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Author: Windsor
Date: 5 February 2016
Cross a threshold. Move in the shadows, making sure not to stumble into the clients: some of them will be sipping a cocktail; others will be in the front row, moving their heads to the rhythm of music that is still to be tuned. In front of you, microphones and instruments that will soon come to… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 3 February 2016
On February 9, the entire Italy will host and celebrate the Carnival: carts, masks and confetti will fill the squares and the streets of every Italian city, from the big ones to the smaller hamlets. Only a city will not take part in these celebrations: Milan. As a matter of fact, Milan follows St. Ambrose… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 29 January 2016
We bet that, when reading the word fusion, you have immediately thought about a japanese-chinese restaurant, where uramaki California come together with spring rolls. We’re sure we’ve won our bet. Truth is, fusion does not only relate to Asian traditions. On the other side, it stands for a kind of cuisine where different gastronomical cultures… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 28 January 2016
A gear to stop the time, to remind of a past moment, to dream of a future one. It’s not magic: it’s what Dexter aims at as well as its owners’ motto. Dexter is a jewelry atelier standing in Piazza Piemonte, 10. Here, accessories are shaped following the brand’s guidelines and concept: the result is… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 26 January 2016
Adriano Celentano is a famous Italian singer born in 1938 in Milan, in an area that was once rural and that became famous thanks to his song Ragazzo della via Gluck. Celentano saw his origins in the well-known via Gluck, a road that takes outside the center of Milan. Its looks have enormously changed during… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 22 January 2016
There’s a part of the Naviglio Grande that not everyone knows: it starts with the Via Valenza bridge and, step after step, takes out passers-by from the center of Milan.
Author: Windsor
Date: 19 January 2016
Straws as swords and pineapple slices as shields. They hold ice cubes as ammunitions and they keep in mind the mantra that in Milan you don’t only drink: you drink well.
Author: Windsor
Date: 15 January 2016
In Italy, piccolo means small. In Milan, Piccolo means something else, which has nothing to do with sizes and measurements: in fact, ll Piccolo is the name of an acclaimed theatre, famous both for its history and its architecture. The Palace it stands in treasures several years of Milanese history and thus is worth a… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 8 January 2016
A narrow street, lined by cobblestones and surrounded by elegant windows. Almost completely pedestrian, it is inhabited by distinct people coming in and out from shops with one hand holding the new purchase, perfectly wrapped inside a bag, and the other waving to the man opening the door and wishing him a good day. It’s… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 5 January 2016
During winter, the people of Milan move more quickly than the usual.
Author: Windsor
Date: 28 December 2015
And today, after more than 200 years, La Scala still keeps its prestige and it’s envied and admired in every city of the world.
Author: Windsor
Date: 22 December 2015
A quiet street, close to the Fashion district, where strolling means coming across houses with elegant façades and hidden courtyards that maintain sophisticated oasis of silence.
Author: Windsor
Date: 18 December 2015
Una domanda temuta, che spaventa più dell’invasione delle cavallette e che suscita reazioni scomposte: “Cosa fai a Capodanno?”.
Author: Windsor
Date: 15 December 2015
Temporary stores are shops that pop up along the streets of the cities, that stay open for a limited period of time and that sell unique products, difficult to find elsewhere.
Author: Windsor
Date: 11 December 2015
The tradition wants that, during this day, the people of Milan start coping with pines, garlands and snowballs. Here there are, then, on December 7th the first doubts.
Author: Windsor
Date: 9 December 2015
Some Italians don’t like it and they’d rather have a slice of its competitor, the pandoro. Others don’t like only the candied fruit, and take them off, one by one.
Author: Windsor
Date: 4 December 2015
Imagine post World War II. Italy, and Milan with it, was slowly raising and beginning to see the first glimmers of a future that, for a long time, seemed not to exist.
Author: Windsor
Date: 1 December 2015
Probably, if Cinderella hadn’t had her tailor-made shoes, crafted by her Fairy Godmother, finding the Prince Charming would have been more difficult.
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 November 2015
In addition to protecting the people of Milan from daily misfortunes, he also provides them with a holiday day: on the 7th of December, in fact, the people of Milan celebrate S. Ambrogio.
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 November 2015
Design finds its home in Milan: as a matter of fact, all year long, exhibitions, events and installations do nothing but confirm this statement.
Author: Windsor
Date: 20 November 2015
You are all gathered together in one of the places in Milan that closes late at night: one of those places opened until dawn that treasures the most interesting stories of the city.
