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MILAN in 100º – TOP 100 Ultimate Design Guide

One Hundred Edition invites you to discover Milan in 100º  through our TOP 100 Ultimate Design GuideMilan is an electrifying center and a privileged city to observe the inspiring and moving scene of Design, Fashion, and Modern Art. Having been recognized as one of the world’s best cities for fashion, opera, and art, Milan provides touristic attractions and has so much to offer when we talk about museums, luxury restaurants, expensive hotels, contemporary art Galleries, and design showrooms.

Milan Design Week 2019 and Salone del Mobile are just around the corner and it will be a supreme spectacular week for design lovers will take place from 09-14 of April. If you are attending the most impressive Italian design week and also wondering about what to see in Milan, where to eat and where to sleep, we suggest to you the most extraordinary places that are essential stop spots when you are visiting this iconic and stunning city full of creative works.

 

The 10 Top Design Events

Salone Internazionale del Mobile

 

The foremost attraction of this event is presently at its 58th edition and it’s still a strong furniture fair and design event when it comes to mixing business with culture and shaping exclusive design trends and tendencies. The Salone del Mobile is divided into three main categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future (valuing tradition, craftsmanship, and skill in the making of traditional furniture), Design (where the new products that are functional and innovative make the scene) and the Lux section, entirely dedicated to timeless and refined luxury brands. This event is also remarkable for the capacity to connect quality to technology.

 

Fuorisalone

 

Fuorisalone is a set of events that are distributed throughout Milan at the same time as Salone del Mobile. These two events, you could say, are the main definers of Milan Design Week. However, in the case of the Fuoriosalone, this is not an art fair event nor is it controlled by any institution, but it’s an initiative that expands to many other areas such as art, fashion, food, technology, and telecommunications. You can find many of the exhibitors of Fuoriosalone at many Milanese districts, mainly in Brera, Tortona, and Ventura.

 

XXII Triennale di Milano

The XXII Triennale di Milano starts on the 1st of March and ends at the 12th of June, however, it’s also a potential event to be seen during Milan Design Week. This year’s theme is “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” and the main goal is to, in their words “promote the importance of creative practices in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world” and discuss and analyze potential solutions in that regard.

 

International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition

 

This part of the event is in its 30th edition, presenting a wide variety of products, mainly furniture brands, decorative objects, textiles, and other objects. This is where you can find the main trends, styles, fine art pieces, and innovative design products. There are over 200 exhibitors to check out during this time.

 

Euroluce 2019

This is dedicated entirely to the exhibition of lighting brands since 2011. Euroluce is also an important event when it comes to promoting the matters of eco-sustainability and energy saving in lighting and decoration.

 

SaloneSatellite.

This part of the event focuses especially on the work of young designers. It can be described as a potential meeting place between potential young talents in contemporary design and businessmen. Here is an opportunity for many young designers to present their prototypes and make them into a reality by contacting several enterprises

 

Workplace3.0 2019

This exhibition area is relatively recent, yet it was created as a way of discussing the design and technology in workspace planning. In this area, you can find many Italian design furniture products designed for several professional environments such as reception areas and office spaces.

 

Superdesign Show

 

With over 13,000 sq.mt of exhibiting spaces, the Super-studio design show is an extraordinary event that gathers over 100,000 visitors and over 2,000 registered journalists. This design event is all about showcasing museum-like installations, national pavilions, thematic projects, solo or collective exhibitions, large consolidate companies but also young innovative companies, start-ups, and independent authors.

 

Lexus Design Award

 

Lexus Design Award calls upon young creative talent around the world to “Design for a Better Tomorrow”. Since 2013, this international design event competition has provided the chance of a lifetime for up-and-coming designers to win the prestigious award for innovative design excellence, fund and build their prototype with world-class mentors, and reach unparalleled exposure by exhibiting at Milan Design Week.

 

Ventura Future

With an eye on the future, concepts, innovative techniques, new materials, and progressive visual language are going to make a presence at Ventura Future. We can guarantee one thing: expect nothing but the best of the experimental and contemporary design.

