Exploring Milano Porta Romana

Exploring Milano Porta Romana

It is generally agreed by both inhabitants of Milan and visitors that Porta Romana is one of the most charming areas of the city. The district is a mix of the old and the new with elegant, mainly resi...

Exploring Milano NoLo District

Exploring Milano NoLo District

NoLo: Milan’s Coolest “New” Quarter Milan is constantly changing: former run-down and abandoned industrial areas, such as Porta Nuova, Portello and P.ta Genova have been infused with new life and have...

Exploring Milano Portello District

Exploring Milano Portello District

In this article, Robert continues his exploration of some of Milan’s newest iconic architecture and reveals the links between the city’s industrial past and its present as a vibrant business, financia...

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Exploring Milano Palazzo Lombardia

Tall Tales and Italy’s Obsession with Height WARNING: Given that’s there only so much you can say about the various configurations of glass, steel and concrete without running the risk of sounding sli...

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Exploring Milano CityLife District

Probably the most interesting thing about the three skyscrapers known as “le Tre Torre” (the three towers) of CityLife is something that you can’t see from the ground – and which you might easily neve...

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Essential Tips for Driving in Italy

Like many aspects of living in Italy, driving a car requires navigating the country’s notoriously complex bureaucracy, as well as a few of its characteristic cultural peculiarities. In this article, w...

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

Milano Skyline: the Ever-Changing Landscape

This is the first in a series of articles about the most exciting modern architecture in Milan. Milan’s best-known building is its statue-encrusted Gothic cathedral, the Duomo (started in 1386 and com...

Travelling with Pets – to and from Italy

Travelling with Pets – to and from Italy

Travelling to and from Italy already requires doing a certain amount of homework – especially if you are arriving from outside the EU (and that now includes post-Brexit Britain). But if you are travel...

Movie Locations in Milan to Explore this Summer

Movie Locations in Milan to Explore this Summer

While the streets of Milan may not be as familiar to international cinema audiences as those of New York, London or Paris, there are still plenty of places that have been used as the setting for Holly...

The Secrets of Italian Women – revealed in Alessandra Repini’s book ‘The Italian Lady’

The Secrets of Italian Women – revealed in Alessandra Repini’s book ‘The Italian Lady’

As Alessandra Repini’s great hero, Desmond Morris, once observed, “Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it is more likely to be female.” Having spoken to Alessandra and read her book The Ita...

Looking Forward to the Coronation: a View from Milan

Looking Forward to the Coronation: a View from Milan

The UK is gearing up for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on Saturday, 6th May. All the familiar pageantry and pomp that Britain is famous for will be on display, but this time with the ...

Success is not about Accomplishments; it’s about the Journey with Joy

Success is not about Accomplishments; it’s about the Journey with Joy

Joy is defined as “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” You’ve probably also heard that happiness is “just a choice.”  So why then are there so many people in this world living their lives prof...

Jan Noble to read “A Poem for the Shelley Bicentennial” at Lago D’Orta

Jan Noble to read “A Poem for the Shelley Bicentennial” at Lago D’Orta

UK-based poet Jan Noble has been making a tour of Italy this year, marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley off the coast of Viareggio in 1822. Jan has composed a special poe...

“Shelley. A Diet for Peace” – Preview

“Shelley. A Diet for Peace” – Preview

This year is the bicentenary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the Romantic poet and radical who drowned in a storm off the coast of Viareggio aboard his boat, the Don Juan, with his friend, Edwar...

Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

Expats in Italy: Saying Goodbye to the Queen

It was inevitable that the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would be big news, but what was less predictable has been the depth of the emotional response it has triggered, not just in Britain a...

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