Visiting Chamonix, France

Visiting Chamonix, France

Ready to escape to a winter wonderland only a few hours away from Milan? Then, Chamonix, France may be the choice for your next weekend getaway. Of course, Chamonix is a popular destination during the...

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Best Christmas Markets in Italy

Christmas is a magical time of year that brings with it the joy and Christmas cheer of Christmas markets in regions of Italy. Italy is a country of romance and beautiful things, from its art to its cu...

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Top 10 Reasons Why Milano Is the Best Choice for a Long Weekend

Milano, internationally known for fashion and design, is a city of nuances, a city that can be experienced in a thousand different ways. Here are the top 10 reasons by YesMilano – Milan’s official pro...

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Shopping for the Best Bargains in Milan

Finding Bargains in Milan – How to find the best shopping in Milan Milan is one of the most expensive cities in Europe. But if you like bargain hunting, there are still plenty of ways to find great de...

Top Tips for Visiting Bergamo, Italy in a Day

Top Tips for Visiting Bergamo, Italy in a Day

If you are in Milan, planning a day trip to Bergamo is easy! In less than an hour you can visit this charming city. Here are some of our top tips on visiting Bergamo, Italy in a day. Visiting Bergamo ...

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

How to celebrate Easter in Italy

Generally, Easter in Italy is celebrated for two days: Pasqua (Easter Sunday) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday). However, many other religious ceremonies are observed in the days and weeks leading up to E...

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Covid-19 updates September 2021: information for tourists to Italy

Regulations for visiting Italy Last updated: Sept. 1, 2021 In brief: Remember to complete a passenger locator form upon entry into Italy. A Green Pass, digital proof of vaccination or negative COVID-1...

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

Italy: Mandatory Green Pass & Extended State of Emergency

23/07/2021 – After careful deliberation, and much debate, the Italian government has decided to make the “green pass” (digital proof of recovery, vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test) mandatory to...

Florence’s San Marco Museum, where mystical faith and classical knowledge meet

Florence’s San Marco Museum, where mystical faith and classical knowledge meet

Taking a step back in time to the Florentine renaissances and the heart of Italian art and mystical knowledge with principal fellow Joanna Mendelssohn of the University of Melbourne. In 1981, I visite...

Italy: 24 Hour Air Transportation Strike July 6th

Italy: 24 Hour Air Transportation Strike July 6th

A 24 hour general strike has been called by Unions representing Italy’s air-transport workers on July 6, 2021. Worker unions Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uiltrasporti and Ugl Trasporto Aereo have called the s...

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

How to Find Covid-19 Info for Italy

Since November 2020 when the Italian government and Minister of Health implemented a color-coded tier system indicating Covid-19 criticality of each region, restrictions and regulations seem to change...

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU

How to get the Green Pass for Travel to Italy and in EU

Entry into Italy, Summer travel 2022 From 1st June 2022 the green pass is no longer required to enter in Italy from EU Member States and other foreign countries. As of June 1st, 2022, the green pass w...

Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 2021

Readers want to know: Can US citizens travel to Italy? Update May 3, 2021 | Due to Covid-19 restrictions, non-essential travel (i.e., tourism) to Italy from most non-EU countries (and including the Un...

15 Things To Do in Lombardy

15 Things To Do in Lombardy

What kind of Italy traveler are you? Do you search for fine art, rich history and exciting adventures, or is fashion, design and luxury your destination? Italy truly has something for everyone and her...

Milan Fashion Week 2021 and Fashion Museums in Lombardy

Milan Fashion Week 2021 and Fashion Museums in Lombardy

Phygital Milan Fashion Week From 23 February to 1 March 2021 Milan hosts the Milan Fashion Week dedicated to Women’s Fashion F / W 2021-2022. The event is one of the most important international event...

48 Hours in Verona

48 Hours in Verona

What better way is there, than to spend Valentine’s Day in Verona, Italy’s city of love? Begin the tour at Castelvecchio (corso Castelvecchio 2). This medieval castle with its brick exterior and turre...

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Susan Harris Rimmer, Griffith UniversityMain image: www.shutterstock.com Australia is a nation of enthusiastic travellers, it is one of our defining national characteristics. At any given time, around...

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

Canadians may enter Italy, Americans may not

(July 17, 2020) The “safe list” for citizens of countries that may enter Italy has been updated and reconfirmed. The ban on citizens from the United States and most South American countries remains in...

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

Eu Opens Borders But Not For US Visitors

(July 2, 2020) The European Union Member States have approved a draft list of 54 countries (see below), considered for Safe Entrance regarding measures taken during the Coronavirus crisis. The “safe l...

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure Parks in Italy – great time for friends and family!

Adventure parks (parchi avventura) are a fairly new phenomenon in Italy, but there are quite a few that are really worth visiting. Apart from being great places where everybody, children and grown ups...

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

5 Museums in Milan offering Virtual Tours

Just because the museum is closed or you are far away, it doesn’t mean you can’t visit the best museums in Milan. Through the Arts & Culture Project managed by Google and launched in 2011, using their...

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

Val Tidone – a castle on every hilltop

You know you’re in Val Tidone when you see a castle on practically every hilltop, when you find yourself surrounded by a literal sea of vineyards, and when the road winds lazily through one hamlet aft...

Eating the Italian Way

Eating the Italian Way

For Italians food is something extremely special. It is connected with pleasure, tradition, family and leisure and must always be savored with gusto! In Italy, eating is synonymous with slow, so take ...

Italy’s top spa destinations

Italy’s top spa destinations

Spa, or terme in Italian, have been known since the dawn of time for their healing powers, offering a range of treatments that include: bathing (hot springs – thermae hot tub, mud bath, hydro massage,...

Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays

Moving to a new country has all sorts of novelties including a few new holidays to get used to. So before being the odd one racing to work on a day in which you could have stayed in bed, jot down thes...

Day trips from Milan for families with kids!

Day trips from Milan for families with kids!

Ten destinations only one hour away by car from Milan. The best choices when you run out of ideas in town.  Castello di Gropparello 80 km from Milan Travel back in time for a fantastic family adventur...

48 Hours in Milan

48 Hours in Milan

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 (Piazza Duomo) in t...

Understanding Italian coffee

Understanding Italian coffee

In Italy drinking coffee is a ritual. Italians love going to cafés for their coffee and if skipped they won’t survive the day. Before you order a coffee, let’s clarify first the difference between caf...

48 Hours in Turin

48 Hours in Turin

Although Turin is not your typical tourist destination when visiting Italy it does offer unexpected surprises to its visitors. First on our list, is the recently renovated Egyptian Museum (Via Accadem...

Milan: Mixing Old with the New

Milan: Mixing Old with the New

As an American, one thing that strikes on your first trip to Europe is the history. The relative age of North America is nothing compared to that of the European continent. Buildings of historical sig...

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