Traffic block on Sunday

An 8-km pedestrian area

Sunday 18 May will see a number of streets in Milan centre closed to traffic, announced city councillor Chiara Bisconti on Friday.

In a flash announcement on the city hall website, she said: “Crossing the city means running into dozens of events. Music, food, shows, games, street art. This is the city we want: vivacious, accessible, rich with diversity. From Castle Square to Piazza Loreto we’ll have one long pedestrian area.”

The eight-kilometre stretch from Castle Square to Via Padova, passing through Corso Buenos Aires and partly-closed Piazzale Loreto, will be a “bridge” between the centre and the suburbs, thanks to the Coldiretti market in Corso Venezia, the “Mile of Culture” in Corso Buenos Aires, and “Via Padova è meglio di Milano”.

Closed to traffic – except for residents – will be parts of Corso Venezia and parts of Corso Buenos Aires, plus Via Perticari, Via Celentano, Via Cambini and Via Stazio in the Via Padova area.

And Bisconti reminded Milanesi that from 14.00 on Saturday in Piazza del Cannone they can visit the Locanda alla Mano festival of music, entertainment for kids, art, tango lessons and design installations.

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