After travelling between the mountains and valleys of Bergamo and Brescia, suddenly after a bend you reach Lovere, a borgo which spreads narrow between lake and mountain and looks like a large amphitheater, with its fine palaces and buildings which for centuries have been a worthy setting and splendid crown to the Piazza del Porto. Piazza del Porto...

Every year, when April comes around, Milan becomes the center of the design world thanks to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuorisalone, two of the most important events for the design addicted. Unfortunately, last April the Milan Design Week was cancelled due to Covid-19 but Fuorisalone found a new creative way to still offer its magic to...

It was Empress Maria Theresa of Austria who, in 1777, decided to build the Villa Reale in Monza, using a site near a small farmhouse near Monza, interesting for its particular beauty and for its strategic position along the Milan-Vienna route. The architect Giuseppe Piermarini designed a neoclassical building with a "U" plan that followed the typol...

No matter where you travel in the world, there is usually one special place that you never tire of visiting. In this exclusive “Where to next?” blog series, we talk to some of the biggest travel influencers in the industry, as they give us expert insights into their favourite parts of the world – shining a light on beautiful destinations through th...

"We don't want revenge, we want justice," said Stefano Fusco, 31, who created a group on Facebook to reach out to others in similar situations after his grandfather died of the virus in a care home in March. Italy’s official death toll – which many experts believe is underestimated – is now over 34,000. The complaints were filed at the prosecutors'...

Isola Santa Cristina, a private island in the north of the Venetian lagoon, will welcome 14 first responders from hospitals in Bergamo for a free five-night stay before the island opens up to tourism.  Owners René and Sandra Deutsch, members of the Swarovksi family, have offered their island and covered the costs of food and lodging, while Allison...

Il primo virus proveniente dalla Cina che Cristian Fracassi ha visto in azione nella sua vita non è stato il coronavirus SARS Cov2, ma la delocalizzazione: quella smania di andare a far fare tutto in Cina che aveva contagiato un po' tutti a cavallo del nuovo millennio, "perché costava meno", e che aveva prima messo in crisi e poi chiuso le due picc...

Sharon Cittone always seems to find herself in the thick of it. Sometimes that means being in the right place, at the very best possible time. During her tenure as Chief Content Officer at Seeds&Chips, the Milan based food innovation ecosystem, she was shoulder to shoulder with Barack Obama in his first appearance after his presidency. She was also...

Last Monday Milan’s diehard shoppers and cappuccino addicts-in-withdrawal were given a well-earned respite, as the strict lockdown we’ve been under for two months was lifted for retailers and restaurateurs. Hairdressers too opened their salons—and you could almost hear the collective sigh of relief as thousands of women (myself included) booked app...

An 18-year-old Italian boy had a successful lung transplant 10 days ago after both of them were 'burned' by COVID-19, leaving him in a life-threatening condition, medical sources said Thursday. It is the first operation of its kind in Europe. The organs were rendered incapable of breathing in a few days, medical sources said. The operation was carr...