What’s on

 

 

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Coronavirus COVID-19 updates

All events listed

in this calendar

comply with the new rules

established to avoid the spread of

Coronavirus

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Latest important news:

Traveling is now possible
with a “pass” called
“green certification”
that certifies one of these options:
*Vaccination completed
*Cured from Covid
*Negative swab in the past 48 hours

This document can be issued
by vaccination hubs
by hospitals or
by the general practitioner
in case of recovery
and by Covid-test centers or pharmacies

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Parties, receptions, ceremonies
are allowed indoors with
mandatory “green certification”

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Activities in dance halls, discos and the like
outdoors or indoors
remain suspended

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Shops are open

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Restaurants, bars, pubs, ice-cream and pastry shops
can stay open until 23.00

It is possible to eat indoors
and drink at the bar counter

face masks are mandatory

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Cinemas, theaters, concert halls,
museums and exhibitions are open
but offer limited admissions

face masks are mandatory
online booking is mandatory
limited time spent in the rooms
At weekends the museums will be open by reservation only

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Indoor swimming pools and spas
are open
in compliance with the guidelines and protocols

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For any competitions or sporting events
the public is allowed
at 50% of the maximum capacity
and the limit of 1,000 people outdoors
or 500 indoors

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All activities inside amusement arcades,
betting rooms, bingo halls and casinos
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In this What’s On
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Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice.

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Highlights

 

Films in English

The following cinemas show films in their original language with Italian subtitles.

Cinema Anteo, Palazzo del Cinema, Piazza XXV Aprile • M2 Moscova or Garibaldi;
Cinema Arcobaleno Film Center, Viale Tunisia 11 • M1 Porta Venezia

Cinema CityLife Anteo, Piazza Tre Torri, 1/L • M5 Tre Torri

Cinema Mexico, Via Savona 57 • M2 Porta Genova F.S., tram 14

Cinema Ducale Multisala, Piazza Napoli 27 • tram 14, bus 90/91

Cinema Beltrade, Via Oxilia 10 • M1 Pasteur, tram 1

info@cinemabeltrade.net, tel. 02 26 82 05 92

€5/7.50; 10 films subscription €38.00.

 

 
 

December 2021

Calendar

 This calendar is a work in progress

as soon as we receive more information

we will add them day by day.

All published events are contingent

in respect of the security protocols

for the contrast and containment

of the covid-19 virus

 

 

 

The City hall presents 3 masterpieces

Until 16 January. Open 9.30-19.30; Thur. until 22.00; Tuesday 7 December until 11.30; Friday 24 and 31 December until 17.30. Like every year at Christmas, the City of Milan presents a masterpiece. This year it is the turn of “Il Rinascimento di Bergamo e Brescia” (The Renaissance of Bergamo and Brescia). On exhibition four masterpieces by Lorenzo Lotto, Alessandro Bonvicino known as Moretto, Giovan Girolamo Savoldo and Giovan Battista Moroni, protagonists of the Renaissance in the cities of Bergamo and Bresciahttps://www.comune.milano.it/mostrapalazzomarino (in Italian). Admission ad guided tour free, mandatory the reinforced green pass and a face mask. Palazzo Marino, Sala degli Alessi, Piazza della Scala 2 • M1/3 Duomo

 

The Museo Diocesano presents a masterpiece and a

Christmas nativity scene

Until 16 January. From 10.00 to 18.00. “Annunciazione” by Tiziano Vecellio (1490-1576), lent by the “Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte” in Naples, is a large canvas (280×193 cm), painted around 1558, characterised by vibrant luministic research. “Il Presepe di carta di Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)” (The paper Nativity scene by Francesco Londonio) consists of a group of about sixty figures, including the Holy Family with the Three Kings, some shepherds, pages, children, peasants, as well as animals, some of which are set in real scenic backdrops, painted in tempera on shaped paper and cardboard. Admission €10. Museo Diocesano, Corso di Porta Ticinese 95 • tram 3, 9, bus 94

 

Christmas markets

 

Until 6 January. From 8.30 to 22.00. “Obej, Obej” the traditional Milanese Christmas street market (over 25,000 square meters) with 380 stalls offering, great selection of crafts, gifts, books, records, sweets… along the streets around the Castello Sforzesco, in the stretch between Viale Gadio, Piazza Castello and Piazza del Cannone, Castello Sforzesco • M1 Cairoli

 

Until 6 January. From 8.30 to 22.00. Typical Christmas market around the Cathedral. An international and diversified offer such as: Spanish and Ecuadorian handicrafts, ethnic fabrics, artisan hats, Tyrolean tradition, ceramics, Provence perfumes and essences, cosmetics, clothing accessories, jewels, traditional Venetian blown glass, wood and engraved stones, eco-products in vegetable ivory, decorations for a traditional Neapolitan nativity scene and for the Christmas tree. In the food sector: dates and Iranian saffron, chocolate, pralines, Piedmont “gianduiotti”, nougat from Cremona, confectionery from Campania, honey and royal jelly, typical sweet and savory Sicilian products, Lombard and French cheeses, “bresaola” and other cured meats, typical products of Bergamo, Umbria, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily and Tyrolean specialties, Russian pretzels, vodka and caviar, truffles, balsamic vinegar, tuna, “bottarga” and smoked fish, cold cuts and cheeses from Norcia and Amatrice. There will also be a wide selection of artisan “panettone”. The organizers will donate 200 thousand euros to the Fabbrica del Duomo; 40 thousand euros to the Cancer Institute; 10 thousand euros respectively to the House of Charity, to the Life Aid Center of the Mangiagalli Clinic, to the Asilo Mariuccia Foundation, the historic Milanese institution that helps children; 10 thousand euros for planting and caring of new trees in a peripheral area of ​​the city. For the children who will write a letter to Santa Claus, 20 thousand euros of games will be purchased. On the morning of December 25th, in front of the Santa’s cottage, they will receive the gift requested in their letter. Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

 

From 4 to 8 December. From 10.00 to 18.00. Sale of a 1 kg. “Panettone fatto per Bene” (Panettone done well), produced in collaboration with Tre Marie bakery, according to the traditional Milanese recipe, enriched with sultanas, candied Sicilian orange and Diamante citron cubes for a rich, full flavour and a citrusy aroma. €15. To find out in which squares and on which days the panettone will be available: eventi.emergency.it/panettone-fatto-per-bene/. The “Panettone fatto per bene” is on sale on line also at https://shop.emergency.it/, with other Emergency-branded products and gift ideas. The Emergency Christmas shop is open until 24 December in (from Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 20.00; on 24 December from 11.00 to 14.00). Emergency, Via Santa Croce 19 • M2 Porta Genova+bus 94; M1 Duomo+tram 3

