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Guidebook for Milan

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Cova - Pastry Shop - Coffee - Bakery - Confectionery - Lunch - Bar. Via Montenapoleone 8 ( corner with Via Sant’Andrea ) . Established as a pasticceria, it also offers bar, and lunch noon-2pm and aperitivo from 6pm. Sunday closed. Cova is one of the most historical coffee places in Milan, a wonderfully quaint pasticcerie. If you want to start your day with a wonderful breakfast. Espresso and cappuccino are excellent. Various types of croissants are served and they are all delicious. You can also have a nice lunch or aperitivo with an excellent champagne and wine list. Closed on Sunday.  Opening hours : 7:45am-8:30pm Mon-Sat. Sunday closed UPDATE!: closed until the end of march 2017.
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Cova Montenapoleone
8 Via Monte Napoleone
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Cova - Pastry Shop - Coffee - Bakery - Confectionery - Lunch - Bar. Via Montenapoleone 8 ( corner with Via Sant’Andrea ) . Established as a pasticceria, it also offers bar, and lunch noon-2pm and aperitivo from 6pm. Sunday closed. Cova is one of the most historical coffee places in Milan, a wonderfully quaint pasticcerie. If you want to start your day with a wonderful breakfast. Espresso and cappuccino are excellent. Various types of croissants are served and they are all delicious. You can also have a nice lunch or aperitivo with an excellent champagne and wine list. Closed on Sunday.  Opening hours : 7:45am-8:30pm Mon-Sat. Sunday closed UPDATE!: closed until the end of march 2017.
tall Pizza with a lot of mozzarella ! can seat or take away. 12.00–14.00, 19.00–23.00
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Pizzeria Spontini
60 Corso Buenos Aires
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tall Pizza with a lot of mozzarella ! can seat or take away. 12.00–14.00, 19.00–23.00
Beautiful location, spacious garden. Great atmosphere for aperitivo & dinner Perfect for Brunch on Sunday - need Reservation- Delicious food, very trendy crowd and lively atmosphere.
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Bulgari Hotel Milano
7b Via Privata Fratelli Gabba
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Beautiful location, spacious garden. Great atmosphere for aperitivo & dinner Perfect for Brunch on Sunday - need Reservation- Delicious food, very trendy crowd and lively atmosphere.
Sant'Ambroeus -Corso Matteotti 7 The perfect spot to have a breakfast right in the middle of the “fashion jungle”. Sant’Ambroeus takes its name from the patron of the city and it is one of the most traditional coffee places in Milan. It is excellent for breakfast, lunch and aperitivo prior to dinner. Croissants, chocolates, cakes are wonderful. If you go there for lunch, try the risotto or the “Cotoletta alla Milanese” which are always more than delicious. Closed on Monday.
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Pasticceria Sant Ambroeus Milano
7 Corso Giacomo Matteotti
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Sant'Ambroeus -Corso Matteotti 7 The perfect spot to have a breakfast right in the middle of the “fashion jungle”. Sant’Ambroeus takes its name from the patron of the city and it is one of the most traditional coffee places in Milan. It is excellent for breakfast, lunch and aperitivo prior to dinner. Croissants, chocolates, cakes are wonderful. If you go there for lunch, try the risotto or the “Cotoletta alla Milanese” which are always more than delicious. Closed on Monday.
ultra-luxurious restaurant located inside one of Italy’s most glamorous hotels overlooking the garden.
La Veranda
6/8 Via Gesù
ultra-luxurious restaurant located inside one of Italy’s most glamorous hotels overlooking the garden.
The Historic Milanese pastry shop Pasticceria Marchesi’s new location in Milan, 5 minutes walk from via Sant'Andrea on via Montenapoleone. Treats, aperitifs, and candy-color pastry boxes are placed elegantly amid wood-and-glass cases. Unlike its petite predecessor, the new spot has room for customers to linger. In the back of the store, an intimate dining area sheathed in an apple-green floral silk hosts chairs done up in chartreuse velvet next to marble-top tables—the perfect place to enjoy a delightful (and perfectly colored) snack. Coordinate with your Prada ensemble, if you please.
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Pasticceria Marchesi
9 Via Monte Napoleone
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The Historic Milanese pastry shop Pasticceria Marchesi’s new location in Milan, 5 minutes walk from via Sant'Andrea on via Montenapoleone. Treats, aperitifs, and candy-color pastry boxes are placed elegantly amid wood-and-glass cases. Unlike its petite predecessor, the new spot has room for customers to linger. In the back of the store, an intimate dining area sheathed in an apple-green floral silk hosts chairs done up in chartreuse velvet next to marble-top tables—the perfect place to enjoy a delightful (and perfectly colored) snack. Coordinate with your Prada ensemble, if you please.
“Asola | Cucina Sartoriale” c/o The Brian&Barry Building 9th floor. Located in piazza San Babila, dominates the beating heart of the Milanese metropolis from its prime position on the 9th floor of the building that Brian&Barry has dedicated to the celebration of excellence. Asola is the temple of Chef Matteo Torretta who interprets gourmet Italian cuisine in a contemporary, international key with the same sartorial attention dedicated to a made-to-measure garment. A sartorial take on gastronomy, also apparent in the restaurant’s original, innovative architecture which makes Asola a one-of-akind location on the Milanese dining scene. From the large kitchen, strategically located in the centre of the dining room, the chef interacts with the diners who, seated around a large counter, are actually able to watch their dishes being prepared. For those in search of a more intimate atmosphere, the “San Babila” table, featuring a breathtaking view over the eponymous square, is the place to be. Open daily 12-11pm.“Asola | Cucina Sartoriale”
Asola
28 Via Durini
“Asola | Cucina Sartoriale” c/o The Brian&Barry Building 9th floor. Located in piazza San Babila, dominates the beating heart of the Milanese metropolis from its prime position on the 9th floor of the building that Brian&Barry has dedicated to the celebration of excellence. Asola is the temple of Chef Matteo Torretta who interprets gourmet Italian cuisine in a contemporary, international key with the same sartorial attention dedicated to a made-to-measure garment. A sartorial take on gastronomy, also apparent in the restaurant’s original, innovative architecture which makes Asola a one-of-akind location on the Milanese dining scene. From the large kitchen, strategically located in the centre of the dining room, the chef interacts with the diners who, seated around a large counter, are actually able to watch their dishes being prepared. For those in search of a more intimate atmosphere, the “San Babila” table, featuring a breathtaking view over the eponymous square, is the place to be. Open daily 12-11pm.“Asola | Cucina Sartoriale”
Trussardi Design Café- Dehors PIAZZA DELLA SCALA, 5 
Is an address for anyone who wants to be In. In large scale elegant ambience bankers and well-dressed ladies take their aperitifs.Over three thousand tropical plants inside and outside the vertical garden provide an extraordinary setting for pleasant moments during the day: an international breakfast, a relaxing aperitif, or a delicious break accompanied by tasty food and drink from the kitchen and bar. OPENING HOURS : Mond - Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m. http://www.cafetrussardi.com/Dehors.html
Café Trussardi
5 Piazza della Scala
Trussardi Design Café- Dehors PIAZZA DELLA SCALA, 5 
Is an address for anyone who wants to be In. In large scale elegant ambience bankers and well-dressed ladies take their aperitifs.Over three thousand tropical plants inside and outside the vertical garden provide an extraordinary setting for pleasant moments during the day: an international breakfast, a relaxing aperitif, or a delicious break accompanied by tasty food and drink from the kitchen and bar. OPENING HOURS : Mond - Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m. http://www.cafetrussardi.com/Dehors.html
A classic, always good. The food is perfect the atmosphere a bit boring but their “veranda” on the side of Palazzo della Scala it’s a worthy stop. Good also for a glass later in the afternoon Piazza della Scala 5 | +390 2 806 88 201 With windows looking out onto La Scala, the Trussardi touch is a light one; the parquetry and leather combo is far from stuffy. The food too has a directness, with seasonal dishes like grilled scallops with ginger powder and peanut cream or roast spring lamb with potato, avocado and lime, mixing it up with earthier Milanese favourites. Opening hours: closed Sat lunch & Sundays
Il Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
5 Piazza della Scala
A classic, always good. The food is perfect the atmosphere a bit boring but their “veranda” on the side of Palazzo della Scala it’s a worthy stop. Good also for a glass later in the afternoon Piazza della Scala 5 | +390 2 806 88 201 With windows looking out onto La Scala, the Trussardi touch is a light one; the parquetry and leather combo is far from stuffy. The food too has a directness, with seasonal dishes like grilled scallops with ginger powder and peanut cream or roast spring lamb with potato, avocado and lime, mixing it up with earthier Milanese favourites. Opening hours: closed Sat lunch & Sundays
Via Guglielmo Marconi 1 (Piazza Duomo) +39 0272093814 www.giacomoarengario.com If you decide to go to Giacomo Arengario you will have lunch or dinner with one of the most extraordinary views in the world as the main façade of the 13th century cathedral and the entrance of the “Galleria” will be located just in front of you! The food is very good and you may taste both meat or seafood. My favourites include the “Paccheri” a very particular type of pasta and the “Pempura of seafood and vegetables”. Excellent wine list, service is efficient and friendly. If you like quiet restaurants do not go there! Always open.
