Join Milan's 'Carnevale' festivities, said to be the longest of their kind in the country and dating back to the period of the city's patron saint, Ambrose. Children don intricate costumes and there's music, street entertainment, parties and balls. For once it's a good idea to leave your designer clothes at home or risk having kids spray you with shaving foam. Runs from 17-21 February, centring on Piazza Duomo.
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