Author: Windsor
Date: 17 November 2015
Probably, everyone in the world knows the meaning of the word bellissima, a word we Italians use to describe a girl stunningly beautiful. On the other hand, not everyone knows that, from 1945 to 1968, the whole Italy had been bellissima. To remind us of that period of time, when fashion started enlightening the Italian… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 November 2015
Some people can’t wait for the family Sunday lunch to bring a tiny box, elegantly wrapped. Others decide to quit their diet forever as soon as they pass in front of a shop window. Others can’t decide if they’d rather have a Sacher Torte or a cupcake, and so have them both. In any case,… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 10 November 2015
During the weekends, the people of Milan have a unique destination. The weather doesn’t matter. If it rains, they’ll bring an umbrella with them; if it’s hot they’ll carry tons of bottles of water. During the weekends, fully equipped and 100% ready, the people of Milan go to the market. But only to specific markets:… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 6 November 2015
Reaching the Hangar Bicocca is pretty simple: just get off at the metro station of Ponale and start walking in via Chiese. The first thing you’ll see is the Bicocca Village shopping center: huge and bright, it occupies all the space and does not allow you to see beyond its wide windows. Don’t worry: just… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 3 November 2015
In the center of Milan, not far away from the Duomo, there’s a small road, known as via Morone. Here, a sign has been standing from the early 19th century. It’s affixed on an elegant, honey-colored house and states that its walls have been dwelled by Alessandro Manzoni, a leading Italian novelist and poet. The… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 30 October 2015
It’s gold on a black background and, since 1915, it has dominated the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele of Milan: it’s the Camparino sign, one of the most famous bars of Milan. Discover its story with us! The Camparino: serving spritz from 1915 On November 17, 1867, on a door of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele appears a… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 October 2015
Once upon a time, Piazzale Lodi treasured a railway yard. Opened in the late 1800, it was attended by hundreds of people every day that used to cross Viale Isonzo through its small bridge.
Author: Windsor
Date: 23 October 2015
Sometimes, the bad luck is on our side. It makes us add salt instead of sugar, it reveals us the end of movies we have just started watching and it welcomes us with thunders and shower rains when we arrive in a new city. We are not going to lie to you: visiting Milan while… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 20 October 2015
Walking around Milan means spotting, here and there, beautiful rooftops plunged in the green of their trees and far away from the city’s bustle and hustle. The majority of these rooftops belong to their wealthy owners, meaning, alas, that they are not opened to the public. Luckily for us, some pubs and clubs of Milan… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 16 October 2015
Cinderella had a fairy godmother. She wanted a “prom” dress the perfect dress appeared in front of her, the one she dreamed about for her entire, sad, childhood. And, she didn’t even need a hem. Cinderella’s plump and bright fairy godmother, unfortunately, is difficult to find. But, they streets of Milan shelter some valid substitutes…. View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 October 2015
Big cities and cyclists usually don’t get along. This is not true, however, when talking about Milan. Its many parks, its bike paths and the fact that there are almost no hills make the city bike-proof. Discover the best itineraries to travel the city on your two wheels! Visiting the center on your bike Recently,… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 9 October 2015
A few years ago, when the Japanese-mania exploded, Milan embraced it happily. People trained their chopsticks manoeuvres and Japanese restaurants popped almost anywhere. Behind this enthusiastic overture, there was something hidden, like the born and breed Milanese who couldn’t give up forks and the Chinese restaurants that simple changed their names. Have no fear: it… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 6 October 2015
Majestic and romantic, it is impossible not to glance at it, even if only briefly, especially when the sunset light reflects on its pink surface. It’s the Duomo we are talking about, the city’s iconic cathedral and the third largest Catholic church in the world. From the foundation stone till today: over 600 years of history… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 29 September 2015
Some are black and white. Others portray urban heroes in red shirt and jeans and assistants with thick mustaches. There are some millionaire protagonists fighting their enemies with bulletproof suits; and others who are unlucky animals with anthropomorphic traits. Who are they? Simple: the representatives of the ninth art, the art that celebrates comic books…. View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 25 September 2015
At night, when we were kids, we used to ask to our parents to leave a light on. At least, until we’d fallen asleep. The reflection of a lamp, even if weak and temporary, was able to defeat the monsters hiding in the closet and to give us happy dreams. If you think that you… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 22 September 2015