 

See also: MILAN in 100º – The 10 Top Contemporary Italian Furniture Brands

 

The 10 Top Interior Designers and Architects

 

Dimore Studio

 

Dimore Studio is a Milan based studio founded by Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran in 2003. The studio started as a small interior design studio as a cult place for only an elite group of experts, transformed over time into a globally celebrated phenomenon. Their research is mostly driven by their personal sensibility fused with an uninhibited yet extremely controlled eclectic approach resulting in precious and dreamy atmospheres.

In Italian, the word “Dimore” means abodes or dwellings, but it also evokes nostalgia.

 

Paola Navone

 

Paola Navone is a Milan-born architect and designer. Always on the go and looking or inspiration she has become an anthropologist of creativity. For this stunning designer, traveling signifies extending new horizons, gathering colors, scents, shapes, tastes, and mixing all that into another culture and space-time combination. Creating objects that blend magnificent design and craftsmanship.

 

Patricia Urquiola

 

Patricia Urquiola is a famous interior designer, architect, and designer born in Oviedo, Spain but living at the moment in Italy. She is internationally renowned as one of the best interior designers in the world thanks to her great and creative designs that are suitable for so many interior design projects. She worked a lot with known modern furniture companies such as Molteni or Boffi.

Besides this, Patricia Urquiola has collaborated with Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, and Piero Lissoni before opening her own studio in Milan in 2001 working on product design, luxury furniture, architecture, interiors with a contemporary design, installations and concept creation.

 

Gaetano Pesce

 

Gaetano Pesce is an architect and designer with a decades-long career. He has been spent working on projects around the globe. Pesce has a bold approach to color in his sculptural modern furniture, and the unique shapes and materials in his designs showcase an affection for the abstract.

 

Fabio Novembre

 

Fabio Novembre is an Italian architect who became famous through a large series of interior design projects for restaurants, nightclubs, and shops in Italy and abroad, as well as through his unique pieces.

 

Studio Peregalli

 

Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli are the minds behind Studio Peregalli. Recognized as top interior designers in Milan, they reinterpret classical forms and project them toward the future.

 

Giulio Cappellini

 

Giulio Cappellini is an architect and founder design firm Cappellini, which he has transformed into one of the biggest trendsetters worldwide. The furniture brand represents has the same spirit and the goals of continuous renewal.

 

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba

 

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are also Top Names of today’s Italian Design. They are the two founders of the Palomba Serafini Associati, a powerful design studio based in Milan, Italy that was created in 1994. For the past years, they have been collaborating with the most prestigious design brands from all over the world, namely Poltrona Frau.

 

Piero Lissoni

 

Piero Lissoni is an internationally famous architect and designer with a vision for spaces, ambiances and time. Together with Nicoletta Canesi, founded the interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in Milan, concentrating on architecture as well as interior and product/light design.

 

Stefano Giovannoni

The Milan based architect and product designer, Stefano Giovannoni is known for his colorful design with a twist of humor, his work always tells a story. He created an expressive design full of symbols and metaphors.

 

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The 10 Top Design Showrooms

 

Moooi

 

The story of the luxury brand Moooi is a story of love. Moooi develops its own fresh approach to a product with a unique style and presents creative luxury for a well-curated life. Exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love.

Via Savona, 56, 20144 Milano

 

Dimore Studio

 

Dimore Studio is curating three separate events for Milan Design Week. The first, Dimore Gallery, will present an installation of iconic 20th-century design and an installation called Limited Edition which consists of six shop front windows filled with items from the late 1800s and early 1900s that have been deconstructed and updated with modern lacquers and exclusive materials.

Via Solferino 11, 20121 Milano

 

Spotti

 

Spotti is the creator of many of the best luxury furniture products that have come to be in the Italian market. In here, you can find the brand’s best interior design solutions as well as some of the best modern furniture pieces with a unique design and accessories from some of the best international brands the world has ever seen.

Viale Piave, 27, 20129 Milano

 

Minotti

 

A space designed to capture the essence and identity of the Minotti as an Italian brand has now become its permanent expression in the most effective and authentic way. Signed by Studio Dordoni Architetti, Spazio Minotti is located in an industrial complex in Meda, the company’s premises.

Via Indipendenza, 152, 20821 Meda MB, Italy

 

Antoniolupi

 

This Milan design showroom opened in 2008 and was completely renovated in 2018. This space is the first Italian brand flagship store and wants to provide a new framework to discuss the design and groped to define future features.

