Milan opens new Design Museum

Milan the Italian – and European – capital of design. Appropriately timed for this year’s Design Week, a brand-new Museum of Design has been inaugurated in Milan’s Triennale. Visitors can admire...

Raphael cartoon restored, on view in Milan

Largest surviving Renaissance draft installed in Milan gallery. Raphael’s “cartoon” for his The School of Athens fresco, in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, has been painstakingly restored over four y...

Milan celebrates Art Week 2019

1-7 April. Festival to include “miart” Milan international art market. The week from 1 April will see Milan host vernissages, performances, guided tours and exhibitions in public and private spaces a...

Milan’s La Scala rejects Saudi offer of cash

Milan opera house rethinks foreign bid. The board of Milan’s world-famous opera house Teatro alla Scala has decided not to accept a cash injection of over €3 mln from Saudi Arabia after the plan rais...

Milan’s Duomo organ in dire straits

Donations needed for repair of organ in Milan's cathedral. The future of an extraordinary artistic and mechanical masterpiece is at risk: that of the grand organ of the Duomo di Milano, Italy’s large...

Milan scores double hit at Global Fine Arts Awards

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca and Fondazione Prada honoured. In a historic decision, two Milan exhibitions shared top place in their category in this year’s Global Fine Arts Awards. Lucio Fontana’s exh...

Californian Angel Blue sings at La Scala

12, 14, 17 March. Angel Blue in La Scala lead role. The last three performances of Verdi’s evergreen La Traviata at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala this week will feature soprano Angel Blue in the title ro...

The Magic of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard

With the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death approaching, thousands of tourists will be flocking to Milan to bear witness to his world-famous mural of the Last Supper. However, what many of...

Culture Fair returns to Milan

19-20 Jan. Third edition of popular Milan appointment. Milan’s Salone della Cultura fair opens on 19 January for two days in the Superstudio Più in Via Tortona 27, this year with a strong books theme...

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...

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...

Milano’s Royal Palace among world’s 100 top sites for visits

Palazzo Reale in Milan among top international sites. The Royal Palace adjoining the cathedral in the centre of Milan has joined the ranks of the one hundred most visited cultural sites in the world,...

Digital visits to 15 Milan museums now online

Google: “Milan is for art lovers”. Fifteen of Milan’s most prestigious museums are now available to the whole world for interactive visits and tours, including close-up views of the artworks, at the...

European Heritage Days 2018 in Milan

Many Milan museums open late on Saturday 22 September. Italy presents a nationwide programme of more than 1,000 events to mark European Heritage Days, held across Europe on the weekend of 22-23 Septe...

Dr. Maria Galli Stampino named Vice President at AUR

The American University of Rome welcomes new Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Italian born Dr. Maria Galli Stampino, formerly with the University of Miami, has been named Vice President an...

Mito SettembreMusica 2018

Milan and Turin team up for music. MITO SettembreMusica 2018 continues the tradition of cooperation between Milan and Turin to bring classical concerts, this year chosen around the theme of dance and...

Milan will continue with free Sundays at museums

“Milan won’t stop”  says mayor Sala. Milan mayor Beppe Sala has reacted swiftly to the cancellation by new culture minister Alberto Bonisoli of the #domenicalmuseo initiative, offering free entry to...

Milan museums free on 1 July

Museums in Milan free on first Sunday of every month. Italy's state-run museums and archaeological sites are open free of charge on the first Sunday of every month, with the next edition of Domenic...

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 opens for two-month photo festival

Milan to host 170 events until 30 June. The 13th edition of Milano Photo Festival opened on 24 April, bringing exhibitions, workshops and talks to galleries, museums, bookshops and libraries across...

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