“There are cities of obvious beauty which give themselves over to everyone, and secret cities that enjoy being discovered.” Carlo Castellaneta
THE CITY THROUGH THE EYES OF MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
“There are cities of obvious beauty which give themselves over to everyone, and secret cities that enjoy being discovered.”
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida C O N T E N T S
C O N T E N T S
THE MILANESE EVENTS CALENDAR
DRINK & NIGHTLIFE
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
ART & DESIGN
OUT OF TOWN
INTRO THE MILANESE
THE CITY THROUGH THE EYES OF MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
The Milanese, the lifestyle book that Mandarin Oriental, Milan has put together for its valued guests, is the ultimate guide to Milan, with top tips and suggestions on how to discover the most authentic side of the city. Compact and easy to use, it has a chapter dedicated to each of the city’s seven main areas, with listings divided by category, from Restaurants to Shopping. The Milanese showcases Italy’s capital of fashion and design through the eyes of the local community. Acclaimed Chef Antonio Guida
reveals his favourite fine dining restaurants, while General Manager Luca Finardi shares advice on the city’s most exciting cocktail bars. The book features the city’s best nightlife spots and reveals where to enjoy some of the best shopping and wellness experiences. There’s also a section dedicated to Milan’s most unusual attractions and its many hidden corners. The Milanese was designed to allow guests to create their own grand tour , ensuring a truly memorable stay.
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January MILAN MEN’S FASHION WEEK
May MILANO FOOD CITY 3-9 May 2020 milanofoodcity.it
MILANO DIGITAL WEEK 11-15 March 2020 milanodigitalweek.com
Fall Winter 2020/21 10-14 January 2020 cameramoda.it
The most important Italian event dedicated to education, culture and digital innovation. MIA PHOTO FAIR X EDITION The Mall Porta Nuova 19-22 March 2020 miafair.it Italy’s international photography and moving image art fair. STRAMILANO 22 March 2020 stramilano.it 10 Km marathon from Piazza Duomo to Arena Civica. FLORALIA Piazza San Marco, 2 April GENERALI MILANO MARATHON 5 April 2020 generalimilanomarathon.it One of the most important sporting events in Milan. MIART
A week-long celebration of food and food culture with conferences, tastings, workshops, exhibitions and show cooking taking place around the city. ORTICOLA FLOWER SHOW Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli 8-10 May 2020 orticola.org The most important Italian flower show, with horticultural design exhibitions, market stalls, rare plants and workshops. MILANO PIANO CITY 22/24 May 2020 pianocitymilano.it Over 400 concerts held throughout the city. MILANO ARCH WEEK Late May milanoarchweek.eu A week dedicated to architecture and the urban future. A week of exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, editorial projects and screenings dedicated to photography. MILAN MEN’S FASHION WEEK Spring Summer 2021 20-24 June 2020 cameramoda.it WHITE MILANO Mid June 2020 whiteshow.com VILLA ARCONATI MUSIC FESTIVAL Late June festivalarconati.com
A major international event that sees the world’s most famous fashion designers present their prêt-à-porter collections. WSM FASHION REBOOT BASE Milano 11-12 January 2020 whiteshow.com The first ever event dedicated entirely to sustainable innovation in the fashion industry. HOMI - THE LIFESTYLE TRADE FAIR Fiera Milano 24/27 January 2020 homimilano.com February AFFORDABLE ART FAIR Superstudio Più 7-9 February 2020 affordableartfair.com MILAN WOMEN’S FASHION WEEK
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Scopri un nuovo modo per prenderti cura della tua pelle. 28-29 March 2020 floraliamilano.com
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Noi di Dermalogica leggiamo il tuo viso, perché ogni viso racconta una storia unica ed in continua evoluzione. Ogni pelle ha un proprio passato, un presente pieno di sfide quotidiane da affrontare e un futuro ancora tutto da scrivere. Non ti parleremo mai di bellezza ma solo della salute della tua pelle. Non ti faremo perdere tempo con modelli utopici di bellezza, con ingredienti segreti e assurde promesse, con packaging sfavillanti e rituali frivoli. Ti parleremo solo di risultati comprovati e di un modo intelligente di prendersi cura della tua pelle con trattamenti personalizzati. Perché da oltre 30 anni il nostro unico obiettivo è assicurare la tua pelle più sana di sempre. Fall Winter 2020/21 18-24 February 2020 cameramoda.it WHITE MILANO Women’s collections + accessories FW 20/21, 20-23 February 2020 whiteshow.com An international marketplace where brands scout buyers from some of the world’s most influential multi- brands. CARNEVALE AMBROSIANO Milanese Carnival 29 February 2020 Fiera Milano City 17-19 April 2020 miart.it International modern and contemporary art fair. MILAN FURNITURE FAIR FieraMilano Rho 21-26 April 2020 salonemilano.it June MILANO PHOTO WEEK 3-9 June 2020 photoweekmilano.it
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The world’s largest and most influential trade fair showcasing the best in furniture and interior design from countries around the world. MILANO DESIGN WEEK 21-26 April 2020 fuorisalone.it Design-based events all around the city.
March MUSEOCITY 5-7 March 2020 museocity.it Special openings, exhibitions and workshops to discover Milan’s extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage.