Piazza Lega Lombarda 20121 Milano

 

Moroso

 

Moroso has been working with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury furniture pieces like sofas and seating since 1952. This high-end brand offers unique products due to the combined talents of 70 master artisans, a network of trusted suppliers, the use of high-quality materials and true attention to detail.

Via Pontaccio, 8/10, 20121 Milano

 

Poltrona Frau

 

Poltrona Frau, backed by a great history and tradition, lives in the present. This luxury brand interpreters of timeless beauty, the company believes in the designs and materials that guarantee wellbeing.

Via della Moscova, 58, 20121 Milano |Via Gastone Pisoni, 2-ang. via Manzoni, 20121 Milano

 

Foscarini

 

Foscarini is an innovative Italian lighting brand and company that views each lamp as a passion project, fueled by an appreciation for and strong understanding of timeless and contemporary design. Creating unique products that boast a strong personality, Foscarini presents a marvelous design showroom holding a deep knowledge of the lighting industry and maintains a steadfast reputation.

Via Fiori Chiari, 28, 20121 Milano

 

Living Divani

 

Living Divani is an Italian brand and company leader in the manufacturing of sofas and upholstered armchairs. Perfect, harmonious proportions and a feeling of understated luxury: these are the distinguishing features of this luxury brand.

Brera Store – Via Fatebenefratelli, 10, 20121 Milano

 

Molteni

 

The Molteni group is one of Italy’s leading international furnishings companies. It consists of four companies: Molteni&C SpA (home furnishings), Unifor SpA (office furnishings), Dada SpA (kitchens) and Citterio SpA (office furnishings and partitions). Molteni also offers global furnishing in Italy and in over eighty countries all over the world.

Via Borgonuovo 23, 20121 Milano

 

See also: MILAN in 100º – The 10 Top Design Events

 

The 10 Top Contemporary Italian Furniture Brands

 

Luxury Living Group

Bentley Home

Luxury Living Group develops, produces and distributes high-quality furniture collections for some of the most important international furniture brands. One of them is the Bentley Home. This Italian brand design is inspired by the time-honored craftsmanship and a precious material selection.

 

Luxury Living Group

Trussardi Casa

The Trussardi Casa collection provides a dynamic and modern interior design, empowered to convey the family spirit that has always been the story of Trussardi.

 

Giorgetti

Maximum quality, aesthetical innovation, ability in processing and made in Italy are the historical prerogatives of Giorgetti, one of the most contemporary Italian furniture brands.

 

Fratelli Boffi

The true DNA of Fratelli Boffi Company, as a luxury furniture brand, has become worldwide known for producing luxury furniture with a unique design destined to last forever.

 

Cappellini

From the first approaches to the international creativeness, passing through the marketing of pieces of high quality, Cappellini gave life during the years to different collections, heterogeneous, but that cohabit with great harmony and facility under the same brand. The products of luxury Italian furniture brand are never boring neither absurd, but they always possess something of alive and light, often full of healthy humor, other times proposing brave and dynamics formal solutions.

 

Illulian Luxury Rugs

Illulian is a historic and prestigious brand of world renown in the field of Luxurious Custom handmade Rugs with a contemporary design. This Italian design brand has never stopped evolving in its over 60 years of activity through a process of uninterrupted growth, participating to great projects, collaborating with prestigious figures in the world of architecture, design, and fashion and also building modern interior design projects.

 

Opera Contemporary

Greatly admired for their elegance and quality, all collections by Italian furniture brand are bywords for status and exclusivity both within private residences and in the grand halls of embassies, villas or luxury hotels.

 

Turri

Turri is a contemporary Italian Furniture brand for an exclusive lifestyle in every room: modern bedrooms, design living rooms, and luxury dining rooms.

 

Reflex Angelo

Masters of glass, marble, iron, and wood, Reflex Angelo furniture is made possible by a scintillating combination of ancient knowledge and cutting-edge innovation.

 

Selva

SELVA luxury furniture is distinguished by an elegant structure and perfect handcrafted execution.

 

See also: MILAN in 100º – The 10 Top Contemporary Art Galleries

 

The 10 Top Contemporary Art Galleries

 

Fondazione Prada

Located in a former gin distillery dating from 1910 in the Largo Isarco industrial complex on the southern edge of Milan, the new home of Fondazione Prada is a great place to visit in case you’re searching for art exhibitions from contemporary artists.

Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milano

 

Cardi Gallery

Specializing in Post-War and Contemporary Art, Cardi Black Box is an independent contemporary and modern art gallery dedicated to encouraging new and emerging artistic talents.

Corso di Porta Nuova, 38, 20121 Milano

 

 

Galleria Luisa Delle Piane

This Italian Gallery is another example of a Gallery that makes lots of furniture pieces with inspiration from the 20th and 21st centuries since 1994. This organization has seen many exhibitions and events on topics among them art, design, and jewelry.

Via Giusti, 24, 20154 Milano

 

 

PAC Milan

The PAC is a place open to everyone where to live and share contemporary culture through art masterpieces. Reading one’s own time is a challenge.

Via Palestro, 14, 20121 Milano

 

Galleria Rossana Orlandi

 

Galleria Rossana Orlandi has been forecasting along the years new and upcoming designers and establishing the premise as one of the most revered platforms for avant-garde Design and Lifestyle. This space is articulated in a not traditional way mixing together, showroom, a retail store, offices and a courtyard for events and meeting with no boundaries between the different activities. Galleria Rossana Orlandi has also revolutionized the way to present design art pieces, showing them always in real ambiances, displayed together with different kind of products to recreate real houses situations.

Via Matteo Bandello 14/16, 20123 Milano

 

Galleria Carla Sozzani

One of the classiest contemporary art places and one of the most visited Milan attractions, Galleria Carla Sozzani is dedicated to art, design, architecture and is also one of the most important fine art photography in Italy. A must visit place when in search of the best contemporary art galleries.

Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano

 

Triennale di Milano

Dedicated to Italian Design, the Triennale Design Museum is an important space for contemporary design, urban planning, architecture, music media arts. Actually, it is recognized as having the best of the best Italian artists.

Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano

 

Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition

This avant-garde gallery features artists who have unique and “radically authentic” perspectives and allows them to explore their creative boundaries through videos, performances, installations, and photography. This art gallery is one of the most versatile contemporary art galleries in Milan.

Via Paullo, 12/A, 20135 Milano

 

Pirelli HangarBicocca

As its name suggests, the Pirelli HangarBicocca was once a former factory. Today, the warehouse, which covers almost 11,000 square meters, is one of Milan’s largest design exhibition spaces. It also caters to large-scale works and immersive art.

Via Chiese, 2, 20126 Milano

 

Kaufmann Repetto

In the heart of Milan’s fashionable Brera design district, and just across the park from the Triennale di Milano and the Castello Sforzesco lies Kaufmann Repetto. The gallery has remained committed to its interest in publicizing the creative works of young and emerging artists in particular.

Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7, 20121 Milano

 

Nilufar Gallery

 

Starting from the end of the Nineties, the Nilufar Gallery knew how to cut out its own space and become the reference point to lovers of historical design as well as to people following the evolution of contemporary design, above all within that more learned, poetic and visionary area shifting between production and contemporary art.

Via della Spiga, 32, 20121 Milano

 

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The 10 Top Places To Visit in Milan

 

Milan Cathedral – Duomo

Besides being an artistic and historical monument, the Duomo is a privileged place of prayer and of the most important Milan attractions. The Cathedral is powerfully related to memory and to the Magisterium of the Bishops who have succeeded to the Throne of St. Ambrose and to the history of the millions of faithful who collect their thoughts there each year to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries.

Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

 

Sforza Castle

As one of the most representative Milan sights, Sforza Castle has endured over the centuries various and complex transformations: it has been defense fortress, military barracks, private residence and center of cultural institutions and museums. Today, the Castello houses the Musei del Castello Sforzesco, a series of museums, one of which features sculpture and includes Michelangelo’s last masterpiece, the Pietà Rondanini, brought here in 1953 from the Palazzo Rondanini in Rome.

Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

 

Forming one side of Piazza del Duomo and opening on the other side to Piazza della Scala, the grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877 and is a unique place to visit in Milan. This is a gorgeous and exciting place where locals meet for lunch or coffee in its elegant cafés and browse in its luxury shops.

Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

 

 

Pinacoteca di Brera

 

The Renaissance Palazzo di Brera, built between 1651 and 1773, was originally a Jesuit college, but since 1776 has been the Accademia di Belle Arti. Along with a library and observatory, it contains the Pinacoteca di Brera, one of Italy’s finest art museums. This Milan attraction houses one of the main art collections of Renaissance art in Italy with over 500 works dating from the 14th- 20th century and was opened to the public in 1809.

Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

 

Via Monte Napoleone

 

The beautiful Via Monte Napoleone traces the old city walls built by Roman Emperor Maximian. Nowadays, Via Monte Napoleone is Milan’s most sought-after fashion destination.

 

Teatro alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala, one of the world’s greatest opera houses, has hosted some of Italy’s most famous opera and other performances. Located in downtown, this 18th-century theater and cultural landmark, magnificently restored in 2004, seats many of its 2,000 spectators in elegant boxes adorned with gold leaf and red velvet.

Via Filodrammatici, 2, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

 

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Built at the close of the 4th century and recognized as one of the most important places to visit in Milan, this church is one of the oldest in the city, rebuilt several times after fires in the 11th and 12th centuries and the collapse of the cupola in 1573. In front of the church is the Colonne di San Lorenzo, 16 Corinthian columns dating back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries and in the center of the courtyard, Emperor Constantine stands in bronze, a tribute to his Edict of Milan in 313, which ended Christian persecution within the Roman Empire.

Corso di Porta Ticinese, 35, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

 

Royal Palace of Milan

The Palazzo Reale, a former royal palace with its large halls, refined furnishings, and sweeping staircase, is today an important exhibition venue and cultural center. This stunning place regularly displays modern and contemporary artworks including many famous collections from around the world in collaboration with renowned museums and cultural institutions.

Piazza del Duomo, 12, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

 

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

The church of Sant’Ambrogio was founded in 386 by St. Ambrose, who was born in Milan and is the city’s patron saint. The present church is an important place to visit in Milan and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, built in the 12th century around the choir from an earlier ninth-century church.

Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

 

Santa Maria delle Grazie

This church holds Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” and the most important reason why tourists visit Santa Maria delle Grazie is to see da Vinci’s most famous work, painted on the refectory wall of the former Dominican monastery.

Via Giuseppe Antonio Sassi, 3 20123 Milano MI, Italy

 

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The 10 Most Luxury Hotels

 

Bulgari Milano

 

When you approach this stunning luxury hotel, you’ll find a whole collection of Ferraris and Lamborghinis wrinkled outside: this is a method to get you prepped up for what you’re about to meet once you enter the sophisticated halls of this expensive hotel with a modern interior design replete with plush Italian leather furniture pieces, black marble floors so polished you can basically use them as a mirror, and windows that stretch all the way from the floor to the ceilings.

Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b, 20121 Milan

 

 

Mandarin Oriental Milan

 

This modern hotel is trendily situated in the Montenapoleone district which is right across from La Scala Opera House, the cultural center of the city. The unique design of the hotel is tastefully and elegantly fused with Oriental aesthetics to make for a truly charming fusion of varying cultural styles. The famous hotel has been created over a building that used to be a bank in the 18th century.

Via Andegari, 9, 20121 Milan

 

 

Palazzo Parigi

 

Palazzo Parigi is a stunning luxury hotel that will captivate you with its majestic spaces endowed with enveloping light. The precious works of art, antiques and yet with a contemporary design, its marbles, and rich woodwork enrich the place. The century-old garden, its bright, cozy rooms and luxury suites with private terrace promise to enchant you and give you a remarkable experience.

Corso di Porta Nuova 1, 20121 Milan

 

 

Four Seasons Hotel Milano

 

This five-star hotel has been built off the fragments of a 15th-century convent, as such the architecture carries a lot of weight of the past, which is sure to be fascinating for history and architecture buffs. All the luxury suites are designed in a personalized way, each one carrying a distinct personality, replete with frescoes, painted ceilings, and wall embellishments. The hotel is located in Quadrilatero district and has a modern restaurant inside, La Veranda, a restaurant of Italian cuisine.

