Last month I headed off to Milan Fashion Week. Although I spent most of my days at runway shows, I still got a bit of time to take in some sights and dine at some of my favourite restaurants. Here is what is on my to-do list.
Duomo di Milano – you can’t go to Milan without seeing the magnificent Duomo. Make sure you go inside and light a candle, such a special thing to do.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877. It’s housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, and it literally is the most beautiful shopping destination in the world.
Obika Mozzarella Bar – If you like Mozzarella then you will LOVE this place. It’s located at the La Rinascente shopping centre so it great for a pit stop while browsing the designers.
Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone – A chic restaurant in the heart of the shopping district. The food is delicious but I especially I love this restaurant because it has a beautiful courtyard, perfect for a light lunch or for those balmy summer nights.
Trattoria Bagutta – This place is very charming, looks like a 1950’s Italian trattoria with paintings all over the walls. It’s in the midst of Milan’s fashion district and it also has a nice garden space in summer.
Giacomo bistrot – This restaurant is great for dinner and has a fantastic food and wine selection. The décor in the “library” is gorgeous and allows you to get lost in the atmosphere and let time fly by you.
10 Corso Como – I love this place; it sells everything from works of art, music, design, cuisine and fashion, with so many beautiful designers. It’s slightly out of the centre of Milan but there is a gorgeous courtyard café to enjoy lunch so you can make a day of it.
Excelsior – has all the best designers under one roof. Right near the Duomo and is in the heart of the main shopping district.