Ciao Bella! Day#1

Ciao Bella! Milan Day 1COVER

Milan is a charming city and most definitely chic with its many fashion boutiques and famous international brands. Each time I come here, I never seem to have enough time to explore all of the great things that the city has to offer… A trip to Milan is synonymous with culture, cuisine, fashion and people-watching … Milan, the capital of Italian fashion, has some really nice things to see… and do, so, I decided to share my two day recommendation so you can enjoy the wonders that “Bella Italy” has offer to us!

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Enjoy the majestic architecture, especially its most famous monument “the Duomo”. Stop and take the time to visit the most beautiful of Gothic cathedrals in the world and feel in seventh heaven! It’s best to venture inside to view Milan from its rooftop veranda. All along the way, you will come across sculptures, spires and statues, which are all breath-taking!

Por que ir? Porque este local, desde 1884 oferece uma cozinha refinada num local absolutamente esplêndido!

Afterwards, just some steps away, you have the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which connects the Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Scala – this gallery, created for the Milanese bourgeoisie, could be visited before or after the show the Scala Theatre. In this wonderful place, surrounded by luxury shops, you find one of Milan’s best restaurants – the Savini.

Why this restaurant?  Because since 1884 it’s been producing refined cuisine in an absolutely superb spot!

What’s best to eat? A Milanese style sweetbread with black truffle, raisin and beer reduction and Milanese style traditional risotto with saffron…Outside Savini Caffè serves excellent pizzas and pastries in a magical atmosphere, where fashion, tradition and history merge …Absolutely the place for people watching – There is no doubt that Italians – both men and women are very stylish. What a show. I never get tired of admiring these fashionable Milanese.

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Stroll through the charming streets and do some shopping in wonderful shops!

The most famous streets are: Via Montenapoleone, Corso di Porta Venezia, Via Manzoni, and Via della Spiga. They form the famous “quadrilateral of fashion” streets with buildings and palaces of great beauty where you can find fantastic stores like Gucci, Chanel, Armani, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Cartier, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré…

 

 

Take the afternoon to visit these boutiques! And don’t forget that Via della Spiga is special because they do not allow cars and the buildings are marvellous!

Another must-see is the Brera: a quiet neighbourhood for an afternoon stroll between designer boutiques and charming cafes. The Brera is one of my favourite areas of Milan. It is an area full of fabulous art galleries, antique and jewellery shops and very importantly many excellent small family owned restaurants.

The Pinacotera di Milan is a gallery that has a world renowned collection of renaissance art. You could spend a whole afternoon exploring this area!

Brera is not too crowded with tourists, but there are a lot of locals and that is always a good sign – so it’s the perfect choice to visit to get a more local feeling of Milano. Walk down Via Brera, Via Pontaccio Via Solferino, Corso Garibaldi and Corso Como… and have an amazing day!

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