Via Gesù, 6/8, 20121 Milan

 

 

Armani Hotel Milano

 

 

This expensive hotel embodies the fashionable spirit of the city it calls home and it has been made in a very modernist and discreet style. The entire hotel has been designed by one of the greatest fashion designers in the world, Giorgio Armani. All the luxury bedrooms are completely controlled by their respective iPads. Furthermore, this amazing luxury hotel is based in one of Milan’s most fashionable shopping streets Via Montenapoleone.

Via Alessandro Manzoni, 31, 20121 Milan

 

 

Park Hyatt Milan

 

This hotel has been designed in an elegant fashion with the typical Milanese-style Travertine black marble fittings. All the bedrooms with a contemporary design feature comfortable king-sized beds with luxurious bathrooms carried with fragrant bath amenities from fashion house Laura Tonatto.

Via Tommaso Grossi, 1, 20121 Milan

 

 

Baglioni Hotel Carlton

 

Situated in the heart of Milan, at the crossroads of culture, fashion, and design, its highly prestigious position distinguish it from the other luxury hotels in the city. It directly overlooks Via Della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. This expensive hotel also offers an amazing experience in their wellness center. Italian cuisine is taken to the next level as well and phenomenal dining rooms will take your breath away.

Via Senato, 5, 20121 Milan

 

 

Principe di Savoia

 

This marvelous luxury hotel offers a spirit of adventure and dedication to innovation and also amazing panoramic city views.

Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan

 

 

Grand Hotel Et De Milano

 

This expensive hotel is a point of reference for guests that look for discretion, privacy and a vintage atmosphere in an aristocratic historical Milanese palace.

Via Manzoni 29 – 20121 Milan

 

 

ME Milan El Duca

 

Located between the nightlife area of the city and the city historic center, this modern hotel offers outstanding views to Milan’s horizon in the rooftop and bars with different themes. Inspired in the building of the notorious architect Aldo Rossi, this hotel represents the luxury lifestyle of Milan, with modern interior design, offers a contemporary and unique experience.

Piazza della Repubblica, 13, 20124 Milan

 

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The 10 Top Cocktail Bars and Best Restaurants in Milan

 

Berton

 

It is in Porta Nuova Varesine district, among the New Milan skyscrapers, that chef Andrea Berton has opened his restaurant, a modern, rigorous and elegant location, reflecting an essential and balanced cuisine. “My dishes are clear, with no artifices, because they are thought to start from primary flavors: all the ingredients – and they are never many – are used in their maximum expression, in perfect balance, and they are not hidden to the palate, nor to the sight”, says the star chef. This luxury restaurant is a must for the most demanding palates.

 Via Mike Bongiorno, 13, 20124 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 6707 5801

 

Da Vittorio di Brusaporto

 

Da Vittorio is a unique culinary oasis nestled in the hills that separate the bubbling vitality of Milan from Bergamo considered to be a mecca for seafood lovers since 1960 thanks to the remarkable Cerea family. In the early days, the Luxury Restaurant built its reputation around its creative fish dishes, taking a gamble at a time when meat was dominant on restaurant menus. Perseverance paid off, with the first Michelin star awarded to the restaurant in 1978, the second in 1996, and the third in 2010.

Via Cantalupa, 17, 24060 Brusaporto BG, Italy
Phone: +39 035 681024

 

Seta – Mandarin Oriental Hotel

 

Discover exquisite dining, a beautiful setting and a vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Mandarin Oriental hotel. Under the watchful eye of acclaimed chef Antonio Guida, the two Michelin-starred Italian restaurants Seta has fast become one of Milan’s most talked-about dining destinations. Updating traditional recipes with his own creative culinary techniques, chef Guida’s menu offers an exciting, contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine.

 Via Andegari, 9, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 8731 8888

 

l’Iyo

 

A door opened on a floating World, where everything is designed to move your feelings, a place to live the pleasure of tasting and welcome: this is the project that leads Claudio Liu to open Iyo in 2007. Fragrant and delicious dishes come from the spectacular kitchen, led by Michele Biassoni, while from his sushi counter Master Masaki Okada creates delicious raw dishes.

 Via Piero della Francesca, 74, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Phone: +39 02 4547 6898

 

Dal Pescatore di Canneto sull’Oglio

 

The luxury restaurant is situated in the nature reserve of the Oglio Sud park in a village with 36 inhabitants, inside an elegant country house with the dining and sitting rooms encircled by the greenery of the gardens. The cuisine is overseen by Nadia and Giovanni Santini and features both classic and avant-garde dishes.

