Milan's St Ambrose in 10 facts

7 December is one of the most celebrated annual holidays in Milan. The day marks the feast of St Ambrose. But who was he? Here are 10 facts to get to know a bit more about this important figure in Mil...

Milan’s Arco della Pace open for free visit

Arch commemorates 1815 Vienna peace congress. Milan’s Arco della Pace, commemorating the peace accord between European nations in 1815, will be opened to the public for free guided visits on Friday...

Milan Lambretta Club celebrates scooter’s 70th birthday

The eternal rival of the Vespa. Enthusiasts and the simply curious can enjoy some nostalgic time travel at the exhibition mounted by the Lambretta Club Milano, opening on 19 May at the clubhouse in...

Milan celebrates 72nd anniversary of the liberation

Freedom from Nazi occupation. This week Italy celebrates the end of world war two and the Nazi occupation, and Milan – decorated with the gold medal for military valour – has a programme of events...

Milan remembers Nazi occupation, Shoah

A series of initiatives to keep memory alive. Milan city hall will launch a programme of initiatives on Thursday 19 January to recall the occupation by German forces during world war II. At 12.0...

Milan commemorates the Holocaust

A week of events in Milan for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. A timetable of events around the city, with the high point on Wednesday 27 January, will  commemorate the Holocaust, or Shoah,...

Casa Manzoni in Milan reopened

Alessandro Manzoni's house restored. The house of Alessandro Manzoni, author of Promessi Sposi, has re-opened in Milan after a complete restoration. The building on Via Moroni 1, in the city c...

Milan celebrates anniversary of Liberation

70th anniversary marked in Milan. Saturday 25 April marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Italy at the end of world war two, and Milan – awarded the gold medal of the resistance – will...

Leonardo's vineyard restored

In time for Milan Expo 2015 The original vineyard owned by Leonardo da Vinci is being restored to health, and is planned to be open to visitors in time for Milan’s Expo 2015, fitting perfectl...

Milan remembers the Holocaust

Dozens of initiatives around the city Tuesday 27 January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death-camp in Auschwitz, Poland, and has been declared the Day of Memory by the Unite...

Holocaust memorial to reopen to public

The Holocaust memorial called “Binario 21” in Milan’s central station will reopen to the public on 26 and 27 January, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Practically the only place...

S. Ambrogio archive opens after 900 years

For the first time in its 900-year history, the archives of the Basilica of S. Ambrogio have been opened to the public. The collection includes 55 manuscript volumes in parchment dating from the...

Milan marks Holocaust memorial day

The inauguration of the Shoah memorial on the morning of Sunday 27 will be the climax of events marking the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the Red Army arrived at the gates of Auschwitz death-...

Anzac Day in Italy

Australians and New Zealanders are commemorating Anzac Day on Wednesday 25 April with remembrance services in Rome and Milan. In Rome there is a memorial service at the Rome War Cemetery, Via Nicol...

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