 

From 11 to 12 December. From 10.00 to 19.00. “Green Market”. Inside a nineteenth-century Napoleonic Foundry, an ecological market among decorated stalls. Produce with attention to eco-sustainability: clothes dyed with herbs and flowers with a low environmental impact, eco-sustainable and cruelty-free materials, jewels, designer toys, handicrafts, creative recycling, design accessories, organic products with selected natural ingredients for body care, without preservatives, dyes or artificial fragrances; mattresses and pillows in natural seeds and cottons; underwear in hemp and bamboo; and then honey, lavender biscuits and – to warm us up – a cup of herbal tea! Upon reservation, a museum guided tour in the ancient rooms, where documents, photographs, tools and equipment related to the artistic casting activity are kept. www.fonderianapoleonica.it. Admission free, info and booking at newsletter@fonderianapoleonica.it. Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia, Via Thaon de Revel • M3 Zara

 

From 12 to 23 December. Mon. – Fri. 12.30/19.00; Sat. – Sun. 15.00/19.00. The Umberto Veronesi Foundation’s Christmas Market, with original gifts ideas, and the possibility to actively support excellent scientific research against cancer. Admission free. Spazio Solferino 19, Via Solferino 19 • M1

 

5 Vie Christmas opening

5VIE is a cultural stronghold in the heart of Milan. They represent a historical district rich in artistic heritage. A crossroad of workshops, crafts, galleries, shops and showrooms. All info and a map in English at https://5vie.it/distretti/?lan=en

 

 

Villa Necchi Campiglio Christmas opening

FAI, the Italian Natural Trust, opens this splendid residence designed in the early 1930s by architect Piero Portaluppi, home to stunning works of art. On this occasion, visitors will be inspired for Christmas gifts, such as: a colourful array of household items and accessories handmade by skilled artisans; gastronomic products from FAI properties, such as jams made from the Giardino della Kolymbethra in Agrigento; extra-virgin olive oil from the centuries-old olive trees of the Baia di Ieranto (Naples), and whole table salt from the Saline Conti Vecchi (Cagliari, Sardinia). FAI members get a 10% discount on all products. For information on opening days, times and admission tickets: www.villanecchicampiglio.it. Villa Necchi Campiglio, Via Mozart 14 • M1 Palestro

 

Musicals

From 28 December to 9 January. “Ghost. Il Musical.” The Paramount Pictures -Golden Globe-winning film for Best Supporting Actress (Whoopy Goldberg) and Best Screenplay, faithfully adapted for the stage by screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. Direction and set design are by Federico Bellone, an international renowned artist who has contributed to the triumph in Italy of great musicals, such as: Mary Poppins, Fame, West Side Story, The Bodyguard, Dirty Dancing. The pop-rock soundtrack is arranged by Dave Stewart, former member of the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard. https://www.teatroarcimboldi.it/ghost-il-musical/ €22/60, booking at info@teatroarcimboldi.it or https://www.ticketone.it/artist/ghost/?affiliate=IGA. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

Until 22 January. “Pretty Woman” Tickets from 29,00. Bokking at  https://www.ticketone.it/artist/pretty-woman-musical/?affiliate=IGAgclid=Cj0KCQiA15yNBhDTARIsAGnwe0U7qf9LUfcyClcOifW9riA9XNCBETe7MiqPmTFd4U4u9MGD4k7KeaMaAvc6EALw_wcB. Teatro Nazionale, Via Giordano Rota 1, corner Piazza Piemonte • M1 Wagner

 

Musical and acrobatic show

From 29 December to 2 January. The Black Blues Brothers equilibrists, flag-wavers, jumpers and acrobats with fire, performing volcanic evolutions, and the unforgettable soundtrack of the legendary John Landis film. Written and directed by Alexander Sunny; with Bilal Musa Huka, Rashid Amini Kulembwa, Seif Mohamed Mlevi, Peter Mnyamosi Obunde and Sammy Mwendwa Wambua. Choreography by Electra Preisner and Ahara Bischoff; scenography by Siegfried Preisner and Loredana Nones, Studiobazart; light designer Andrew Broom. See in our What’s On each daily event.

 

Politecnico di Milano news

The polytechnic Milanese University wishes to point out some upcoming events.
POLI-TECH STORIES: Il Politecnico di Milano incontra gli Istituti Italiani di cultura nel mondo (The Politecnico di Milano meets the Italian Cultural Institutes around the world)

2 December, at 19.00 in Berlin: Prof. Giampiero Bosoni, Marco Zanuso. “Progettare l’innovazione, innovare la progettazione” (Marco Zanuso. “Designing innovation, innovating design”.)

9 December, at 18.30 in Toronto: Prof. Luciano Crespi, Marco Zanuso. Paesaggio, architettura e design (Marco Zanuso. Landscape, architecture and design)

14 December, at 17.30 in Tel Aviv: Prof. Fulvio Irace, Gio Ponti: l’arcitaliano! (Gio Ponti: the great great arch-Italian!)

Roadmap to the Future: European conversations at Polimi
Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Italian Representation of the European Commission and by the Office of the European Parliament in Milan, organizes a series of talks about the ongoing transformations in the society and about common challenges of the future:

1 December, at 18.00: Diritti e Democrazia (Rights and Democracy). Politecnico di Milano, Aula Magna – Campus Leonardo.

3 December, at 18.00: Incontro con l’autore 2021 (Meeting the author 2021). Tommaso Ghidini head of the Division of Structures, Mechanisms and Materials of the European Space Agency (ESA) will address the issue of man’s irresistible tension towards the exploration of new worlds that is about to transform Homo sapiens sapiens into Homo caelestis. Politecnico di Milano, Aula Carassa Dadda – Bovisa

15 December, at 18.00: Francesco Erbani, journalist and writer, talks with Prof. Massimo Bricocoli Director of DASTU starting from his book Dove ricomincia la città” (Where the city starts again) Politecnico di Milano, Off Campus San Siro.