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July ARIANTEO Palazzo Reale spaziocinema.info Open-air film screenings in various locations around the city. September MITO SETTEMBREMUSICA 3-21 September 2020 mitosettembremusica.it International Music Festival. ITALIAN GRAND PRIX IN MONZA 4-6 September 2020 italy-grand-prix.com One of the most highly anticipated motor racing events in the F1 calendar. VOGUE FOR MILANO Early September 2020 vogue.it Celebrating fashion, brands that are Made in Italy and the city of Milan. An evening of shopping and entertainment. MILAN WOMEN’S FASHION WEEK
November MILANO BOOKCITY November 2020 bookcitymilano.it Literary event dedicated to books and reading.
MILANO GREEN WEEK September 2020 milanogreenweek.eu A week dedicated to Green and
Urban Sustainability. MILANO CALCIOCITY September 2020 milanocalciocity.it
A festival dedicated to Italy’s most loved sport – football – with events taking place throughout the city. HOMI: THE LIFESTYLE TRADE FAIR 19-22 September 2020 homimilano.com MILANO PET WEEK Events and initiatives to raise awareness of our close relationship with pets. MILANO BIKE CITY September 2020 petsinthecity.it
An exciting event that pays tribute to jazz, tracing its history and analysing its close relationship with other musical genres. MILANO MUSIC WEEK November 2020 milanomusicweek.it A week completely dedicated to music. December SANT’AMBROGIO AND OH BEJ! OH BEJ! MARKET 5-8 December 2020 turismo.milano.it Milan’s most ancient and traditional outdoor market. LA SCALA OPENING NIGHT 7 December 2020 teatroallascala.org IL VILLAGGIO DELLE MERAVIGLIE villaggiodellemeraviglie.com Christmas Market, ice-skating rink and playground.
September 2020 milanobikecity.it
A popular bicycle festival with a rich programme of events dedicated to travelling on two wheels.
Spring Summer 2021 22-28 September 2020 cameramoda.it
October MILANO MONTAGNA WEEK October 2020 milanomontagna.it A week dedicated to the mountains and the outdoors. MILANO FALL DESIGN WEEK October 2020 designcitymilano.it THEATRE SEASON Tickets available for sale. teatripermilano.it
Women’s Fashion Week brings the entire world of fashion to Milan, with catwalk shows, presentations, events and more.
WHITE MILANO September 2020 whiteshow.com MILANO MOVIE WEEK September 2020 milanomovieweek.it
Screenings across the city in collaboration with Milan’s Film Festivals.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida THE HOTEL
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
noble residence), with two elegant courtyards that are seamless extensions of the building. The hotel’s beating heart is undoubtedly Mandarin Bar & Bistrot , with black and white marble mosaics decorating the walls, wooden boiserie and all-glass doors overlooking the internal courtyard. At the helm of Seta Restaurant is Executive Chef Antonio Guida, who works alongside Sous Chef Federico Dell’Omarino, Pastry Chef Nicola Di Lena and the rest of the team, daily creating culinary delights that enchant guests from all over the world. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan complete this sensory journey, offering a holistic approach to wellness that perfectly embodies the group’s oriental heritage. The Spa’s architecture and design incorporates feng-shui principles, with treatments taking a holistic approach. The fitness centre, swimming pool, treatment rooms and hair salon at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan encourage guests and visitors to truly switch off, relax, and unwind.
Located in Via Andegari 9 at the crossroads of the artistic quarter of Brera, the Fashion District and the financial centre, Mandarin Oriental, Milan is a luxury hotel that provides warm Milanese hospitality. The hotel commands an excellent location in the heart of the city, steps away from some of the city’s major sights, including La Scala Opera House , Via Montenapoleone, the Duomo , Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II , the Sforza Castle and the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie . The
hotel is housed in four 18 th century buildings overlooking two parallel streets, namely Via Andegari , a calm and secluded street that leads to lively Via Manzoni , and Via Monte di Pietà , home to the hotel’s Mandarin Bar & Bistrot and two-Michelin-starred Seta Restaurant . Interiors were designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, a well-established Milanese interior design firm. Blending Milanese- style décor with a touch of Oriental design, the hotel is reminiscent of a dimora milanese (Milanese
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida ROOMS & SUITES
MANDARIN BAR & BISTROT
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN OFFERS FASHIONABLY LUXURIOUS ROOMS AND SUITES WITH CHIC CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR AND SUBTLE ORIENTAL TOUCHES.
MANDARIN BAR & BISTROT IS THE BEATING HEART OF THE HOTEL, A TRANQUIL OASIS BY DAY THAT MORPHS INTO A VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE VENUE AFTER DARK.
Spread out over five floors, the 70 luxurious guestrooms and 34 suites blend seamlessly with the overall décor of the hotel. Combining Milanese elegance and functionality, the rooms have a homely and intimate feel, with bespoke items of furniture exclusively designed by architect Antonio Citterio and crafted by leading Italian furniture manufacturers. Rooms feature contemporary décor and offer striking city views; some overlook the hotel’s inner courtyards, while others look out onto the city rooftops and the surrounding streets. Fabrics in earthy colour palettes create a refined and welcoming environment, with
Open from 8am until late, Mandarin Bar & Bistrot is the hotel’s beating heart, a tranquil oasis by day that gradually morphs into a vibrant nightlife venue after dark. Walls feature black and white geometric mosaic patterns, creating dazzling lighting effects that are further enhanced by the glassware and smoked ceiling mirrors. The careful positioning of sofas, armchairs, tables and stools around the cocktail bar makes for a cosy setting that continues in the attractive courtyard, with stylish lounge sofas, coffee tables and soft lighting creating a convivial ambience. Open for lunch and dinner, Mandarin Bar & Bistrot offers a selection of starters and
mains, along with light dishes such as sandwiches and salads. The menu is overseen by Chef Antonio Guida, who delights diners with simple yet refined traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist, while Pastry Chef Nicola Di Lena tempts guests with a selection of divine cakes and pastries. At 6 pm, the lights are dimmed and lounge music sets the mood, with expert mixologists shaking up inventive cocktails with an oriental twist. A fine selection of grappa and amari can be enjoyed after dinner.
