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Final Prep for Expo Milano
Published on Monday, April 20, 2015 by In May, Expo Milano will open its doors and not close them until October. It’s been a long journey for the northern Italian city to get ready for this huge international event, and as spring begins, the Milanese are busy putting the final touches on Expo locations, as well as making sure their own monuments, buildings, parks, and institutions are shown in the best l...
Armani Museum to Open in Milan
Published on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by International fashion lovers, rejoice – a new museum dedicated to the design and collection of Giorgio Armani is scheduled to open later this year on Milan’s Via Bergognone, where the designer’s headquarters are located. Armani is personally collaborating with the city of Milan on the museum’s content, which will include his clothes, photos and drawings, as we...
Italy’s Top 5 Outdoor Markets
Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Well, actually, the five best from among both the mercatini delle pulci (flea markets) and the mercatini dell’usato (second-hand markets), because both can be fun and because the latter type has gotten more and more popular in recent years. Biggest: Carmagnola in Turin may not have the largest number of stalls, but it’s laid out over the greatest amount of la...
Beautiful Bookstores in Italy
Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 by Excellent design features in every aspect of Italian life, from furniture to automobiles to eyeglass frames to grocery packaging. Of course bookstores in our favorite country are well designed—and often also extremely beautiful. This list is of the most visually arresting stores. They aren’t necessarily the ones in which you’ll find titles in English (but isn’...
5 Things to Do in Milan
Published on Friday, October 10, 2014 by You’re a seasoned Italophile--but you’ve never been to Milan. You think the northern metropolis offers little besides gray stone, industrial parks and rainy days. Wrong! This keystone city may not have the immediate charms of Rome or Florence, but its quieter attractions mean that you can take your time and soak up the rhythms of everyday Italian life. Plus you wi...
Milan Children’s Museum Opens This Week
Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The city of Milan finally has a permanent children's museum. MUBA or Museo dei Bambini di Milano opends Friday in Rotonda di via Besana, an historic Baroque building not far from Milan's center.  While the museum was actually founded in 1995,  it has been running programs without a permanent home, until now. The museum expects to run three exhibitions per year ...
Italy Travel Photos: Christmas in Milan
Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 by Milan is stunning during the Christmas season. Check out these photos of Milan's Duomo and holiday lights. Photos by Italy Chronicles and  abnormalbeauty, flickr.com...
Lost DaVinci Mural Uncovered in Milan
Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013 by Hidden beneath seven layers of paint,  a mural of trees  sketched by Leonard Da Vinci have been uncovered in a room of the Sforza Castle in Milan. Restorers working on the Now the Sala  delle Asse (Room of Planks), which Da Vinci decorated during 1498 with a mural of trees, have  uncovered hidden sections of the artist's original work, according to The Daily M...
Italy Travel Photo: Milan Duomo
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by     I read a very cool Italian proverb today about Milan: "Rome is a voluptuous woman whose gifts are very apparent, while Milan is the shy, demure girl whose treasures are plentiful, but discovered in time." What do you think?   By Kathy McCabe Ready to travel to Italy? Perillo Tours has been leading group trips throughout Italy since 1945 and ItalyVacatio...
W Hotel to Open in Milan in 2014
Published on Monday, November 5, 2012 by Of all the cities in Italy, Milan is clearly the most fashion-forward and chic. Therefore it is no surprise that a W Hotel  is slated to open in Milan in the spring of 2014. The luxury chain rose to popularity in the hippest neighborhoods of large American cities (New York alone has four of them) and the brand has chosen Milan for its first W in Italy. The 76-r...