Corso Buenos Aires, street in Milan. It has the second most populous city proper in the country, via gerolamo cardano roma sits at the centre of Italy’s largest urban and metropolitan area. Prostitution is rife in the night streets around mid and large towns.
Prostitution in Italy is legal though authorities are taking a firmer stance against it than before. Brothels are illegal and pimping is a serious offense, considered by the law similar to slavery. While commercial sex takes place in upscale brothels and designated red-light areas in many countries, some places of this world are limited to private apartments and the street. Italy is one of those countries where most prostitutes are streetwalkers who parade the streets in short skirts and high heels to attract the attention of horny punters on wheels. In Italy, it is an offence even to stop your car in front of a prostitute.
Due to the ambivalent situation regarding prostitution, a lot of prostitutes fall victim to human trafficking. In general, being the client of a prostitute falls in an area of questionable legality and is inadvisable. Being the client of a prostitute under 18 is a criminal offence, even if you claim to be unaware of the prostitute’s age. On-street prostitution is very widespread and many sex workers on the streets are from eastern Europe and West Africa, also many small brothels exist employing only one or two prostitutes. There is a good selection of escorts working in Milan. Most of them come from Eastern Europe, but you can also find some local Italian beauties.
Currently there are talks in many Italian cities about opening legal Red-light districts so prostitutes can work in a safer area and residents do not have to worry about sex workers in their neighbourhood. So far only city of Rome has started to do something about the situation. Some of the street prostitution areas in Milan are considered as a Red-light districts especially if there are many erotic massage salons, sex shops or strip clubs in the area. Former red-light district in Milan was surrounding the Garibaldi train station, the city’s main public transport hub. At the moment this area is one of Italy’s largest regeneration projects. In the past years girls from West Africa and Eastern Europe have swelled street-walkers’ numbers to an estimated 5,000 around Milan. Escort business is also growing and these days many girls work completely independently without the escort agencies.
Most of the escort girls are Italian and Russian. The basic process of picking up a sex worker is as predictable as can be: You stop along the road, she comes to talk to you, you agree on a sexual service, she gets in and you drive to a place. The girls have multiple locations along the road. But the girls know their spots very well.