There’s a saying in Italy that goes like: “every country you visit, you’ll meet new habits”. Now, apart from acknowledging that the original version is way better (“Paese che vai, usanza che trovi”), this is very much true. Particularly, if you are referring to food habits. And, Milan has its own food culture, although this… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 18 September 2015
Traffic jam, people in a hurry, trams cutting the road, watch out it’s red! It would be nice, for a moment, to fly over this chaos and watch Milan’s panorama. What if we told you that you can do such a thing? And that you won’t need anything Da Vinci-like, but simply a metro ticket… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 15 September 2015
It happens, when walking through the streets of Milan, to you come across a gazelle, elegant, sober, and beautiful. The gazelle is obviously metaphorical. Although there are some parks in Milan, there’s no way one of these gracious animals would jump in front of the Arco della Pace. The gazelle stands for a model that,… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 11 September 2015
There are two events that the people of Milan wait as if they were kids at Christmas Eve: St. Ambrogio and the Milano Film Festival. As far as the first one is concerned, there is little to say: according to the tradition, at the beginning of November, we celebrate the patron of Milan. Which means,… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 8 September 2015
Trendy means something on everyone’s lips, fashionable, with the WOW factor. Something, in other words, that shouldn’t be difficult to find in Milan. And, in fact, it is not. But, just as there are different types of people living in Milan, there are also different types of trendy places in the city: there is the… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 4 September 2015
“A concept store is a retail outlet characterized by its complete heterogeneity compared to the experience of the traditional store.” Translated from the wikipedia-language, a concept store is a store decorated with style, which sells sophisticated and original items. Italian streets, filled with boutiques and artisans, often have no place for stores like these. The… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 31 August 2015
An Italian businessman, the inventor of the Mio cheese. Flamingos, free in the middle of a garden. If you think that these two things do not have any kind of connection, you are not thinking properly.
Author: Windsor
Date: 21 August 2015
Iron, glass, steel and concrete. No dominant façade, nor decorative elements. In Milan, the less is more theory has dictated the architectural rules for the last century.
Author: Windsor
Date: 18 August 2015
One hundred eighty-two kilometers of surface, five subway lines, more than a dozen parks and an extensive collection of galleries and museums
Author: Windsor
Date: 10 August 2015
The traditional Milanese cuisine cannot be tasted with bare hands, sitting on a bench, or, for the most daring, on a sidewalk.
Author: Windsor
Date: 6 August 2015
Don’t worry: despite the empty streets, you will find something to do more than just wandering around air conditioned museum halls.
Author: Windsor
Date: 4 August 2015
“There was a crazy cell. An idea that, all tiny and alone, has taken more and more place in my brain. Until it has grown. Bigger and bigger, every day. And then, nine years ago, it made me drop everything and open Individuals “.
Author: Windsor
Date: 28 July 2015
Via Resegone 2, near the Maciachini yellow metro stop, treasures a building of the early twentieth century, characterized by a both simple and elegant style
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 July 2015
There are no more in-between seasons. Venice is wonderful, but I’d never live there. Blondes are stupid. Milan is ugly…
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 July 2015
Don’t be fooled by the name: we are not about to describe you a part of Milan surrounded by water.
Author: Windsor
Date: 21 July 2015
D’estate, le strade della capitale meneghina si riempiono di turisti e milanesi che cercano riparo dall’asfalto cocente nei modi più svariati
Author: Windsor
Date: 17 July 2015
In between an elegant showcase and a sellout invasion, it’s easy for small boutiques to pass unnoticed.
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 July 2015
Little known, dark and sober, the church of San Bernardino alle Ossa doesn’t seem to be worth a visit. Yet, the name should warn you: why is that Ossa -“bone”- there for?
Author: Windsor
Date: 7 July 2015
Until next October, Milan will be the “city as good as kiss”; an Italian expression which means that is a place where everything is done to perfection.
Author: Windsor
Date: 3 July 2015
La Triennale opens its garden to music. From June 27 to August 29, a series of concerts will animate the Edison Open Garden Triennale
Author: Windsor
Date: 30 June 2015
We must thank Intesa San Paolo for opening the Gallerie d’Italia. The bank, in fact, is engaged in the artistic promotion through the Progetto Cultura, a “strategic container”
Author: Windsor
Date: 26 June 2015
A place that Milan had forgotten came back to be a place frequented by citizens and tourists: this is due to the redevelopment of the Darsena, inaugurated by Mayor Pisapia at the end of April.
Author: admin
Date: 25 June 2015
The breweries you’ll find here below belong to this category. Don’t get us wrong: the regular pints are just fine, but it’s a shame not to taste one of their craft beers!
