ACRA-CCS organizes an intercultural urban walk in the area of Porta Venezia, close to Corso Buenos Aires and the city centre.
The guided walk will give the participants the opportunity to visit various historical places, shops, and bars, recounting the story of one of the most lively and interesting neighbourhood of Milan.
The district has a long history of foreign immigration and has developed over the last five decades as one of the multi-ethnic areas of Milan, to the point that it is sometimes referred to as Milan’s “African district” or Milan’s casbah. Another specific trait of Porta Venezia is the number of night life venues, such as restaurants (many of them started by immigrants and serving African, Asian, or South American cuisine) and “trendy” and underground, LBGT venues in Milan.
On top of that, Porta Venezia houses the remains of the “Lazzaretto”, a massive rectangular cloister-like 15th-century leprosarium, cited in the famous Italian novel “I Promessi Sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni.
During the walk, your guide will enlighten you with some favourite local stories and intriguing history surrounding this district. You will also have the opportunity to have a nice “happy hour” in the area and an Eritrean dinner in one of the first such restaurants in Milan.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying if you have special dietary requirements due to medical or religious reasons.
Deadline for Booking: Tuesday 30th of June 2015 (you will get a confirmation by e-mail)
Minimum participants: 10 persons
Maximum participants: 25 persons
When : Friday 3rd of July 2015
Duration: 1 hour plus dinner
Meeting point: Corso Buenos Aires, corner with Via Panfilo Castaldi. Closest tube station: Porta Venezia, red line – M1
Starting time: 7.00 PM
Ending point: Restaurant Asmara
Total Cost : 25 eur, comprehensive of:
– 1h guided tour of the district,
– 1 happy hour (glass of wine, spumante) with snacks
– 1 dinner at Asmara’s Restaurant, made of 1 typical Eritrean main dish (ziginì), water and coffee.
Payment: 5 € cash donation at the registration desk in Milan. The rest (5+15 eur for the aperitivo and dinner) will be paid directly.
Event organized by ACRA-CCS within the project “Mygrantour: an European network for migrant driven intercultural routes to understand cultural diversity” co-funded by the European Union.
More about the project: www.migrantour.org