Giacomo Arengario
1 Via Guglielmo Marconi
Via Guglielmo Marconi 1 (Piazza Duomo) +39 0272093814 www.giacomoarengario.com If you decide to go to Giacomo Arengario you will have lunch or dinner with one of the most extraordinary views in the world as the main façade of the 13th century cathedral and the entrance of the “Galleria” will be located just in front of you! The food is very good and you may taste both meat or seafood. My favourites include the “Paccheri” a very particular type of pasta and the “Pempura of seafood and vegetables”. Excellent wine list, service is efficient and friendly. If you like quiet restaurants do not go there! Always open.
Corso Venezia, 21 (corner with Via Senato) less than 300 meters from Sant’Andrea A tiny place where u won't go wrong with whatever you choose. The most famous bakery-café-pastry shop in Milan, ‘the Armani of the bread’, with numerous branches in various parts of the city. Infinite variety of breads baked every hour (integral, organic, with nuts, cereals, rye, olives, white...)Delicious and beautiful cakes. Happy hour with cocktails and various delicacies: pizza, focaccia, salads, pasta dishes. On Friday and Saturday Princi is opened until 2:00 AM. On Sunday, closing time is 12:00 AM. For a late night stop, cake and a skinny latte with friends is a real treat.the cappuccino is simple and elegant, like the stream of locals who stop by at Princi for a standing coffee and something sweet to take away. Tel. +39 (02) 76008210. Another “Princi” is on Piazza XXV Aprile 5: Try the famous Pizza di Franco Pepe. The workshop is open to view.
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Princi
21 Corso Venezia
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Corso Venezia, 21 (corner with Via Senato) less than 300 meters from Sant’Andrea A tiny place where u won't go wrong with whatever you choose. The most famous bakery-café-pastry shop in Milan, ‘the Armani of the bread’, with numerous branches in various parts of the city. Infinite variety of breads baked every hour (integral, organic, with nuts, cereals, rye, olives, white...)Delicious and beautiful cakes. Happy hour with cocktails and various delicacies: pizza, focaccia, salads, pasta dishes. On Friday and Saturday Princi is opened until 2:00 AM. On Sunday, closing time is 12:00 AM. For a late night stop, cake and a skinny latte with friends is a real treat.the cappuccino is simple and elegant, like the stream of locals who stop by at Princi for a standing coffee and something sweet to take away. Tel. +39 (02) 76008210. Another “Princi” is on Piazza XXV Aprile 5: Try the famous Pizza di Franco Pepe. The workshop is open to view.
Ceresio 7 by DSquared is a place open all day long, from the morning with the pools and the Lunch on the open air terrace till  the sunset with the typical Aperitivo at the American Bar, and after dinner cocktails.
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Ceresio 7
7 Via Ceresio
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Ceresio 7 by DSquared is a place open all day long, from the morning with the pools and the Lunch on the open air terrace till  the sunset with the typical Aperitivo at the American Bar, and after dinner cocktails.
Luini famous panzerotti is a Must in visiting Milan! Bread/pizza dough folded in a half moon shape with a mozzarella & tomato filling inside (2,50€) Expect some que, but it's totally worth it!. A not to be missed Milanese snack is panzerotti (fried turnover stuffed with tomato and mozzarella), served from the busy counter of Luini, around the corner from the Galleria. The Luini bakery created its wonderful panzerotto – it’s something like a doughy pizza – in 1949, and the recipe has been a carefully guarded secret ever since. The quaintly old-fashioned shop is always full of locals queuing at the counter for the original mozzarella-and-tomato stuffed panzerotti – which come fried or oven-baked – and absolutely everything is made fresh daily on the premises. There's always a long queue but the line moves fast. Open: Mon: 10am - 3pm  Tue-Sat: 10am - 8pm Address: Via San Radegonda, 16 Mon 10:00–15:00,Tue–Sat 10:00–20:00
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Luini
16 Via Santa Radegonda
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Luini famous panzerotti is a Must in visiting Milan! Bread/pizza dough folded in a half moon shape with a mozzarella & tomato filling inside (2,50€) Expect some que, but it's totally worth it!. A not to be missed Milanese snack is panzerotti (fried turnover stuffed with tomato and mozzarella), served from the busy counter of Luini, around the corner from the Galleria. The Luini bakery created its wonderful panzerotto – it’s something like a doughy pizza – in 1949, and the recipe has been a carefully guarded secret ever since. The quaintly old-fashioned shop is always full of locals queuing at the counter for the original mozzarella-and-tomato stuffed panzerotti – which come fried or oven-baked – and absolutely everything is made fresh daily on the premises. There's always a long queue but the line moves fast. Open: Mon: 10am - 3pm  Tue-Sat: 10am - 8pm Address: Via San Radegonda, 16 Mon 10:00–15:00,Tue–Sat 10:00–20:00
DIANA BAR @SHERATON HOTEL Diana Bar truly shines brightest during the summer months when drinks can be had in the sophisticated garden. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this bar is a Sheraton hotel, because it's actually very trendy and hip. Clientele here consists of major stars of the art, fashion, and design worlds, and aside from the expertly crafted drinks Diana also serves up a menu of light Mediterranean fare that's a perfect fit for the secluded wicker chair sets throughout the Artemis garden. Whether you're starting your day with a power breakfast in the garden or crave an easy and tasty bite during the day, meeting friends for the aperitif or enjoying a cocktail after dinner, or simply relaxing on the weekend with a brunch. Sunday Brunch. Sheraton Diana Majestic Viale Piave 42 +39 02 2058 2004
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Sheraton Diana Majestic, Milan
42 Viale Piave
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DIANA BAR @SHERATON HOTEL Diana Bar truly shines brightest during the summer months when drinks can be had in the sophisticated garden. Don’t be fooled by the fact that this bar is a Sheraton hotel, because it's actually very trendy and hip. Clientele here consists of major stars of the art, fashion, and design worlds, and aside from the expertly crafted drinks Diana also serves up a menu of light Mediterranean fare that's a perfect fit for the secluded wicker chair sets throughout the Artemis garden. Whether you're starting your day with a power breakfast in the garden or crave an easy and tasty bite during the day, meeting friends for the aperitif or enjoying a cocktail after dinner, or simply relaxing on the weekend with a brunch. Sunday Brunch. Sheraton Diana Majestic Viale Piave 42 +39 02 2058 2004
The five star restaurant at the Hotel Principe di Savoia is renowned for its impeccable cuisine, a fresh, wholly Milanese alternative to standard dining. Chef Fabrizio Cadei specializes in classics cooked with an ingenious twist. The chef’s creativity is also expressed in the surprising presentation of his dishes. Open daily 7pm-11pm. Piazza della Repubblica, 17. T: +39 02 62302026 www.principedisavoia.com/ristorante-acanto.