For details and event registration, please visit the site www.eventi.polimi.it

 

Calls for applications

Giorgio Cini Foundation and Lucio Fontana Foundation publish the call for applications for a study grant on “Lucio Fontana, periodo argentino: monumenti progetti e opere.” (Lucio Fontana, Argentine period: monuments, projects and works). The scholarship will last 6 months starting from 1 May 2022. Applications, drawn up according to the form available on the website www.cini.it, more info at https://www.cini.it/en/news/grant-for-research-on-lucio-fontana-the-argentine-period-monuments-projects-and-works, must be sent no later than 28 February 2022 in pdf format by email to arte@cini.it, indicating “Enrico Crispolti Scholarship” as the subject.

Notice of international architecture competition on the reopening of the Navigli in Milan. The call is open to all, no professional qualification is required, but it is particularly aimed at all architects, young graduates and students of architecture. https://www.riaprireinavigli.it/uploads/news/milan_navigli_canal_challenge_full_brief.pdf

 

 

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09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. Stalls selling artistic, vintage, creativity, hand-made and collectors handicrafts. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

18.00: Stage Guide to “Macbeth”. La Scala opening on the 7 December will stage “Macbeth” by Verdi. The musicologist Fabio Sartorelli will illustrate the opera in Italian, while his speech will be underlined by pieces performed by La Scala Academy soloists Clarissa Costanzo, soprano and Ettore Chi Hoon Lee, baritone, accompanied by Michele D’Elia, piano. Booking at https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-al-castello-di-macbeth-opening-prima-diffusa-211629899727. Admission free, from 17.30 to 17.45. Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello • M1 Cairoli

 

19.30: Live performance. “Paradiso” a choreographic performance by Virgilio Sieni, one of the most acclaimed Italian choreographers, in which Dante’s journey is rendered through the enchantment of suspended gestures and sudden luminosity. https://triennale.org/. €11/22, booking in English at https://shop.vivaticket.com/en/sell/?cmd=prices&pcode=8744650&tcode=vt0004031&qubsq=b87c273d-ccd4-4f1c-96cf-e905910db2f8&qubsp=d1e9d4a9-9d93-4636-8967-37976991b663&qubsts=1638193431&qubsc=bestunion&qubse=vivaticketserver&qubsrt=Safetynet&qubsh=ac9112ea8c440897e4d3c29f6adfeb2b&v2chlang=1. Triennale di Milano, Teatro dell’Arte, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna

 

20.45: Live jazz. “Da Manhattan a Cefalù” (From Manhattan to Sicilian Cefalù) performed by Santi Scarcella piano, synth, voice; Cristiano Micalizzi, drums; Francesco Luzzio, bass; special guest Stefano Di Battista, sax. €18/22, under 26 €15. Booking at https://www.teatromanzoni.it/manzoni/it/acquista-online/2492988. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

 

21.00: Symphony music. “La buona novella” (The Gospel). A tribute to Fabrizio De Andrè, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and by The Andre, aka Alberto, singer-songwriter. €15/36, booking at tel. 02.83389401/2/3, or https://www.laverdi.org/it/eventi/2021-22/la-buona-novella, or https://www.vivaticket.com/it/biglietto/la-buona-novella/162867. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

 

21.30: Live. Viagra Boys. €23, tickets and booking at https://www.ticketone.it/event/viagra-boys-magazzini-generali-13260887/?fbclid=IwAR0bcC3V_HGeXytl7EXcO-li-NPQ6lMuPh1Zw2SoGAAwc9L1zJfKKdokwhI. Magazzini Generali, Via Pietrasanta 14 • tram 24

 

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09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants.  Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

18.00: Talk in English. “Autonomous Archiving. Video archives from non-institutional forms to activism” as part of  “Blast”, aesthetics of violence among image, video and document. Through the invited guests perspectives and experiences, Autonomous Archiving – from the homonymous publication by the Artiskler collective – explores the participatory and performative political aspects of self-organised digital video archives, bringing to the centre of the discussion the concepts of autonomy, document, and sharing. Speakers: Jessica Bianchera and Marta Ferretti, BLAST project; Carolina Ciuti, LOOP Barcelona; Özge Çelikaslan, bak.ma; Dagmawi Ymer, Archive of Migrant Memories; Alessandro Nassiri, Careof; Vincenzo Estremo, mediator. Admission free subject to availability, green pass mandatory. Galleria Coreof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale

 

From 18.00 to 20.00: Art exhibition inauguration. “Roaming. Wander at Ease” contemporary Chinese painting exhibition with over 90 artists and over 100 prints, organized by Beijing LYYF Visual Art Center and Contemporary Oil Painting. https://www.juliet-artmagazine.com/…/roaming-wander-at…/ Admission free, Green Pass mandatory. Galleria MAEC Milan Art & Events Center, Palazzo Durini, Via Santa Maria Valle 2 • M3 Missori or M1 Duomo + tram 2,3,14

 

19.30: Live performance. “Paradiso” a choreographic performance by Virgilio Sieni, one of the most acclaimed Italian choreographers, in which Dante’s journey is rendered through the enchantment of suspended gestures and sudden luminosity. https://triennale.org/. €11/22, booking in English at https://shop.vivaticket.com/en/sell/?cmd=prices&pcode=8744651&tcode=vt0004031&v2chlang=1. Triennale di Milano, Teatro dell’Arte, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna

 

20.00: Live show. “Anche per oggi non si muore. Lo strano caso del Signor G” (Even today we do not die. The strange case of Mr G). A tribute to Giorgio Gaber, performed by actor Stefano Orlandi, in Italian; Massimo Betti, guitar; Stefano Fascioli, double bass; Omar Nedjari, direction. €10/15, booking at: tel. 0236590120 or 0236590122; biglietteria@teatrogerolamo.it. Teatro Gerolamo, Piazza Cesare Beccaria 8 • M1Duomo

 

21.00: Symphony music. “La buona novella” (The Gospel). A tribute to Fabrizio De Andrè, performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and by The Andre, aka Alberto, singer-songwriter. €15/36, booking at tel. 02.83389401/2/3, or https://www.laverdi.org/it/eventi/2021-22/la-buona-novella, or https://www.vivaticket.com/it/biglietto/la-buona-novella/162867. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

 

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Friday

 

13.00: Advent music. “Parole e Musica – Donne del Novecento.” (Words and Music – Women of the twentieth century) … awaiting Christmas.  A tribute in Italian to Edith Stein (Breslavia, 1891 – Auschwitz, 1942). Antonio Gargiulo, acting voice; Matteo Galli, organ; audio/video shooting and editing, Marco Elli. The recordings of “Parole e Musica” – will be progressively uploaded on the YouTube portal Centro Culturale delle Basiliche. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

