This week, 3 news items on the upcoming future of Milano and its metro community.
Milano along with the Lombardy Region is now in the white zone of minimal pandemic risk, which means the night curfew is lifted! You can go out at night whenever you want, but you’ll still need a mask. Gyms and pools, fairs and amusement parks, bingos and casinos are now open, joining bars and restaurants, museum and theaters which have been open in Milano for weeks now. A certain frenzy has seized Italy’s capital of technology and lifestyle, as residents are taking the city back and re-establishing the aperitivo ritual and tourists are returning to visit the city’s beauties. The weather is nice and summer has come. There can’t be a better time to witness Milan’s renaissance.
The brand-new boarding area of Linate gets inaugurated.
The city airport with links Milano to Rome and the other European capitals is now more welcoming, functional and attractive and puts passengers at ease during their travel experience, especially during control and check-in. The duty-free area has been completely redesigned.
Linate will become a pivot of sustainable urban mobility through the direct connection with Milano’s city center provided by the upcoming M4 metro line that will take passengers from the airport straight to San Babila in downtown Milano, where luxury shopping rules.
The Teatro Lirico di Milano has been totally remade after lengthy and extensive renovation. After a €16-million restoration project, the new theater was unveiled before the press and in October the Lirico will be again open to the public. The theater had been closed since 1999.
The new theater will be named after Giorgio Gaber. "On July 15, the City will hand it over to Stage Entertainment, which manages the theater, which will add finishes. Preparations will take another three more months,” explained the municipal deputy for culture Filippo Del Corno, present at the inauguration, to the city newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The large hall will host more than 1,500 people. The Lirico has an impressive orchestra pit, and operas and ballets will be staged. The scenic tower is imposing, the foyer has been enlarged and the restaurant is now panoramic.
Covid caused a modification of the original project to adapt it to anti-pandemic regulations.