Acanto
17 Piazza della Repubblica
The five star restaurant at the Hotel Principe di Savoia is renowned for its impeccable cuisine, a fresh, wholly Milanese alternative to standard dining. Chef Fabrizio Cadei specializes in classics cooked with an ingenious twist. The chef’s creativity is also expressed in the surprising presentation of his dishes. Open daily 7pm-11pm. Piazza della Repubblica, 17. T: +39 02 62302026 www.principedisavoia.com/ristorante-acanto.
THE PLACE FOR JAPANESE FOOD LOVERS IN MILAN POPOROYA SUSHI BAR - TAKE AWAY ( close to Pta Venezia) Best sushi in Milano. It is a tiny place with about 20 seats. Very crowded, tables are shared, and service is efficient for higher customer turnaround. Average spending is 20 € per person without drinks. Via Bartolomeo Eustachi 17 http://www.poporoyamilano.com The Restaurant : SHIRO - Poporoya it’s on the same street Via Bartolomeo Eustachi 20 maestro Hirazawa Minoru (SHIRO) japanese chef Open from 12- 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 11pm. . Closed on Sundays and Wednesday at lunch.
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Poporoya
17 Via Bartolomeo Eustachi
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THE PLACE FOR JAPANESE FOOD LOVERS IN MILAN POPOROYA SUSHI BAR - TAKE AWAY ( close to Pta Venezia) Best sushi in Milano. It is a tiny place with about 20 seats. Very crowded, tables are shared, and service is efficient for higher customer turnaround. Average spending is 20 € per person without drinks. Via Bartolomeo Eustachi 17 http://www.poporoyamilano.com The Restaurant : SHIRO - Poporoya it’s on the same street Via Bartolomeo Eustachi 20 maestro Hirazawa Minoru (SHIRO) japanese chef Open from 12- 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 11pm. . Closed on Sundays and Wednesday at lunch.
Amazing outdoor dining area. Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi via S.Spirito,10/via Gesu,5 Opening times: Gastronomy:8:30-22:00 Restaurant:12:00-23:00 Cafè Bistrot:8:00-23:00 Sund closed
Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone - since 1957
5 Via Gesù
Amazing outdoor dining area. Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi via S.Spirito,10/via Gesu,5 Opening times: Gastronomy:8:30-22:00 Restaurant:12:00-23:00 Cafè Bistrot:8:00-23:00 Sund closed
ANTICA TRATTORIA DELLA PESA LOCALE STORICO D'ITALIA | Located in a 19th-century weigh station, it has a cosy ambience and some of the finest funghi porcini pasta in the city; the generous Costoletta alla Milanese (breaded veal) barely fits onto its serving plate. You can also try the Osobuco Milanese, risotto al saffron. Any deviations from tradition will be strongly discouraged, including the sacrilegious squeezing of lemon juice on to your cutlet. http://www.anticatrattoriadellapesa.com Address : V.LE PASUBIO 10, MILANO near the Corso Como. Open Mon-Sat (12:30-14:30 and 19:30 - 23:00) Sunday closed.
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Antica Trattoria della Pesa
10 Viale Pasubio
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ANTICA TRATTORIA DELLA PESA LOCALE STORICO D'ITALIA | Located in a 19th-century weigh station, it has a cosy ambience and some of the finest funghi porcini pasta in the city; the generous Costoletta alla Milanese (breaded veal) barely fits onto its serving plate. You can also try the Osobuco Milanese, risotto al saffron. Any deviations from tradition will be strongly discouraged, including the sacrilegious squeezing of lemon juice on to your cutlet. http://www.anticatrattoriadellapesa.com Address : V.LE PASUBIO 10, MILANO near the Corso Como. Open Mon-Sat (12:30-14:30 and 19:30 - 23:00) Sunday closed.
The world most recognized Japanese restaurant. Nobu Milan opened in 2000 and is located within the Armani/Via Monzoni 31 building. Opening times: 12:30-14:30 and 19:30-23:30
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Armani Privé
1 Via Gastone Pisoni
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The world most recognized Japanese restaurant. Nobu Milan opened in 2000 and is located within the Armani/Via Monzoni 31 building. Opening times: 12:30-14:30 and 19:30-23:30
Il Baretto Restaurant al Baglioni Excelent food, Excelent service Very "italian" even if it has an English pub decor. Opening times: Mon-Sund 12:30-14:30 and 20:00-23:00
Il Baretto Al Baglioni Restaurant
7 Via Senato
Il Baretto Restaurant al Baglioni Excelent food, Excelent service Very "italian" even if it has an English pub decor. Opening times: Mon-Sund 12:30-14:30 and 20:00-23:00
Great Pizza tall Pizza with a lot of mozzarella ! can seat or take away.
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Spontini
11 Via Santa Radegonda
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Great Pizza tall Pizza with a lot of mozzarella ! can seat or take away.
Best PANINO in Milan, good value, pretty affordable. 6 min (500 m) walking distance . It serves top quality paninos (artisan bread stuffed with Italian meats, cheeses&more)
Panino Giusto
5 Via Borgogna
Best PANINO in Milan, good value, pretty affordable. 6 min (500 m) walking distance . It serves top quality paninos (artisan bread stuffed with Italian meats, cheeses&more)
Great Panino /Sandwich at walking distance 7 min (550 m) Panino Giusto is a chain restaurants specialized in serving the authentic Italian Panino, prepared with selected ingredients and mastery.
Panino Giusto
45 Corso Venezia
Great Panino /Sandwich at walking distance 7 min (550 m) Panino Giusto is a chain restaurants specialized in serving the authentic Italian Panino, prepared with selected ingredients and mastery.
If you need more Nespresso Capsules NESPRESSO Boutique Milano San Babila Galleria San Babila 4/D / 20122 Milano Open Monday To Saturday from 9am to 7:30pm (19:30) Sunday closed. Orari: Lun- Sab: 9.00-19.30 Dom: CHIUSA
Boutique Nespresso Milano San Babila
4 Galleria S. Babila
If you need more Nespresso Capsules NESPRESSO Boutique Milano San Babila Galleria San Babila 4/D / 20122 Milano Open Monday To Saturday from 9am to 7:30pm (19:30) Sunday closed. Orari: Lun- Sab: 9.00-19.30 Dom: CHIUSA
Rosticceria Leoncino , Via Bergamo 12/A . "SOS dinner" Good and historic milanese rotisserie with a wide variety of choice, you can take away or eat on the spot, there are 3/4 tables. Excellent stuffed zucchini and delicious soft apple pie, meatballs, croquettes, roast chicken, fried artichokes, stuffed turkey brown, cold summer soup like the vitello tonnato, the chicken in jelly and the mashed potatoes very good indeed.
Rosticceria Leoncino
12/A Via Bergamo
Rosticceria Leoncino , Via Bergamo 12/A . "SOS dinner" Good and historic milanese rotisserie with a wide variety of choice, you can take away or eat on the spot, there are 3/4 tables. Excellent stuffed zucchini and delicious soft apple pie, meatballs, croquettes, roast chicken, fried artichokes, stuffed turkey brown, cold summer soup like the vitello tonnato, the chicken in jelly and the mashed potatoes very good indeed.
Shopping
D Magazine Outlet Mond-Sunday 10:00 - 19:30
Via Bigli, 4
4 Via Bigli
D Magazine Outlet Mond-Sunday 10:00 - 19:30
Multi-brand luxury boutique.Banner hosts new Italian &international talents, together with the best contemporary brands. opening times: mon 15.00–19.30 tues-sat 10.00–19.30 sundays closed
Banner Boutique
8 Via Sant'Andrea
Multi-brand luxury boutique.Banner hosts new Italian &international talents, together with the best contemporary brands. opening times: mon 15.00–19.30 tues-sat 10.00–19.30 sundays closed
Luxury Department Store LA RINASCENTE , the top store in Piazza del Duomo. open 7 days a week 09:30 to 22:00. On 8 floors the shop-in-shop system units important brands. In the 8th Floor there is a restaurant and café on the same level with the terraces of the Duomo that appears from here close to grasping. The brothers Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi, established the first department store for made-up clothing brand in Milan, in 1865. The idea had been a great success and in 1917 Gabriele D'Annunzio has founded the department store “La Rinascente” as a place where artists presented their high quality products in departments.
