi...

New kids’ park opens in Milan

21 April. Milan launches community foundation. Mayor Beppe Sala will open a new play area in central Milan on Saturday morning, designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities. Swings,...

Lombardy under snow and ice

Northern Italy struggls with ice. The cold snap, which has caused well over 50 deaths across Europe, has hit Milan and the rest of northern Italy particularly hard.  In Italy, two homeless people h...

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...

Free Christmas concert in Milan’s Duomo

20 Dec. An annual Milan tradition. On Wednesday 20 December at 19.30, Milan’s Duomo will be the splendid setting for the annual Christmas concert, one of the city’s best loved traditions. This year’...

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,...

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