Sum­mer vibes in the city

Whether you’ve al­ready dis­cov­ered the lake re­gion, are on the verge of do­ing so or are sim­ply look­ing to en­joy a re­lax­ing stay in the city, you’re in luck. Even in Au­gust, Mi­lan of­fers vis­i­tors a plethora of ex­cit­ing things to see and do.

Where Milan - - WHERE NOW - BY GI­U­LIA MINERO

If you've heard that noth­ing goes on in Mi­lan in Au­gust, then you've heard wrong! Where® Mi­lan has de­cided to de­bunk this myth by of­fer­ing you the ul­ti­mate check­list for things to do in Mi­lan in Au­gust. Our in­sider tips in­clude a se­lec­tion of boutiques and shops where, even in Au­gust, you can give free rein to your de­sire to make pur­chases, sev­eral must-visit gourmet des­ti­na­tions where you can savour the best of Mi­lanese cui­sine and much more. You'll find them all while leaf­ing through the mag­a­zine! On the other hand, if you're look­ing for the hottest mu­si­cal and cul­tural events on Mi­lan's Au­gust cal­en­dar, this sum­mer, the ‘Court­yard of Arms' at Castello Sforzesco is of­fer­ing a must-at­tend ex­trav­a­ganza ti­tled Es­tate Sforzesca. The pro­gram fea­tures more than 70 open-air events ded­i­cated to dance, clas­si­cal mu­sic and the­atre, all staged in a unique his­tor­i­cal set­ting. Among th­ese, two of the most no­table in­clude the 'PianoLink Silent Wifi Con­cert' and ‘The Four Sea­sons of Vi­valdi and Pi­az­zolla'. On 12 Au­gust, at 9pm, au­di­ences will be treated to a unique piano recital by An­drea Vizzini broad­cast through wire­less head­phones, the ideal choice for those in search of an un­con­ven­tional, emo­tion-filled ex­pe­ri­ence while, on 23 Au­gust, the notes of Vene­tian Baroque will merge with the rhythms of Ar­gen­tinian tango dur­ing a cre­ative re­vival of some of the best-loved clas­sics of 18th cen­tury mu­sic (www.mi­lanocastello.it). Al­ter­nately, an ab­so­lute must for lovers of Latin Amer­i­can mu­sic is the third edi­tion of the Mi­lano Latin Fes­ti­val which, this year, is sched­uled to run un­til 15 Au­gust. The fes­ti­val pays homage to all things Latin Amer­i­can with con­certs, dance per­for­mances, gas­tro­nomic of­fer­ings and in­ter­est­ing cul­tural events all held in the open-air spa­ces of Mi­lan's As­sago Fo­rum (www.mi­lanolat­in­fes­ti­val.it). In Au­gust, tem­per­a­tures in Mi­lan can soar sky-high! How­ever, don't worry, we have the per­fect so­lu­tion for you. The new Bagni Mis­te­riosi, the spec­tac­u­lar public swim­ming pool, in­au­gu­rated last year in the heart of the city and con­nected to the Franco Par­enti The­atre, is the per­fect lo­ca­tion to soak up the sun, bathe and cool down. The swim­ming pool is open Mon­day through Fri­day from 12noon to 7pm and on week­ends from 10am to 7pm (www.bag­n­imis­te­riosi­com). If you're look­ing to un­wind af­ter a long day's sight­see­ing, head to QC Terme Mi­lano, a must-visit SPA, lo­cated just steps from Porta Ro­mana, boast­ing state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties. Set within the ru­ins of Mi­lan's his­toric Ro­man walls, this is a great place to re­lax and re­ju­ve­nate while in­dulging in a unique pam­per­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (www.qc­terme.com). Lo­cated on the out­skirts of Mi­lan, an­other ex­cel­lent al­ter­na­tive for those wish­ing to es­cape this sea­son's un­bear­able heat is the Idroscalo, a fam­ily na­ture park where you can ei­ther spend a few leisurely hours or in­dulge in sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. The area boasts all types of fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing swim­ming pools, a beach, two ad­ven­ture parks, a but­ter­fly con­ser­va­tory, wa­ter ski­ing and the hire of boats and ped­alòs. But that's not all! On 5 and 6 Au­gust, the park will be used to host the Ital­ian ca­noe­ing cham­pi­onships, an ac­tion-packed, spec­ta­tor favourite (www.idroscalo.info).

QC Terme Mi­lano

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