In 2008, Milan was dubbed the most polluted city in Europe - the smog problem accompanies the title year after year.
About 5,000 people rallied under a pelting rain to express their solidarity to Senator for Life Liliana Segre, who is the target of hundreds of antisemitic messages every day.
Born in 1930 into a Jewish family in Milan, Liliana Segre was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 at the age of 13. She was made senator for life in 2018.
“It is the appropriate result for a city that is increasingly open, welcoming and inclusive," read a letter sent to the mayor Giuseppe Sala.