In offices, people seldom show up before 9:30am and therefore leave the office at 6:30pm, considering that a one-hour lunch break is considered normal in Milano. Employees usually have a right to food coupons paid by the employer called ticket (from ticket restaurant, the earliest form of such benefit) which can be spent in most bars, bakeries, kebab, fast-food and pizza joints, and some restaurants (make sure they accept your kind before ordering; you’ll have to pay the difference if the cost of the meal exceeds the value of your ticket). It’s usually considered good manners to share your lunch break with two or more colleagues, but if you are anti-social type don’t worry, Milano is sufficiently individualist to let you read a book in peace while you eat a sandwich. The pandemic has however changed the 9:39-6:30 schedule with spread of distance working (smartworking the preferred Italian usage) in private and public organizations (although central and local government employees mostly are slowly returning to in-presence work), which is likely to be irreversible, at least for the professional and creative workforce which in Milano numbers in the hundreds of thousands. Hence the recent spread of private and public co-working spaces, especially in central or youthful districts, and also in the city’s peripheral neighborhoods, consistent with the idea of the 15-Minute City that the current administration is fleshing out for the next five years.