20.00: Performance in English and Italian. “Speaking Dante – Milan.”
Internationally renowned Italian and English actors and poets Francesca Mazzotta, Jan Noble, Janice Acquah and Simone Migliorini, directed by Anglo-Saxon Justin Butcher, will each recite – in their own language – (subtitles for the Italian or English translation) the most famous cantos of the “Divine Comedy” and excerpts from “La Vita Nuova”. During the performance, there will be a video contribution by John Nettles, a well-known theatre and television actor; screenings by William Blake’s paintings; works by contemporary cartoonist Gabriele Dell’Otto; and illustrations by Gustave Doré reinterpreted by talented multidisciplinary artist Felice Limosani. The show was conceived, produced and realised by JProductions, a theatre company, founded in Milan in 2020, to promote English theatre in Italy. Tichets and booking at https://www.eventbrite.it/e/speaking-dante-milan-tickets-208519. Teatro Filodrammatici, Via Filodrammatici 1 (Piazza Scala) • M1 Duomo / Cordusio

 

20.00: Live show. “Anche per oggi non si muore. Lo strano caso del Signor G” (Even today we do not die. The strange case of Mr G). A tribute to Giorgio Gaber, performed by actor Stefano Orlandi, in Italian; Massimo Betti, guitar; Stefano Fascioli, double bass; Omar Nedjari, direction. €10/15, booking at: tel. 0236590120 or 0236590122; biglietteria@teatrogerolamo.it. Teatro Gerolamo, Piazza Cesare Beccaria 8 • M1Duomo

 

21.00: Live. John Malkovich in “The Music Critic,” written & conceived by Aleksey Igudesman. A surprising and ironic musical through the greatest hits of classical music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Prokofiev, Ysaye, Kanchelli, Piazzolla e Igudesman. Performed by: John Malkovich, narrator; Aleksey Igudesman, and So-Ock Kim, violin; Max Baillie, viola; Tom Carroll, cello; Hyung-Ki Joo, piano; Massimo Mercelli, flute, special guest. €25/150, booking at info@showbees.it infoline. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

 

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4th
Saturday

 

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collecting market exhibition for amateurs. From 15.30 to 18.30: “Grandparents games” workshop for children with wooden artisanal games crafted to faithfully reproduce the games of our ancestorswww.giochideinonni.com. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

 

16.30: Art exhibition inauguration. “Universo reale, universo immaginato.” (Real universe, imagined universe.) On show 40 paintings and 40 photographs to create a meeting point and dialogue between Luciana Matalon‘s art works and the photos by three astrophotographers, members of the “Passione Astronomia” group. The exhibition will be enriched by some meteorite fragments (solid remnants of a meteor, also known as “shooting stars”) loaned for the occasion by the “Museo del Cielo e della Terra” (Heaven and Earth Museum) of San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bologna). Admission free, required annual registration to the Association Friends of the Matalon Foundation €2. Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli, M2 Cadorna.

 

17.00: Organ concert before the Mass. Performance by Antonio Frigé, organ. Anonimo XVII sec. (from Flores de Musica di Antonio Martin y coll), “Tiento de lleno de primo tono” Folias. Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584 -1654), “Tres glosas sobre el Canto llano de la Inmaculada Concepción“; Pablo Bruna (1611 – 1679), “Tiento sobre la Letania de la Virgen“; Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 -1707), “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern”, BuxWV 223, and Prelude and Fugue in G minor BuxWV 163. At the end of the concert, Antonio Frigè will underline the liturgy with a specific musical programme. The evening Mass starts at 18.00. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

17.30: Chamber music and museum tour. “Orphée” Cantate dall’Oltretomba (“Orphée” Songs from the Underworld). Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), from “Pièces de clavecin en concerts”: Cinquième Concert, La Forqueray, La Cupis, La Marais. Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749), from “Orphée”: Cantata for soprano, flute, violin and basso continuo. Marin Marais (1656-1728), “La Sonnerie of Sainte Geneviève”, for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo. Jean-Philippe Rameau, from “Orphée”, Cantata for soprano, violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo. Performed by La Risonanza, with Marco Brolli, flute; Carlo Lazzaroni, violin; Caterina Dell’Agnello, viola da gamba; Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord and conduction. Mandatory booking at https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-orphee-cantate-dalloltretomba-215012376807). The reservation allows the admission to visit the Museum at  €7.50 discounted price and attend the concert. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio.

 

18.00: Organ concert during the Mass. Performance by Antonio Frigé, organ. At the Entry: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750), “Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth BWV 325″. After the homily: Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), “Aria III”; At the Offertory: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750), “Uns ist ein Kindlein heut’ gebor’n BWV 414″. At the Communion: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750), “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 569″. Final: Louis Claude Daquin (1694 -1792), “Noel X”. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

20.00: Live show. “Anche per oggi non si muore. Lo strano caso del Signor G” (Even today we do not die. The strange case of Mr G). A tribute to Giorgio Gaber, performed by actor Stefano Orlandi in Italian; Massimo Betti, guitar; Stefano Fascioli, double bass; Omar Nedjari, direction. €10/15, booking at: tel. 0236590120 or 0236590122; biglietteria@teatrogerolamo.it. Teatro Gerolamo, Piazza Cesare Beccaria 8 • M1Duomo

 

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Sunday

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

 

From 09.00 to 19.00: Christmas market. Interesting unique quality items created by local craftsmen. Admission free. In the church square. Parrocchia San Pier Giuliano Eymard, Via Valsesia 96 • M1 Bisceglie + bus 58 or 63

 

15.30: Guided visit and tea ceremony (English translation available). FAI, the Italian Natural Trust, organises a visit to the “Palazzina Appiani”, designed in the early 19th century by Luigi Canonica to accommodate Napoleon’s family on public occasions. Afterwards, an expert will explain the origin and characteristics of the ancient Japanese tea ritual. The tea tasting will be in the “Salone d’Onore” (Hall of Honour) unique setting, decorated with marble, crystal and a continuous frieze by the neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani, after whom the Palazzina is named. Tickets: Full €15; FAI members €10. Info and booking awww.aspettailnataleconilfai.it. Palazzina Appiani, c/o Arena Civica, Viale Byron 2 • M2 Lanza

 

