At the Bagni Misteriosi in Milan, a historic swimming pool in the Italian city, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer calendar took place on Monday with a performance by the La Scala ballet.
Milan is the centre of Italy's industrial north and one of the richest cities in Europe. But as the pandemic has battered the country, poverty rates have soared, even here. Since coronavirus swept across Italy a year ago, the line for food parcels outside Milan's Pane Quotidiano charity has grown and grown. Every day, 3,500 people turn up at the two distribution points run in Milan by the charity, which hands out surplus food it receives from a range of organisations, as well as through individual donations.
Five stylists from the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion collective open Milan Fashion Week on the 24th of February with their collection. The event was pre-recorded because of Covid-19 restrictions and will air on the 24th of February.
29 Dec 2020
Milan wakes up to a thick 15 centimetre layer of snow covering the city. The main roads have been cleared by municipal vehicles but many secondary roads remain covered and the main trams heading towards the city centre have stopped. In the Villapizzone district, west of the city, the snow is causing traffic problems.
7 Nov 2020
Milan residents show cautious optimism as new restrictive measures to slow the pandemic are to be implemented by the end of the week.
30 Oct 2020
Curfew is ordered in the Northern Italian region of Lombardy. From 11pm to 5am no one can move around in Milan and other cities without a justified reason. The measure is adopted to fight Covid-19.
10 May 2020
bMargherita Borgo is the owner of a beauty centre in Milan, a profession that has not yet been allowed by the Italian government to resume its activity.
28 Feb 2020
Nigeria has confirmed its first case of #coronavirus since its outbreak in china in January 2020. The virus was confirmed by the Lagos State Ministry of Health on the 27th of February in an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria on the 25th of February from Milan Italy for a brief business visit. He fell ill on the 26th and was transferred to Lagos State Biosecurity Facility for isolation and testing.
27 Dec 2019
Cheap and cheerful capsule hotels are forever expanding from their Japanese cradle, including now in Milan where the tiny, stacked rooms are helping the Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers.
17 Oct 2019
The city of Milan, Italy, runs a programme each year aimed at training school girls to be better prepared for the 21st century's workplace. Speaking to Bloomberg's Annmarie Hordern, the city's Deputy Mayor Roberta Cocco said that gender gap is still a big issue in the country.
11 Aug 2019
The former Inter Milan and Uruguay star says his countryman is still an outstanding player, as he prepares to turn 33 in January.
23 Jul 2019
In Milan, Chinese finger food is becoming such a trend that its Chinatown is reportedly the country's fastest growing real estate area. This zesty neighborhood is an example of the collaboration between China and Italy.