This Week!
This Week!
In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn when being indoor - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from Friday, August 6, however, entrance to many indoor venues is allowed only to people who can provide one of the COVID-19 green certifications, in paper or digital format, issued in order to certify they got an anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, healed from COVID-19, or passed a fast or molecular antigen test with negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed within the last 48 hours. Curfew suspended.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Via Paolo Sarpi is the main street, now pedestrianized, in one of the most lively working class districts in Milan. Here, between the two world wars, a large number of Chinese settled - at first selling silk ties made around Como.
.:. Today, owing to recent further waves of immigrants, Milan's Chinatown has become more crowded and silk has given way to leather manufacturing (the activity in which the often illegal immigrants are most employed). There are now a number of leather goods workshops, concentrated in Via Canonica and Via Rosmini.
.:. The area is also densely populated with artisans, iron workers, glasscutters and carpenters, whose busy shops fan out into the side streets. Generally speaking, here shops usually close during the lunch break, what doesn't happen in the other main shopping districts.
.:. The flow of shoppers and window shoppers is incessant - especially on Saturdays, when Via Paolo Sarpi really comes alive with its crowds. The shops in this area are by tradition quite reasonable in price, but of good quality.

Paolo Sarpi

HOW TO GET THERE. From the Moscova subway station, walk a few steps down Via Volta and you reach Piazzale Baiamonti, where Via Paolo Sarpi starts.


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