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October in Milan: here is what to do

October in Milan is going to be a very hectic month. From the stunning art exhibitions at Fondazione Prada to the long list of concerts happening in the many venues of the city. If you like running the Deejay Ten is a not to be missed opportunity. Read to learn more about the beginning of autumn here in the capital of fashion and design.

List of concerts in Milan this fall

Up to the end of the year there will be many international artists on stage who have chosen the city of Milan as the one and only city where to perform in Italy and for their Italian fans. From Michael Bublè to Enrique Iglesias and Bryan Adams the fall music scene promises to be exciting in the capital of fashion and design.

A week end in Milan to enjoy the end of the summer

Summer is almost over and we are all about to get back to work but if you are looking for a last adventure to weaken the whole “back in the office” thing just catch a flight to Milan and enjoy what it has to offer in these last few days of summer. A breakfast at Basara Milano Ever wondered what the Japanese have for breakfast? The guys at Basara Milano surely tried to give an answer to this question by putting together typical Japanese pastries and  some of the signature Italian delicacies. And cappuccino of course. A visit to the…

Hugh Jackman skiing on the Italian slopes.

Hugh Jackman the Australian actor know the world over for movies like Wolverine and the Xmen has chosen the Italian Alps to enjoy skiing during this winter season. According to his Instagram profile he spent a few days in Livigno, a well know location for winter sports just a two-hours drive north of Milan. Livigno is a very popular destination for those who like skiiing and enjoying the snow. The view from the top of the mountains nearby the small towns of Livigno and Bormio is breathtaking. Livigno is also a popular city for shopping. Due to its close proximity…

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…

Here is what to do this fall in Milan

Who says that the summer is the ideal season for a week end away? Autumn is actually a very enjoyable season too! If you are planning a week end with your friends or a family vacation before Christmas, make sure to include the city of Milan in your bucket list! Getting to Milan is extremely easy thanks to its three international airports and budget airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair connect the city with plenty of destinations. If you wish to save some money on your accommodation check how to book the best apartament among the 15.000 available on the…

How to live a luxury experience in Milan

A luxury experience in Milan is something that everyone dreams about. If you wish to know how to have the best that Milan can offer, just keep on reading… How to get to Milan There are plenty of ways to get to Milan. Conveniently located in the heart of Europe, Milan is easily accesible both by car and train. If you wish to get to Milan by air the three international airports offer a wide range of flights to Europe, Asia and the Americas. But if your dream is to fly to the capital of fashion and design for a…

Jessica Alba’s vacation in Milan

Jessica Alba is in Milan these days. The actress and entrepreneur has just landed in our beautiful city and stopped right in front of the stunning Duomo Cathedral to take a picture with her daughter. She later posted the pic on Instagram with a caption that said: #milano #motherdaughtertrip According to her  Instagram gallery she left for Italy from Los Angeles airport four days ago and then visited  Florence. She and her daughter enjoyed some good food at a couple of florentine restaurants and then moved to Milan where she took this picture. A pigeon flies by almost covering Jessica…

The best 5 luxury hotels in Milan

Luxury hotels in Milan The city of Milan features an impressive number of accommodation opportunities. There are more than 40.000 sleeping rooms in the metropolitan area of Milan and this does not include the number of apartaments listed on the AirBnb platform. If you are looking for something more than a budget hotel and you wish to join the pleasure of the sightseeing of Milan with the comforts of luxury hotels, you must check this list! Bulgari Hotel The hotel owned and managed by the jewelry company based in Rome is a jem right in the heart of Milano. It…

Celebrities on vacation in Italy

Many celebrities have chosen Italy as their summer destination. Check their Instagram profiles here below and enjoy some amazing pictures of Italy. Will Smith on the Amalfi Coast, just a few miles south of Naples. Just finished shooting @GeminiManMovie for 5 Months… Knocked Out the #WorldCup… Family Vacation Begins TODAY! Un post condiviso da Will Smith (@willsmith) in data: Lug 16, 2018 at 7:21 PDT Kourtney Kardashian and her family in Portofino yep, more focaccia Un post condiviso da Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) in data: Lug 10, 2018 at 10:53 PDT 17:00 every day Un post condiviso da Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash)…

