You have picked Milan as a destination for your Easter holidays? Congratulations: you’ve made an excellent choice.
First of all, during holidays you will not find the fleet of locals chasing appointments without looking up from their agendas.
What you will find, instead, are initiatives that will make your Easter stay in Milan truly unique.
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The churches of Milan will be open both on Saturday and on Sunday.
We recommend a tour of the most iconic churches of Milan: the Duomo, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria Incoronata.
If you’ d rather visit less mainstream worship places, and probably less crowded too, head to Santa Maria del Rosario, in via Solari, or to Sant’Alessandro in Zebedia: recently renovated, it is located in Sant’Alessandro Square, a quiet side street of the busy via Torino.
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On March 28, you can celebrate Easter and welcome spring in the Church and Convent of Sant’Angelo: a row of stalls will enliven the old convent with its colourful flowers.
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The Sinigaglia fair is an institution in Milan: held every week, it brings together vendors and stalls exhibiting furnishings, antiques and clothes. On March 26, the Easter edition will be held at Alzaia Naviglio Grande.
On March 27, the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato in Alzaia Naviglio Grande too, will host 400 vendors presenting their furniture, clocks, porcelain, jewellery, comics and books. Take a tour and look for a unique gift.
For further info about fairs and markets, read our article Flea markets in Milan and other small markets to see.
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Milan has also decided to dedicate some activities for those of you wishing to spend an Easter weekend in complete relax.
Among our favourite events, we wish point out:
• The QC SPA offers a short formula: a 25-minute massage that can relieve stress and can be booked online up to 48 hours before the date chosen.
• The Hammam della Rosa is the first authentic hammam of Milan, and also the first in Italy with a cafè. Book a massage or a path: after a long, relaxing bath, head to the bar, relax on the sofas and enjoy an Arabic dessert.
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Can you think of anything better than spending your Easter holidays indulging on chocolate? Apparently, Milan can’t and that’s why the city has dedicated a T’a Milan temporary store in via Vincenzo Monti to 42. T’a Milan is a famous patisserie and for Easter it dedicates its windows to chocolate: you’ll find everything to satisfy your sweet tooth, from chocolate eggs to pralines.
For an Easter made of culture: Milan’s museums and art galleries will stay open both on 26 and 27 March.
The Science Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, in via San Vittore 21, will present interactive workshops and guided tours, specially designed to experience first-hand the exciting life of the great scientists.
Palazzo Reale will host an exhibition dedicated to Boccioni, on the centenary of the artist’s death. A unique opportunity to retrace Boccioni’s career, from the beginning linked to the tradition till the Futurism approach.
In short, Milan’s calendar is full of events and initiatives, so you won’t get bored for sure.
Only remember: bring an umbrella. You know: the tradition wants Easter Monday to be rainy!
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