Milan, a record-breaking Christmas: 200 city streets illuminated by 30 kilometers of lights

Milan, a record-breaking Christmas: 200 city streets illuminated by 30 kilometers of lights
Milan, a record-breaking Christmas: 200 city streets illuminated by 30 kilometers of lights

Arches, rows, light curtains, LEDs and good wishes. Christmas 2021 gives a record: 30 kilometers of streets (over 200), decorated thanks to the contribution of 14 sponsors who responded to the call by the Municipality by presenting projects to illuminate districts and commercial streets in the center and suburbs. And if in the heart of the city there will be 12 kilometers, in the rest of the districts there will be at least 18, a length never reached before given that in 2019, the last year without a pandemic, the kilometers covered by lights were 12 (10.5 in the center and 1 , 5 in the neighborhoods, less than half today) for about 180 streets and last year only 9 (7 in the center and 2 in the neighborhoods).

The 30 kilometers of the sponsors will then be added to the other streets decorated thanks to the projects of the various neighborhood associations which until 14 December will be able to participate in the notice of the Municipality and receive up to 3 thousand euros in contributions, for a total of 75 thousand euros. “We are delighted with this extraordinary result – declares the councilor for Economic Development and Labor Policies, Alessia Cappello -. The projects presented by 14 sponsors, compared to 4 in 2020 and 8 in 2019, reward a city that is living with attention to respect the rules but with great commitment a period of recovery in every sector, starting with the economic one. Thanks to a fruitful and renewed collaboration between public and private sectors, we have managed to give Milan the image of the past and overcome it since we will have more illuminated streets and in more areas of the city. It is a message of beauty and hope that we want to send to everyone. Now – adds the councilor Cappello – we hope that citizens and visitors take the opportunity to live and give impetus to commercial activities also of the small shops that animate the neighborhoods and that in this last year have suffered the most “.

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