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Chinatown, Milan

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Chinatown, Milan is situated in the 8th quarter of Milan (Italy), and it's an important commercial district. The Milanese Chinatown was originally established in via Canonica in the 1920s by immigrants from Wencheng County, in the Zhejiang province, and used to operate small textile and leather workshops.It is the oldest and largest Chinese community in Italy, with about 21,000 people in 2011.Today, the district is filled with hairdressing salons, fashion boutiques, silk and leather stores, libraries, traveling agencies and medicine centers. The Chinese takeaways and restaurants in the area are mostly specialised in Zhejiang cuisine. Several Italian-Chinese companies are also headquartered in the neighborhood, including the editorial desk of the newspaper Europe China Daily. Via Paolo Sarpi is the main street of the Milan Chinatown, the others being Via Bramante, Via Giovanni Battista Niccolini and Via Aleardo Aleardi.
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  • Not at all worth the visit, traders are increasingly rude don't just say hello in Italian. This is not even comparable to the quarter of the 13th in Paris.
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  • We had high expectations mbt chinatown but it was there dirty and unsociable. Certainly not the atmosphere like in Amsterdam or San Francisco.
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  • Coming to Milan I know this district by accident, I didn't even know of the existence is really everything from fashion stores, at shops to malls all Chinese, even the exterior decorations made you think you weren't in Milan, the Milan that they never watch on tv, maybe because it is considered less important, but I would recommend to take pictures where the tourist this time speaks Italian and not Chinese , forgot something avoided the public toilets of Chinese malls
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