Italian car horns honked long into the night on Wednesday in celebration of AC Milan's seventh European Cup triumph, even if many Rossoneri fans accepted that Liverpool were the better side.
Milan's main square, Piazza del Duomo, was packed with supporters who watched the 2-1 victory on a giant screen.
Filippo Inzaghi's two goals in Athens were greeted by enormous cheers, the lighting of flares and the waving of huge flags in a square turned red and black for the evening.
Dirk Kuyt's late header for Liverpool brought a sudden hush to the throngs of people who feared another comeback from the English side. But it was not to be for Liverpool despite manager Rafa Benitez bemoaning the lack of time added on, and one half of Milan could celebrate.
Without an Inter fan in sight, the main square became a giant dancefloor complete with mini-bonfires and fireworks. Fans also whizzed round the city on mopeds with flags draped round their shoulders, blowing their horns as loud as possible.
"We did not play very well and maybe Liverpool had more chances but it is not important because we deserve to win after everything that has happened," Milan fan Fabio Mauro said.