Saturday, November 29, 2014

No rest for...the users of public transportation: an evening-time strike, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Get yourself home quickly on the evening of Friday the 12th of December.

Public transportation strikes and protests that will block town are planned to begin by 7 P.M. (Keep checking the news to see if it will be cancelled, but it's unlikely...we're under the Christmas-time pressure-cooker...too much visibility at stake.)


Forewarned is forearmed.

Stumped for Xmas gifts? Artigianato in Fiera has high-quality crafts from all over the world

Not another tie ... no, please ... CDs? ... I guess ... if they're chosen with the recipient's taste in mind ... a good bottle of Italian wine? ... usually a good idea, but you never know about personal problems, do you? ... Diamonds? ... a girl's best friend, but you should check out their origin, first ....

Christmas shopping is getting complicated.

Uncomplicate your life: go to the L'Artigianato in Fiera at the new Rho-Pero site in Milan, beginning today! And the web site is in English!

Check it out for details...maybe we'll see each other there!


(Image captured from their web site...obviously...and I don't get any kind of kick-back whatsoever...equally obviously, but better to be clear.)

Friday, November 28, 2014

In Milan? Do something sweet...for yourself, friends, family, and for sufferers of Aspergers, beginning Dec. 1st

From Monday, the first of December, until Friday, the 12th, you can kill three birds with one stone: get a yummy 'small bakery' panettone instead of an industrial one (or a very costly fancy bakery one), build up brownie points with family and friends, AND help out kids with Asperger's syndrome....More......

The "Casa del pane 1921" ('The House of Bread 1921') at Humanitar/Umanitaria already helps out people in need by giving jobs and training to people with intellectual difficulties. So, that's brownie point number 4.

This year, part of the profits from the sale of the reasonably priced panettone (E. 16 each, I immagine for a half a kilo, the standard size) will go not only to the "Casa del pane 1921" to help their outreach, but part also will go to Casa Riccardo for kids with Aspergers. (I suspect that you'd better bring cash.)

Can't get better then this.

Humaniter/Umanitaria, via S. Barnaba 48 (immediately behind the Tribunale)
Go upstairs to the first floor. Sales will take place there.

P.S., the image is taken from Humaniter's info!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

What to do with the kids, this weekend? Nov. 8 & 9 at Milan's museum for kids (in Italian)

The weather looks like it's going to cooperate in Milan, this weekend, so...what to do with the kiddies?

MUBA - the Museum for Kids (Bambini) in Milan, of course!

"Giochiamo insieme" (Let's play, together) - Hands-on creative activities (in Italian) for kids from 5 to 11 years of age.

Reservations required: 02.43980402.

Starting times: 10 A.M., 11:30 A.M., 2 P.M., 3:45 P.M., 5 P.M.

Oh, and the event is sponsored by Kinder Sorpresa. Just thought you ought to know.

MUBA is located in the portico-enclosed ex-church of San Michele, aka the Rotonda della Besana, aka the Foppone (don't get freaked was a cemetery for the nearby Ca' Grande hospital, but that was a century and a half ago).

Via Enrico Besana, 12 (not far from the Camera del Lavoro and the Tribunale)



Friday, November 7, 2014

Yummy food and other local products..."Popogusto" at Humanitaria, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. ...

POPOGUSTO! Yummy! Or, as the Italians say, "Gnam!" (Make the "gn" combo like "ny-")

Local food producers of things ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables in season to cheeses of all sorts (I even saw a vegan "cheese" stand), bread, salami,...More...

...fresh pasta, name it, it's there.

Interested in some locally and "bio" (really or kinda...let the buyer beware) clothes? Sometimes there's that, too.

Popogusto is a Radio Popolare and Humaniter/Umanitaria initiative held within the historic mid 15th century walls of the latter (it used to be a monastery attached to Santa Maria della Pace, whose church, open to the public only once a month, is now cared for by the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem). Worth the visit, just for that.

WHERE: Humaniter/Umanitaria, via San Barnaba, 48 (behind the Tribunale, between Piazza San Babila and Piazza delle Cinque Giornate)

WHEN: 8th and 22nd of November, 13th & 20th of December, from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Strikes, more strikes: 14 and 15 November 2014

Coming to Italy in mid-November?

On the 14th of November, there will be a 24-hour general strike that will affect national (trains, busses) and local (trams, busses, subways) public transportation. Although no official information has been released to the general public, yet, the strikes in Milan usually start at 8:30 A.M., and run until 3 P.M., when they take a quick break to let people get home, quickly, if they can, then they start up, again, from 6 P.M. until the end of service.

On the 15th of November, the airlines will be striking.

Italian efforts to turn the economy around are making waves, on whatever side of the dispute you stand.

I can hardly say my usual "enjoy!," can I?
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