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La Rinascente
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Luxury Department Store LA RINASCENTE , the top store in Piazza del Duomo. open 7 days a week 09:30 to 22:00. On 8 floors the shop-in-shop system units important brands. In the 8th Floor there is a restaurant and café on the same level with the terraces of the Duomo that appears from here close to grasping. The brothers Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi, established the first department store for made-up clothing brand in Milan, in 1865. The idea had been a great success and in 1917 Gabriele D'Annunzio has founded the department store “La Rinascente” as a place where artists presented their high quality products in departments.
Luxury department store. Every day from 10:00- 20:30. Cafè Excelsior,Eats Bistrot &Wine Bar 10:00-22:00 Food Store with the best products Everyday 10:00-22:00
Excelsior
Luxury department store. Every day from 10:00- 20:30. Cafè Excelsior,Eats Bistrot &Wine Bar 10:00-22:00 Food Store with the best products Everyday 10:00-22:00
Prada
Prada Milano Spiga
18 Via della Spiga
Prada
Chanel
Chanel
10 Via Sant'Andrea
Chanel
Armani Megastore
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Armani Milano Manzoni 31
31 Via Alessandro Manzoni
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Armani Megastore
Mazzolari -FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS Mazzolari is a huge store selling brands and beauty products from all over the world.The best place to find everything you need very quickly.They provide great advice
Mazzolari Milano
2 Corso Monforte
Mazzolari -FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS Mazzolari is a huge store selling brands and beauty products from all over the world.The best place to find everything you need very quickly.They provide great advice
The first flagship of the French luxury maison GIVENCHY at the new space (opened in 2015) located on the prestigious Via Sant'Andrea 11, (that's right just on our apartment's building) , you can immerse yourself in Universe Givenchy, all spread over two floors and including a labyrinth of mirrors and a huge aquarium in the women's sections. The impression of the store new store can be attributed to that of art gallery with a curiated space dedicated to the House Of Givenchy. Each and every space is with a minimal settings with a presentation precious goods. The store carries both men’s and women’s collections, including ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and handbags.
Givenchy
9 Via Sant'Andrea
The first flagship of the French luxury maison GIVENCHY at the new space (opened in 2015) located on the prestigious Via Sant'Andrea 11, (that's right just on our apartment's building) , you can immerse yourself in Universe Givenchy, all spread over two floors and including a labyrinth of mirrors and a huge aquarium in the women's sections. The impression of the store new store can be attributed to that of art gallery with a curiated space dedicated to the House Of Givenchy. Each and every space is with a minimal settings with a presentation precious goods. The store carries both men’s and women’s collections, including ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes and handbags.
10 Corso Como; 20154 Milan; +39 02 654831 Sophisticate and original for breakfast, lunch or for to drink with friends. Hidden in the heart of 10 Corso Como quiet courtyard behind a discreet façade of gates and gardens, the garden café is surrounded by a conservatory of lush perennial plants and seasonal flowers. When not shopping or visiting 10 Corso Como various showcases,
one can stop to eat in the café restaurant and bar. It combines outlets that show and sell works of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. It was founded in 1990 in Milan by gallerists and publisher Carla Sozzani. A plain-looking door with a bouncer camouflages an interior garden and a hidden store packed with the choicest designer items and gadgets you probably can’t afford until after a few drinks.it’s all about the atmosphere. If you get there early enough, you can cruise the store before sitting down to an aperitivo and suggestive tunes in the background. Check out their bookstore and the Art Gallery on the 1st floor as well.
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Corso Como
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10 Corso Como; 20154 Milan; +39 02 654831 Sophisticate and original for breakfast, lunch or for to drink with friends. Hidden in the heart of 10 Corso Como quiet courtyard behind a discreet façade of gates and gardens, the garden café is surrounded by a conservatory of lush perennial plants and seasonal flowers. When not shopping or visiting 10 Corso Como various showcases,
one can stop to eat in the café restaurant and bar. It combines outlets that show and sell works of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. It was founded in 1990 in Milan by gallerists and publisher Carla Sozzani. A plain-looking door with a bouncer camouflages an interior garden and a hidden store packed with the choicest designer items and gadgets you probably can’t afford until after a few drinks.it’s all about the atmosphere. If you get there early enough, you can cruise the store before sitting down to an aperitivo and suggestive tunes in the background. Check out their bookstore and the Art Gallery on the 1st floor as well.
Getting Around
Mon-Sun 24 hours € 3.00 / 1 hour € 1.00 / additional hour €12.00 / 4 hours €25.00 / 24 hours
Matteotti Parking
8 Via San Pietro All'Orto
Mon-Sun 24 hours € 3.00 / 1 hour € 1.00 / additional hour €12.00 / 4 hours €25.00 / 24 hours
Stazione di Milano Centrale ( The Milan train station) is sensational, a heritage building is in itself worth a visit being a masterpiece of rationalist architecture, has hundreds of trains coming in and thousands of passengers but also has shops like Armani Jeans, Zara, Guess, Berhka, Desigual…to name a few! Guess fashion starts in Milan as you arrive! 15 min by Taxi from the apartment. From the Stazione Centrale to the apartment with the underground/subway/tube (METRO in italian) TAKE subway line M3 (yellow) towards SAN DONATO and get off at the third station MONTENAPOLEONE.
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Milano Centrale Railway Station
1 Piazza Duca d'Aosta
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Stazione di Milano Centrale ( The Milan train station) is sensational, a heritage building is in itself worth a visit being a masterpiece of rationalist architecture, has hundreds of trains coming in and thousands of passengers but also has shops like Armani Jeans, Zara, Guess, Berhka, Desigual…to name a few! Guess fashion starts in Milan as you arrive! 15 min by Taxi from the apartment. From the Stazione Centrale to the apartment with the underground/subway/tube (METRO in italian) TAKE subway line M3 (yellow) towards SAN DONATO and get off at the third station MONTENAPOLEONE.
There is a taxi rank (a white sign marked with a black 'TAXI') available in Via Sant’Andrea on the corner with Via Montenapoleone and in Piazza San Babila.  If you wish to book a taxi in Milan by phone we recommend to call the following companies: Taxi Blu : +39 02 4040/+39 02 6767 | website: http://www.taxiblu.it Yellow Taxi: +39 02 69 69  or Radio Taxi +39 02 8585 / +39 02 6969.  Taxis cannot be hailed in the street. Licensed and metered taxis are white with yellow and black signs on top. Fares are at a fixed price of EUR 3.20 per pick-up on weekdays plus EUR 1.06 per kilometer, slightly more on Sunday, after 10pm and on public holidays. The meter should only be started as you set off. Round up the tip to the nearest euro.
Via Pietro Verri, 8
8 Via Pietro Verri
There is a taxi rank (a white sign marked with a black 'TAXI') available in Via Sant’Andrea on the corner with Via Montenapoleone and in Piazza San Babila.  If you wish to book a taxi in Milan by phone we recommend to call the following companies: Taxi Blu : +39 02 4040/+39 02 6767 | website: http://www.taxiblu.it Yellow Taxi: +39 02 69 69  or Radio Taxi +39 02 8585 / +39 02 6969.  Taxis cannot be hailed in the street. Licensed and metered taxis are white with yellow and black signs on top. Fares are at a fixed price of EUR 3.20 per pick-up on weekdays plus EUR 1.06 per kilometer, slightly more on Sunday, after 10pm and on public holidays. The meter should only be started as you set off. Round up the tip to the nearest euro. 
