Milan October 11-14
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Milan is a city that arouses extreme feelings, just like the city lifestyle is extreme too. A frenetic, restless rhythm is part of both work and leisure, so much so that it is difficult to stay unmoved and not get overwhelmed by all the cultural and social stimulus.
Maybe for this reason, Milan makes itself indispensable, because it is impossible to feel so alive and full of energy when you are away from the city.
Milan is always one step ahead: a laboratory of artistic experiments and a building site for social behavior that is continuously changing. City full of contradictions, ancient and modern, trends and counter-trends, fashion and underground, middle class and working class, but always simply “cool”.
NIGHTLIFE IN MILAN :)
If you find yourself in Milan one evening, how can you resist the temptation of letting yourself be carried away by the nightlife of this wonderful city?
The night-spots multiply before your very eyes, and you really can find them in every corner and district of the city. In spite of that, there's no doubt that areas like Brera and the Navigli remain the established destinations for going out in the evenings.
The wide choice of bars and night-spots mean that these parts of the city are always very lively, and extremely crowded of course. The Corso Como and Corso Sempione areas are also typical meeting-places that hold an embarrassment of riches if you're looking for an attractive night-spot.
The Milanese nightlife begins very early: offices have only just closed when the night-spots fill up for "long" aperitifs, a custom started in the '60s.
You should also remember that going out through the week has a number of benefits. In the first place bars are less crowded, so that finding somewhere to sit down and have a drink is less of a problem. But above all, during the week you'll find lots of bars and pubs that put on special events. Now even the discos are no longer simply places to dance in - they also stage concerts, theme evenings and shows on different days of the week.
The combination of breakfast and lunch has become a real tradition, a regular appointment for everyone who's been up late on Saturday night and obviously wakes up very late on Sunday morning. Brunch is served from around 12.00 noon to 4.00 p.m. and is where people of all tastes and backgrounds can meet up, as well as being a pleasant lively way to round off the weekend.