Christmas joy on the Grand Canal of Milan on the 18th of December, 2010...I'm not often out this late at night, so with this year's austerity measures I couldn't say whether the lights are up this year, or not, but they probably have the strung lights up, at least. The underwater lights were unusually kitschy for Milan, though they make for a good pic.
But now, to the point of the post...Hurray for the Neapolitans.
A free sit-down lunch in the lovely Galleria Principe di Napoli for those less fortunate...More......(if you read Italian, or just would like to see a snap, go to: http://www.2duerighe.com/campania/napoli/3290-napoli-un-pranzo-per-tutti-sotto-la-galleria-principe.html.)
The galleria is like Milan's, though the latter is bigger and better (I sound like I'm from Texas, don't I?!).
It's a great idea, kudos to you and a hint for us for next year.
(P.S., Dear Mr. Mayor, the organizer said they've been doing it for 16 years, and now can get it organized in 10 days...in Naples, I'm astounded...so why re-invent the wheel? Invite them to come to Milan to tell you how they do it.)
Merry Christmas to all!