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Guidebook for Milano

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Guidebook for Milano

Food Scene
Is it a mall or a cultural space? The store stocks an eclectic mix of design, fashion and art, plus you can browse literature at the book shop before soaking up culture at the art gallery or relaxing at the roof terrace.
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Corso Como
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Is it a mall or a cultural space? The store stocks an eclectic mix of design, fashion and art, plus you can browse literature at the book shop before soaking up culture at the art gallery or relaxing at the roof terrace.
Typical Milanese fare reigns at traditional Al Coniglio Bianco and really, in a city with such rich food heritage, why not? The restaurant’s name means "White Rabbit" and fittingly, the rabbit is the house speciality.
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Osteria Al Coniglio Bianco
12 Alzaia Naviglio Grande
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Typical Milanese fare reigns at traditional Al Coniglio Bianco and really, in a city with such rich food heritage, why not? The restaurant’s name means "White Rabbit" and fittingly, the rabbit is the house speciality.
The unpretentious exterior belies the delights that lie within this restaurant. Locals and visitors to the city alike flock to this traditional pizzeria for lunch and dinner – rumor has it it’s the best pizza in town.
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Antica Pizzeria Fiorentina
41 Viale Bligny
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The unpretentious exterior belies the delights that lie within this restaurant. Locals and visitors to the city alike flock to this traditional pizzeria for lunch and dinner – rumor has it it’s the best pizza in town.
Tired of pizza and pasta? Head to Bem Brasil for an explosion of Latin flavor. This down to earth eatery serves up authentic Brazilian cuisine washed down with a refreshing caipirinha (or three).
Bem Brasil
5 Via Bessarione
Tired of pizza and pasta? Head to Bem Brasil for an explosion of Latin flavor. This down to earth eatery serves up authentic Brazilian cuisine washed down with a refreshing caipirinha (or three).
The atmosphere is rustic and unpretentious, while the food is delicious and served in generous portions, just as Italian cuisine should be. The cheeses are something of a house speciality, so be sure to indulge in the cheese board.
Boccondivino
17 Via Giosué Carducci
The atmosphere is rustic and unpretentious, while the food is delicious and served in generous portions, just as Italian cuisine should be. The cheeses are something of a house speciality, so be sure to indulge in the cheese board.
The expert blend of typical Italian ingredients, unusual, creative flavors and innovative presentation has earned Cracco not one but two much-deserved Michelin stars, and a reputation as one of Milan’s best restaurants.
Cracco’s
The expert blend of typical Italian ingredients, unusual, creative flavors and innovative presentation has earned Cracco not one but two much-deserved Michelin stars, and a reputation as one of Milan’s best restaurants.
This is not one for vegetarians. El Carnicero is all about meat, meat and more meat, grilled to succulent perfection, Argentine-style. Brave diners can try bits of cow they never knew existed.
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El Carnicero
31 Via Spartaco
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This is not one for vegetarians. El Carnicero is all about meat, meat and more meat, grilled to succulent perfection, Argentine-style. Brave diners can try bits of cow they never knew existed.
Pizza is served by the generously-sized, cheese-laden slice at this down-to-earth pizzeria in Milan. The menu is limited to just a few options, meaning it’s as fresh as can be.
Spontini - Duomo Mazzini
3 Via Dogana
Pizza is served by the generously-sized, cheese-laden slice at this down-to-earth pizzeria in Milan. The menu is limited to just a few options, meaning it’s as fresh as can be.
Our favorite Argentine restaurant!
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El Porteño • Darsena
25 Viale Gian Galeazzo
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Our favorite Argentine restaurant!
Sightseeing
This majestic neoclassical landmark stands in a pedestrianized plaza and is a great photo spot. It was commissioned to celebrate Napoleon’s victories and is every bit as grand as you might expect.
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Arco Della Pace
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This majestic neoclassical landmark stands in a pedestrianized plaza and is a great photo spot. It was commissioned to celebrate Napoleon’s victories and is every bit as grand as you might expect.
This is one of Milan’s largest cemeteries and as the name suggests, it’s superlatively monumental. Mini Greek-style temples and opulent sculptures commemorate the lives of Italy’s great and good.
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Monumental Cemetery
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This is one of Milan’s largest cemeteries and as the name suggests, it’s superlatively monumental. Mini Greek-style temples and opulent sculptures commemorate the lives of Italy’s great and good.
Discover ancient history at Milan’s greatest Roman ruins. These classical columns date from the 2nd century and are adjacent to the ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo, also worth a visit.
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Columns of St. Lawrence
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Discover ancient history at Milan’s greatest Roman ruins. These classical columns date from the 2nd century and are adjacent to the ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo, also worth a visit.
