During Valentine's w.e. Milano Touring Club Italiano proposes several initiatives within the project “Aperti per Voi" ("Open for you”). In program extraordinary openings, theatrical visits, musical appointments in places specifically selected to celebrate love.
Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, home of the spouses Antonio Boschi and Marieda Di Stefano, contains masterpieces of ‘900 artists (like Manzoni, Fontana and De Chirico) that will cheer the guests of the "musical aperitivi" organized on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February.
On 15 February Casa Verdi, a neo-Gothic building wanted by Giuseppe Verdi to host retired musicians, will become the scene of two special visits organized by the Dramatrà Company, dedicated to the most dear characters of the great composer.
Three churches in Milano are the protagonists of the initiative: the Renaissance Basilica of Santa Maria presso San Satiro,with the false presbytery made by Bramante, which can be visited under the guidance of TCI volunteers on Valentine’s Day; the Church of San Fedele, guarded by the Statue of Manzoni in the square of the same name, accessible from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore open to the public free of charge during the whole w.e.: it is called the "Sistine Chapel" of Milano because is decorated inside with 4,000 square meters of frescoes made by the most famous Lombard painters of 1500.