When: every day from 18:00 to around 21:00, with some exceptions where the vibe is carried on until late at night.
Where: anywhere in the city
During a typical Milanese day, marked by the hectic pace of study and work, the aperitivo embodies that pleasant moment of transition that looks forward to dinner and is dedicated to sharing words and ideas, to meet and have brilliant conversations with people. A magic moment, nearing sunset but bringing with it all the richness of the day just spent and the lightheartedness of company.
If you want to find the inspiration for your future projects, chat in front of a good drink and taste typical food (whether Milanese or exotic) for a good value, then aperitivo is the key to the spirit of Milano and its citizens. Whether organized to spend family time, have fun with friends, or discover the wittier side of one's colleagues, the aperitivo is an opportunity to play down the accumulated fatigue and recharge your batteries.
From dusk to dawn, aperitivo bars open up to parallel culture movements, becoming creative factories, piazzas, privileged locations for exhibitions, concerts, happenings, festivals and events; co-working areas, opportunities for training and personal growth. The essential element is a cocktail, alcoholic or soft, traditional or innovative, together with the accompanying appetizers, making the natural flow of thoughts more enjoyable.
The formula is variable in Milano: one moves from itinerant aperitivi, which use social networks to create live tasting opportunities in constantly changing spots of the city, to the most popular nightlife venues.