 Località Runate, 15, 46013 Canneto Sull’oglio MN, Italy
Phone: +39 0376 723001

 

Miramonti l’Altro di Concesio

 

This luxury restaurant in an elegant villa on the outskirts of town is renowned for its owners’ hospitality and its fine cuisine. The menu features specialties from Brescia, and fish from the lake and the sea, all with a distinct French influence. There is also an unforgettable cheese trolley with an excellent selection of Italian varieties.

 Via Crosette, 34, 25062 Concesio BS, Italy
Phone: +39 030 275 1063

 

 

Quality cocktails paired with creative tapas by the Naviglio Grande, in a restaurant that is almost an extension of the adjoining Pont de Fer restaurant. Drinks with a vintage soul go hand in hand with the care of high-quality saucers. You can have dinner or simply have an aperitif, accompanied by snacks at the table. A handful of clichés of Milanese clubs. But adopted with grace, taste and common sense. There are the usual living brick walls, the large counter in front of the entrance, the rough wooden tables. A few seats in front of the chef’s worktop.

 Ripa di Porta Ticinese 55, Milan
Phone: +39 02 84194720

 

Iter Cocktail Bar

Classified as the first fusion cocktail bar, Iter will take you every six months to discover countries all over the world. The concept is “From Italy to the World”, which only makes you want to travel, discover and experience the wonder of aromas and flavors of every corner of the world.

 Via Mario Fusetti 1, Milan
Phone: +39 02 3599 9589

 

Jazz Cafè

One of the most popular nightlife places that populate the area overlooking the Arco della Pace, has the air of jazz club made. Always very popular with an adult and international public, as many celebrities and companies that choose it for dinners that lead to after-dinner fun.

Corso Sempione 8, Milan
Phone: +39 02 33604039

 

Ceresio 7

When the weather cools, the restaurant’s unique and modern interior design, unusual pictures on the walls, colorful chairs, and 1930s-era lamps, provides more than enough visual delight. Head chef Elio Sironi, formerly of the Bulgari Hotel in Milan and a restaurant called Madai in Porto Cervo, reinterprets traditional local cuisine with unusual combinations and ingredients.

Via Ceresio, 7, Milan
Phone: +39 02 31039221

 

Bulk Mixology Food Bar

Bulk mixology food bar is a place where guests can relax in a good and beautiful way, enjoy time and watch it pass. At Bulk guests can drink coffee, enjoy lunch or dinner, bite a snack and sip one of the perfectly crafted cocktails at the bar; even here the attentive and careful eye of Giancarlo Morelli can be perceived watching over the excellence and quality of all the ingredients.

Via Aristotile Fioravanti 6, Milan
Phone: +39 02 800 10 910

 

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The 10 Top Lifestyle Fashion Brands

 

Moschino

Franco Moschino built Moschino as a fashion brand with a punk attitude and satirical wit. But Moschino’s designs were also radical in purely visual terms too, favoring brash colors, bold text, and a cheap or cartoon-like aesthetic. At the moment, this Milan fashion brand includes several labels at different levels of exclusivity and price point.

 

Versace

Versace is a famous Italian brand and a luxury fashion empire that rose to prominence in the late 20th-century economic boom. It was founded in Milan in 1978 by Gianni Versace and became known for outlandish glamour, typically using innovative materials to produce sexy, feminine dresses.

 

Giorgio Armani

After working as a designer in the menswear department of Nino Cerutti, Giorgio Armani founded his own company with Sergio Galeotti. Today the luxury brand is a huge company, making it one of the strongest fashion brands in the world. The signature Giorgio Armani line remains true to the label’s origins: exquisite quality and understated design.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana design always tells a story. The designer duo debuted at Milan Fashion week in 1985 with a striking ‘Sicilian widow’ collection, and over the years we have seen collections that channel different narratives and characters of the Mediterranean: slick pinstripe mobster suits, bombastic Baroque evening wear, gauche Neapolitan streetwear or romantic fairytale gowns. Like its major competitors of the period, Dolce & Gabbana expanded to become an empire with multiple initiatives The Italian brand stays true to its roots, continuing to mine the founders’ Italian heritage for inspiration.

