- Title: ITALY: MILAN BASKS IN HEATWAVE.
- Date: 11th June 2004
- Summary: (EU) MILAN, ITALY (JUNE 11, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. FOUNTAIN IN SQUARE 2. WOMAN AND CHILD BATHING FEET IN FOUNTAIN 3. CHILD PLAYING WITH FEET IN WATER 4. YOUNG PEOPLE PLAYING WITH WATER AT FOUNTAIN 5. MAN DRINKING WATER AS HE WALKS IN THE STREETS 6. TRAFFIC 7. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) FRANCA SAYING: "I suffer the heat, especially under this gazebo." 8. TOURISTS SHIELDING THEMSELVES FROM THE SUN USING PARASOLS 9. JAPANESE TOURISTS BUYING ICE-CREAMS 10. WOMAN EATING ICE-CREAM 11. ARTIFICIAL BEACH ARCO DELLA PACE 12. CHILD PLAYING WITH SAND AT ARTIFICIAL BEACH 13. PEOPLE RELAXING AT ARTIFICIAL BEACH 14. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ANNA FRANCESCA SAYING: "We have to thank the municipality, this artificial beach is a great idea." 15. GIRL SUNBATHING 16. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) VITTORIA SAYING: "It's a good idea to fight the heat. There is no water, the swimming pool is small and a bit dirty. But for Milan it's OK." 17. MAN BICYCLING IN PARK 18. ELDERS RESTING UNDER THE SHADE IN PARK 19. PEOPLE WALKING IN STREETS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 26th June 2004 13:00
- Location: MILAN, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Reuters ID: LVAAXKCSMIJE31U54MSTSLUMHG8
- Story Text: Heatwave hits Italian cities.
After an unusually mild spring, summer's heat made a
sudden appearance in most Italian cities on Friday (June
With temperatures suddenly rising above 30 degree
Celsius, fountains and ice cream shops became favourites
with locals and tourists alike in Milan.
After a mild and rainy spring all over Italy, the heat
has been particularly strong in the north of the country.
Milan and Bolzano were Italy's hottest cities on
Thursday (June 10) with temperatures peaking at 35 degrees.
People sat cooling their feet in fountains or shielding
themselves from the sun with parasols. Queues formed at
ice-cream kiosks and elderly people took refuge under the
shade of trees in Milan's parks.
Milan's municipality created an artificial beach in the
city centre and mothers with their children and workers on
a break immediately started using it on Friday to relax or
"We have to thank the municipality, this artificial
beach is a great idea," said Anna Francesca. Others thought
the idea was good but not perfect.
"It's a good idea to fight the heat. There is no water,
the swimming pool is small and a bit dirty," said Vittoria.
Many think pools and fountains are not going to be
enough when the summer kicks in and the heat is higher and
Newspapers on Friday estimated that people would buy
over 2 million air conditioning devices in the coming
summer, more than 500,000 more than last year.
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