21 December 2010
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Milan, the city of chic is also a very traditional and family orientated place as indicated in the Christmas events celebrated during the festive season, and of course as is expected of Italian culture. This extends to many of the exciting events that take place in the Italian capital and that quite often involve or are held in honour of their patron saint and fourth century Bishop, Saint Ambrose. Thanks to this great man a fabulous market is held at Christmas on Piazza Duomo selling all sorts of marvellous goodies, and on the same day that it opens the world famous Opera House La Scala kicks off its Christmas season. However, the celebrations don’t just stop there as once again in honour of Bishop Ambrose the religious celebrations for Lent are extended and there are parties and events forming part of the Ambrosian Rite and Carnival. more ...