Best Outdoor Events in Milan this July

Best Outdoor Events in Milan this July

The unseasonably wet and windy weather of June has (hopefully) passed: Bring on the sunshine and warm summer evenings! Milan, at this time of year, always has a lot of outdoor events on offer: from mu...

Scottish Country Dancing – Truly Something Magical

Scottish Country Dancing – Truly Something Magical

There really is something magical about Scottish Country Dancing (SCD). And that something has rubbed off on us, the Milan Scottish Country Dancers. What other activity can you do from the age of 8 to...

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free Places in Milan

Following on from our last article about finding vegetarian and vegan options in Milan, this month we look at mainly gluten-free options in the city, as well as some lactose-free choices. This can be ...

Milan Pride Month

Milan Pride Month

Known as an extraordinary celebration of freedom, Milan Pride is the first display of LGBTQIA+ pride: gay, lesbian, bi+, transgender and non-binary, asexual, intersex, queer, and any other identity. W...

Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Top Lunch Spots in Milan

Italy is synonymous with good food, but it is also a place that is known to savor their breaks – especially lunch breaks! Of course, pasta and pizza are usually the top two lunch choices, but Milan is...

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Car Sharing in Milan

Did you know that Milan has the biggest car-sharing system in Italy? This system has first been introduced in 2001 due to its easy convenience and is currently present with five operators offering thi...

Luxury Getaway from Milan: Wine, Shopping, & Culture

Luxury Getaway from Milan: Wine, Shopping, & Culture

After you have explored Milan’s city center and familiarize yourself with its immediate surroundings, it’s time for a weekend getaway to the tranquil countryside. One of our favorite destinations for ...

Benvenuto Soirée

Benvenuto Soirée

As Benvenuto Club wraps up another successful year, the club stands tall with 315 members, a testament to collective growth and engagement. Throughout this period, countless meaningful moments, nurtur...

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What Are Expats & Where Do They Live?

What is an Expat? The word “expat”, short for “expatriate” literally means “outside your native country (ex patria)”, so expats are basically people who live abroad. Expats are often distinguished fro...

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Milan

Every vegetarian and vegan in Italy has a story to tell that involves going to a restaurant or bar, asking about the veggie options and ends with the bemused waiter shrugging and offering them a salad...

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...

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

A Guide to Bike Sharing in Milan

While Milan is an easily walkable city, and you can reach your destination quickly by foot, there are also various types of rental vehicles that you can use to get around the city. Bike-sharing is by ...

New York-Style Living in Milan’s Green Border

New York-Style Living in Milan’s Green Border

In 1927 the great Modernist architect Le Corbusier wrote: “A house is a machine for living in”. Just over a hundred years later, this sentence is still true, except that nowadays buyers expect that ma...

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...

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting. One of the most challenging aspects is navigating the culture and finding your place within its community. If you’re an expat looking to find yo...

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Daily Habits

Here we go again…the holidays!  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it’s more of a mixed bag: holiday stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and ...

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Italian Halloween Traditions & How to Celebrate in Milan

Halloween, celebrated October 31st, is a fairly new entry on the Italian festivities calendar. All Saint’s Day, celebrated on November 1st is a recognized holiday, therefore, shops, schools, banks and...

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...

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Milano 18th Photo Festival

Photofestival 18th Edition Milan and Lombardy | 15.09 – 31.10.2023 Opening Up the World: Photography as a Civil Commitment Dedicated to photography as a civil commitment, the 18th edition of Photofest...

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

Jimmy Nelson Exhibition ‘Humanity’ Comes to Milano

From 20 September 2023 to 21 January 2024, Palazzo Reale, Milan, will be hosting JIMMY NELSON. Humanity, a photography exhibition promoted by Comune Milano – Cultura, produced by Palazzo Reale and Ski...

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

The Milan Scottish Country Dancers Start a New Year

Our financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June, so given that we don’t do anything in July and August (except for those who flee the heat to attend the RSCDS Summer School in much cooler St Andrews, S...

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

Day 1 Itinerary Italy’s fashion capital has recently become one of top destinations in Italy! Your first stop (mandatory for anyone visiting town) is Milan’s Cathedral, affectionately called Duomo (Pi...

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...

<strong>Single and Ready to Mingle in Milan</strong>

Single and Ready to Mingle in Milan

Milan is just the place for first dates, and a second, and a third, of course! With all of the options to choose from on where to go, you never have to worry about going to the same place repeatedly o...

CIG Arcigay Milano Announces Milano Pride Month

CIG Arcigay Milano Announces Milano Pride Month

On the occasion of World Day Against Homophobia, CIG Arcigay Milano announces Milano Pride Month Milan, 17 May 2023.  “ILGA, the international and non-governmental organization that fights for the saf...

<strong>Gerard Logan Makes the Audience’s Hair Stand on End at the Menotti Theatre</strong>

Gerard Logan Makes the Audience’s Hair Stand on End at the Menotti Theatre

It’s been a while, but it was well worth the wait. Watching Gerard Logan on stage again in Milan in “Night Terrors” at the Teatro Menotti was as much a treat as it was last time, when he played Oscar ...

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

The Significance of Mimosa on March 8th

Since 1977, March 8th has been celebrated as International Women’s Day, a United Nations sanctioned day of observance celebrating women’s contributions to society. In Italy, it is traditional to give ...

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