Let's get the (perhaps) bad news out of the way: I just heard that there will be a protest, today, in the area between Piazza Cavour and via Palestro. That means traffic snarls and snarls in traffic. 'Let the driver beware.'
Now, for the fun stuff. Milan's Mardi Gras...More......
...is almost here (our religious calendar--older than that of Rome by about four centuries!--is often a bit out of whack with the Roman one): "Fat Saturday" is on the 16th of February.
Streetside fun for all the family in town for days before and after, too. Parades, clowns (from the 13th to the 16th, there'll even be a clown festival!), kiddies running around in costume throwing confetti at everything that moves, and some smart alecs with a fast trigger on shaving cream cans (but, so far, I haven't seen them ruin the clothes of anyone except their friends).
The activites will be focused on the piazzas Duomo, San Fedele, Carlo, Fontana and La Scala.
"Innamorarsi a Milano" - "Fall in Love in Milan." Any lovers out there? Valentine's Day is on it's way, too, and there'll be some chocolate-y fun in Milan! From the 8th to the 14th, in via Montenapoleone 6/A, the well-known Italian chocolate kisses with a nut in the center, the "Baci Perugina", have a temporary store where it will be possible not only to buy a special edition of the yummies, but have the packages personalized, too.
Let the Kisses and confetti rain!