Category: "Life in Italy"

10 things to do around Milan

Milan is a lively, constantly changing city, full of things to do and discover. But every once in a while, it’s a good idea to take a break from the frenzy, especially in the summer, when the city can become uncomfortably hot. Luckily, there’s no need for a major (and costly) trip, because the area around Milan offers plenty of ideas. That’s not surprising: Lombardy is the Italian region with the highest number of UNESCO sites (11, as of now). But there’s also no shortage of alternatives outside of the region. Here are our suggestions.

Reinventing a place through beer: welcome to Taranto!

After Naples, choosing another city is not easy. Italy is beautiful, and every village has something special to see. I have been wondering about two very different cities: either Florence or Taranto. There are good reasons to talk about both of them. However, I chose Taranto for two reasons: firstly, it is not as famous as Florence and it is probably more interesting to talk about a place that fewer people know; secondly, a lot of people know Taranto because of its environmental issues, so I am eager to show that there is much more than that to be discovered.

What do you know about Italy? That’s probably from Naples!

I wouldn’t like to offend anyone, however my personal opinion about Italy is that the country was born in Naples. I know that it sounds like the “Out of Africa” theory of paleoanthropology, that proposes a single area of origin for modern humans corresponding to East Africa, but my theory is really based on facts. What do most Italians eat? What is the most famous Italian food? You will probably answer either pizza or pasta. Right, both of them are from Naples ̶ thus if all Italians eat Neapolitan food, all the Italians are from Naples.

Venice: the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone…

Venice is both a well-preserved monument and a living, breathing city, full of contemporary art, traditional crafts and high culture. Even though it was just for a day, I did get my first chance to visit this alluring city with my extremely diversified group of classmates.

How to start 2018? A Roman art and street-food weekend

Why not? If you are thinking about what to do and where to go right after the new year, Rome could be the answer. Apart from its historical and cultural heritage, the Eternal City can offer a lot, to suit everybody’s taste, starting from art and food.

Winter 2017/18 festivities in Milan

The city of fashion.
The city of design.
And, in December, the city of Christmas!
During the festive season, Milan is simply without rival. The Christmas spirit in the air in every corner of the Lombard capital is sure to penetrate even the coldest of hearts.

Milan’s stock soars in post-Brexit Europe

Brothers of Italy: Milan has awoken.
After years spent working towards recovery with the spectre of the economic crisis snapping at our heels, the time for Milan to rise again has finally arrived.
Indeed, the Lombardy capital is currently establishing itself as Italy’s financial capital and one of the most interesting cities in the European economic context.

Milan: Five fascinating spots off the beaten track

A stroll down Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a walk along the Navigli, an aperitivo in Brera. Enough with the clichés already!
Forget the standard tourist trails and get ready to discover the five most fascinating places in Milan.
How much do you want to bet that we’re going to surprise you?

Hungry for innovation? Head to Campus Party in Milan

Are you ready for the most innovative experience of the year?
Campus Party 2017 is coming to Milan. From 20 to 23 July, the capital of Lombardy will become home to the hippest tech and innovation event around right now.
This international festival brings together talent between the ages of 18 and 28, the most innovative companies in the business world, institutions with a focus on technological development, future-oriented universities and many other leading players in the world of innovation. It is a chance to have discussions, work together and plan for the future of the technological and digital age.

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