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...

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...

«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...

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...

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck have donated €200,000 ($222, 890) to a Milan hospital to support its fight against coronavirus. Versace's Chief Creative Officer, 67, and her heiress daughter, 33, announced they would be donating the large sum to the intensive care department of San Raffaele hospital in the city, which has be...

Born and raised in Italy, but currently living in the United States, mezzo soprano Benedetta Orsi has earned a global following for her “breathtakingly beautiful voice, full and rich, with remarkable easy power and perfect diction.” Broadway World  La voix de l’amour is Ms. Orsi’s second album, a selection of some of the most celebrated French oper...

C’è un famoso disegnatore e illustratore italiano, che vive fra Milano e New York ed è considerato uno dei più grandi al mondo: si chiama Emiliano Ponzi, 41 anni. E’ così famoso che i suoi lavori, riconoscibili per lo stile unico, sono pubblicati dalle più prestigiose testate, come The New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, Newsweek,...

Milan is not an overwhelming city that hits you like a lightning bolt. It’s a slow-burn city to explore beneath the surface. And yet it remains Italy’s most visited city and the only Italian entry in the top 20 most visited cities in the world (16 th place to be exact), according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. One of Europe’s to...