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5 things to do in Milan this weekend

9 to 12 February

5 things to do in Milan this weekend  9 to 12 February

This weekend, the celebrations for the Chinese New Year are sandwiched between Sanremo and Fashion Week. Scheduled for Saturday, February 10th, they will begin in the afternoon starting from Parco Sempione, continuing on Via Paolo Sarpi. For the occasion, this time nss's column on 5 things to do in Milan is completely dedicated to the Chinese New Year.

So, here are five events not to be missed during Milan's Chinese New Year.

Where to Eat - Bon Wei

A restaurant that according to the Michelin guide offers an "intriguing combination of elegance and modernity," Bon Wei was the first high-end restaurant in Milan to offer authentic regional Chinese cuisine. The menu explores the regions of China according to traditional culinary practices, while the atmosphere transports guests directly from the other side of the world. This Sunday, the restaurant offers a dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Via Lodovico Castelvetro, 16/18

What to Explore - The Dragon Parade

5 things to do in Milan this weekend  9 to 12 February  | Image 487089
5 things to do in Milan this weekend  9 to 12 February  | Image 487090
5 things to do in Milan this weekend  9 to 12 February  | Image 487091

As every year, this February the center of Milan will host the most important event of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Starting Saturday at 2 PM, the traditional propitiatory Dragon parade will take place starting from Piazza Sempione. An exhibition of music, dance, and acrobatics involving hundreds of performers, the parade is a must-attend event for anyone wishing to take part in the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

Piazza Sempione

Where to Relax - Mandarin Garden Hotel

After a refreshing lunch and the fun of the Dragon Parade, it's time to relax. This weekend, to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, the elegant Mandarin Garden Hotel offers a new holistic treatment within the spa and beauty center. Available until February 29th, the initiative aims to help the customer rediscover balance and inner strength in preparation for the new year.

Via Andegari, 9

Where to Shop - Mood Market

Ever since becoming part of the heart of Milan's Chinatown, Mood Market has become a favourite destination for all lovers of Asian cuisine. Although the snack area is notoriously one of the supermarket's strong points, if you are planning to prepare a dinner at home this weekend to celebrate Chinese New Year, rest assured that you can find all the necessary ingredients on these shelves.

Via Paolo Sarpi, 41 


Where to Have Fun - Mercato Centrale

This weekend, the Mercato Centrale of Milan hosts three days of talks and performances all focused on the theme of the Chinese New Year. It starts on Friday with the show "Dragon Souls - The wonder of traditions that unite families and communities," followed by Saturday with the presence of the Italian Academy of Chinese Martial Arts "Shen Qi Kwoon Tai." On Sunday, the Market presents the traditional propitiatory Dragon Dance.
Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini, 2