Author: Windsor
Date: 19 June 2015
It’s the beginning of the ’90s and Antonio Ponte, one of Missoni’s designers, is in a small shop near the Columns of San Lorenzo, in Porta Ticinese. Kneeled over a box, there is Claudia Jesi, who has just taken over the place and is tiding things up. Antonio takes a look at the clothes she… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 16 June 2015
One of the first stages of every tour in Milan is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, considered the city drawing room, an elegant meeting point close to Duomo. For this reason we decided to tell the story of the Gallery, bears witness the many changes that have occurred over the past two centuries and a… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 12 June 2015
A month after its opening, the Universal Exhibition has already reached 2.700.000 visitors. This success was long-awaited by the organization who long worked for the Italian edition of this prestigious event.
Author: Windsor
Date: 9 June 2015
Like every year, the city of Legnano, located at 20 kilometers from Milan, commemorates the battle that took place on 29th May 1176…
Author: Windsor
Date: 5 June 2015
Enjoy your shopping in Milan with these 5 design shops! Amaze yourself with original products and new accessories for your home.
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 May 2015
In Porta Venezia there is a venue that chose the color of purity par excellence, it’s the Bar Blanco, inspired to the renowned Bar Blanco in Formentera, now a trendy club in Milan. Every detail of furniture shows the attention of the owners to a unique style: both the tables inside and those located in… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 25 May 2015
Giorgio Armani, one of the most prestigious fashion designers in Italy, celebrated its 40 years of activity in the most appropriate way: by opening an exhibition space in Milan
Author: Windsor
Date: 21 May 2015
The passion for art of a noble collector is now enclosed in one of the best art venues in Milan: the Poldi Pezzoli Museum
Author: Windsor
Date: 18 May 2015
Dove un tempo sorgeva lo storico Teatro di Milano Smeraldo aperto nel 1942 e chiuso nel 2012, scenario di spettacoli teatrali memorabili, concerti e proiezioni di film, ora ha trovato dimora Eataly..
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 May 2015
In seguito al grande successo del Salone Internazionale del Mobile e degli eventi legati al Fuorisalone che hanno animato ogni angolo della città abbiamo stilato un report del meglio di questa edizione della Milano Design Week
Author: Windsor
Date: 8 May 2015
Imagine a young woman from Messina moved in Milan and seized by nostalgia for her island, deciding to bring a slice of Sicily in the “fashion city” par excellence.
Author: Windsor
Date: 30 April 2015
Sponge cake, sugar paste, cream, icing sugar, molds, rolling pins and pans are your thing? If you are a fan of the decorative technique for cakes and sweets and you would like to learn how to create your own cake design, the place that we suggest you will make you happy. Let’s cake, located at… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 April 2015
Un calendario sempre ricco di eventi è il segno di riconoscimento di uno dei locali notturni più in voga a Milano, il Bobino Club.
Author: Windsor
Date: 14 April 2015
The Salone del Mobile, eagerly awaited each year, is once again ready to open its doors from 14th to 19th April.
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 March 2015
On the boundary between the countryside and city center, there is a restaurant unlike any other that has the name of a perennial herbaceous plant, popular for its many beneficial properties: Erba Brusca. You’ll be amazed by the style of the restaurant, which rises in an area where once was cultivated sorrel (erba brusca in… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 March 2015
In Tortona district there is a venue where creativity reigns and where you can find rare books about design
Author: Windsor
Date: 20 March 2015
A few steps from Porta Nuova district, renowned for its skyscrapers and futuristic glass buildings, there is a part of Milan
Author: Windsor
Date: 17 March 2015
L’Italia è ricca di borghi poco noti ma meritevoli di una visita, tuttavia un soggiorno
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 March 2015
This article will reveal you the 4 fashion outlets that are worth visiting in Milan, are you ready to renew your wardrobe?
Author: Windsor
Date: 10 March 2015
Getting to Milan by train and inaugurate your own vacation with a glass of champagne is an inviting idea…
Author: Windsor
Date: 6 March 2015
If you are an enthusiastic fan of the Rising Sun, their food culture and if you want to taste the specialties of the Far East..
Author: Windsor
Date: 3 March 2015
SignorVino, in fact, is a wine shop with cafe and restaurant, recommended for a tasty break waiting for Expo 2015…
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 February 2015
In Milan there are many shopping streets, this time we suggest you Corso di Porta Ticinese, where you won’t find stores such as…
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 February 2015
This time we talk about Italian designers who promote their creations joining special events such as Design Circus that took place last weekend at Spazio Dante 14, close to the Expo Gate.
