Weekend Getaway: Milan
Collected by Heather Carlson
Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Sometimes called "Milan's Sistine Chapel" because of its profusely--and beautifully-- decorated walls and ceilings, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is well worth a visit. The Renaissance paintings commissioned by the Sforza family (the primary...
Piazza Pio XI, 2, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
This historic library and art gallery is named after Milan’s patron Saint, Saint Ambrose. There are some invaluable art pieces here, including The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, and the Adoration of the Magi by Titian. The building itself is...
Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
One of the most charming things about Milan are the trams that criss-cross the city. Thanks to the city's transit authority, there are 2 restored vintage restaurant trams that take you through the city while you eat dinner. Picture this: teak...
Via Vigevano, 10, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
Taglio– Beautifully unique space in the Navigli area with exposed brick walls. Part café, part bar, + gourmet store. Good anytime of day! They have great lunch specials, and I love sitting in the back dining area with a view to the open kitchen.
Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 43, 20143 Milano MI, Italy
Yes, Mag is a great place for a morning, Saturday brunch, and light lunch, but it is also an excellent spot for those who love a great cocktail. Head to Navigli in the late afternoon to watch Flavio, Marco, and Francesco mix creative concoctions...
Via Plinio, 39, 20020 Milano MI, Italy
Bar Basso is one of the oldest cocktail bars in Milan. It's appeared in many films and is a piece of history in the city. It's always been a privileged meeting place for designers, journalists, artists, and writers. Here you can taste the best...
Via Montenapoleone, 8, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Caffè Cova, Milan's old world pastry shop and original fashion caffe. Its pastries are perfect and more than delicious, but what takes the proverbial cake is the aperitivo and its presentation. Black tie serves cater drinks like Negroni sbagliati...