Everything Else
Farmacia San Babila Via della Spiga 2 Monday-Friday 9.00 / 19.00 Saturday 9.00-13.00
Farmacia San Babila
2 Via della Spiga
Farmacia San Babila Via della Spiga 2 Monday-Friday 9.00 / 19.00 Saturday 9.00-13.00
Entertainment & Activities
CINEMA Odeon
Via Santa Radegonda, 8
8 Via Santa Radegonda
CINEMA Odeon
San Siro Stadium- The San Siro Football Temple the legendary football stadium Giuseppe Meazza in San Siro the two Milan football teams "Inter Milan" and "AC Milan" wrestle in a spectacular atmosphere for the championship of Italy's Series A and Champion League together with about 80.000 inspired fans.is the largest stadium in Italy and the fourth in Europe. It is the home stadium of two of the three most successful Italian Football League clubs: A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale. It also has a gift shop and a Museum displaying all kinds of historic items from both Milan’s and Inter’s past.Don’t miss the guided stadium tour which gives you a chance to sit in VIP seats and visit each of the home teams’ locker rooms, the grandstands and the interview room with the opportunity to appreciate one of the most fascinating sport facilities in the world.Piazzale Angelo Moratti It’s reachable with CitySightseeing C Line. M1 Lotto. www.sansiro.net
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San Siro Stadium
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San Siro Stadium- The San Siro Football Temple the legendary football stadium Giuseppe Meazza in San Siro the two Milan football teams "Inter Milan" and "AC Milan" wrestle in a spectacular atmosphere for the championship of Italy's Series A and Champion League together with about 80.000 inspired fans.is the largest stadium in Italy and the fourth in Europe. It is the home stadium of two of the three most successful Italian Football League clubs: A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale. It also has a gift shop and a Museum displaying all kinds of historic items from both Milan’s and Inter’s past.Don’t miss the guided stadium tour which gives you a chance to sit in VIP seats and visit each of the home teams’ locker rooms, the grandstands and the interview room with the opportunity to appreciate one of the most fascinating sport facilities in the world.Piazzale Angelo Moratti It’s reachable with CitySightseeing C Line. M1 Lotto. www.sansiro.net
Via Milazzo 9, 20121 Milan (MI). On Monday there is English movie day. English language films in English with Italian subtitles. This is the original version (versione originale or VO). When looking for films screened in English, look for the marking "VO" beside the showing.
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Anteo Palazzo del Cinema
8 Piazza Venticinque Aprile
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Via Milazzo 9, 20121 Milan (MI). On Monday there is English movie day. English language films in English with Italian subtitles. This is the original version (versione originale or VO). When looking for films screened in English, look for the marking "VO" beside the showing.
Termemilano Termemilano is the city’s high temple of wellness and beauty, with its relax halls, water-jets, biosaunas, hammam, turkish bath, open air pools, massages…. This spa complex is located in an Art Nouveau building and in the “spanish garden”. All surrounded by sixteenth-century walls, erected by Milan’s then-Governor Ferrante Gonzaga. The pools in the garden are also open in the evening, so that this uber-romantic experience is yours for the enjoying even under the stars! If you go during the colder season, no worries – the experience is just as romantic, if not more so, when the snow falls. Not to be missed: The Wellness Tram , The World's first bio sauna situated inside a tram, built in a car.You can reach it by taking the metro yellow line MONTENAPOLEONE to the Porta Romana stop. If you prefer, you can also arrive on foot, and you would certainly be rewarded for the extra effort! Piazzale Medaglie d’Oro, 2 angolo Via Filippetti. Everyday: 9 am – 9 pm
Piazzale Medaglie D'Oro, 2
2 Piazza Medaglie D'Oro
Termemilano Termemilano is the city’s high temple of wellness and beauty, with its relax halls, water-jets, biosaunas, hammam, turkish bath, open air pools, massages…. This spa complex is located in an Art Nouveau building and in the “spanish garden”. All surrounded by sixteenth-century walls, erected by Milan’s then-Governor Ferrante Gonzaga. The pools in the garden are also open in the evening, so that this uber-romantic experience is yours for the enjoying even under the stars! If you go during the colder season, no worries – the experience is just as romantic, if not more so, when the snow falls. Not to be missed: The Wellness Tram , The World's first bio sauna situated inside a tram, built in a car.You can reach it by taking the metro yellow line MONTENAPOLEONE to the Porta Romana stop. If you prefer, you can also arrive on foot, and you would certainly be rewarded for the extra effort! Piazzale Medaglie d’Oro, 2 angolo Via Filippetti. Everyday: 9 am – 9 pm
GOLF CLUB MILANO Close to Milano in the Park of Monza on the site of the former hunting lodge, Golf Club Milano is one of Italy's most prestigious golf clubs. The annual encounter with members of the Royal and Ancient at St. Andrews exemplifies its active golfing tradition. It boasts a luxurious clubhouse and a course well-suited to all standards of play. Estimated travel time: 25 minutes drive http://www.golfclubmilano.com/ospiti.php
Golf Club Milano
7 Viale Mulini S. Giorgio
GOLF CLUB MILANO Close to Milano in the Park of Monza on the site of the former hunting lodge, Golf Club Milano is one of Italy's most prestigious golf clubs. The annual encounter with members of the Royal and Ancient at St. Andrews exemplifies its active golfing tradition. It boasts a luxurious clubhouse and a course well-suited to all standards of play. Estimated travel time: 25 minutes drive http://www.golfclubmilano.com/ospiti.php
LE ROBINIE GOLF CLUB Midway between Milano, Varese and Lake Maggiore, Le Robinie is one of Italy's newest and most prestigious courses. The creative layout of the bunkers and greens was designed by Jack Nicklaus. This is a very open and forthright course, whose back tees add challenge for experienced players. Estimated travel time: 40 minutes drive
Le Robinie Golf Club & Resort
9 Via per Busto Arsizio
LE ROBINIE GOLF CLUB Midway between Milano, Varese and Lake Maggiore, Le Robinie is one of Italy's newest and most prestigious courses. The creative layout of the bunkers and greens was designed by Jack Nicklaus. This is a very open and forthright course, whose back tees add challenge for experienced players. Estimated travel time: 40 minutes drive
THE LAKES : LAKE COMO Things to Do in Lake Como: A ferry ride across the lake, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Villa del Balbianello in Isola Comacina.. Shopping : FoxTown, the luxury outlet in Mendrisio (in Switzerland, less than 20 minutes drive). Como The antique centre of the town is a must-see. The 12th century walls contain the Romanesque Cathedral the Broletto (medieval town hall), the Basilicas of St. Abbondio and St. Carpoforo, and the majestic neoclassical Villa Olmo, hosting major art exhibitions during the summer months. Bellagio Worldwide known as the “pearl of Lake Como”, Bellagio is suspended like a pendant on the promontory where the lake’s western and eastern arms split and head south. Villas & Gardens Como is worldwide famous for its majestic villas and their flourishing gardens. Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa Erba...all breathtaking! Cernobbio The shoreline of Cernobbio, a graceful town at 5 minutes walking distance from Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, comprises a compact quarter of old houses just off the lakeside piazza and is laced with a series of fine villas fronting the water. It is ideal for a walk along the lakeshore, followed by an ice-cream or a cocktail in the picture square facing the small pier. Entertainment : There are three international casinos within Lake Como at Campione d’Italia, Mendrisio and Lugano Local Dishes: Lake Como’s most distinctive dish is pizzoccheri, a ribbon-like pasta made from buckwheat and wheat flours, traditionally served with Savoy cabbage and diced potatoes. The pasta tastes best when it is sprinkled liberally with the Casera cheese produced in the Valtellina valley just east of Lake Como. Local Day Trips: Fans of "Star Wars Episode II" may want to visit the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como’s western shore, which was used as a set in the film. The villa, built in the 18th century on the site of an abandoned Franciscan monastery, offers guided tours. The definitive Lake Como experience may be a ferry boat ride across the lake at sunset. Many people find Bellagio, nicknamed "The Pearl of the Lake," the most striking example of the distinctive, local architecture. Visit Villa Balbianello by boat shuttle or ferry and take a guided tour for a small fee, or just wander through the gardens. Villa Monastero is another stunning example of the charming architecture of the Lake Como area.
