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Barack Obama in Milan

Barack Obama, the former president of the United States will be visiting Milan on the 9th of May 2017 when he will be the keynote speaker of the Global Food Innovation Summit. The event will take place in the Fiera Milano facilities from the 8th to the 11th of May and deals with food topics: from nutrition to new technologies, from climate changes to food security. The visit of Barack Obama will also be the opportunity for the former White House’s tenant to officially receive the keys to the city by the mayor of Milan Mr. Giuseppe Sala. The mayor had the…

Layover in Milan? A 20 minutes tour of the city!

Layover in Milan? Here’s what to do if you only have a few hours to spend in the city. From Malpensa Airport to Milan If you happen to be at Malpensa Airport just go to the train station and catch the first train to Milan Cadorna. It takes only 30 minutes and the train will get you to the heart of the city of Milan at a cost of € 12.00. Once at Cadorna, if you give your back to the station’s building (designed by architect Gae Aulenti) you will see right in front of you the art installation called…

The 9 (+1) best hotels in Milan

Hotels in Milan offer a diverse experience depending on your budget.  Here below is a list of our favorite hotels in Milan according to their category, from the 3 to the 5 stars. The 3 stars When it comes to choosing a budget hotel there might be the risk to end up in a sort of haunted-house-kind-of- thing…but no worries the ones listed here below are clean, comfortable and cheap! Hotel IBIS Via Finocchiaro Aprile, 2 20124, Milan Hotel Palazzo delle Stelline Corso Magenta, 61 20123, Milan 43 Station Hotel Via Fabio Filzi, 43 20124, Milan The four stars Four…

Amerigo Vespucci: the Italian ship is sailing towards America

The Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian ship that was officially launched on the 22nd of February 1931 is now sailing in the Mediterranean sea and will be soon crossing the Atlantinc ocean to achieve the coasts of North America by the summer. The ship, named after the Italian explorer and navigator, is the training ship of the Italian navy and it is considered one of the most beautiful ships still in service. In 1962 the US aircraft carrier USS Independence was sailing in the Mediterranean sea when saw the Vespucci and through light signals asked “Who are you?” . The captain…

Design week 2017: let’s start!

The design week is now on in Milan and the whole city is fully packed with people from the five continents. From the 4th to the 9th of April 2017 the Salone del Mobile ( the furniture tradeshow) takes place at the Fiera Milano facilities. More than 2000 exhibitors form 165 countries and an expected attendance of 300.000 people. These are the numbers of the 56th edition of the most prestigious design event. The official opening of the design week will see the participation of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella who will be speaking at the inauguration…

Art Week 2017: the full calendar of events

The Art Week in Milan takes place from Monday the 27th of March to Sunday the 2nd of April. Several venues and museums will be opening their doors for special events dedicated to contemporary art. These are the side events to the main art tradeshow which will be taking place at the Fiera Milano City’s pavillions. The MIART, this is the name of the main contemporary art event,  opens on Thursday the 31st of March under the artistic direction of Alessandro Rabottini. The selection of the exhibiting art galleries at the MIART includes established global names like: Massimo De Carlo (Milan-London-Hong Kong), Kaufmann…