Author: Windsor
Date: 20 February 2015
The Church of San Gottardo is one of these places, furthermore is located within walking distance from Piazza Duomo.
Author: Windsor
Date: 17 February 2015
Metaphors aside, in Milan it seems there is no place right to fall in love. Rarely, in fact, we think of Milan as a romantic city. Instead, it is.
Author: Windsor
Date: 13 February 2015
Carnival in Milan isn’t worldwide famous as Venice or Viareggio Carnival, but is different from the rest of Italy: Ambrosian Carnival, in fact, is calculated considering the beginning of the Lenten period from the first Sunday of Lent, so the last day of Carnival is Saturday and not on Shrove Tuesday. This year, the highlight… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 10 February 2015
Imagine two old Tuscan friends, relocated in Milan, that have an intuition, a brilliant idea that will lead them to realize unique products. Isn’t a fairy tale but it is the real story of Valerio and Antonio, who conceived SussieBiribissi, revisiting their previous job, namely the creation of jewelry in semi-precious stones. Due to their… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 5 February 2015
Besides the most famous attractions, Milan is a city full of places lesser known by tourists as the Fontana a Pinocchio (fountain dedicated to Pinocchio), one of the monuments that are worth a visit. If you try to ask info about this fountain to Milanese people, we can bet that many won’t know what to… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 2 February 2015
In February it will take place the new edition of the International Travel Fair, known as Bit 2015, flagship event for professionals in the travel & hospitality industry and for travelers. What can we expect from this new edition, scheduled only a few months before the highly anticipated EXPO? The event takes place at Fiera… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 January 2015
“Bring us a plenty of vodka, not vodka with all sorts of fancies, but pure foaming vodka that hisses and bubbles like mad”. This sentence of the Russian writer and playwright Nikolaj Gogol describes perfectly the spirit of the Davai, an exclusive lounge bar offering over one hundred cocktails based on Russian Standard Vodka, considered… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 23 January 2015
The winter edition of Milano Moda Uomo fashion week, officially began on Saturday 17th January is just ended, this post is a report of the new collections presented during the event. The Milan Fashion Week was anticipated by Dsquared2 fashion show, held on 16th January, a party-show at Hangar Bicocca organized to celebrate the 20… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 20 January 2015
The word food take on a new meaning looking forward to Expo 2015 in Milan, where is currently open an interesting exhibition at the Museum of Natural History: “Food – the science from the seeds to the dish”. Open since 28th November 2014, this event has already impressed many people, science passionate, families with kids… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 15 January 2015
The Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace) is one of the symbols of Milan and one of the most important neoclassical monuments in the city. Located in the district with the same name, the Arch is surrounded by elegant palaces and by Parco Sempione, the “green lung” of Milan, a place that we recommend to… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 12 January 2015
The third edition of the Trade Fair HOMI, entirely devoted to business opportunities in lifestyle sector, is scheduled from 17th to 20th January at Fiera Milano; the entrance is allowed only to trade visitors and to experts in design and interior decoration and furnishing, so we recommend joining this event if you are in Milan… View Article
Author: Windsor
Date: 27 November 2014
Christmas Markets in Milan , an amazing time offering unforgettable moments, see more …..
Author: Windsor
Date: 26 November 2014
Van Gogh Milan, untill 8th March 2015, la exhibition of the famous Dutch painter emphasize the relationship between man and nature in anticipation of Expo 2015.
Author: Windsor
Date: 26 November 2014
Chagall Milan : Untill the 1st February 2015 at Palazzo Reale. More than 220 paintings on display in the largest exhibition ever produced the last 50 years.
Author: Windsor
Date: 24 October 2014
Exceptional symphonic concerts follow one another in the enchanting scenery of the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Concerts will start at 21.15 and the Basilica will be open to public at 20.45.
Author: Sviluppo
Date: 23 July 2014

Elegance Milan

The event will take place in Milan on the 16 September in its sixht Edition this year and this is representative of the great relation of the city with high fashion.
Author: Sviluppo
Date: 22 July 2014
Different artists and different way to explain art. This represents the various national and international works of great artists exhibited in Milan, that necessarily need to be known.
Author: admin
Date: 1 July 2014

Arts and food at Milan

For food design lovers the exhibition Arts and Food is what we suggest to visit.
Author: admin
Date: 16 March 2014

The best music of Milan

Nightlife in Milan means enjoing a great amount of music events and summer festivals.