The city of Milan is most known for its fashion week, held three times a year since 1958 under the ownership of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. In fact, so much so that they say during the Fashion Week the city has a magic vibration that quickly wears off after the show ends. I am glad I discovered a beautiful Milan full of life & beautiful architecture and stylishly crowded, a true show of art and beauty.
The most beautiful atmosphere comes around 5 p.m., when after work people gather for il aperitivi, the perfect moment of the day to be celebrating life, with friends and family.
The menus lean on Italian classics: pizza, pasta al pomodoro, risotto Milanese and pasticeria. Most locations are exclusive gems, filled with creativity and style and eccellenze service. Milan has become more and more generous in harmonizing exquisite food with simple marbled interiors, extraordinary views an an authentic atmosphere.
The next day, after a beautiful night out, I love to stroll around the city’s beautiful villas, caffés and pretty streets early in the morning, while the city is slowly waking up, the aperitifs moments from the night before remaining a sweet souvenir.
Here are a few of my favourite places to try when you’re in the city.