This week, 3 news items on the upcoming future of Milano and its metro community.
The project Lambrate Streaming won the the call for the Lambrate neighborhood (at the city's north-east) of Reinventing Cities, launched by the Municipality of Milan and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, to foster sustainable urban regeneration projects.
Presented by a multidisciplinary team, the €7-million-project entails the redevelopment of Lambrate's railway yard through a 41,000-square-meter public park with orchards, vegetable gardens, and 900 trees.
The new settlement will also work as a link to three nearby piazzas and will host an art installation, engraved with lines of Lombard poets on train travel. The new area, to be completed by 2026, will be equipped with recreational areas, children playgrounds, sports fields, and dog areas.
“Milano is undergoing profound transformation, for a more sustainable and people-friendly future,” says Anna Scavuzzo, Deputy Mayor of Milan. “Reinventing Cities is one of the most interesting experiences not only in our city, but at the international level and I believe that, especially today, it is an important sign of recovery and rebirth for all of us.”
The city's fabulous museums are doing brisk business.
The daily newspaper Corriere della Sera reports that at the Brera Art Museum there are now more young people visiting the gallery's immortal paintings than before the pandemic struck.
Brera is now open continuously on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
On its part, MUDEC, the Museum of Cultures, is displaying a popular exhibit on Tina Modotti’s photography. Normally opening hours are from 10 am to 7:30 pm, but on Thursdays and Sundays the museum has extended hours until 10:30 pm, attracting a hip crowd of aperitivo lovers.
Remember that you need to book your tickets online.
Vaccinations are proceeding briskly and the virus is receding in Lombardy and the rest of Italy. Milano has never been so beautiful and full of people wanting to dine out and enjoy and show or a play.
The curfew has been moved to midnight and will soon disappear, as Milan is set to enter the white zone of minimal pandemic risk.
Tourists are returning to Duomo and Scala and in September there will the Supersalone at the Milan Trade Fair. It will be a special show devoted to the industry of design conceived by Milanese archistar Stefano Boeri.
Since early April, US nationals have been able to travel to Milano on various COVID-tested flights, like the routes between JFK and Malpensa operated by Delta (DL118), United UA809, and American Airlines (AA198).
Starting from the beginning of June, also passengers coming to Malpensa on Covid-tested flights from the United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airlines (EK205 and EK091 flights) and Etihad Airways (EY81 and EY87 flights) will be exempted from the 10-day quarantine isolation hitherto requested.
In fact, individuals can now fly to Italy from USA, Canada, Japan and United Arab Emirates for tourism purposes.
Passengers willing to travel have to prove at the check-in desk that they are either fully vaccinated or have tested negative to a rapid antigen swab (RADT) or that they have tested negative to a RT PCR test done within 48 hours prior to boarding. Before boarding, all passengers must fill the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF). Once completed, this gives every passenger a QRcode, to be presented upon entering Italy.