Building and digging to connect Europe

  On a map of Europe you can’t fail to notice its most extensive mountain range, stretching around 1,200 kilometers (750 mi), made up of roughly one hundred peaks also known as the “four-thousanders” because their height exceeds 4,000 meters (13,123 ft). The range stretches across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and of […]

Flintstones arriving soon

For sure you know about the prehistoric family of Fred Flintstone and his wife Wilma, living in the little city of Bedrock with their friends Barney and Betty Rubble, and their Dino-dog (Snorkasauro). They were aided in their daily chores by all sorts of prehistoric equipment such as a car with stone wheels; a baby woolly […]

Such a long time in and about Milan

Twenty years is a long time, for a person, and perhaps even more for a publication written in a foreign language for foreign people in a foreign country. Hello Milano first appeared two decades ago and it is still here, both in print and online, providing useful information about the city. Now it’s even read […]

Milan on the waves

Milan was founded by the Celts, the extremely prolific, Northern people possibly coming from Scandinavia, who roamed through Europe in a continuous search for new lands to settle new families. For both necessity and tradition they tended to establish themselves near lakes and rivers, being skilled in producing various craft to navigate though any watery […]

An open 60th birthday

Everyone who lives in Milan, and even those just visiting for a day, knows that the red ‘M’ logo marks the spot where you can access a Metro station, but perhaps even the Milanese are not aware that behind the sign lies the work of an internationally renowned technology company. At the beginning of the […]

A New Home Museum

Last October, some of our readers may have seen the musical “I Promessi Sposi” a show based on a novel that all Italians know very well since they are obliged to study it thoroughly at school! Those who don’t know anything about “The Betrothed”, that’s the title in English, could be interested to know that […]

Made in Milan: the food pact

On Sunday 17 October, people passing by the Sforza Castle couldn’t avoid noticing about 5,000 people taking part in a huge, lavish lunch, made ​​from waste food. The first event of this kind was held in London in 2009, according to their saying “Waste not, want not”, and has been repeated in other cities by […]

From Rice to Risotto

Perhaps you remember the film “Riso Amaro” (Bitter rice) – 1949, one of the landmark films of the postwar Italian neorealist movement. It starred Silvana Mangano acting as one the hundreds of women doing hard labour, weeding in the paddy barefoot and bent, in the Po Valley rice fields. For this reason the Italian title […]