velvet upholstered armchairs, taupe curtains and cream-coloured headboards. Grand Italian marble bathrooms feature large windows overlooking the hotel’s inner courtyard or city rooftops, allowing for plenty of light and creating a sense of space. Rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, with Apple TVs with AirPlay and high tech boxes with international plug sockets and HDMI cables to connect laptops to TVs. Mandarin Oriental, Milan boasts two Speciality Suites created as a tribute to renowned Italian masters of design Piero Fornasetti and Giò Ponti, with unique stylish decor that reflects the highest levels of Milanese creativity and design.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida SETA BY ANTONIO GUIDA
THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MILAN
EXECUTIVE CHEF ANTONIO GUIDA TAKES GUESTS ON A GASTRONOMIC JOURNEY, COMBINING HIS NATIVE PUGLIA WITH HIS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WORKING IN FRANCE AND TUSCANY. THE CULINARY TRADITIONS OF
A HAVEN OF WELLBEING DESIGNED TO PAMPER THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL, OFFERING A HOLISTIC EXPERIENCE WITH LONG-LASTING RESULTS.
Awarded with two Michelin stars, Seta Restaurant welcomes guests in two brightly-lit luxurious spaces that harmoniously merge with one of the hotel’s two attractive courtyards. Wood, marble and subtle green textiles seamlessly come together and immerse diners in a unique and exclusive setting. The Duomo Private Dining Room , designed by Atelier Fornasetti, is the perfect solution for an intimate lunch or dinner, and offers a quiet and secluded space for private events, with customised menus. Executive Chef Antonio Guida takes guests on a gastronomic journey that combines the culinary traditions of his native Puglia with his extensive experience working as a chef in France and Tuscany. Born in 1972, Guida has worked in the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, such as Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Don Alfonso on the Amalfi Coast and La Terrazza in Rome’s Eden Hotel. In 2002 he joined Il Pellicano as Executive Chef, winning the restaurant Michelin stars in 2004
Spread out over 900 square metres, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan is a haven of wellbeing designed to pamper the body, mind and soul, offering a holistic experience with long-lasting results. The five key elements of Chinese Feng Shui philosophy - Water, Earth, Fire, Wood and Metal - are reflected in the refined design of the Spa’s interiors, creating a welcoming environment that encourages relaxation. The Spa offers two single treatment rooms, two double bedded treatment rooms, a Thai massage room, a Spa suite with its own vitality pool, a fitness centre equipped with the latest Technogym machinery and a wonderful heated indoor swimming pool. Personalised wellness lies at the core of the Spa, with every visit beginning with a traditional welcoming ritual followed by a private consultation with a specialised therapist who will tailor the experience to suit each guest’s individual needs. Treatments blend the best of Western and Eastern therapies, combining Mandarin Oriental’s long-standing international expertise and treatment
and in 2010. He eventually moved to Milan, where he was appointed Executive Chef of the Mandarin Oriental, Milan and, in 2015, only four months after opening, he won the restaurant its first Michelin star, with a second star following in 2016. The menu combines innovation and tradition, with dishes prepared using outstanding high-quality ingredients that are creatively combined to enhance each and every flavour. The dishes take guests on a journey that awakens the senses, bringing together the expertise of the entire kitchen team, including Executive Sous Chef Federico Dell’Omarino, Guida’s right-hand man since 2002; Pastry Chef Nicola Di Lena; Head Sommelier Andrea Loi, whose carefully curated wine list offers more than 1200 Italian wines alongside a wide selection of champagnes; and Restaurant Manager Manuel Tempesta, who delivers impeccable service that further enhances the dining experience.
know how. Inspired by the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and aromatherapy, the treatments aim to bring physical, emotional and mental equilibrium. Brands like Biologique Recherche and the Aromatherapy Associates group are available at the Spa, with products made with natural ingredients and without parabens. The fitness centre is equipped with state-of- the-art Technogym machinery that fully integrates cardio, strength and functional training. Ear phones are provided, along with refreshments and towels. Early birds can make use of the jogging station at the hotel entrance, where guests are offered complimentary water and towels between 5 am and 7 am. Personal trainers are available upon request, and will create training plans designed around personal goals and needs in order to maximise results. A beauty studio, a pedi and mani studio and a hair salon complete the range of high-end services offered at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Milan .
