Experiences involving alcohol in Milan
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What about serving alcohol? Do I need any licences for that?
Alcohol is a highly regulated area. You need a licence to serve alcohol. Selling alcohol without a license exposes you to the risk of a fine up to €12,000.
If you have submitted a valid SCIA relating to the sale of food and beverage on the relevant Business Licensing Portal, such application allows you to sell alcohol. However, please note that the relevant Milan Regulation imposes certain boundaries to the sale of alcoholic drinks: while there are generally no restrictions as of the time for the sale of alcohol, you will have to comply with information obligations for your guests, such as displaying on a dedicate sign the opening hours you have chosen.
Is there a minimum drinking age? Is there a minimum serving age?
In Italy, you are not allowed to serve or sell alcohol to people who are younger than 18. Failure to comply exposes you to the risk of a fine ranging from € 250 to € 1,000. In addition, be aware that serving alcohol to people who are younger than 16 is an offence which trigger severe penalties including criminal sanctions. Always check the age of your guests very carefully.
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