World-class shopping is synonymous to Milan, the a city that can satisfy any avid shopper. Discover the best of and get some fancy tips from Alice, a Milanese local passionate for fashion.
1. How would you describe Milan in 3 words?
Bourgeois, charming, classy.
2. What is your favourite spot in town?
My favorite spot is Colonne di San Lorenzo. This place is magic for its constant evolution of shapes and colors from night to daytime. Quiet and empty during daily hours, the “sagrato” gets crowded and vibrant in the night where hundreds of young souls gather to enjoy a few beers in front of the famous basilica.
3. How would you describe a perfect night in Milan?
Milan offers a heterogeneous range of activities in terms of nightlife depending on your taste, wallet and area you are willing to explore. Navigli canal district presents a lot of lovely places for aperitivo, the traditional pre-dinner drink. Porta Venezia is famous for its lovely cocktails and for those charming bars usually recommended for pleasant radical-chics in their early 30s. Bar basso, the birthplace of the famous “Negroni Sbagliato”, or wrong Negroni (Campari + Dry Vermouth + Prosecco), is definitely one of those. Attractively speaking Brera, the arty bourgeois district with loads of tasty restaurants, is perfect for a romantic rendez-vous. Finally Lambrate area celebrates the underground and the industrial feeling of the city hosting one of the finest nights for techno and electronic music at DUDE club. Take your pick!
4. What advice would you give to travelers visiting Milan?
If you want to see the Last Supper of Leonardo Da Vinci, book the tickets as soon as possible! They are usually sold out months in advance!
5. Can you tell us a secret of the city?
Be brave and have a look to the not touristy San Bernardino alle Ossa. The free entrance church, located only a small walk from the Dome, has an incredible chapel (ossarium) decorated wall to wall with dozens human skulls and bones. Creepily amazing!