Milan + the Lakes Region

Things to do in Milan + the Lakes Region

Founded by Italian designer Consuelo Castiglioni and her husband Gianni in 1994, this avant-garde clothing company now has almost 100 stores in fashion capitals across the globe, including London, Paris, Madrid, and New York.

The only place where one can purchase women's clothes by Anna Fabiano, the former Fiorucci designer's store is located in Milan's trendy Porta Ticinese neighborhood.

In May the garden is aglow with azaleas and rhododendrons. A Moorish pavilion placed right at the water’s edge, a well-manicured allée of pollarded sycamore trees, and a delightful Japanese water garden are among the attractions.

The century-old shop has unveiled a futuristic Design Supermarket with a whimsical collection of stylish tech toys, tableware, and more by the likes of Zaha Hadid and Ettore Sottsass—all displayed in a sleek underground space designed by Armani store architects Claudio Silvestrin and Guiliana Sal

The company offers boating services on Lake Como.

Rossana Orlandi took a 19th-century tie factory in the Magenta District and converted it into one of the premier venues for interior design.

The most expensive cocktail in Milan can be found at Nottingham Forest just outside Porta Monforte. At €3,500, the diamond cocktail is thankfully the only of its ilke at this tiny bar dedicated to mixology.

Select a table by the window, order the golden-brown namesake aperitif, and watch the bustle in nearby Piazza delle Erbe.

When it comes to opera, there’s no more respectable venue than “La Scala,” located a block north of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall.

The white-and-wood design store sells sleek housewares (bright orange showerheads; stainless-steel wall lights).