.:. other / August, pronounced “o ghost”
August 1st through 31, 2021
August is the month when most of the Milanese go on holiday. Signs saying Chiuso per Ferie
, closed for vacation, are posted almost everywhere, and things to do and see in town are few and far between. Assorted open-air spots - the Sforza Castle
among them - provide backdrops for concerts and performances.
The city is even more deserted around August 15, called Ferragosto
. When Ferragosto comes, as this year, on a weekend, even the diehards surrender and abandon Milan.
Some notable exceptions. Through August, visitors enjoy nearly every day all the Triennale
attractions, the Torre Branca
, the Brera
National Art Gallery, and the Poldi Pezzoli
museum, open every Wednesday till 10pm. The Gallerie d'Italia
, too, are open in August -- and entrance is free
on August 15. Nights out may be spent at the Base