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2011 Winter Sales in Milan

2011 Winter Sales in Milan

It’s that time of year again for shopping fanatics and sales freaks in the capital of chic Milan, as the 2011 Winter Sales will be officially starting on Thursday the 6th of January and running for an entire delicious week of shopping in the city and Lombardia. more ...

Ambrosian Festival and parade to be held in February in Milan

Ambrosian Festival and parade to be held in February in Milan

Milan, the city of chic is also a very traditional and family orientated place as indicated in the Christmas events celebrated during the festive season, and of course as is expected of Italian culture. This extends to many of the exciting events that take place in the Italian capital and that quite often involve or are held in honour of their patron saint and fourth century Bishop, Saint Ambrose. Thanks to this great man a fabulous market is held at Christmas on Piazza Duomo selling all sorts of marvellous goodies, and on the same day that it opens the world famous Opera House La Scala kicks off its Christmas season. However, the celebrations don’t just stop there as once again in honour of Bishop Ambrose the religious celebrations for Lent are extended and there are parties and events forming part of the Ambrosian Rite and Carnival. more ...

Milan brands: Campari, Ramazzotti and Amaretto Disaronno

Milan brands: Campari, Ramazzotti and Amaretto Disaronno

In the world of liqueurs, if there is one country that stands out amongst the rest then it is Italy. In general, out of all those countries that have brought a little elegance and distinction, this country has made the biggest contribution with their undisputable inventiveness and competitiveness. Many of the liqueurs that we drink on a regular basis today originate from Italy and of course Milan, where 3 of the most well-known and traditional Italian drinks and brands were born. We are referring to Campari, Ramazzotti and Amareto Disaronno. more ...

Celebrate a fashionable festive season in Milan

Celebrate a fashionable festive season in Milan

Yes we keep saying it, Christmas is great but it’s just that it’s our favourite time of year and when all the major cities are at their very best being so stunningly decorated in all their festive finery. Plus, there is nothing better than taking some time out during this time of year and experiencing Christmas traditions in other countries, escaping with your partner or going for a fun-packed holiday with your friends or family. There are a large number of cities and destinations that are guaranteed to offer you a fabulous festive holiday however, how would you like to spend your Christmas in a place with style that just speaks chic, and offers you the chance to get some fabulous gifts for your loved ones, as well as offers you a fun but traditional experience? We’ll take that as a yes. We therefore recommend the beautiful Italian city of Milan, and that you head down to the following three events: more ...

The best restaurants in Milan

The best restaurants in Milan

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, can boast of having a really rich gastronomy, and the fact that it is the birthplace of the famous Risotto alla Milanse (Milan Risotto with onion and white wine) and the delicious Panetonne (typical Milan bread). However, their cuisine is very varied thus, so as to be able to try some of the tastiest Milanese dishes, we would like to recommend three restaurants where you can enjoy excellent pizzas, rice, and pasta with all kinds of sauces and garnishes more ...

San Siro - Home to 2 clubs

San Siro - Home to 2 clubs

The San Siro football stadium, officially named Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, is the home stadium of both AC Milan and FC Inter. Located in the San Siro district, the stadium's informal name soon became San Siro. Besides a football field and lots of seats for the spectators, the stadium also has a museum and offices. It is one of the only stadiums in the world with a five star FIFA qualification. This wonderful sports palace is unique in its kind. more ...

Milan brands: Alpha Romeo and Castagna Milano

Milan brands: Alpha Romeo and Castagna Milano

Italy is not only famous for Roman monuments and historical remains of its imperial past but also for fashion. It is the pinnacle of and current international reference tool to fashion and style. Its creative inventions have given rise to the best brand of cars, fashion, food etc. As the fashion capital, Milan also prides itself on being the headquarters of the legendary car brands, the Alfa Romeo and Castagna Milano. more ...

Milano Film Festival 2010: 10 days of films and music

Milano Film Festival 2010: 10 days of films and music

Between the 10th and the 19th of September Milan will be holding the Milano Film Festival, a film competition where vanguard cinema, Italian and international films will be screened. The event will also be a perfect opportunity for up and coming directors to show their work to alternative films lovers. Furthermore, the festival will be divided into individual sections for full-length and short films, and competitions will be organised whereby voters may vote directly for the director of their favourite film. more ...

Fantasilandia pop surrealism and lowbrow art exhibition 2010 in Milan

Fantasilandia pop surrealism and lowbrow art exhibition 2010 in Milan

Pop surrealism and/or lowbrow art is appearing in the next exhibition taking place from the 17th of September to the 30th of November in the Antonio Colomo contemporary art gallery located in the Italian city of Milan. This exhibition entitled Fantasilandia and commissioned by Julie Kogler attempts to shed light on some of the most innovative aspects of a vibrant and original artistic movement for which international galleries are increasingly making more room. more ...

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