Amy Schumer’s honeymoon in Milan and Venice

Amy Schumer‘s honeymoon in Milan and Venice It came as a huge surprise to everyone when Amy Schumer announced that she got married last February. None of the super-informed gossip journalists knew that the sassy comedian was about to tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend Chris Fischer. After the wedding vows she flew all the way to Europe to spend some time in Milan and Venice and here is a selection of pics that Amy Schumer shared on her official Instagram profile: Thank you great people of Milan! Going to Venice next. Where should we go? In Milan we…

Private jets to Milan

Private jets to Milan There are plenty of ways to get to Milan. Given its location, the city of Milan is easily accessibile from everywhere in Europe and the world. It takes only 4o minutes by car from Switzerland to the capital of fashion and design, 3 hours from France, 6 hours from Austria and Slovenia. The train connections are very convenient too! It is just a 8 hours ride from Paris to the city centre of Milan, where the majestic central station is. If you wish you can also have  private jets to fly you to Milan. The Linate…

Explore the countryside of Milan

The countryside of Milan is an unexpected wonder on the outskirts of the capital of fashion and design. There are plenty of things to do in the surroundings of the city. From old monasteries to medieval castles, from enchanted woods to…dinosaurs. We have selected 5 places to visit just a few miles from the city centre. The Sancte Mariae abbey in Morimondo Castello Visconteo Trezzo sull’Adda Crespi d’adda Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta Prehistoric park The Sancte Mariae abbey in Morimondo The abbey in Morimondo (20 miles south of Milan) is an old monastery belonging to the Cistercian Order. Its origin…

Blink Travel Guide: here is our review

Blink Travel Guide: here is our review Blink is a new tool that has recently joined the multitude of apps that aim at enhancing the tourists experience where ever they are. It has been developed to make easier and faster for visitors of the major destinations to select where to go, which museum to visit or to find a restaurant that locals would choose. The two main features of Blink are the massive use of attractive pictures and its fluid navigation. The developers needed to find a way to stand from the crowd and through a clear, simple and fancy…

Milan by night takes New York

Milan by night takes New York. From the 11th of January to the 24th of February 2018 at the Laurence Miller Gallery in the fashionable district of Chelsea in Manhattan there is the exhibition “Nocturne” by photographer Luca Campigotto. Luca Campigotto born in 1962 in Venice “is a tireless world traveler, and his pictures share a common pursuit of grandiosity in scale.” (The Laurence Miller Gallery website). The exhibition allows the visitors to tour some of  the world’s busiest cities at night. From Bejing to San Francisco, from Rome to Hong Kong and Milan. These cities are captured by Luca…

Blizzard in New York

The blizzard in New York that has paralyzed the entire city and the east coast of the United States is one of the worst in the recent past. The Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has updated the citizens of Manhattan and the surroundings boroughs  of Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island on the weather conditions. “But what’s quite clear is this is a serious, serious storm between the very low temperature, the strong winds, the driving snow, everyone should take this one very seriously. And take precautions” Mayor de Blasio has said during the press conference after an inspection…

The Sforza Castle

The Sforza Castle with the Duomo Cathedral and the La Scala Opera House is one of the most notable landmark of the city of Milan. A brief history The Sforza Castle is named after the duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, who ordered its construction on the ruins of a 14th Century fortification, in the middle of the 15th Century. In 1452 the duke hired one of the most important architect of those times, Antonio di Pietro Averlino (aka Filarete), who designed the main entrance and tower of the Sforza Castle, which is still known as Torre Filarete. The decoration of…

The stool and the lion: symbols of Milan

Why is there a stool on the official coat of arms of Milan? And why there is also a lion, which is usually cosidered as the main symbol of Venice? Here below the history of the coat of arms of the city. Those who have been to the city of Milan know how relevant for the history of the city is the Madonnina, the golden statue of the Virgin standing proudly on the highest spire of the Duomo cathedral. The Madonnina is widely considered as one of the three symbols of the city. The Madonnina is now a landamark of…