16.00: Live show. “Anche per oggi non si muore. Lo strano caso del Signor G” (Even today we do not die. The strange case of Mr G). A tribute to Giorgio Gaber, performed by Stefano Orlandi, in Italian; Massimo Betti, guitar; Stefano Fascioli, double bass; Omar Nedjari, direction. €10/15, booking at: tel. 0236590120 or 0236590122; biglietteria@teatrogerolamo.it. Teatro Gerolamo, Piazza Cesare Beccaria 8 • M1Duomo

 

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7th
Tuesday

Sant’Ambrogio, Milan’s patron saint. Holiday in Milan

09.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

 

From 13.00: Harness racing. “Coppa di Milano Prize.” Admission free. Only 1,000 admissions. Upon entering, it is mandatory to show a green pass and an identification document. Mandatory face masks. Ippodromo del Trotto, Via Lampugnano 95 • M1 Lampugnano

 

18.00: Great La Scala opening . “Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Davide Livermore. Performed by the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly; starring Anna Netrebko in the role of Lady Macbeth, Luca Salsi as Macbeth, Francesco Meli as Macduff and Ildar Abdrazakov as Lord Banquo. See more at: https://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/2021-2022/opera/macbeth-opening-night-7-december.html. Sold out. Teatro alla Scala, Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo
18.00: Prima Diffusa. (Opening Diffused). The premiere of La Scala will be broadcast in 33 locations throughout Milan. The opera will be projected live at the Galleria Vittottorio Emanuele “Octagon”, in many museums, theaters, auditoriums, as well as broadcast live on Rai 1 TV, and in live streaming on Raiplay.
18.00: Prima Diffusa. (Opening Diffused). O
n a large screen, the live show from the Teatro alla Scala “Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi (4 acts with an interval of about 30/40 minutes between the second and the third act). Recommended booking to biglietteria@consmilano.it, or free admission, mandatory GreenPass. Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

 

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8th

Wednesday

Virgin Birth, Immaculate Conception. Holiday in Italy

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

 

15.30: Guided visit and tea ceremony (English translation available). FAI, the Italian Natural Trust, organises a visit to the “Palazzina Appiani”, designed in the early 19th century by Luigi Canonica to accommodate Napoleon’s family on public occasions. Afterwards, an expert will explain the origin and characteristics of the ancient Japanese tea ritual. The tea tasting will be in the “Salone d’Onore” (Hall of Honour) unique setting, decorated with marble, crystal and a continuous frieze by the neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani, after whom the Palazzina is named. Tickets: Full €15; FAI members €10. Info and booking at www.aspettailnataleconilfai.it. Palazzina Appiani, c/o Arena Civica, Viale Byron 2 • M2 Lanza

 

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9th

Thursday

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants.  Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

 

09.00–18.00: Street market. Excellent artistic craftsmanship, vintage and creative ingenuity. Via Olona corner of Via De Amicis • M2 Sant’Agostino

 

20.30: Symphony and organ music. Marcel Dupré’s, Cortège et Litanie op. 19 n. 2; Francis Poulenc’s, Concerto for organ, string orchestra and timpani in G minor FP 93; Georges Bizet’s, Symphony No. 1 in C major. Performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Wayne Marshall, organ. €36 in the stalls, €27 in the gallery; over 60 €27 (stalls), €21 (gallery); under 30 €19 (stalls), €17 (gallery). Booking at tel. 02 83389.401, e-mail: biglietteria@laverdi.org. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59.

 

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10th
Friday

 

13.00: Advent music. “Parole e Musica – Donne del Novecento.” (Words and Music – Women of the twentieth century) … awaiting Christmas.  A tribute in Italian to Marìa Zambrano (Vélez-Málaga, 1904 – Madrid, 1991). Antonio Gargiulo, acting voice; Matteo Galli, organ; audio/video shooting and editing, Marco Elli. The recordings of “Parole e Musica” – will be uploaded on the YouTube portal Centro Culturale delle Basiliche. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

20.00: Symphony and organ music. Marcel Dupré’s, Cortège et Litanie op. 19 n. 2; Francis Poulenc’s, Concerto for organ, string orchestra and timpani in G minor FP 93; Georges Bizet’s, Symphony No. 1 in C major. Performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Wayne Marshall, organ. €36 in the stalls, €27 in the gallery; over 60 €27 (stalls), €21 (gallery); under 30 €19 (stalls), €17 (gallery). Booking at tel. 02 83389.401, e-mail: biglietteria@laverdi.org. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59.

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11th
Saturday

 

09.00–14.00: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Durante • M1, M2 Loreto

 

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques and collecting market exhibition for amateurs. From 15.30 to 18.30: “Grandparents games” workshop for children with wooden artisanal games crafted to faithfully reproduce the games of our ancestors. www.giochideinonni.com. Piazza Sant’Eustorgio • M2 Lanza

 

From 14.30 to 16.00: Exceptional visit to the Milan Cathedral. As the conclusion of the restoration work involving the “Aquilonare Sacristy” of the Duomo, an exclusive guided tours of the environment that holds the oldest evidence of the Cathedral first construction phase. Following the restorers (speaking Italian) who have worked for three years together with the workers to restore the Sacristy, it will be possible to admire a historical and artistic heritage of inestimable value: the cuspidate portal sculpted by Giacomo da Campione and painted by Giovannino de’ Grassi, the polychrome marbles of the starry floor design, the vaults frescoed by Camillo Procaccini in the 17th century. €50, bookable through the official website in Italian: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/infopage/tour-individuali/34/. Visitors will receive a free copy of the book “Il Colore e la Pietra” (Color and Stone) and will be provided with a Culture Pass ticket, to visit the Duomo, the Archaeological Area and the Duomo Museum (ticket valid the day of the visit to the Sacristy and the two following days. Museum Closed on Mondays). Duomo, Piazza Duomo • M1/3 Duomo

 

17.00: Advent music. Performed by Cappella Sancti Satyri Mediolani, with Ilaria Torciani, soprano; Matteo Galli, organo. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

18.00: Symphony music concert. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s, Concerto for violin and orchestra n. 1 in B flat major K. 207; Ludwig van Beethoven’s, Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92. Performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile di Milano, with Francesca Dego, violin; conducted by Andrea Oddone. €10. Booking at tel. 02 83389.401, e-mail: biglietteria@laverdi.org. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59

 

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12th
Sunday

 

