Category Archives: Milan

Rummaging through Milan’s canalside antiques market, the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande

Milan, north-west Italy, is well-known for many things. It’s the nerve centre of international fashion houses including Armani, Prada and Versace. Football giants AC Milan and Inter call it home. And Milan cathedral, or Duomo, is a gothic masterpiece of spires, statues … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – From every angle

Milan’s Duomo is a masterpiece of gothic architecture. The second largest church in Italy after St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the 5th largest in the world it took 6 centuries to complete and is breathtaking, even if religion isn’t … Continue reading

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Io sto con la sposa premieres at Venice Film Festival 2014 to a standing ovation

If there were a Golden Leon for audacity, crowd-funded Italian documentary “Io sto con la sposa” (On the Bride’s Side) would win hands down. Lifting the lid on the obstacles facing refugees seeking safe haven in Europe, the documentary of … Continue reading

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The divorced lady’s companion to living in Italy

“Shut your dammed trap Peter. I’m leaving for Italy next week.” And with that Marilyn Wade silences her ex-husband’s meddling questions about what she’s doing with her life and sets out for Milan taking us with her for the ride! … Continue reading

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