In Milan’s most multiethnic district
The fifth edition of this street festival will see 150 events, free and open to everyone, along the 4.5 km stretch of the street leading from Piazza Loreto to Piazza Costantino, in the city’s north-east quadrant.
Two days of cultural and religious events, sport, music, street food and games will fill the streets, corners, courtyards and gardens of this strongly multicultural area, including the historic village of Crescenzago.
“Via Padova è Meglio di Milano” is the result of the collective work of over 70 organisers – associations, informal groups and schools – in collaboration with the shopkeepers and residents who live and work in the area.
Visitors will enjoy many new surprises in this edition, from health and lifestyle events, visual arts and poetry, theatre and dance, from literature to spirituality, from gastronomy to cultural patrimony. Tango demonstrations, street art, musical workshops for kids, martial arts demonstrations, street basketball, biking and urban allotments are among the events to catch, as well as a swap market and artisans’ stalls. There will also be guided tours along the Martesana canal in dinghies or on bikes, as well as theatre and cabaret.
On Saturday at 18.00, Card. Angelo Scola will celebrate the traditional “People’s Mass” in the S. Giovanni Cristomo parish church, while on Sunday at 10.00 a debate on the importance of Milan’s mosques will be held in the House of Islamic Culture in Via Padova 144.
The festival will also host four of the concerts of Piano City Milano.
Visit the festival website or the Facebook page for details of the programme.