Spring heralds a special time in Milan as Easter celebrations are among the biggest events in the Italian calendar. Numerous parades and festivities are held in the city over the holiday weekend and food also plays a significant role, with a host of traditional Italian Easter dishes appearing on many menus. Lamb and artichokes are among the most popular savoury ingredients, and those with a sweet tooth will adore the traditional Easter breads. There are plenty of new shop openings in Milan this spring, ideal for those wishing to stock up on new-season fashion and souvenirs from the city. Here, we guide you through some of the best things to see and do in Milan in spring 2017, including the best ways to celebrate Easter in the city.