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...

The landmark Duomo Cathedral, its spires towering over Milan, is closed. So is La Scala, Italy’s premier opera home, and the town’s universities and colleges. Bars are shuttered on the sacred aperitivo hour. The normally buzzing streets, trams, eating places and retailers are all eerily empty. Non-public firms, together with the insurance coverage...

In recent decades, the city of Milan has grown in terms of public and private investment. A certain flexibility granted to large real estate investors has, in return, guaranteed the birth of new services for the city and the public space generated by these urban transformations is necessarily an expression of this pluralism.To the historical pieces...

On a recent Sunday, Silvia Rezzonico pushed a stroller through the glorious gardens of Villa Belgiojoso, winding past parents chasing their toddlers and families lounging on blankets. Under a black walnut tree, she paused to look down at the baby boy dozing angelically in the pram. “He’s not really mine,” she said. But he was her coveted ticket int...