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida CENTRO STORICO & FASHION DISTRICT
ARMANI/PRIVÉ Via G. Pisoni, 1
LARUSMIANI Via Montenapoleone, 7
LA SCALA OPERA HOUSE Via Filodrammatici, 2
PIAZZA DELLA SCALA
LANGOSTERIA CAFÉ MILANO Galleria del Corso, 4
HIGHLINE GALLERIA Via S. Pellico, 2
CAMPARINO IN GALLERIA Piazza del Duomo, 21
LYING AT THE HEART OF MILAN, THE CITY CENTER IS PACKED WITH SIGHTS. NOT TO BE MISSED IS THE CITY’S GLAMOROUS FASHION DISTRICT. CENTRO STORICO & FASHION DISTRICT
GIACOMO CAFFÈ Piazza del Duomo, 12 Mandarin’s Favourite
CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO Piazza San Sepolcro
At the heart of the historical centre lies the awe-inspiring Gothic Duomo, the symbol of the city, while the sumptuous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II nearby is lined with elegant boutiques and fine dining restaurants. The historic Sforza Castle, the ancient seat of the ruling Visconti, is replete with history, while Milan’s famous La Scala Opera House , where Verdi and Puccini premiered their operas, is today
one of the city’s main attractions for opera and ballet performances. Fashion lovers must not miss the city’s Fashion District, which is an attraction in its own right. Lined with haute couture fashion houses, its pretty cobbled streets are well worth a wander. In the early evenings, the city’s bars and cafes are abuzz with custom, as locals head out to enjoy their much-loved aperitivo, a pre-dinner drink said to stimulate the appetite.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida CENTRO STORICO & FASHION DISTRICT
Food LANGOSTERIA CAFÉ MILANO
Mandarin’s Favourite GIACOMO CAFFÈ
Piazza del Duomo, 12 +39 02 8909 6698 giacomocaffe.com @giacomo_milano
Galleria del Corso, 4 +39 02 7601 8167 langosteria.com @langosteria
Tucked away in Palazzo Reale , this charming café has plenty of old-world charm, making for a particularly attractive meeting place. Part of Gruppo Giacomo, Giacomo Caffè welcomes guests from breakfast to aperitivo, and offers delicious traditional Italian dishes at lunchtime.
Enrico the brainchild of Langosteria , Milan’s go-to restaurant for fish and seafood dishes. With various locations around the city, this chic restaurant is the perfect venue for any occasion, whether an informal lunch or a sophisticated dinner. Dishes are prepared with high quality ingredients, combining flavours from different culinary traditions. Buonocore is
Drink CAMPARINO IN GALLERIA
Art&Design LA SCALA OPERA HOUSE
Nightlife ARMANI/PRIVÉ Via Gastone Pisoni, 1 +39 02 6231 2655 armanipriveclub.com @armanipriveclub
Piazza del Duomo, 21 +39 02 8646 4435 camparino.com
Via Filodrammatici, 2 +39 02 7200 3744 teatroallascala.org @teatroallascala
Inaugurated in 1915 by Davide Campari, this legendary venue is renowned for its Milanese aperitivo . Interiors were entirely refurbished and redesigned by architecture firm Lissoni Associati who redefined its identity while also preserving and honouring its heritage and Art Nouveau décor. Open from breakfast until late, it offers innovative dishes and an exciting drinks list featuring a unique blend of Signature cocktails and creative drinks.
Successfully combining the fun atmosphere of a nightclub with the intimacy of a members’ club, Armani/Privé is located in the centre of Milan in the same building that houses the Armani Hotel, Nobu and Emporio Armani Ristorante. Interiors were designed by Giorgio Armani, and feature illuminated walls and stylish bronze fittings.
Commissioned by Maria Theresa of Austria and inaugurated in 1778, La Scala is one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, hosting classical music, ballet and opera performances. Some of the greatest Italian operas were premiered here, including Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’s Otello .
Experience HIGHLINE GALLERIA
Hidden City CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO
Via Silvio Pellico, 2 +39 02 4539 7656 highlinegalleria.com @highlinegalleria
Piazza San Sepolcro +39 02 9296 5790 criptasansepolcromilano.it @criptasansepolcro
Via Montenapoleone, 7 +39 02 7600 6957 larusmiani.it @larusmiani
The rooftop of the city’s opulent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is home to a series of boardwalks that offer spectacular views of the Duomo, the city skyline and the snowy Alps beyond. Walking the pathways is a great way to soak up panoramic views of Milan, and there are plenty of events and activities that take place year-round, including open-air film screenings, aperitivi and fun family-friendly workshops.
In 2016, the Crypt of San Sepolcro reopened to the public after 50 years. Built in the 11 th century on the site of what was the heart of the Roman city, the crypt has flooring made of large slabs of Verona stone that were once part of the ancient Roman forum. Cardinal Borromeo defined the crypt as the city’s ‘belly button’, while Leonardo da Vinci considered it to be the true heart of Milan, as depicted in one of his maps in the Codex Atlanticus .
Opened in 1922, LARUSMIANI is Via Montenapoleone ’s oldest tailoring brand. By expertly combining quality, elegance and Italian craftsmanship, LARUSMIANI stocks an extensive collection for the discerning gentleman, offering classic menswear with a modern twist. The brand is constantly evolving to meet the changing tastes of consumers around the world.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida B R E R A
CONCA DELL’INCORONATA Via San Marco
RISTORANTE DANIEL Via San Marco angolo Castelfidardo
TIBI BISTROT PROVENÇAL Via San Fermo, 1
ONE OF MILAN’S MOST ATMOSPHERIC DISTRICTS, BRERA IS THE CITY’S ARTISTIC QUARTER, CHARACTERISED BY PRETTY COBBLED STREETS. HOME TO ARTISTS’ WORKSHOPS AND INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES, IT HAS A DISTINCTLY BOHEMIAN AIR.
