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Christmas in Milan. Here is what to do.

Christmas in Milan is a not to be missed experience. Here is what to do if you happen to be in town in the upcoming weeks. And if you are still planning what to do here below there are plenty of good reasons to book your next flight to Milan. Christmas shopping in Milan First and foremost…Shopping! When it comes to Christmas choosing the right store to find the perfect gifts for the ones we love is paramount. The city of Milan offers plenty of opportunities from the flagship stores of the Montenapoleone fashion district to the boutiques of Italian…

The black image corporation at Fondazione Prada

The black image corporation is the title of the new photography exhibition at “Osservatorio Prada” the location of the Fondazione Prada right in the heart of the city of Milan. This new exhibition explores the archives of the Johnson Publishing Company which has contributed to the definition of the African-American culture with its two most iconic magazines: Ebony and Jet. The curator of the black image corporation art exhibition is Theaster Gates who is an installation artist and professor of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago where he currently lives and works. For this specific project in cooperation with…

Here is the list of the best food cultures of the world

Which are the best food cultures of the world? A recent survey by cnn.com has the answer to this question. From America to Europe and Asia these food cultures around the globe have something for everyone, according to Zoe Li (editor at cnn.com). 10. United States of America Hamburger, fries and a lot of meat! 9. Mexico Tacos, enchilladas and…hot chilli peppers! 8. Thailand Chicken and spices…kind of a lot of them! 7. Greece The smell of the mediterranean sea joins the mouth at every bite 6. India It is not just about tea and curry… 5. Japan Sushi, sashimi…

Patavini: gnocchi in the heart of New York City

Patavini the “gnocchi makers” have just conquered New York City. The Italian food company has opened a brand new store in Columbus Circle, right next to Grom (the gelato guys!) the other big name of Italian food in this area of Manhattan. The Patavini company is actually quite new. It was founded just recently  by two Italian young entrepreneurs: Luca Marco Giraldin and Riccardo Bertoncello. They both share a  deep passion for food and a strong desire to export this typical Italian delicacy which is not as known as pizza or pasta. In a recent interview released to Corriere del…

Mamma Italia tells you how to find genuine Italian food around the globe

Mamma Italia is a brand new app developed by a team of Italians willing to share tips and advices about Italian food and the best way to find it around the globe. The guys behind Mamma Italia (Caterina Diglio, Ivano Rotondo, Gaetano Biondo, Luca Marmo and Claudio Vitale) have basically created a localizer for grocery stores with one big feature in common: they must sell genuine Italian food. The aim of this app available for both Android and ios is twofold: helping the Italian expats to find a bit of mamma’s kitchen when they are abroad and help the Italian…

Our annual review of Fashion Brands on Instagram

It is the third edition of our annual review of fashion brands on Instagram. Things have a changed quite a bit for Italian brands and their hashtags on this social network. If the top of the chart has not changed since we started this reasearch back in 2016, the less popular brands on the platform are fighting their way up to the top 10. Bottega Veneta lost three spots and Dsquared gained two! While in percentages the best results have been achieved by Moncler (+47%), Dsquared (+40%) and Trussardi (+40%). Always remember that the list takes into consideration only the…

Milan is in the middle of an architectural frenzy

The architectural frenzy of the city of Milan started back on the 11th of May 2011 when the MICO Milan Convention Centre was officially opened. Designed by architect Mario Bellini the MICO features an impressive art work made of iron which covers the entire rooftop of the convention centre. The Milanese people called it the comet. This stunning piece of architecture has now become a landmark of the city, an emblem that distinguish the urban soul of Milan. A few months after the big opening of the convention centre of Milan, another new development draw the attention of the architecture…

There is a pink comet in the sky of Milan

There is a pink comet in the sky of Milan October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many cities around the globe have decided to join the mission against breast cancer through several initiatives. Here in Milan the MICO Milano Convention Centre has shown its support with a surprising idea.  On Thursday the 4th of October the tin comet that covers the rooftop of the facility has been colored in pink with a stunning light show. The pink comet will remain so for the entire week end. The aim of the convention centre and of the city of Milan is…

The inventor of internet says he has a new plan

The inventor of internet Tim Berners-Lee has recently released an interview to Fast Company saying that he has something new in mind. Tim Berners-Lee has just launched his new company called Inrupt with the aim to make of the internet what he was supposed to be in the first place. Born has a world-changing tool the internet has become during the years the reign of just a few players (Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc…) where the people cannot decide, fo instance, the use of personal data. The inventor of internet wants to change that and he is doing it through a…

Today is World Tourism Day: celebrate it in Milan

World Tourism Day is the celebration of everyone working in the tourism industry and the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise in this vibrant community. Every year millions of people decide to take a trip to somewhere on this lovely home which we call planet Earth. Some travel for business, other for pleasure but that one thing that these two travelers have in common is the discovery of the unexpected. This is what the people working in this industry are dedicated to. Enhance the pleasure of knowing something new, always and everywhere. World Tourism Day is then the opportunity for…