“Guardano gl’italiani, guarda reverente il mondo tutto a queste spoglie onorande di Giuseppe Verdi. Qui, ricomposte in gloria perpetua, nella dolce dimora ospitale dal sommo Maestro voluta”. Recita la targa apposta all’ingresso di ‘Casa Verdi’, in Piazza Buonarroti a Milano. Un tempio della memoria musicale che Giuseppe Verdi volle realizzare, su s...

The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks seen as culturally and racially insensitive. Its manifesto backed by major Italian fashion brands aims to increase racial and gender diversity in key roles in Milan'...

Italians have had bad breakfast habits for quite a long time, but fortunately our way of dealing with “prima colazione” has been changing. Our physical and mental capabilities strongly depend on this ever-important first meal of the day. Forget about this and you may end up paying the consequences dearly: from obesity to a higher probability to pic...

The plane touched down at Milan Malpensa Airport in the early morning. I was tired after a very long travel-day from Los Angeles. The capital of Lombardy and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is located in northern Italy, an hour from the Swiss border. Metropolitan Milan spreads across a broad valley bounded by the Po and Ticino rivers, lakes and...

Pierina Legnani was the very first Prima Ballerina Assoluta and one of the greatest ballerinas ever. She was born on October 1st 1868 in Milan. Legnani began dancing at the age of 7 and after a year of private teaching, she was accepted into “La Scala, where she trained for ten years. In her final year, she acted as an understudy to the Prima Balle...

A national museum is to be built in Milan dedicated to the Italian Resistance movement during the second world war, Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini has announced. After years of discussion, ministers on Monday signed off on funding for the Museo Nazionale della Resistenza to be built in central Milan, local media reports. Italy's cultur...

The Government of the Lombardy Region has approved €500,000 in support to UNFPA Supplies as part of the Italian region's overall commitment to expanding access to family planning in the least developed countries. Lombardy’s first standalone contribution to fund UNFPA operations follows a Regional Council resolution and represents Italy’s first time...

600 Italian mayors joined the life senator and Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre at a rally against hatred in Milan on 10 December. Thousands of people showed up to support the 89-year-old Segre who survived Auschwitz concentration camp as a child and was recently placed under police protection following a barrage of anti-Semitic messages, including...

Quando sarà terminata la strada fiorita più lunga d'Italia: 3,5 chilometri costellati da oltre un milione di fiori e 3mila piante perenni. Un corridoio profumato che attraverserà da Nord-Ovest a Sud-Ovest il Parco Nord di Milano e sarà una vera e propria "autostrada per le api". Per il momento è un progetto in divenire (finanziato attraverso una op...

The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism. For the second year, the performance opened with long applause for Italy’s presiden...