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Lake Como
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THE LAKES : LAKE COMO Things to Do in Lake Como: A ferry ride across the lake, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Villa del Balbianello in Isola Comacina.. Shopping : FoxTown, the luxury outlet in Mendrisio (in Switzerland, less than 20 minutes drive). Como The antique centre of the town is a must-see. The 12th century walls contain the Romanesque Cathedral the Broletto (medieval town hall), the Basilicas of St. Abbondio and St. Carpoforo, and the majestic neoclassical Villa Olmo, hosting major art exhibitions during the summer months. Bellagio Worldwide known as the “pearl of Lake Como”, Bellagio is suspended like a pendant on the promontory where the lake’s western and eastern arms split and head south. Villas & Gardens Como is worldwide famous for its majestic villas and their flourishing gardens. Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa Erba...all breathtaking! Cernobbio The shoreline of Cernobbio, a graceful town at 5 minutes walking distance from Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, comprises a compact quarter of old houses just off the lakeside piazza and is laced with a series of fine villas fronting the water. It is ideal for a walk along the lakeshore, followed by an ice-cream or a cocktail in the picture square facing the small pier. Entertainment : There are three international casinos within Lake Como at Campione d’Italia, Mendrisio and Lugano Local Dishes: Lake Como’s most distinctive dish is pizzoccheri, a ribbon-like pasta made from buckwheat and wheat flours, traditionally served with Savoy cabbage and diced potatoes. The pasta tastes best when it is sprinkled liberally with the Casera cheese produced in the Valtellina valley just east of Lake Como. Local Day Trips: Fans of "Star Wars Episode II" may want to visit the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como’s western shore, which was used as a set in the film. The villa, built in the 18th century on the site of an abandoned Franciscan monastery, offers guided tours. The definitive Lake Como experience may be a ferry boat ride across the lake at sunset. Many people find Bellagio, nicknamed "The Pearl of the Lake," the most striking example of the distinctive, local architecture. Visit Villa Balbianello by boat shuttle or ferry and take a guided tour for a small fee, or just wander through the gardens. Villa Monastero is another stunning example of the charming architecture of the Lake Como area.
FITNESS - GYM HEALTHY CITY Via San Paolo, 7 (Duomo) 2000 sq mt Gym. The Only Club Premium di Healthy City in Italy. Open Mond-Friday 6:45am to 10:30pm Saturdays 10am-10pm and Sundays 10am to 7pm http://www.healthcity.it/i-nostri-club/milano-duomo
Via S. Paolo, 7
7 Via S. Paolo
FITNESS - GYM HEALTHY CITY Via San Paolo, 7 (Duomo) 2000 sq mt Gym. The Only Club Premium di Healthy City in Italy. Open Mond-Friday 6:45am to 10:30pm Saturdays 10am-10pm and Sundays 10am to 7pm http://www.healthcity.it/i-nostri-club/milano-duomo
Sightseeing
The Milan Cathedral - Duomo is a Cathedral and you will see many in Italy though none as glorious as the one in Milan. The Duomo cathedral is the symbol of Milan.  It's also the real centre of Milan - all the roads radiate out from the Duomo at its heart.  The huge plaza outside it is a meeting place. The duomo stays open and the Quad d’Oro boutiques come to life at around 3pm. It is renowned for its size (it is the third largest Catholic Church in the world after St Peter’s in Rome and the Seville Cathedral) and for its many statues (more than 3400). Its construction probably started in 1386 and  took almost 600 years to build. Note: you will not be allowed to enter into the Duomo if you are dressed inappropriately (e.g. legs or shoulders uncovered).  However, there is no dress code for the roof.Going up onto the roof is a must-do. The entrance ( Duomo info point) is located to the left. You can climb the many stairs to the roof for 7€ (250 steps) or take the elevator for 12€ (less if you're a 'senior citizen'.  Well worth the price to see all the gargoyles, statues, flying buttresses and so forth up close, and a view of the city and beyond.  Entrance to the church is free. Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours On a clear day you can see all the way to the Alps.  Reservation on line and in advance is not needed . To appreciate this beautiful cathedral in all its glory, take the lift to the roof, from where you to get a breathtaking view of the Alps on a clear day.
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Duomo di Milano
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The Milan Cathedral - Duomo is a Cathedral and you will see many in Italy though none as glorious as the one in Milan. The Duomo cathedral is the symbol of Milan.  It's also the real centre of Milan - all the roads radiate out from the Duomo at its heart.  The huge plaza outside it is a meeting place. The duomo stays open and the Quad d’Oro boutiques come to life at around 3pm. It is renowned for its size (it is the third largest Catholic Church in the world after St Peter’s in Rome and the Seville Cathedral) and for its many statues (more than 3400). Its construction probably started in 1386 and  took almost 600 years to build. Note: you will not be allowed to enter into the Duomo if you are dressed inappropriately (e.g. legs or shoulders uncovered).  However, there is no dress code for the roof.Going up onto the roof is a must-do. The entrance ( Duomo info point) is located to the left. You can climb the many stairs to the roof for 7€ (250 steps) or take the elevator for 12€ (less if you're a 'senior citizen'.  Well worth the price to see all the gargoyles, statues, flying buttresses and so forth up close, and a view of the city and beyond.  Entrance to the church is free. Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours On a clear day you can see all the way to the Alps.  Reservation on line and in advance is not needed . To appreciate this beautiful cathedral in all its glory, take the lift to the roof, from where you to get a breathtaking view of the Alps on a clear day.
Learn all about astronomy and the wonders of science (including physics) at this Milan planetarium—the largest in Italy.
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Civic Planetarium Ulrico Hoepli
57 Corso Venezia
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Learn all about astronomy and the wonders of science (including physics) at this Milan planetarium—the largest in Italy.
Piazza Mercanti - Loggia of the Merchants Piazza dei Mercanti was the marketplace where artisans, cobblers, seamstresses, weavers, tailors and bakers offered their goods for little money. Along with them also advocates proposed their services on street in Via Mercanti. Check out the Palace of Reason, which divides the Via dei Mercanti from the Piazza dei Mercanti. On the ground floor, you will see the Loggia of the Merchants, a portico where merchants gathered to sell their wares. And it is exactly this spot that holds a romantic secret. It is an acoustic effect, created by the geometry of the portico’s arches: if one stands in the corner of the loggia and speaks, even quietly, facing the columns, anyone standing in the opposite angle can hear exactly what was said. It is told that since the Medieval Age, the merchants used this intriguing method of conversation to exchange business details undercover.
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Piazza Mercanti
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Piazza Mercanti - Loggia of the Merchants Piazza dei Mercanti was the marketplace where artisans, cobblers, seamstresses, weavers, tailors and bakers offered their goods for little money. Along with them also advocates proposed their services on street in Via Mercanti. Check out the Palace of Reason, which divides the Via dei Mercanti from the Piazza dei Mercanti. On the ground floor, you will see the Loggia of the Merchants, a portico where merchants gathered to sell their wares. And it is exactly this spot that holds a romantic secret. It is an acoustic effect, created by the geometry of the portico’s arches: if one stands in the corner of the loggia and speaks, even quietly, facing the columns, anyone standing in the opposite angle can hear exactly what was said. It is told that since the Medieval Age, the merchants used this intriguing method of conversation to exchange business details undercover.
Brera District Is less than 10 min walk you'll find the Brera District An artsy, bohemian-type neighborhood with plenty of good places to eat and drink with its charming streets and architecture, lots of good restaurants, cafes, bars, unique shops, the Pinacoteca di Brera, where you cab see some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century former monastery.Also worth noting is the Palazzo Cusani, from the 1700s (Via Brera 15), today the seat of the Territorial Miltary Command of Milan.Among the more symbolic of the quarter’s social locales is Jamaica Bar (Via Brera 32). Opened here in 1911, its name came much later, from the 1939 Hitchcock film “Jamaica Inn”; afterward it became the stomping ground for the city’s artists and intellectuals.
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Brera District
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Brera District Is less than 10 min walk you'll find the Brera District An artsy, bohemian-type neighborhood with plenty of good places to eat and drink with its charming streets and architecture, lots of good restaurants, cafes, bars, unique shops, the Pinacoteca di Brera, where you cab see some of the world’s most stunning, centuries-old paintings from Italian masters including Caravaggio and Raphael. The gallery’s collection is housed in a 19th century former monastery.Also worth noting is the Palazzo Cusani, from the 1700s (Via Brera 15), today the seat of the Territorial Miltary Command of Milan.Among the more symbolic of the quarter’s social locales is Jamaica Bar (Via Brera 32). Opened here in 1911, its name came much later, from the 1939 Hitchcock film “Jamaica Inn”; afterward it became the stomping ground for the city’s artists and intellectuals.