10.00–17.00: Traditional outdoor book market. “Vecchi libri in Piazza” Over 100 exhibitors selling old, antique, rare and collectible books for amateurs, used, out of print, antique prints, posters, postcards, photographs and comics. www.piazzadiaz.comPiazza Diaz, Piazza del Duomo, Via Gonzaga, Via Marconi, Via Baracchini • M1 Duomo 

 

From 13.00: Harness racing. “Napoleon Prize.” Admission free. Only 1,000 admissions. Upon entering, it is mandatory to show a green pass and an identification document. Mandatory face masks. Ippodromo del Trotto, Via Lampugnano 95 • M1 Lampugnano

 

15.30: Guided visit and tea ceremony (English translation available). FAI, the Italian Natural Trust, organises a visit to the “Palazzina Appiani”, designed in the early 19th century by Luigi Canonica to accommodate Napoleon’s family on public occasions. Afterwards, an expert will explain the origin and characteristics of the Japanese tea ancient ritual. The tea tasting will be in the “Salone d’Onore” (Hall of Honour) unique setting, decorated with marble, crystal and a continuous frieze by the neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani, after whom the Palazzina is named. Tickets: Full €15; FAI members €10. Info and booking at www.aspettailnataleconilfai.it. Palazzina Appiani, c/o Arena Civica, Viale Byron 2 • M2 Lanza

 

16.00: Symphony and organ music. Marcel Dupré’s, Cortège et Litanie op. 19 n. 2; Francis Poulenc’s, Concerto for organ, string orchestra and timpani in G minor FP 93; Georges Bizet’s, Symphony No. 1 in C major. Performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Wayne Marshall, organ soloist. €36 in the stalls, €27 in the gallery; over 60 €27 (stalls), €21 (gallery); under 30 €19 (stalls), €17 (gallery). Booking at tel. 02 83389.401, e-mail: biglietteria@laverdi.org. Auditorium di Milano, Largo Gustav Mahler 1 (Corso San Gottardo) • M1 Duomo + tram 3; M2 Porta Genova + bus 59.

 

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13th
Monday

 

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14th
Tuesday

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

 

20.30. Trebles choir. The Accademia Teatro alla Scala Children’s Choir, with Marco De Gaspari, piano; Diletta Sereno, harp; Michele Nani, speaker in Italian; conducted by Bruno Casoni, performes music by: Britten, “A Cerimony of Carols op. 28″;  Absil, “Il circo volante”; Williams, “Somewhere in my memory”; Rutter, “Christmas lullaby”, “The lord bless you and keep you”, “For the beauty of the earth”; Wilhousky, “Carol of the bells”; Papoulis, “Give us hope”. €5/35, info and booking at  info@quartettomilano.it or tel. 02795393.Conservatorio, Sala Verdi, Via Conservatorio 12 • M1 San Babila

 

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15th
Wednesday

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. Stalls selling artistic, vintage, creativity, hand-made and collecting handicrafts. Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

 

20.30: Concert-event. The “Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour” is an electrifying new concert, featuring new symphonic arrangements based on the music by composer Nobuo Uematsu, and the “Hollow” theme song. Performed by over 100 musicians and a choir, led by Grammy® Award winning conductor Arnie Roth, with breathtaking high definition video scenes from a new game created exclusively for this concert. €30/92. www.teatroarcimboldi.it. Info and booking at: info@showbees.it or tel. 0230329530. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

 

21.30: Live. Auroro Borealo. €17.25, tickets and booking at https://www.ticketone.it/event/auroro-borealo-magazzini-generali-12603341/?affiliate=IGA. Magazzini Generali, Via Pietrasanta 14 • tram 24

 

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16th
Thursday

 

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants.  Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

09.00–18.00: Street market. Excellent artistic craftsmanship, vintage and creative ingenuity. Via Olona corner of Via De Amicis • M2 Sant’Agostino

 

20.30: Concert-event. The “Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour” is an electrifying new concert, featuring new symphonic arrangements based on the music by composer Nobuo Uematsu, and the “Hollow” theme song. Performed by over 100 musicians and a choir, led by Grammy® Award winning conductor Arnie Roth, with breathtaking high definition video scenes from a new game created exclusively for this concert. €30/92. www.teatroarcimboldi.it. Info and booking at: info@showbees.it or tel. 0230329530. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Viale dell’Innovazione 20 • M5 Bicocca

 

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17th
Friday

 

 

13.00: Advent music. “Parole e Musica – Donne del Novecento.” (Words and Music – Women of the twentieth century) … awaiting Christmas.  A tribute in Italian to Adriana Zarri (San Lazzaro di Savena, 1919 – Crotte di Strambino, 2010). Antonio Gargiulo, acting voice; Matteo Galli, organ; audio/video shooting and editing, Marco Elli. The recordings of “Parole e Musica” – will be uploaded on the YouTube portal Centro Culturale delle Basiliche. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

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18th
Saturday

 

17.00: Advent music. Spiritual concert on the Solemnity of the
Divine Motherhood of Mary, performed by Ensemble Gli Ascaulae, with Alberto Bertolotti, bagpipes and other wind instruments; Matteo Riboldi, organ. Admission free. Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Via Torino 17 – 19 • M1/3 Duomo.

 

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19th
Sunday

 

09.00–19.00: Street market. Antiques, arts and crafts market exhibition for collectors, hobbyists, and amateurs. Piazza Diaz, Via Gonzaga • M1 Duomo

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. “Mercatone dell’Antiquariato” Antiques market with furniture, watches, china, silverware, jewelry, dolls, games, collectibles, books, glasses, radio, bronzes, glasses, comics and prints. Restaurants, and activities for children. Admission free.
http://www.navigliogrande.mi.it/eventi/ Alzaia Naviglio Grande (from Viale Gorizia to Via Valenza ) • M2 Porta Genova, tram 9

 

20,45: Cabaret in Italian and Milanese music. “Oh Mia Bela Madunina” A tale of Milan amidst guests, music and cabaret by Leonardo Manera and Alessandro Milan. With the participation of Duperdu, i.e. Marta Marangoni, voice and flute. Fabio Wolf, voice, piano, guitar, accordion, will bring Milan’s musical atmosphere alive, engaging the audience. €19/25, booking at https://www.teatromanzoni.it/manzoni/it/spettacoli/oh-mia-bela-madunina-il-racconto-di-milano-tra-ospiti-musica-e-cabaret. Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42 • M3 Montenapoleone

 

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20th
Monday

 

 

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21st
Tuesday

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

 

