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Chinatown, Milan

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Chinatown in Milan is an ethnic enclave situated in the 8th quarter of Milan (Italy), and it is an important commercial district. It is the oldest and largest Chinese community in Italy, with about 21,000 people in 2011.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.Today the district is filled with hairdressing salons, fashion boutiques, silk and leather stores, libraries, traveling agencies, medicine centres and massage parlours. 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 and it's largely a pedestrian area. Other important locations are Via Bramante, Via Giovanni Battista Niccolini and Via Aleardo Aleardi.
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  • This is not a neighborhood, but just a street with large concentration of eastern trade. Few parts stores with better quality, plenty of small shops, gelaterias, "bunker" of fastfood ... I expected something very different, more agitated and with more options.
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  • It is worth visiting if you like. The Oriental culture. The entire neighborhood and quaint addition to find all kinds of shops you can enjoy dishes that are usually not found in restaurants like the bubletea great. I personally went there to buy some food prices are very affordable for example I took of Mochi 8 piece package at 2.30 euro as well as a variety of snacks as the poky which I love.
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  • We came right after what happened to be in Chinatown wander around by tram and on foot. It was the beginning of the evening and the Centre went close. What an experience! Incredibly busy and a great atmosphere. Chinese dragons on sticks, traditionally dressed women and everywhere shops and eateries. We found it very nice to experience. It is indeed a mess and if you want to eat something Chinese you stand long in line.
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