Milan Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday September 18th with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections, while doffing a collective cap to the environment. Following on the high heels of New York and London fashion weeks, and ahead of the biggest of them all in Paris, Milan's c...

I came here prepared to hate Starbucks’ new Milan store. After all, anyone who has lived in Italy for any length of time quickly learns that this country’s coffee culture is every bit as important as its art and historical offerings. Just what’s so special about it is hard to define. Maybe it’s something as simple as the porcelain cups that are nev...

With more than 25,000 stores worldwide, it may seem like Starbucks has left no country unclaimed, yet Italy is uncharted territory for the coffee giant — until now, that is. Starbucks opened a Roastery location in Milan Thursday, marking its first foray into Italy. Roastery locations are far from the typical Starbucks store. Designed for a more ups...

Stereotypes, stereotypes: we detest them but we can’t live without them, really. In the end, there is always a tiny grain of truth in those common knowledge bites that time and habit made more real than reality. And Milan, extraordinary capital of Italy’s economic world, of fashion and business has never been exempt from them; indeed, each of the t...

Italy is the greatest food and wine superpower of the planet: it's hard to find somebody who disagrees with this statement. But food is not just nourishment: food is culture, integration, dialogue and innovation. And, also from this point of view, Italy has excellences that look towards the future with leadership and talent. One of them is Marco Gu...

Air Italy is pleased to announce that thanks to popular demand, the Miami-Milan Malpensa route launched on June 8th, is now on sale for the entire winter season. "Thanks to a great response from our customers and increasing demand, we are opening up our winter inventory for our Milan-Miami flight, as we are already running at a load factor of over...

Tour delle Delizie is a journey through the memories of Milan, who some experts say is named after the waters it used to be surrounded by (“place between rivers”). Since the 12th century, such abundant water resources were “organized” in a system of irrigation canals and waterways: the Navigli. On the tour, you go along one of the most evocative pa...

In 2016 the exhibition “Empatia Creativa. Milano metropolitana: cinque cantieri di Mario Cucinella Architects” (Creative Empathy. Underground Milan: five sites by Mario Cucinella Architects), in partnership with the Triennale, recounted the five projects underway in the Lombard capital, conceived in a sustainable way and destined to change the skyl...

Of the ten advanced therapy medicinal products to have been approved in Europe, three – Strimvelis, Zalmoxis and Holoclar – have been developed in Italy, which is rapidly asserting itself as a leading player in the field of cell and gene therapies. Strimvelis was developed at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget), Milan, a...

Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that while his ci...