Milan Local Customs

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  • 1. Torino's Bull at the Gallery (to be squeezed)

    This bull is depicted in the coat of arms of Torino. You see that there is a hole on its genitals and may wonder why. Well, a tradition says that if you put your right heel on this hole and turn on...

  • 2. Dining and Drinking

    The custom of aperitivi is helpful when you're on a budget. Many of the bars in Milan, for the price of a drink, will give you food to go along with it. You can easily make it into a light...

  • 3. Fashion

    Here ... city of fashion. You will not see anyone wearing a simple shirt or dress when they out to town. Most of ppls here, are beautiful with their dress. Not only for woemn, also applicable for a...

  • 4. Courtesy

    I've noticed that Italians don't buy into the whole stand-in-line concept. At a ticket counter, it's just a crowd of people and eventually you get to the front. It's the same at a buffet. You just...

  • 5. Ciao: when to use it!

    English is hardly spoken in Milano. Oh dear, huh?. ;-) Nevertheless, don't let this deter you from visiting this great city. You can pick up some Italian before your trip to Italy. Memorize common...

  • 6. Sports

    I suppose old Cliffie has to be fair and mention that Milan has another football team that at times has been the best in Europe. In the late 1960s AC Milan won two European trophies with a team...

  • 7. Work addicted ??

    Yes, the Milanese rae certainly very industrious. In fact, they are the European version of the Japanese i.e. they are so hardworking! Most of them tend to work continous hours from 9.00 a.m. to as...

  • 8. The Duomo

    The Milanesi (if you haven't already discovered it yourself) are really a very nice bunch of people with exquisite taste in dressing and business sense. They are also very cultured, with a great sense...

  • 9. Navigli

    By night many persons go to Navigli, where there are hundrends of restaurants, pubs, disco-pubs... A common meeting point is Porta Genova station (it's a train station), then if you are by car a...

  • 10. Multicultural place

    Milano is cosmopolitan place, open for many different cultures, religions and traditions. Most Italians welcomes foreigners and is tolerant towards their...

  • 11. Graphiti

    Dopo un percorso di "mille" kilometri, a 38 gradi, ero stuffo di tutto. Non avevo piu voglia di caminare ne cercare i luoghi asegnati nel mio itinerario. Mentre...

  • 12. The Italian Version Of A "Chuck Wagon".

    I noticed a couple of these around the city centre and couldn't help but be impressed by the functionality of the design. These are basically mobile "sandwich...

  • 13. A Functional Oddbod - Palazza della Ragione

    I came across this building whilst randomly wandering in the area around the Duomo and was struck by how out-of-place it was amidst its Gothic and Neo-Classical...

  • 14. A Well Spent Two Euros!

    As with any city centre you'll find a variety of buskers around who have varying degrees of proficiencly. This guy tho' was excellent and as you can see well...

  • 15. Had To Do A Quick Doubletake At This!

    Seeing a red Routemaster bus on the road to the Duomo caught me by surprise and so I just had to take a pic and find out what it was all about when I got...

  • 16. Only In Italy!

    OK This is just an excuse to use this pic but it does amuse me. Italy has seven different police forces each with their own laws enforcement role and obviously...

  • 17. The Post Office

    This building is the central Post Office of Milano, located in the Historic Center of the city, just at the walking distance from Piazza del Duomo. You can...

  • 18. Palazzo Marino - Prefettura

    The palace was built in 1557 by Tommaso Marino, a banker and merchant, on a large plot near the church of San Fedele and was designed by Galeazzo Alessi. At the...

  • 19. Chestnut Sales

    During the Fall and December you might find roasted chestnuts for sale in Italy. There was one person selling these at the entrance of the Sforza Castle. See...

  • 20. Celtic New Year eve celebration (late Oct)

    Every end of October in Milano in the Park right outside Castello Sforzesco a Celtic festival is held.It celebrate the Celtic new year eve and it is very...

  • 21. Saint Ambrose in Milan

    On the 7th of December, even the frenetic Milan stops every year to celebrate its patron saint: Saint Ambrose, who was its bishop in Medioeval times.This is a...

  • 22. Pro-Tibet child

    During our stay in Milano, there was a pro-Tibet demonstration across the main streets. Many people waved Tibetan flags, but I didn't succeed to find where they...

  • 23. Re-allocation of urban space

    Though Milan does have a long pedestrian zone in the city center (from the Cathedral to the Castle, almost), it still has a lot of scope for future...

  • 24. Aperitivo

    The happy hours in Milan are very famous. Usually they start around 6 pm and finish around 8-9 pm. The drinks during this time cost a fixed price starting from...

  • 25. Coffee

    Italians are coffee addicts and from breakfast till late night, they use every chance to drink coffee. You will see many coffee shops all around Milan. Italians...

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