Starwood debuts Made in Milan as Excelsior Hotel Gallia opens
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has premiered an original short film directed by Matt Tyrnauer, author of the documentary feature Valentino: The Last Emperor. Seen through the eyes of local tastemakers, Made in Milan presents the city’s iconic landmarks alongside its hidden treasures, an intimate insight into Milan’s rich culture, timeless style and artisanal craft. The film is part of celebrations surrounding the opening of Katata Hospitality-owned Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan.
Milan welcomes the world as Expo 2015 opens its doors
Pope Francis, and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi have both welcomed guests to Milan as Expo 2015 gets underway. A spectacular show of the Frecce Tricolori soaring over the Expo site officially started the Universal Exhibition, as Renzi said: “Expo 2015 shall be a place of freedom, a moment of confrontation for new generations, let’s demonstrate that Italy is proud of its roots, of its traditions, but the most important page has still to be written by all of us.”
Milan imposes traffic ban
Ongoing air pollution in Milan has triggered a traffic ban today for ten hours in a bid to reduce smog.