It’s no secret that Milan is one of the busiest and most bustling of Italy’s large cities. It’s an industrial capital, a fashion hub and international haven – but what about those days when it all feels a little much? Although the wonders of the Duomo, the Castello gardens and Brera’s cobbled lanes all hold their charms, like any city it helps to g...

Oltre 850 persone, appartenenti alla business community italiana e americana, hanno preso parte al tradizionale Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner, organizzato dall’American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. La serata, che si è tenuta mercoledì 5 dicembre presso gli East End Studios, si è aperta con il video-saluto dell’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti d’Am...

Every Italian city has a patron saint that protects it. The city of Milan has Sant’Ambrogio. The day of the year in which this saintly figure is celebrated is December 7th. It is a traditional Milanese celebration where many events take place throughout the city. Italian Traditions will guide you on the discovery of this event and tell you the stor...

Starbucks has opened 28,000 stores worldwide in its 47-year history, becoming a ubiquitous brand in the US and many other markets. But it wasn’t until this year that the chain braved one of the most coffee-conscious countries in Europe: Italy. The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roaster...

Architect Stefano Boeri has always been obsessed with trees. The Italian traces his fascination back to a novel he read as a child, "Il Barone Rampante" ("The Baron in the Trees"), in which a young boy climbs up into a world of trees and vows to never to return. "I think trees are individuals," Boeri said in a phone interview. "Each has its own evo...

When Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1800s built a neo-Gothic mansion in Milan, he envisioned a bustling sanctuary for professional musicians who were not earning livable incomes. Since then, Casa Verdi has hosted 1,500 residents and become an exclusive retirement home for elderly players. Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay repor...

Italian best-selling author Giuseppe Genna has been familiar with San Bernardino alle Ossa since his childhood. Inside the Milanese Baroque church, built in the second half of the 17th century, he was particularly impressed by the human bones – retrieved from an ancient nearby cemetery – used to decorate the niches, pillars, doors and frieze of a c...

Different events have taken place over the course of history that have changed the course of things. These are remembered every year through the celebrations of their anniversaries. One of these is the one that took place in Milan on 10th November 1902. On this day the Bocconi University was inaugurated, to soon represent one of the most important...

Roberto Angotti‘s Italian American Baseball Family has been selected as a finalist in theSPORT MOVIES & TV 2018 Festival in Milan, Italy. Submitted by Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) with Italian subtitles, Italian American Baseball Family features Lawrence Baldassaro, author of “Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball” and “Ba...

Milan is one of Italy’s most metropolitan and contemporary cities. Attracting travelers and business people from all over the world, it has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Among the new mirrored-façade skyscrapers and designer boutiques, old Milan hides many secrets and mysteries.   Dating back to the early Middle Ages, Milan has...