This street market is one of Milan’s top festivals, held on the feast of the city’s patron saint, Ambrogio. The streets around piazza Castello throng with crowds sampling traditional food such as pancakes, roast meat, chestnuts and mulled wine; and there are stalls selling crafts and antiques.
The tradition wants that people buy here their Christmas decorations, while eating chestnuts sold in stalls and defending from the bitter cold with a glass of sweet hot wine – called vin brulè.
Where: Castello Sforzesco (Metro: Line 1, Stop: Cairoli-Castello)
When: Usually from the 6th Dec to 9th Dec