 

Missoni

Missoni was founded in Gallarate near Varese in 1953, but the Missoni family are Milan stalwarts and the city is its spiritual home. This Italian brand remains a family-run business with daughter Angela at the helm as Creative Director since 1997 and granddaughter Margherita designing accessories.

 

Prada

Established in 1913, Prada is another historic Milan fashion brand that now dominates the global design. It started as Fratelli Prada and during the years the luxury brand developed its reputation for cool, refined elegance.

 

Attico

Attico is a Milan fashion clothing line and it was founded in 2016 by Naples-born street-style icon, Gilda Ambrosio and designer Giorgia Tordini. This high-end brand uses luxurious, richly-patterned silks and elaborate embroidery, bringing opulence back to the urban wardrobe.

 

Marta Ferri

Marta Ferri tailors bespoke and made-to-measure clothing and is known as one of the Milan fashion’s most sought-after wedding dress ateliers among the city’s upper crust. This luxury brand is inspired by vintage fabrics and tapestries.

 

Marco Rambaldi

Born in Bologna in 1990, Marco Rambaldi represents the fresh, young design talent of Milan. After presenting his first womenswear collection during Milan Fashion Week in 2014, he was awarded the Next Generation prize and since then has been bestowed several prestigious accolades for emerging designers. Nowadays, he is a great luxury brand when we talk about high-fashion.

 

Massimo Piombo

As a design champion of bold patterns and fabrics, Massimo Piombo is one of the most recognized Milan Fashion brand and also is known for striking, contemporary adaptations of old-school tailoring and historical garments.

 

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The 10 Top High Fashion and Luxury Stores

 

10 CORSO COMO

A wonderful micro-world in Milan on the move, a world full of art which it releases from every corner, terrace, and garden, as much in the gallery as in the luxury store. 10 Corse Como is a fairly unique design and fashion store where you can find all the high-end brands.

Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano MI

 

Antonia

Antonia has some of the finest shoes, bags, and leather goods from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Gucci, and Jimmy Choo. Beside this, this luxury store also provides high fashion names such as Burberry, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Via Cusani, 5, 20121 Milano MI

 

Biffi

Biffi is a high fashion house established in Milan and includes designers such as Alexander McQueen, Donna Karan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Ralph Lauren.

Corso Genova, 6, 20123 Milano MI

 

 

Fratelli Rossetti

Founded in 1953, this stunning fashion store is one of Italy’s most important manufacturing towns near Milan and sells bespoke bags and footwear handmade by master craftsmen.

Via Monte Napoleone, 1, 20121 Milano MI

 

Gio Moretti

This super-chic store in the heart of Milan’s golden triangle sells men and women clothing by high-end fashion brands such as Chloé, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Ralph Lauren.

Via della Spiga, 4, 20121 Milano MI

 

La Rinascente

La Rinascente includes men’s and women’s fashion by luxury brands, including Armani, Valentino, Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milano MI

 

Moschino

The new Moschino luxury store covers 700 sqm on two floors and was designed by Creative Director Jeremy Scott. This is the third Moschino store in Milan, along with the two other ones at Porta Nuova and at Corso Venezia. This one of the most important Italian brands all over the planet and in Milan, you can find three stores, but this one is the most remarkable.

Via Sant’Andrea, 25, 20121 Milano MI

 

Prada

Located inside one of Milan’s most celebrated and iconic places, the prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II arcade, Prada was an exclusive shop selling luxury travel articles and accessories made with sophisticated techniques and the finest materials. This luxury store has kept its ancient flavor.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 62, 20121 Milano MI

 

Gucci

Gucci has renovated his luxury store in the Via Montenapoleone and equipped it with a new store concept: the new development is capable to show live virtual content integrated into the store.

Via Monte Napoleone, 5, 20121 Milano MI

 

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Milan store on Via Montenapoleone has been entirely redesigned by Giorgio Armani and his team of architects who wanted to bring out the original geometry of the building, not only inside but also outside.

Via Montenapoleone, 2, 20121 Milano MI

 

Antonioli 

Refined, innovative, unique products are the cardinal characteristics of the choices of Claudio Antonioli: this high fashion and luxury store is a mix of tradition and modernity.

Via Pasquale Paoli, 1, 20143 Milano MI

 

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