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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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  • The Chinatown of Milan practically focused on a very long road where Chinese shops and eateries abound. I tried a few restaurants takeout and enjoyed it tremendously. You should also visit the Chinese supermarkets filled with bizarre foods. Take a walk and you will not regret it!
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  • The January 28, 2017 we celebrated the Chinese new year in Chinatown of Milan and Sunday 5 February was held the traditional parade: welcome year of the rooster. Hundreds of people, not at all daunted by the rain, came in via Sarpi for the traditional Parade between typical costumes, colorful umbrellas and lanterns, paper dragons. The event starts in piazza Gramsci: the stage resounded the notes of the national anthem and the Chinese one. There was red, which according to legend is used by the Chinese to frighten the monster Nian, who, so Chinese literary tradition, every year invades the villages of the country. In the Chinese zodiac sign of the rooster is accuracy, perseverance, energy. A show that is worth to be seen and, why not, again, even with the rain .....!
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  • Packed with people. multiethnic neighbourhood of the city, ... shopping, restaurants ... party with lion and dragon dance, people dressed in Chinese tradition. the only flaw of the day the rain ... but according to Chinese tradition if it rains on new year's day, good luck be wet!!!
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