A 15th century castle that served as a residence for Milan's ducal family. Its pinacoteca or museum contains masterworks of famed artists like Mantegna and local masters of the Milanese tradition, such as the Procaccini family. The castle houses the Museums of the Castello with rarities such as the last masterpiece of Michelangelo, the unfinished Pietà Rondanini and the frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante. Particularly impressive is the tower with the entrance Torre del Filarete, named after the Florentine architect and sculptor Antonio Averlino (called Filarete). Amongst the myriad of museums at the castle are a vast repository of musical instruments, in addition to the more quaint furniture museum, a collection of Egyptian art, as well as a museum of ancient classical works. Take about 3-4 hours to visit.At walking distance (15 min from the Duomo) or you can take the Tube : MM2 at San Babila and stop at Cairoli. Buses: 61 ( San Babila) ,94 (Via Senato) Free admission (except for castle museums) Opening hours:Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.)Closed on the following holidays:25th December, 1 January, 1 May Easter Monday . Ticket office: tel. (+39) 02/88463703
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Sforzesco Castle
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A 15th century castle that served as a residence for Milan's ducal family. Its pinacoteca or museum contains masterworks of famed artists like Mantegna and local masters of the Milanese tradition, such as the Procaccini family. The castle houses the Museums of the Castello with rarities such as the last masterpiece of Michelangelo, the unfinished Pietà Rondanini and the frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante. Particularly impressive is the tower with the entrance Torre del Filarete, named after the Florentine architect and sculptor Antonio Averlino (called Filarete). Amongst the myriad of museums at the castle are a vast repository of musical instruments, in addition to the more quaint furniture museum, a collection of Egyptian art, as well as a museum of ancient classical works. Take about 3-4 hours to visit.At walking distance (15 min from the Duomo) or you can take the Tube : MM2 at San Babila and stop at Cairoli. Buses: 61 ( San Babila) ,94 (Via Senato) Free admission (except for castle museums) Opening hours:Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.)Closed on the following holidays:25th December, 1 January, 1 May Easter Monday . Ticket office: tel. (+39) 02/88463703
Buildings around the DUOMO Cathedral Square The shortest connecting between the Duomo and Piazza della Scala is the covered passage the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1877.It is called the “Salon of Milan” with luxury shops, traditional bars and restaurants. World’s oldest mall, with a beautiful double arcade in the connecting Piazza* del Duomo to Piazza della Scala.this extravagant 19th-century glass-topped, barrel-vaulted tunnel serves as a lively, noisy and colorful shopping mall, teeming with life and inviting you to people-watching from the tables that spill from the Galleria's many bars and restaurants.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Buildings around the DUOMO Cathedral Square The shortest connecting between the Duomo and Piazza della Scala is the covered passage the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni in 1877.It is called the “Salon of Milan” with luxury shops, traditional bars and restaurants. World’s oldest mall, with a beautiful double arcade in the connecting Piazza* del Duomo to Piazza della Scala.this extravagant 19th-century glass-topped, barrel-vaulted tunnel serves as a lively, noisy and colorful shopping mall, teeming with life and inviting you to people-watching from the tables that spill from the Galleria's many bars and restaurants.
Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala Three historic buildings overlooking Milan’s elegant via Manzoni, piazza della Scala and via Morone serve as the prestigious home to 19th and 20th century masterpieces. The works on display cover a century of art history – the Italian nineteenth century – from Antonio Canova to Umberto Boccioni.Particularly worthy of note, in the area dedicated to 19th century Lombardy works, are several never-seen-before views of old-world Milan, the Duomo, Navigli (canals) that no longer exist together with highlights from battle scenes during the Risorgimento and scenes from private family lives.Open: Tues-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm. Thurs 9.30am-10.30pm. Last entry one hour before closing time. Closed on Monday. Free admission.Other sections of the exhibition: Galleria San Fedele (Via Hoepli, 3/a-b. Open Tues-Sat 4pm- 7pm) and the San Fedele Church (Piazza San Fedele, 4. Open daily 9am-4pm)
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Gallerie d'Italia - Piazza Scala
10 Via Alessandro Manzoni
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Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala Three historic buildings overlooking Milan’s elegant via Manzoni, piazza della Scala and via Morone serve as the prestigious home to 19th and 20th century masterpieces. The works on display cover a century of art history – the Italian nineteenth century – from Antonio Canova to Umberto Boccioni.Particularly worthy of note, in the area dedicated to 19th century Lombardy works, are several never-seen-before views of old-world Milan, the Duomo, Navigli (canals) that no longer exist together with highlights from battle scenes during the Risorgimento and scenes from private family lives.Open: Tues-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm. Thurs 9.30am-10.30pm. Last entry one hour before closing time. Closed on Monday. Free admission.Other sections of the exhibition: Galleria San Fedele (Via Hoepli, 3/a-b. Open Tues-Sat 4pm- 7pm) and the San Fedele Church (Piazza San Fedele, 4. Open daily 9am-4pm)
ARCO DELLA PACE - Arch of Pease 1807, under the rule of Napoleon in Milan, the works at the triumphal arch had been started and abandoned after the fall of Napoleon. Only 1838 the triumphal arch could be completed.The bronze statues on the monument are: the Sestriga "Minerva of Peace" from Abbondio Sangiorgio and and the "four winners on the horse" by Giovanni Putti. Opening times Sempione Park ▪In the winter months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m. ▪In the summer months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -7.00 p.m. ▪admission free
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Arco Della Pace
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ARCO DELLA PACE - Arch of Pease 1807, under the rule of Napoleon in Milan, the works at the triumphal arch had been started and abandoned after the fall of Napoleon. Only 1838 the triumphal arch could be completed.The bronze statues on the monument are: the Sestriga "Minerva of Peace" from Abbondio Sangiorgio and and the "four winners on the horse" by Giovanni Putti. Opening times Sempione Park ▪In the winter months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m. ▪In the summer months Monday to Sunday: 7.00 a.m. -7.00 p.m. ▪admission free
TORRE BRANCA - Branca Tower The 108.60-meter-high steel tower Torre Branca, built by architect Gio Ponti, was inaugurated in 1933. It was closed in 1972 and reopened for visitors in 2002 after a complete reconstruction.By elevator you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view over Milan.Via Luigi Camoens . Closed Monday
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Torre Branca
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TORRE BRANCA - Branca Tower The 108.60-meter-high steel tower Torre Branca, built by architect Gio Ponti, was inaugurated in 1933. It was closed in 1972 and reopened for visitors in 2002 after a complete reconstruction.By elevator you can go up to the observation deck and enjoy a panoramic view over Milan.Via Luigi Camoens . Closed Monday
Corso Como is a short, pedestrian area that connects Stazione Garibaldi with Brera, full of boutique shops, bars, and discos (including the famous Hollywood disco). DON’T MISS THE 10 Corso Como
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Corso Como
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Corso Como is a short, pedestrian area that connects Stazione Garibaldi with Brera, full of boutique shops, bars, and discos (including the famous Hollywood disco). DON’T MISS THE 10 Corso Como
The basilica of SAN’AMBROGIO Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15 The church is dedicated to Ambrose, bishop of Milan. It is a superb example of Lombard Romanesque architecture. First built from 379 to 386, it was then a typically Palaeochristian structure. At that time Ambrose had named it “Basilica Martyrum.”Don’t miss the superb Golden Altar by Volvinio. In addition, there are extensive frescoes in the seventh chapel at the end of the right nave, which leads into the Chapel of San Vittore in Ciel d'Oro. In the apse, the large mosaic depicts the Savour between Saints Gervasio and Protasio. In the left-hand section of the nave, there is a fine Late-Roman sarcophagus, known as the Stilicone sarcophagus, now part of a Mediaeval pulpit. In the crypt, there is a large container in bronze and crystal glass, containing the remains of Saints Ambrose, Protasio and Gervasio.On the left side of piazza Sant’Ambrogio stands the ancient Corinthian column dating back to the end of the II – beginning of the III century and named the column “of the Devil”. It was transported there from a different location. Constructed in the ancient era, it is completely made of marble and was named following a legend that told the tale of a battle between Sant’Ambrogio and the devil. History recounts that the column was a means of communication with hell and that it was possible to smell sulphur coming from the two holes. It can be reached by M2 (green line) - Sant'Ambrogio stop.
