It's all change for the trendy crowds along the canals of Milan, used to holding a glass of aperitivo in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Because a ban on smoking outdoors has just come into force in a range of public places. Smoking within a 10m (30ft) distance of other people is no longer permitted from Tuesday at bus and tram stops as well...

Helping children understand each week's Sunday scriptures with relatable cartoon characters and original music scores is how Isabella D'Angelo chooses to use her time and talents to help build the kingdom of God. Every Wednesday she releases a new video on her YouTube channel "Catholic Kids Media" that illustrates the meaning of the readings along...

Dieci telecamere. Cinquanta microfoni. Ventitré tra le più grandi voci del nostro tempo. Étoile e primi ballerini del corpo di ballo. E naturalmente l'Orchestra e il Coro, con il loro Direttore musicale, Riccardo Chailly.  È la prima del Teatro alla Scala, in una serata intitolata "A riveder le stelle", con la regia di Davide Livermore, che nonosta...

Gianni Bernardinello started placing baskets filled with bread, pizza and sweet rolls outside of his bakery in Milan this past March, as Covid-19 battered Northern Italy’s economy and vulnerable population. “To give a hand to those in need,” a sign above the baskets read, “help yourself and think of others too.” Bernardinello passed away on Nov. 9...

THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY OF MILAN (Cimitero Monumentale di Milano) was designed by Carlo Maciachini and opened in 1866. The site allows visitors to time-travel into the history of Milan, as they can spot the tombs of figures whose names now adorn major metro stations, roads, and squares. The cemetery features several mausoleums of prominent local in...

Milan is known first and foremost as Italy's - and an international - fashion capital. The city hosts innumerable boutiques - selling jewelry, decor, and of course, the most sought-out fashion labels - in its Quadrilatero d'oro della moda or Fashion Quadrilateral. The district is brodered by four main thoroughfares - Via Monte Napoleone, Via Alessa...

Forte del successo ottenuto nell’edizione di luglio, Urban Vision – media Company leader nel fundraising finalizzato alla tutela del patrimonio culturale e alla riqualificazione di aree urbane – e Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana rinnovano la partnership per promuovere l’appuntamento della Milano Fashion Week in programma dal 22 al 28 settembre...

In five-inch heels and a lace pencil skirt, Milan is taking baby steps into the new normal. With supermodels on the catwalk and Paul Mescal in the front row, Fendi had flashbulbs popping at a fashion show for the first time since before lockdown. Italian fashion is back in business, although not business at usual. At Dolce & Gabbana, guests accesso...

Covid-19 is the virus that most of all has spread globally, so the major superpowers of the planet are preparing to find a vaccine that can be of protection for its inhabitants and of central importance for the geopolitical dynamics of the world. The United States has decided to rely on the innovation of the RECORD system, generated by the artifici...

On September 9th, the winners of Italy’s most important design prize, the XXVI Compasso d’Oro Award, were announced in the brand new spaces of the ADI Design Museum in Milan (remember? We talked about that here).   For the ones who are not familiar with industrial design, the Compasso d’Oro is an important award that is assigned by the Industrial D...