Lake Como is one of the most idyllic spots within easy reach of Milan. Spend a day out of the city getting back to nature surrounded by verdant greenery and colorful villas crown the shoreline.
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Lake Como
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Lake Como is one of the most idyllic spots within easy reach of Milan. Spend a day out of the city getting back to nature surrounded by verdant greenery and colorful villas crown the shoreline.
All eyes might be drawn to the iconic Duomo across the street, but take a closer look at Piazza dei Mercanti and you’ll see it’s full of treasures, including the Gothic-style Loggia, dating from the 14th century.
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Piazza Mercanti
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All eyes might be drawn to the iconic Duomo across the street, but take a closer look at Piazza dei Mercanti and you’ll see it’s full of treasures, including the Gothic-style Loggia, dating from the 14th century.
A sparkling collection of artwork is displayed inside, but the exterior of the former royal palace is as much of a masterpiece as any of the exhibits, which include contemporary and traditional themes.
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Royal Palace of Milan
12 Piazza del Duomo
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A sparkling collection of artwork is displayed inside, but the exterior of the former royal palace is as much of a masterpiece as any of the exhibits, which include contemporary and traditional themes.
Our favorite square in the center of Milan!
Piazza Sant'Alessandro
Our favorite square in the center of Milan!
Drinks & Nightlife
Enjoy a night of old school glamor at Blue Note, Milan’s finest jazz bar. The extravagant dishes and the classic cocktails are as much of a draw as the music, which is performed by top jazz acts from around the globe.
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Blue Note
37 Via Pietro Borsieri
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Enjoy a night of old school glamor at Blue Note, Milan’s finest jazz bar. The extravagant dishes and the classic cocktails are as much of a draw as the music, which is performed by top jazz acts from around the globe.
Both the synth-pop music and the neon-clad interiors will take you hurtling back to the eighties, the decade that Club Haus pays homage to. Forget pretense, it’s an unabashedly fun night out.
Club Haus 80's Milano
21 Via Valtellina
Both the synth-pop music and the neon-clad interiors will take you hurtling back to the eighties, the decade that Club Haus pays homage to. Forget pretense, it’s an unabashedly fun night out.
This church-turned-club is a unique setting for a night out in Milan. Opulent chandeliers, tall columns and elegant balconies make it a venue like no other, which attracts a sophisticated, grown-up clientele.
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Il Gattopardo Cafè Disco
47 Via Piero della Francesca
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This church-turned-club is a unique setting for a night out in Milan. Opulent chandeliers, tall columns and elegant balconies make it a venue like no other, which attracts a sophisticated, grown-up clientele.
Dress to impress for a night out at one of Milan’s most elite nightclubs. It’s less about dancing and more about seeing and being seen at Just Cavalli, which is open nightly.
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Just Cavalli Milan
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Dress to impress for a night out at one of Milan’s most elite nightclubs. It’s less about dancing and more about seeing and being seen at Just Cavalli, which is open nightly.
Come to this bicycle-themed bar and restaurant for drinks, dinner or to catch a live show. Le Biciclette is a characterful venue bursting with energy, which is certainly not hampered by the tasty Italian fare or quirky interiors.
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Le Biciclette
10 Via Conca del Naviglio
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Come to this bicycle-themed bar and restaurant for drinks, dinner or to catch a live show. Le Biciclette is a characterful venue bursting with energy, which is certainly not hampered by the tasty Italian fare or quirky interiors.
Entertainment & Activities
The indoor pool is an island of peace in the city, and the beauty treatments offer a welcome dose of rejuvenation. This modern spa also has a gym where you can energize and get your blood pumping.
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Bulgari Hotel Milano
7b Via Privata Fratelli Gabba
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The indoor pool is an island of peace in the city, and the beauty treatments offer a welcome dose of rejuvenation. This modern spa also has a gym where you can energize and get your blood pumping.
After all that pizza and ice cream, a session with a personal trainer at Hard Candy might be in order. It’s not all about burning calories though – there’s also a wellness center with a sauna for some well-deserved unwinding.
Audace
1 Via Giuseppe Parini
After all that pizza and ice cream, a session with a personal trainer at Hard Candy might be in order. It’s not all about burning calories though – there’s also a wellness center with a sauna for some well-deserved unwinding.
The only stressful thing about visiting the Principe di Savoia spa is choosing from the vast range of treatments available. Whichever therapeutic massage or facial you choose, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
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Principe di Savoia
17 Piazza della Repubblica
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The only stressful thing about visiting the Principe di Savoia spa is choosing from the vast range of treatments available. Whichever therapeutic massage or facial you choose, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Virgin Active crops up all around Milan, but this is one of the most central branches. Work out under the watchful eye of a personal trainer before treating yourself to a hard-earned trip to the Relax Area, complete with sauna, Turkish baths and solarium.
