Vintage shops in Milan

Milan is known for its world-famous shopping scene, designer flagship stores and high-end boutiques. It is no surprise that one of the fashion capitals of the world would also offer second hand shops...

The best rooftop bars in Milan

Milan is growing, more vertically than in other ways, and roof-top bars and terraces have become a must- have. In the last few years the city has become a beacon for “green” skyscrapers that offer br...

The Emporio Armani Caffè reopens in Milan

The Emporio Armani Caffè on Via Croce Rossa has been, since it was first founded in 2000, a meeting place for people who live in the neighbourhood. Passersby could be heard saying “We miss it,” as th...

Worldwide artisans at traditional Milan market

23rd edition of Milan’s traditional Christmas fair. One of the most popular pre-Christmas activities in Milan, the Artigiano in Fiera handcrafts market opens again in the Rho fairgrounds this weekend...

Winter Sales in Milan

The winter sales in Milan this year begin on 5 January and continue through 28 February 2019. From small boutiques to large retail chains, shoppers can take advantage of discounts throughout the city...

NBA store to open in Milan

Another US legend, following Apple and Starbucks. The first in Europe and only the fourth outside the US, the National Basketball Association is to open a new store less than 10 minutes’ walk from Mi...

Apple to open outdoor amphitheatre and store in Milan

Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan designed by Norman Foster. The 17th Apple store in Italy is set to open on 27 July in Milan’s historic Piazza Liberty, a few steps from the Duomo, but with a totally n...

Summer sales to start in Milan

Italy’s fashion capital to offer bargains. Summer sales start in Milan and all Lombardy on Saturday 7 July, bringing fashionistas in swarms to the city’s fashion zone centred around Via Monte Napol...

Starbucks to launch Italian adventure in Milan

In the home of the espresso, with humility and respect. The US-based, international coffee-shop chain has chosen central Milan for the launch of its fearless foray into the Italian coffee market in...

Milan, Lombardy winter sales to start 5 January

Milan shops offer bargain prices. (2019 winter salese click here) It’s time for winter sales again, and Milan’s shopping district will be packed with bargain hunters from Friday 5 January lookin...

Milan Italy’s top “shopping tourism” destination

Shopping tourists spend €121 a day in Milan. Milan is Italy’s leading city for “shopping tourists” – those whose main reason to travel is to shop – well ahead of Rome, Florence, Venice or Turin....

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in ten facts

Whether you are passing through, stopping for an aperitivo or shopping, spending some time inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must when visiting Milan. Here are 10 facts to enrich your experien...

Europe’s largest mall opens near Milan

280 shops at less than an hour’s drive. The opening ceremony last week of a 35,000 sqm extension to Bergamo’s Orio Center has created the largest shopping mall in Europe, with 280 shops, 50 bars an...

Guide to Milan sales also in English

Bargains galore as gift season ends. Italy’s fashion capital is again on a spending spree as the Christmas gift season fades from memory and winter fashions are still available at prices cut by as...

Summer sales start on Saturday 2 July

Milan shoppers to vie for bargains. Milan fashionistas will hit the shops from Saturday 2 July as the summer sales season gets under way. Lasting through until late August across the whole Lomba...

Milan supermarkets to strike

Milan to face shopping problems. Sales personnel of Italy’s main supermarket chains have declared two Saturdays of industrial action, on 7 and 19 November. Supermarkets across Italy will be clos...

Malpensa announces instant VAT refunds

Milan’s Malpensa airport has launched an instant cash-back facility for departing travellers to reclaim the Value-Added Tax (IVA in Italian) on their purchases made in Italy. Introduced in time for...

Early start for Milan sales

Now to include weekend Winter sales in fashion shops in Milan and the rest of Lombardy will start on Friday 3 January. Origanally scheduled to run from Monday 5 January, the new timetable includ...

Galeries Lafayette to open in Milan

In Westfield Milan, Italy’s future largest mall Galeries Lafayette, the iconic Paris-based department store, announce that they have reached an agreement with Westfield and Gruppo Stilo - tw...

Milan bookshop ranks in top BBC list

A Milan bookshop ranks ninth among 10 of the world’s most beautiful bookshops, according to the BBC’s Fiona Macdonald. Praising the shop at (and called) 10 Corso Como, she writes: &ldqu...

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