Milanese champions at caring for public gardens

Hundreds in Milan plant and clean local flowerbeds and green areas. The number of green areas – from traffic islands to local gardens – being lovingly tended by local residents has shot up from 50 to...

Milan carnival starts in Porta Venezia

Carnival in Milan later than other Italian cities. While in most of Italy carnival finishes on Tuesday 5 March, churches in the archdiocese of Milan observe the Ambrosian rite, with carnival being he...

Milan mayor calls for turnout at anti-racism demo

2 March. Public protest against discrimination. With a video message on his Facebook page, Milan mayor Beppe Sala has invited milanesi to turn out on Saturday 2 March for a peaceful protest march aga...

36 Milan wards change their names

Popular Milan nicknames become official. It’s official: you can now refer to NoLo (north of Piazzale Loreto) as your residence, not just chatting but on your official documents. Following the ex...

New Year resolutions for Milan: Sala

Milan mayor takes stock at mid-term. “Happy with what we’ve achieved; now it’s time for the outer suburbs.” So headlined leading daily La Repubblica’s exclusive interview with Milan mayor Beppe Sala...

Milan offers best quality of life

Milan in first place out of Italy’s 107 provinces according to Il Sole 24 Ore For the first time, the province of Milan has taken first place in the annual survey of quality of life published by lead...

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...

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 as...

Public holiday in Italy on 1 November

1-2 Nov. Much of Milan will be closed for business. All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Thursday 1 November is a public holiday in Italy, resulting in the closure of offices and schools, with Milan's...

Milan again voted Italy’s smartest city

Milan the most inclusive and liveable city in Italy. For the fifth year running, Milan has claimed first place among Italian cities as the most responsive to its residents’ needs, as iCity Rate 2018...

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’...

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