From 12.30: Harness racing. “Trofeo Gentleman Onlus Milano Prize.” Admission free. Only 1,000 admissions. Upon entering, it is mandatory to show a green pass and an identification document. Mandatory face masks. Ippodromo del Trotto, Via Lampugnano 95 • M1 Lampugnano

 

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22nd
Wednesday

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

 

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23rd
Thursday

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants.  Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

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24th
Friday

Christmas Day Vigil

 

 

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25th
Saturday

Christmas Day

 

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26th
Sunday

St. Stephen’s. Feast day in Italy

 

From 12.30: Harness racing. “Luigi Canzi Prize.” Admission free. Only 1,000 admissions. Upon entering, it is mandatory to show a green pass and an identification document. Mandatory face masks. Ippodromo del Trotto, Via Lampugnano 95 • M1 Lampugnano

 

 

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27th
Monday

 

 

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28th

Tuesday

 

09.00-19.00: Street market. High quality arts and crafts exhibition. Via Brera, Via Fiori Chiari, Via Fiori Oscuri • M2 Lanza

 

From 12.30: Harness racing. “Criterium Ambrosiano Prize.” Admission free. Only 1,000 admissions. Upon entering, it is mandatory to show a green pass and an identification document. Mandatory face masks. Ippodromo del Trotto, Via Lampugnano 95 • M1 Lampugnano

 

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29th
Wednesday

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants. Piazza Santa Francesca Romana • M1 Porta Venezia

 

20.30: Acrobatic showThe Black Blues Brothers. Tight-rope walkers, flag-wavers, jumpers and fire-eaters, plus the unforgettable soundtrack of the legendary John Landis film. Written and directed by Alexander Sunny; with Bilal Musa Huka, Rashid Amini Kulembwa, Seif Mohamed Mlevi, Peter Mnyamosi Obunde and Sammy Mwendwa Wambua. Choreography by Electra Preisner and Ahara Bischoff; scenography by Siegfried Preisner and Loredana Nones, Studiobazart; light designer Andrew Broom. €30/38; over 65 €17/29; under 26 €16/17. Booking at tel. 02 55181362; WhatsApp 39 02 55181377; https://biglietti.teatrocarcano.com/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm; https://www.happyticket.it/milano/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

 

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30th
Thursday

 

09.00–14.30: Lombard farmers’ market. Goat and cow cheeses, dairy products, bee products, jams, meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, flour, bakery, cereals, legumes, bread, wine, ornamental plants.  Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5 (Corso di Porta Romana) • M3 Missori

 

20.30: Acrobatic show.The Black Blues Brothers. Tight-rope walkers, flag-wavers, jumpers and fire-eaters, plus the unforgettable soundtrack of the legendary John Landis film. Written and directed by Alexander Sunny; with Bilal Musa Huka, Rashid Amini Kulembwa, Seif Mohamed Mlevi, Peter Mnyamosi Obunde and Sammy Mwendwa Wambua. Choreography by Electra Preisner and Ahara Bischoff; scenography by Siegfried Preisner and Loredana Nones, Studiobazart; light designer Andrew Broom. €30/38; over 65 €17/29; under 26 €16/17. Booking at tel. 02 55181362; WhatsApp 39 02 55181377; https://biglietti.teatrocarcano.com/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm; https://www.happyticket.it/milano/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

 

 

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31st
Friday

New Year’s Eve

 

22.00: Acrobatic showThe Black Blues Brothers. Tight-rope walkers, flag-wavers, jumpers and fire-eaters, plus the unforgettable soundtrack of the legendary John Landis film. Written and directed by Alexander Sunny; with Bilal Musa Huka, Rashid Amini Kulembwa, Seif Mohamed Mlevi, Peter Mnyamosi Obunde and Sammy Mwendwa Wambua. Choreography by Electra Preisner and Ahara Bischoff; scenography by Siegfried Preisner and Loredana Nones, Studiobazart; light designer Andrew Broom. €85/100; over 65 and under 26 €75/85, including midnight celebration with panettone and sparkling wine and DJ set. Booking at tel. 02 55181362; WhatsApp 39 02 55181377; https://biglietti.teatrocarcano.com/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm; https://www.happyticket.it/milano/acquista-biglietti/189786-the-black-blues-brothers.htm. Teatro Carcano, Corso di Porta Romana 63 • M3 Porta Romana

 

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General advice for the public

and basic

protective measures

against the new coronavirus.

For more info see https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Take care of your health and protect others by following these simple rules:

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why?
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why?
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why?
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why?
Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why?
National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why?
National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

 

These are the latest decisions

by the Lombardy government

from 26 th April 2021

What should you know if you are in Milano?


Everyone has to abide by the following rules:

Everywhere in town: the number of people, whether walking outdoors or about to enter a public place, will be regulated

Everyone has to follow the droplet criterion (at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between themselves and anyone else)

Everyone must respect all the rules on prevention, including wearing masks in all outdoor places. The masks must be worn not only in closed places accessible to the public, but more generally in indoor places and even in private homes (unless cohabiting people).Those who refuse to wear a mask may be fined from €400 up to €1,000. Children under six can avoid wearing a mask.

Those who carry out intense sport activity can avoid the use of a mask during thier physical activity but must maintain social distancing.

In addition it is important to know:

1) if you are running a fever higher than 37.5° you are strongly recommended to stay at home and to inform your doctor

2) if you are subjected to quarantine or positive for the virus you must stay at home.

Hospitals are regularly open.

Holy masses and all religious activities are regularly open but with limited access

Pharmacies, groceries, tobacconists, newsagents, petrol pumps, banks, shops, bars, and hairdressers are open. Everyone has to regulate the number of accesses.

Restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, self-service, bars, pubs, patisseries, ice-cream shops are open until 23.00 only in outdoor spaces.

Tanning centers, pools, gyms, cultural and recreational circles are closed.

Shops are obliged to:

1) privilege access by reservation if they have tables with seats

2) allow entry to a limited number of customers at a time

3) where possible set up outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces, stalls, always respecting the the droplet criterion, at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance

4) avoid self-service

5) accept payments by credit card only

6) make available free hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene.

Museums, archives, libraries, historic places, monuments and other cultural activities are open.

The public transport service is operating regularly across the entire network. They carry out daily disinfections on all vehicles and regulate the number of accesses. All passengers are requested to respect all the rules on prevention, including wearing masks.