CAFFÈ FERNANDA Via Brera, 28 Mandarin’s Favourite
LUISA BECCARIA Via Formentini, 1
PINACOTECA DI BRERA Via Brera, 28
With its cobblestone streets, flower- adorned balconies and secret courtyards, Brera is an elegant timeless district harbouring some of the city’s best cultural attractions. The Pinacoteca di Brera houses one of Italy’s most comprehensive collections of Italian art, while the nearby Botanical Garden is a pleasant spot for a stroll. Scores of lively cafes and restaurants are dotted here and there throughout
the neighbourhood. Since the 19th century, Brera has been the artistic district of the city, with a particularly lively, bustling atmosphere around the Accademia delle Belle Arti . Many of the area’s buildings were commissioned by Maria Theresa of Austria, who transformed Palazzo di Brera into a veritable cultural centre. The building houses the Accademia , the Pinacoteca and the Lombard
Institute Academy of Science and Letters, as well as the Braidense National Library, the Astronomical Observatory and the Botanical Garden. On the third Sunday of the month, Brera hosts a lively flea market, while during the annual Fuorisalone, Brera is considered to be Milan’s leading design district, hosting numerous exhibitions and design events that attract large crowds.
SANTA MARIA DEL CARMINE Piazza del Carmine, 2
BRERA BOTANICAL GARDEN Via Brera, 28- Via privata F.lli Gabba 10
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida B R E R A
Food RISTORANTE DANIEL Via San Marco angolo Castelfidardo danielcanzian.com +39 02 6379 3837 @daniel_canzian Located in one of Brera’s most atmospheric spots, Ristorante Daniel perfectly embodies Chef Daniel Canzian’s culinary philosophy, based on fine cuisine that uses seasonal and eco- sustainable ingredients to create imaginative dishes. The décor is minimal, livened up with splashes of bright green.
Mandarin’s Favourite CAFFÈ FERNANDA
Via Brera, 28 +39 34 5050 4846 caffefernanda.com @caffefernanda
Bar, restaurant and bistro, Caffè Fernanda is set against the refined backdrop of the Pinacoteca di Brera , fully immersing guests in the world of art. Dedicated to Fernanda Wittgens, Italy’s first female museum director, the café has stylish Fifties-style décor, and offers dishes crafted by Chef Filippo La Mantia.
Art&Design CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DEL CARMINE
Drink TIBI BISTROT PROVENÇAL
Art&Design PINACOTECA DI BRERA
Via Brera, 28 +39 02 7226 3230 pinacotecabrera.org
Piazza del Carmine, 2 +39 02 8646 3365 chiesadelcarmine.it
Via San Fermo, 1 +39 02 2901 4422
The Church of Santa Maria del Carmine is a historic landmark in the heart of Brera. A wonderful example of Lombardy’s Neo- Gothic architecture, it was built on the ruins of the 13th century Chiesa Carmelitana and eventually completed in 1880 by architect Carlo Maciachini. Due to its vicinity to the Sforza Castle and the wealthy historic centre, the church was once largely frequented by the city’s nobility and gentry.
Bistro and cocktail bar, Tibi is a charming romantic corner of Provence offering an intimate ambience. The seasonal drinks list includes an exclusive selection of Pastis, fine wines, Crémants, Champagnes and gin, while the menu features delectable French culinary delights that marry particularly well with an aperitif. The bar is renowned for its famous Gin & Tonic and its African Mule , a legendary version of Moscow Mule.
Home to one of the country’s leading collections of Italian paintings, the Pinacoteca di Brera displays masterpieces spanning from the 13 th to the 20 th century. Originally set up in 1776 to display works for students of the adjacent Accademia di Belle Arti , the Pinacoteca was officially founded as an art gallery in 1809 to store works looted from French- occupied Italy during the reign of Napoleone Bonaparte.
Experience BRERA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Hidden City CONCA DELL’INCORONATA
Founded by Maria Theresa of Austria in 1775, Brera’s Botanical Garden is a quiet verdant oasis in Milan’s bustling city centre. Originally created as an educational centre, the garden was enriched with a number of exotic plants, many of which were added during the Napoleonic era. The garden aims to safeguard biodiversity and protect rare species. In 2005, the region of Lombardy officially recognised it as a museum. Via Brera, 28 - Via privata F.lli Gabba, 10 +39 02 50314683 ortibotanici.unimi.it @OrtoBotanicodiBrera
Shopping LUISA BECCARIA Via Formentini, 1 +39 02 8646 0018 luisabeccaria.it @luisabeccaria
Via San Marco naviglilombardi.it Open 24/7
Officially recognised as a monument, the Conca dell’Incoronata is all that remains of the Naviglio Martesana within the city’s old Spanish walls. Built in 1496 during the time of Duke Ludovico il Moro, this historic lock was studied by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was once known as Conca delle Gabelle , as it was here that people were required to pay ‘gabelle’, taxes on goods and people.
