Reading feels like the smell of books, allowed to linger for a long time under the sun’s rays, and the moss-like softness of pages when a storm bursts and the rain melts little by little into the ink of the printed letters. Reading feels like flipping through a paperback at the bookstore, deciding whether or not to leave with it under your arm. Rea...

Two of Italy's leading contemporary art institutions have launched a peaceful, symbolic protest against the violent response by Iran's security forces to a wave of demonstrations over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The Milan Triennale and the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome invite visitors to leave a small lock of their ha...

Milan is a fast, frenetic city, at times sculpted in the future, but if you let yourself be enchanted by the testimonies of the Milanese architecture that was, you immediately realize how stratified it is over time. A walk through Milan is a journey through the history of architecture, in which the protagonists of each style parade here and there,...

Milan might be known as Italy’s fashion capital, but explore beyond its bevy of designer shops—and it's also one of Europe’s most under-the-radar romantic cities. Whether you and your partner prefer strolling ancient cobbled streets or an aperitivo on the town, read on for the best spots to sip, stay and play on the ultimate couple’s getaway weeken...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday on an optimistic note, despite the shadows cast by the soaring cost of energy. Almost 70 catwalk shows and 110 presentations are scheduled over the next six days, featuring the giants of Italian fashion, from Gucci to Prada, Versace, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Bottega Veneta.  The return of a mostly full live pr...

Milan is Italy’s most expensive city and a hub of fashion and finance. With its high concentration of luxury brands and Michelin-starred restaurants — particularly in the Duomo, Brera, and other central areas — shopping trips, museum entrance fees, aperitivi and dinners can add up fast, even when the exchange rate is in your favor. However, if you...

Urban Italy unfurls a wealth of spectacular travel experiences. The rich historical sites of Rome, founded in 753 BC. The artistic exuberance of Florence. The epic grandeur of romantic sea-faring Venice with its Grand Canal and more than 110 islands and 400 bridges. The architecture, gastronomy and heritage of Palermo in Sicily, a crossroad of civi...

“In 2022, we are going to reach and even exceed the level of sales generated before the 2008 crisis, recording the [Italian] fashion industry’s highest revenue in the last 20 years,” said Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, speaking on Wednesday at the presentation of the forthcoming Milan Fashion Week Women. Of course, Capasa c...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, I begin the 5th season of the show with a new episode dedicated to the Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who gave his name and vision to the car company Alfa Romeo and spearheaded the project of bringing car manufacturing to the South of Italy (an idea that would find expression only after his death, in the p...