|The terrible intense heat of last summer is not around and Milan, this summer, has refreshing days with clear blue sky. How are you doing, everyone?
Schools here have started 3 months summer holiday from mid-June already.
(I am worried for the students that if they rest for such a long time, they would forget what they have learnt. That is not my concern?!) Conversations with friends are mainly about how to spend our holidays so it is not wrong to say that Italy in summer, everything revolves around the holidays.
Also, it is common that the offices have summer holiday for 3 to 4 weeks- thatís why people have more enthusiasm. Everyone moves from the city to the sea and to the mountain, so the streets are empty except from tourists and the shops in towns are closed and there is little traffic so the air seems cleaner.
I wonder secretly that Italians must spend all their savings for the summer holidays and Christmas presents. Anyhow, the Italian custom of spending this nice season with their families, is enviable for Japanese whose lives, in comparison, revolve around their work.
Usually, Milan Go Club has regular meetings every Saturday in a rented place at a Chess club but during the summer for about 3 months, the Go club always moves to an open cafť in Milan City Public Park (Giardini Pubbulici) which is not too far from the center of the city.