Weekly Street markets can set up their stalls, always in compliance with safety distances.

Grocery supermarkets are open with extended hours giving access only one person per family who must wear a mask. Attendants measure body temperature before the entrance.

All parks are normally open to the public. Here it is allowed to walk at a distance of 1 meter (3 feet) from other people, to run at a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from other people, and sit on the benches at 1 meter (3 feet) from other people.

Individual sporting activities in the parks and gardens are allowed if wearing a mask and following the droplet criterion (at least 1 metre, or 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone else).

Area B and Area C are active.

Lots of museums, theatres, companies and orchestras are organising activities on their social media pages to encourage followers to tour their arts virtually. Please visit their websites for further information on the initiatives.

To UK Nationals in Italy

Jill Morris CMG
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Italy

I am writing to update you on Italy’s implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement for UK nationals who were settled in Italy before 1 January 2021 and to provide some important information on citizens’ rights. I also wanted to provide an update on access to the Covid-19 vaccine in Italy and travel to the UK

The new Withdrawal Agreement biometric residency card

The Italian government has introduced a new biometric residence document for UK nationals and their family members issued under the Withdrawal Agreement (‘carta di soggiorno elettronica’ or ‘documento in formato digitale sulla base di quanto previsto dall’Accordo di recesso’). If you were living in Italy before 1 January 2021, you should get this card from your local questura.

We have published detailed guidance on how to get the new biometric residence card on our Living in Italy guide here.

Many of you have already requested the new card from your local questura. As international travel picks up, you can evidence your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement at the border by showing your new card. If you do not yet have the new card, then you can prove your status with your current EU residency document or other documentation that shows you were living in Italy before 1 January 2021. In doing so, you will avoid having your UK passport stamped at the border or being questioned about your reasons for travel.

If you need support in obtaining the new ‘carta di soggiorno elettronica’, you can get in touch with our UK Nationals Support Fund partner the International Organisation for Migration. You can call them on 800 684 884 or email: UKnationalsit@iom.int

Evidencing your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement in Italy

UK nationals who were lawfully living in Italy before 1 January 2021 have rights under the Withdrawal Agreement automatically and there is no need to re-apply for these rights. This means that the new ‘carta di soggiorno’ is not mandatory, although we are advising UK nationals to obtain it. This is because it provides the clearest evidence of your automatic rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.

The Italian government has recently published confirmation that the new ‘carta di soggiorno’ is not mandatory and your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement do not depend on holding it. If you are having difficulties in accessing services because you do not hold the new card, you can signpost your local provider to the official Italian government website here.

We have recently updated our Living in Italy page with guidance from both the Italian Banking Association and Italian Council of Notaries. Their guidance clarifies that Withdrawal Agreement beneficiaries cannot be asked to produce a non-EU residency permit or the new ‘carta di soggiorno’ to enjoy rights in Italy.

Please consult our Living in Italy guide for updates as well as our social media channels. UK nationals who may be experiencing difficulties can contact us via our contact webform on our Living in Italy page.

Driving licences in Italy

If you are a resident in Italy, you should obtain an Italian driving licence. We are currently negotiating with the Italian government for an agreement to provide for the right to exchange a UK driving licence for a local one without the need to re-sit a test. Until an agreement is in place, you will need to take a test to exchange your valid UK licence.

The Italian government has recently announced that, if you registered your residency before 1 January 2021, then you can continue to use your valid UK licence until 31 December 2021. If you are resident in Italy after 1 January 2021, your valid UK licence will be recognised in Italy for 12 months from the date you became resident.

As soon as we have information on an agreement on exchange we will update our Living in Italy guide.

Hosting guests at your property

If you are living in Italy and you host a UK national (or any non-EU national) as a guest, you must inform your local immigration office (questura) in writing within 48 hours after they arrive at your property. You could be fined if you fail to comply with this Italian immigration law.

If you host an EU national, you must inform the questura if they will stay with you for 30 days or more. The above requirement does not apply to diplomats who currently work in Italy.

Information for UK nationals living in Italy under accredited status

The European Commission has recently confirmed to Member States that the Withdrawal Agreement does not allow a distinction between beneficiaries based on whether they have “special status” or not. Therefore, UK nationals who are employees of international organisations in Italy, are diplomatic personnel or are deployed under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement can be beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement provided they resided in Italy before 31 December 2020. This is because they were exercising their free movement rights as workers.

We are engaging with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify how those who currently hold accredited status and are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement can evidence their Withdrawal Agreement rights whilst in Italy. For example, whether they can request the new ‘carta di soggiorno elettronica’ issued under the Withdrawal Agreement during their posting in Italy to hold alongside the MFA card.

The clarification from the Commission is significant as it underlines that UK nationals in Italy accredited with the MFA before 1 January can remain in Italy after the end of holding accredited status and enjoy rights under the Withdrawal Agreement. As soon as we have further updates, we will publish these on our website.

Where to find more information on your rights under the Withdrawal Agreement

You can find the very latest information on our Living in Italy page on gov.uk. This remains our key resource for UK nationals. It includes details on residency, healthcare and benefits, pensions, driving licences and how to get in touch with us.

We held our latest Q & A event on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday 13 May, so please visit our Facebook page if you wish to watch the recorded session. And we are continuing with our ‘Residency Roadshows’ for UK nationals across Italy in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration. You can sign up for any of our events, including our one-to-one advisory sessions, via our Facebook page or our website.

Covid-19 and access to vaccines

I want to provide details for those of you intending to request the Covid-19 vaccine. A phased vaccination programme was launched in Italy on 27 December. The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) has issued comprehensive information on the vaccine and the documentation required to book an appointment.

Many regional authorities have launched on-line booking platforms and are currently inviting those in priority groups to register. An interactive map (in Italian) details a list of vaccine administration points by region.

We are aware that some people who are not currently registered with the regional healthcare authority have been unable to book an appointment for a vaccine. This is not applicable in all regions so you should check your own region’s requirements. You may want to contact your regional ASL by phone as well, in addition to booking an appointment online.

We have raised this issue with the Italian Ministry of Health, and we will publish an update on our gov.uk pages as soon as possible.

Travel to England

From 17 May, the rules for people arriving in England from abroad are changing. What you need to do depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive. If you have been in a country or territory on the:

You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. Find out what list the country you’ve been in is on and what you need to do.

Until 17 May, you must follow the current testing and quarantine rules which are detailed here.

 

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