Virgin Active Milano Diaz
6 Piazza Armando Diaz
Virgin Active crops up all around Milan, but this is one of the most central branches. Work out under the watchful eye of a personal trainer before treating yourself to a hard-earned trip to the Relax Area, complete with sauna, Turkish baths and solarium.
Shopping
An eclectic mix of objects is sold at this flea market, including worldwide crafts, quirky antiques, DVDs and one-of-a-kind clothing. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll find it at a bargain price, plus it’s fun to rummage through the stalls.
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Fiera di Sinigaglia
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An eclectic mix of objects is sold at this flea market, including worldwide crafts, quirky antiques, DVDs and one-of-a-kind clothing. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll find it at a bargain price, plus it’s fun to rummage through the stalls.
It might be a mall, but don’t expect functional architecture and drab store fronts. The domed glass ceilings, exquisite mosaics and intricate tiles are as big a draw as the luxury stores.
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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It might be a mall, but don’t expect functional architecture and drab store fronts. The domed glass ceilings, exquisite mosaics and intricate tiles are as big a draw as the luxury stores.
This established boutique makes you feel like a true gentleman as you browse the sophisticated menswear for all occasions. The pieces, made at the hands of expert Italian craftsmen, draw on timeless, elegant styles.
Larusmiani
7 Via Monte Napoleone
This established boutique makes you feel like a true gentleman as you browse the sophisticated menswear for all occasions. The pieces, made at the hands of expert Italian craftsmen, draw on timeless, elegant styles.
Stylish but informal pieces such as linen trousers, loose-fitting shirts and classic sweaters comprise the ladies and menswear collections at Massimo Alba. Think of the understated, timeless pieces as an investment.
Massimo Alba
8 Via Brera
Stylish but informal pieces such as linen trousers, loose-fitting shirts and classic sweaters comprise the ladies and menswear collections at Massimo Alba. Think of the understated, timeless pieces as an investment.
Milan might be Italy’s fashion capital, but one of the city’s best jewelry designers is in fact Canadian. Nathalie Jean is inspired by flora, geographical forms and geometry to make unusual pieces that will catch everyone’s eye.
Nathalie Jean
48 Via Solferino
Milan might be Italy’s fashion capital, but one of the city’s best jewelry designers is in fact Canadian. Nathalie Jean is inspired by flora, geographical forms and geometry to make unusual pieces that will catch everyone’s eye.
Be enticed by the heady aromas of luxurious perfumes, cosmetics and scented candles from rare Italian and international producers at this classic Milan store, which looks like an apothecary with a modern edge.
Profumo
6 Via Brera
Be enticed by the heady aromas of luxurious perfumes, cosmetics and scented candles from rare Italian and international producers at this classic Milan store, which looks like an apothecary with a modern edge.
A mix of established designers like Dolce & Gabbana and fashion newcomers showcasing luxurious, upscale goods is found along this pedestrianized shopping street.
Via della Spiga Milano
8 Via Monte Napoleone
A mix of established designers like Dolce & Gabbana and fashion newcomers showcasing luxurious, upscale goods is found along this pedestrianized shopping street.
Lined with upscale stores and designer boutiques, this emblematic street is among Milan’s premiere shopping destinations, perhaps the city’s most renowned.
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Via Monte Napoleone
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Lined with upscale stores and designer boutiques, this emblematic street is among Milan’s premiere shopping destinations, perhaps the city’s most renowned.
Arts & Culture
Contemporary art, design and architecture all find a home at La Triennale. With no permanent collection, it’s more of an exhibition space than a museum. The fascinating displays change regularly, meaning that you can come back time and time again.
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La Triennale di Milano
6 Viale Emilio Alemagna
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Contemporary art, design and architecture all find a home at La Triennale. With no permanent collection, it’s more of an exhibition space than a museum. The fascinating displays change regularly, meaning that you can come back time and time again.
Last Supper. Arguably Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest work, The Last Supper is a Milan must-see. The masterpiece is familiar to most but there’s nothing like standing before it in the setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site basilica.
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Last Supper
2 Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Last Supper. Arguably Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest work, The Last Supper is a Milan must-see. The masterpiece is familiar to most but there’s nothing like standing before it in the setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site basilica.
Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces from renowned artists including Da Vinci adorn the walls, but this hidden gem doesn’t attract as many visitors as other museums, giving you the time and space to take the breathtaking displays in.
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Ambrosian Library
2 Piazza Pio XI
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Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces from renowned artists including Da Vinci adorn the walls, but this hidden gem doesn’t attract as many visitors as other museums, giving you the time and space to take the breathtaking displays in.