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15
15 Piazza Sant'Ambrogio
The basilica of SAN’AMBROGIO Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15 The church is dedicated to Ambrose, bishop of Milan. It is a superb example of Lombard Romanesque architecture. First built from 379 to 386, it was then a typically Palaeochristian structure. At that time Ambrose had named it “Basilica Martyrum.”Don’t miss the superb Golden Altar by Volvinio. In addition, there are extensive frescoes in the seventh chapel at the end of the right nave, which leads into the Chapel of San Vittore in Ciel d'Oro. In the apse, the large mosaic depicts the Savour between Saints Gervasio and Protasio. In the left-hand section of the nave, there is a fine Late-Roman sarcophagus, known as the Stilicone sarcophagus, now part of a Mediaeval pulpit. In the crypt, there is a large container in bronze and crystal glass, containing the remains of Saints Ambrose, Protasio and Gervasio.On the left side of piazza Sant’Ambrogio stands the ancient Corinthian column dating back to the end of the II – beginning of the III century and named the column “of the Devil”. It was transported there from a different location. Constructed in the ancient era, it is completely made of marble and was named following a legend that told the tale of a battle between Sant’Ambrogio and the devil. History recounts that the column was a means of communication with hell and that it was possible to smell sulphur coming from the two holes. It can be reached by M2 (green line) - Sant'Ambrogio stop.
NAVIGLI DISTRICT Enjoyment at the Naviglio Grande and Corso Porta Ticinese Navigli District Alzaia Naviglio Grande and surrounding areas- M2 Porta Genova FS The Navigli are a widespread network of canals whose history is linked to Leonardo da Vinci, during his time in Milan from 1482 to 1499 he found fertile ground for his genius: in fact, he studied this sophisticated system of navigable canals to ferry people and merchandise to Milan, to irrigate the fields and to defend the city – that made Milan a real “city of water”. The so-called “Conca di Viarenna” is what remains today of one of the 5 canal locks used to navigate through Milan from the Darsena to the Naviglio Martesana, north of Milan. The basin of the Darsena, the old mercantile port of the city and a node of the vast fluvial system of Navigli canals now almost entirely covered, extends between viale Gabriele d’Annunzio and viale Gorizia. Since the beginning of 2013, the area has been subjected to in-depth redevelopment work as the city gets ready to host Expo 2015. An overview of the ancient Navigli can be admired in the rooms of the Museo del Naviglio, in the neighbourhood of the Conca dell’Incoronata (mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus http://www.museodeinavigli.com, via San Marco 40, M2 Moscova). Today, the area is bursting with trendy dining and nightlife spots, various markets full of fresh and local items and is even home to one of the main hubs of the “Milanese movida”. There is sure to enjoy, especially on weekends. Along the Naviglio there are markets, at every corner you find pizzerias, restaurants, aperitivo bars and ice bars.. Once workers and craftsmen lived on the banks of the Naviglio, today, the streets around the water district of Milan has been transformed into a romantic city quarter. Restaurants, pubs and bars - for every taste and budget you will find a suitable location. Artists' studios in the backyards and original shops make the Navigli a unique venue. From the Naviglio Grande, the evening entertainment zone covered with bars, restaurants and ice bars, extends about the old port “Darsena” to the town gate “Porta Ticinese” to the discrict around Corso di Porta Ticinese with the historic columns of San Lorenzo, which were part of a Roman temple. Today the youth of Milan meets here to drink beer and eat focaccia and ice cream.
Naviglio Grande Sas
34 Via Alzaia Naviglio Grande
NAVIGLI DISTRICT Enjoyment at the Naviglio Grande and Corso Porta Ticinese Navigli District Alzaia Naviglio Grande and surrounding areas- M2 Porta Genova FS The Navigli are a widespread network of canals whose history is linked to Leonardo da Vinci, during his time in Milan from 1482 to 1499 he found fertile ground for his genius: in fact, he studied this sophisticated system of navigable canals to ferry people and merchandise to Milan, to irrigate the fields and to defend the city – that made Milan a real “city of water”. The so-called “Conca di Viarenna” is what remains today of one of the 5 canal locks used to navigate through Milan from the Darsena to the Naviglio Martesana, north of Milan. The basin of the Darsena, the old mercantile port of the city and a node of the vast fluvial system of Navigli canals now almost entirely covered, extends between viale Gabriele d’Annunzio and viale Gorizia. Since the beginning of 2013, the area has been subjected to in-depth redevelopment work as the city gets ready to host Expo 2015. An overview of the ancient Navigli can be admired in the rooms of the Museo del Naviglio, in the neighbourhood of the Conca dell’Incoronata (mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci in his Codex Atlanticus http://www.museodeinavigli.com, via San Marco 40, M2 Moscova). Today, the area is bursting with trendy dining and nightlife spots, various markets full of fresh and local items and is even home to one of the main hubs of the “Milanese movida”. There is sure to enjoy, especially on weekends. Along the Naviglio there are markets, at every corner you find pizzerias, restaurants, aperitivo bars and ice bars.. Once workers and craftsmen lived on the banks of the Naviglio, today, the streets around the water district of Milan has been transformed into a romantic city quarter. Restaurants, pubs and bars - for every taste and budget you will find a suitable location. Artists' studios in the backyards and original shops make the Navigli a unique venue. From the Naviglio Grande, the evening entertainment zone covered with bars, restaurants and ice bars, extends about the old port “Darsena” to the town gate “Porta Ticinese” to the discrict around Corso di Porta Ticinese with the historic columns of San Lorenzo, which were part of a Roman temple. Today the youth of Milan meets here to drink beer and eat focaccia and ice cream.
Parks & Nature
Parco Sempione,is a large city park in Milan,dating back to the Napoleonic Empire. The whole area of the park is covered by a free wireless network. Behind the castle is the Sempione Park Parco Sempione - English Garden in Romantic Style- the green lung of Milan.. Behind the Castello Sforzesco castle there is the large city park Parco Sempione (Simplon Park), which has been designed due to architect Emilio Alemagna as an English garden in a romantic style.Width ways, large meadows, playgrounds and ponds offer recreation and relaxation, cafes and places to relax.The park is a popular meeting place for young and old. In summer outdoor concerts and exhibitions are held in the park. Parco Sempione, Milan’s centrally located park, is perfect for a stroll amidst quiet shaded paths, English gardens, children’s playgrounds, a large lake and kiosks for food and drink. For a smaller greenery experience in the center, very close to the apartment there’s the Giardini Pubblici, which features beautiful statuary and The Museum of Natural History.
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Sempione Park
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Parco Sempione,is a large city park in Milan,dating back to the Napoleonic Empire. The whole area of the park is covered by a free wireless network. Behind the castle is the Sempione Park Parco Sempione - English Garden in Romantic Style- the green lung of Milan.. Behind the Castello Sforzesco castle there is the large city park Parco Sempione (Simplon Park), which has been designed due to architect Emilio Alemagna as an English garden in a romantic style.Width ways, large meadows, playgrounds and ponds offer recreation and relaxation, cafes and places to relax.The park is a popular meeting place for young and old. In summer outdoor concerts and exhibitions are held in the park. Parco Sempione, Milan’s centrally located park, is perfect for a stroll amidst quiet shaded paths, English gardens, children’s playgrounds, a large lake and kiosks for food and drink. For a smaller greenery experience in the center, very close to the apartment there’s the Giardini Pubblici, which features beautiful statuary and The Museum of Natural History.