May 25, 2015

Some personal highlights of Milan

Although I'm not a huge fan of Milan, these are my personal highlights.

Nice areas and places:

- Porta Ticinese and the area around the canals is very nice, specially the Navigli Grande canal. 

- Brera - nice area with cobbled streets, restaurants and bars, close to the duomo.

- Via Manzoni is a nice shopping streeet. 

- La Scala - beautiful old opera house. 
- Indro Montanelli - public park
- Parco Sempione - public park
- Taking the old tram number 1
Sculpture in Brera
Navigli Grande canal
La Scala operahouse

Excellent Gelateria by the Canal

 Good restaurants and bars:

- Pane e vino, Via Manzoni. Amazing pasta with trouffle for lunch. 

- We had a great lunch at the busy Paper Moon. Their bread baskets were stacked with very tasty pizza-thin focaccia, and the caprese was amazing! We also enjoyed freshly made pasta.

- Drinks at Cinc, via Formentini 5 (Brera).
- Roof top terrace café with a view to the duomo, at the Rinascente shopping mall, Piazza del duomo 3/Via Washington 70. Walk through the shopping centre, take the elevator to the 10th floor.

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's oldest shopping malls.