This exclusive concept store immerses guests in a fairy-tale like world, where Luisa Beccaria and her daughter Lucilla offer guests a veritable sensory experience. The boutique displays a divine selection of floor-length dresses with dreamy embroidery alongside chandeliers and home accessories.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida PORTA VENEZIA
INDRO MONTANELLI PUBLIC GARDENS
VILLA REALE AND GAM Via Palestro, 16
LÙBAR Via Palestro, 16
FULL MILANO STORE Corso Venezia, 45
VILLA INVERNIZZI Via Cappuccini, 7
PORTA VENEZIA IS A LIVELY MULTICULTURAL DISTRICT OFFERING AN ECLECTIC RANGE OF ATTRACTIONS, FROM QUIRKY INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES TO STYLISH BARS. PORTA VENEZIA
FORNASETTI Corso Venezia 21A Mandarin’s Favourite
NOTTINGHAM FOREST Viale Piave, 1
A DIALOGUE IN THE DARK Via Vivaio, 7
VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO Via Mozart, 14
Porta Venezia is one of Milan’s liveliest and most sought-after districts, with iconic Art Nouveau architecture, outstanding art galleries, extensive green spaces, excellent shopping, quirky eateries, gourmet restaurants and bustling nightlife venues offering expertly crafted cocktails. This unique district is also rich in history, home to the Casa Cambiaghi , Palazzo and Torre Rasini , Piscina Cozzi , the Casa di Vico Magistretti and Torre di
Breda , a 116-metre high building with 31 floors that is taller than the city’s iconic Madonnina del Duomo statue. It’s also home to Palazzo Luraschi , which occupies a section of the famous Lazzaretto , the city’s former leper hospital. The building pays homage to Alessandro Manzoni’s The Bethrothed , with twelve busts in the courtyard depicting the novel’s main characters. Not to be missed are the wonderful Neoclassical Villa Reale and
Villa Necchi Campiglio , a noble Milanese residence designed by Italian architect Piero Portaluppi. The area is also home to the Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano , the GAM Modern Art Gallery, PAC Contemporary Art Pavilion, Villa Invernizzi – whose gardens are home to beautiful pink flamingos – and the secluded Indro Montanelli gardens, one of the city’s green lungs. With so much to see and do, the district is well worth a visit.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida PORTA VENEZIA
Mandarin’s Favourite FORNASETTI
Corso Venezia 21A +39 02 8416 1374 fornasetti.com
Via Palestro, 16 +39 02 8352 7769 lubar.it @lubar
With seven shop windows and three floors displaying unique pieces of furniture and home- ware items, the Fornasetti store is a veritable temple of art. Each room presents a different theme, with a mesmerizing blend of dé- cor, surrealistic wallpaper designs and timeless plates depicting Lina Cavalieri, Piero Fornasetti’s muse.
Also known as “Bar dei Lù” (Lù’s Bar) after siblings and owners Lucilla, Lucrezia and Ludovico Bonaccorsi, LùBar is one of Milan’s most popular and sought-after venues. Located within Villa Reale , this café, bistro and restaurant is a peaceful oasis complete with terrace and beautiful winter garden, offering customers a range of Sicilian delights.
Art&Design VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO
Art&Design VILLA REALE AND GAM, GALLERIA D’ARTE MODERNA
Drink NOTTINGHAM FOREST Viale Piave, 1 +39 02 798311 nottingham-forest.com @dariocomini
Via Mozart, 14 + 39 02 7634 0121 fondoambiente.it
Via Palestro, 16 +39 02 8844 5943 gam-milano.com @gam_milano
Surrounded by a beautiful garden with swimming pool, Villa Necchi Campiglio was built in the early 1930s by architect Piero Portaluppi for a wealthy Milanese industrialist. In 2001, sisters Gigina Nedda Campiglio and Nedda Necchi donated the villa to Italy’s FAI , a non-profit organisation that aims to protect Italy’s cultural heritage. This gorgeous villa was finally opened to the public, allowing visitors to admire its wonderful Art Deco interiors and works of art.
Dario Comini works magic to create exceptional cocktails that have made Nottingham Forest into a world-class Italian cocktail bar. Repeatedly featured on “The World’s 50 Best Bars” list, this mixology venue fully embraces originality by blending molecular gastronomy and the art of mixing drinks to create outstanding exotic cocktails.
Built between 1790 and 1796 as the private residence of Count Ludovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, and later refurbished to host Milan’s Modern Art collections, the Neoclassical Villa Reale is surrounded by a lovely garden and offers a sublime collection of art. From Hayez and Canova to Segantini and Modigliani, this former noble residence is one of the city’s most interesting cultural attractions.
Experience A DIALOGUE IN THE DARK
Hidden City VILLA INVERNIZZI AND ITS PINK FLAMINGOS
Shopping FULL MILANO STORE
Via Vivaio, 7 +39 02 7722 6210 dialogonelbuio.org
Viale Piave, 29 +39 02 2951 1229 fullmilano.com @fullmilano
Via Cappuccini, 7
This unique exhibition takes place in total darkness to stimulate the senses. Since 2005, the Institute of the Blind has promoted this deep, thought-provoking experience, immersing guests in darkness for one hour and fifteen minutes in rooms that simulate daily life situations. This unique experience ends in the Institute’s café, where visitors can express their thoughts while still plunged in darkness.
In the gardens of an Art Nouveau villa in the heart of the secluded Quadrilatero del Silenzio lives a colony of pink flamingos, a striking, rather surreal sight in a major city like Milan. Imported from Chile and Africa by Cavalier Invernizzi, these brightly- coloured residents live peacefully in Porta Venezia, daily surprising passersby.
This eclectic store is entirely devoted to menswear, displaying a luxurious range of over forty Italian and international brands. Stylish shirts, knitwear, ties, accessories, shoes, unique vintage pieces and a bespoke tailoring service blissfully combine, making Full Milano a store for the modern day gentleman.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida ISOLA, PORTA NUOVA, GARIBALDI & MONUMENTALE
A’ RICCIONE Via T. Taramelli, 70
DEUS EX MACHINA Via Thaon Di Revel, 3
BLUE NOTE Via P. Borsieri, 37
MONUMENTAL CEMETERY Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale
ISOLA, PORTA NUOVA, GARIBALDI & MONUMENTALE
KASA DEI LIBRI Largo Aldo de Benedetti, 4
ONE OF THE CITY’S TRENDIEST AND MOST ENERGETIC DISTRICTS, ISOLA FULLY EMBODIES CONTEMPORARY MILAN, WHERE THE LATEST FOOD, FASHION AND DESIGN TRENDS THRIVE AND EVOLVE.
