Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in Milan. The refectory of the convent contains the world-famous mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, “whose work was to herald a new era in the history of art,” says Unesco. The refectory is an integral part of the architectural complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie, completed at t...

Being the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, the northern region of Lombardy has been the worst affected and strained by the emergency, with the highest number of cases and deaths, and health facilities on the verge of collapse.   Definitely consider visiting this region when it is possible to travel again. Its capital, Milan, is a glo...

Milan hospital will be the "symbol of Italy's victory against Coronavirus" Fiero Milano, an exhibition centre in Milan, has been converted into Italy’s largest intensive care facility for Coronavirus patients, in just 10 days. The pavilions of the vast building, which normally hosts fashion shows and trade fairs, will now accommodate 200 patients i...

Aveva scritto alla mamma «Non ti lascio sola» prima di entrare in coma farmacologico. Le aveva scritto «Devo andare, non ti lascerò». Mattia, 18 anni, di Cremona, ha rispettato quella promessa: in queste ore si è svegliato ed è stato estubato. È ancora in terapia intensiva, dove è tenuto sotto osservazione, ma nelle prossime ore sarà trasferito. St...

As the coronavirus emergency is keeping us all at home, it is still possible to travel virtually to Italy and visit some of its outstanding museums, from the comfort and safety of your couch at home. Here are four that make their collections and rooms available online, with special initiatives in place specifically during these times of lockdown, w...

Fr. Giuseppe Berardelli, a 72-year-old priest in Italy has died from coronavirus. Fr Berardelli, from Casnigo, in the Bergamo province in northern Italy, had reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. It is said that he gave a respirator which was purchased for him by his parishioners to a younger patient suffering from the virus. The news, report...

The man known in Italy as Patient No. 1 in the country's devastating outbreak of the coronavirus is out of hospital a month after he arrived in critically ill condition. Authorities in Italy's hardest hit region of Lombardy played an audio message recorded by the 38-year-old man in which he says, "You can get cured of this illness." The man identif...

«Non sprecate mai le opportunità offerte da una crisi. Questa è l’occasione per reinventarsi». Carlo Ratti, 49 anni, architetto e ingegnere torinese, è rimasto a terra. Bloccato a Boston. In attesa, suo malgrado, di uno tsunami che negli Usa «avrà conseguenze drammatiche». L’ultimo aereo disponibile per l’Europa, dopo lo stop ai collegamenti impost...

It’s been only a few days since the world learned about the life-saving effort by a young team of engineers to design and 3D print venturi valves in order to save COVID-19 patients’ lives at an Italian Hospital. As further recognition to the potential for 3D printing to deliver fast solutions in emergency situations, the Isinnova team now developed...

Giorgio Gaber, by name of Giorgio Gaberscik (25 January 1939 – 1 January 2003), was an Italian singer, composer, actor, and playwright. The life of Giorgio Gaber can be read through his songs, intense autobiographies that analyse and reflect the realty in which he lived and the generation that he belonged to. He was one of the forerunners of new po...