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One very popular thing in the north of Italy is the "aperitivo". Every bar with the smallest part of respect have every day (monday-saturday) an aperitivo.
An aperitivo means a table full of food, pasta, pizza-slices, vegetables, ham, sausages and more and more.
Around 6 pm every day they put out this table for their clients, and all you have to do as a client is to buy a beer or something else to drink. Then you can eat as much as you want of all the food.
It's a really popular thing to do among the milanese people, they finish work, goes out with some friends, have a beer, eat the food and then they go home and are full until dinner late that night.
Important: be sure to don't come to late for the aperitivo, that might mean that the bar is crowded and that the food almost is finished...
If you want to be taken seriously by the Milan-people there are some groundrules that you have to follow.
The first one: Don't drink a cappuccino after lunch!
If you still do, why don't you bring the biggest map you've seen, since the milanese anyway will know you're a stupid tourist... :-)
After lunch it's time for coffe, not cappuccino. And when I say "coffe" I don't mean american coffe... Real italians drinks only coffe espresso. (use some sugger, and you'll be finding it's actually really good!
The second rule: Don't get drunk. At least not as drunk as you might be back home... Milan-people loves to take a beer or two, but that's it. You'll never see a milanese so drunk that he can't stand up. And singing people you'll only see at football-matches. Or at the Piazza Duomo when Milan has won something...
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