LIBRARY OF TREES MILAN Via G. de Castillia, 28
PIAZZA GAE AULENTI
CERESIO 7 Via Ceresio, 7 Mandarin’s Favourite
10 CORSO COMO Corso Como, 10
This former industrial area in northern Milan takes its name from a time when it was separated from the rest of the city, isolated by railway lines. Today, Isola is a vibrant up-and-coming district that has maintained its roots as a working-class area. The district was revamped as part of a modernisation project that started in 2009 and included nearby Porta Garibaldi and Porta Nuova . It’s home to traditional trattorie , trendy cafés, cocktail bars, elegant boutiques and
vintage shops. Biking aficionados flock here to enjoy Europe’s first moto-district, an entire street dedicated to motorbikes, with garages, shops, bars, motorcycles and themed events taking place year-round. With its mesmerizing eco-sustainable wall fountains and solar panels, Piazza Gae Aulenti epitomises Milan’s contemporary urban landscape and stands at the foot of the tallest building in Italy, the Unicredit Tower . The district’s most famous building is probably
the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), a telling example of urban reforestation and architecture that supports native biodiversity. The project was thought up by Boeri Studio, and has today become a symbol of Milan, with two residential towers home to roughly 1000 different plant species. A short walk from the Centro Direzionale business district is the Monumental Cemetery, a fascinating open-air museum with impressive sculptures and intricately decorated tombs.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida ISOLA, PORTA NUOVA, GARIBALDI & MONUMENTALE
Mandarin’s Favourite CERESIO 7
Food A’ RICCIONE
Via Ceresio, 7 +39 02 3103 9221 ceresio7.com @ceresio7
The city’s first seafood restaurant, A’ Riccione is classed as a Bottega Storica , a historical establishment that values and preserves the city’s cultural heritage. A large counter by the entrance displays all manner of freshly caught fish and seafood, expertly prepared and served in an elegant yet informal setting. The service is particularly good, too. Via Torquato Taramelli, 70 +39 02 683 807 ristoranteariccione.net @ristoranteariccione
Located on the fourth floor of the historic Enel building, which houses the headquarters of Dsquared2, Ceresio 7 is a stylish bar and restaurant thought up by fashion designers Dean and Dan Caten. Fashionably elegant, it has two swimming pools, two bars and a restaurant, offering spectacular views of the city skyline.
Nightlife BLUE NOTE
Art&Desig MONUMENTAL CEMETERY Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale +39 02 8846 5600 A tribute to the life of those who have played a key role in Milan’s history, the Monumental Cemetery is a fascinating open-air museum that extends over 250 thousand square metres. Designed by architect Carlo Maciachini and inaugurated in 1866, it harmoniously combines Gothic and Romanesque styles. It contains the tombs of some of Italy’s most eminent citizens, including novelists Alessandro Manzoni and Salvatore Quasimodo, and is the burial place of influential families from the industrial bourgeoisie, such as the Bocconi, Campari, Falck, Branca and Treccani families, to mention a few.
Drink DEUS EX MACHINA Via Thaon Di Revel, 3 +39 02 8343 9230 deuscustoms.com @deusportal
Via Pietro Borsieri, 37 +39 02 6901 6888 bluenotemilano.com @bluenotemilano
Jazz Club and restaurant, Blue Note is a renowned jazz music venue in Milan. With over 350 shows each year, Blue Note has hosted many of the greatest jazz, blues, soul, Italian and Latin music artists. Live entertainment is matched with fantastic dining and drinking, with simple Italian and international cuisine, an extensive wine list, and over 200 cocktails and spirits.
Australian motorcycle, bicycle and surf board brand, Deus Ex Machina is a concept store that has attracted bikers since 2003. Shop, garage and café, it fully embraces creativity and individuality. Open from breakfast until late, this wonderful spot is perfect both in winter and in summer, thanks to its attractive inner courtyard.
Experience LIBRARY OF TREES MILAN Via Gaetano de Castillia, 28 +39 02 0202 bam.milano.it @bam.milano The Library of Trees is an urban green space connecting Porta Nuova, Isola and Gae Aulenti . A verdant botanical sanctuary harmoniously blending nature and culture, it is the result of a cultural project that was born to promote sustainability. The local community is highly involved through the BAMoment, a rich programme of events that embraces #Openairculture, #Nature, #Wellness and #Education.
Hidden City KASA DEI LIBRI
Shopping 10 CORSO COMO Corso Como, 10 +39 02 2900 2674 10corsocomo.com @10corsocomo
Largo Aldo de Benedetti, 4 +39 02 6698 9018 @kasadeilibri KasaLibri
With admission by advance reservation only, this three-floor apartment is a paradise for book lovers, with over 30 thousand volumes, many first or extremely rare editions. Created by writer Andrea Kerbaker, Kasa was established to provide a place for people to come together, where culture comes to life and books are meant to be touched, read and experienced. Kasa regularly hosts art exhibitions and workshops, too.
Art, design, fashion, music and photography blissfully combine, giving life to this timeless concept store inaugurated in the Nineties by Carla Sozzani. Tucked away in a lovely urban garden, this refined microcosm is home to one of Milan’s most exclusive multibrand stores dedicated to men and women’s clothing and accessories.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida SANT’AMBROGIO, MAGENTA, VERCELLI, SEMPIONE & CITYLIFE
ARCO DELLA PACE
TERRAZZA TRIENNALE, OSTERIA CON VISTA Viale E. Alemagna, 6 Mandarin’s Favourite
JUST CAVALLI MILANO Torre Branca, Via L. Camoens
TRIENNALE MILANO Viale E. Alemagna, 6
THE AREA NORTHWEST OF MILAN’S CITY CENTRE OFFERS AN ECLECTIC MIX OF ATTRACTIONS, FROM THE CHARMING BASILICA DI SANT’AMBROGIO AND THE RENAISSANCE BEAUTY OF SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE TO THE NEOCLASSICAL ARCO DELLA PACE AND THE INNOVATIVE CITYLIFE DISTRICT. SANT’AMBROGIO, MAGENTA, VERCELLI, SEMPIONE & CITYLIFE
RUFUS COCKTAIL BAR Via Alberto da Giussano, 2
LESLEY LUXURY VINTAGE Via San Nicolao, 3a
SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE Via G. A. Sassi, 3
LA VIGNA DI LEONARDO AND CASA DEGLI ATELLANI Corso Magenta, 65
LA BRISA Via Brisa, 15
Donato Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci both left a mark on Magenta, a district that is beautifully rich in art and history, attracting thousands of visitors every year. These two Italian geniuses came together and gave life to numerous masterpieces, including the Convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie , considered to be one of Italy’s most spectacular sights. A designated Unesco World Heritage Site since 1980, the church houses The Last Supper, while a stone’s throw away are the Casa degli
Atellani and La Vigna di Leonardo museums. The district is also home to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio , an Early Christian and medieval monument that is one of Milan’s oldest churches. The district bustles with tourists and students of the nearby Università Cattolica , and to this day is considered the heart of the city’s artistic heritage, where legends and history abound. Not to be missed is a peaceful stroll down Corso Sempione , which recalls Paris’s Champs-Elysées, with the Neoclassical Arco della
Pace standing at its eastern end. This area has also magnificently embraced the future, as evidenced by the urban redevelopment of the old trade fair quarter and the new CityLife district. Designed by renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki, it is one of Europe’s most telling examples of European urban transformation, with residential buildings, offices, shops and services surrounded by a large public park.
FINE DINING selection by Antonio Guida SANT’AMBROGIO, MAGENTA, VERCELLI, SEMPIONE & CITYLIFE
Mandarin’s Favourite TERRAZZA TRIENNALE, OSTERIA CON VISTA
Food LA BRISA
Via Brisa, 15 +39 02 8645 0521 ristorantelabrisa.it
Viale Alemagna Emilio, 6 +39 02 3664 4340 osteriaconvista.it @osteriaconvista
Lying Roman archaeological site off Corso Magenta is elegant Ristorante La Brisa , a peaceful oasis where guests can indulge in fine Italian cuisine in a charming dining room or in the shade of centuries- old lime trees during the warmer months of the year. The cuisine expertly blends Italian culinary traditions with a refined touch of creativity. opposite a
On the rooftop terrace of the Palazzo della Triennale, Osteria con Vista welcomes diners in an airy glass structure overlooking delightful Parco Sempione, offering breathtaking views of Milan’s sublime skyline.
Shopping LESLEY LUXURY VINTAGE Created by eccentric fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, Just Cavalli Restaurant & Club is an exclusive nightlife venue located in the majestic Torre Branca in Parco Sempione . The décor, from the pillows to the tablecloths, fully reflects the brand’s animal print designs. International DJs such as Bob Sinclar, and special guest such as Fergie and Jason Derulo ensure a vibrant pulsating atmosphere until the early hours. Nightlife JUST CAVALLI MILANO Torre Branca, Via Luigi Camoens +39 02 311 817 justcavallimilano.com @justcavallimilano
Art&Design SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE AND THE LAST SUPPER Via Giuseppe Antonio Sassi, 3 +39 02 4676 111 legraziemilano.it The Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie is an exquisite Renaissance jewel designed by Guiniforte Solari. This church complex and Dominican convent has graceful cloisters designed by Bramante, while the refectory is home to The Last Supper , one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous works of art.
Drink RUFUS COCKTAIL BAR Via Alberto da Giussano, 2 +39 02 36735293 rufuscocktailbar.com @rufuscocktailbar Steps away from Conciliazione metro station, Rufus Cocktail Bar serves innovative and unusual cocktail creations, creatively prepared with carefully selected seasonal ingredients. The bar has refined New-York style décor and an exclusive ambience that embraces pure conviviality.
Hidden City LA VIGNA DI LEONARDO AND CASA DEGLI ATELLANI
Art&Design TRIENNALE MILANO Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 +39 02 724341 triennale.org @triennalemilano
Corso Magenta, 65 +39 02 481 6150 vignadileonardo.com
Via San Nicolao, 3a +39 02 3652 7599 lesleyshop.it
During Leonardo da Vinci’s time in Milan working on The Last Supper , Duke Ludovico il Moro expressed his gratitude by gifting Da Vinci with a vineyard in the city centre to remind him of his native Tuscany. Reopened to the public in 2015, the evocative Vigna di Leonardo is located in the lush gardens of Casa degli Atellani , a beautiful Renaissance building with vaulted ceilings adorned with frescoes by artists of the Milanese School of painting.
Located in the Palazzo dell’Arte, Triennale Milano displays some of the most iconic and representative pieces of Italian design from 1927 up to the present day. Spread out over 12,000 square metres, it has been at the heart of the city’s cultural and economic life for the past 80 years, and is a hub for international debate about art, society and business.
Vintage lovers must not miss Lesley Luxury Vintage, a luxury boutique founded in Rome. The store takes a contemporary approach to second hand fashion, displaying reused luxury items of clothing that are never more than three years old.
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