Milan

Things to do in Milan

An emporium of all things gastronomic, including white truffles from Alba, 40 single-origin coffees, and 3,000 wines.

Little seems to have changed in this coffee and cake shop on Via Santa Maria alla Porta since opening in 1824. Baristas still wear white shirts under black vests and bowties while dispensing pralines, éclairs, and 30 different types of cream cakes.

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.

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.

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.

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

A treasure trove for vintage Gucci bags and other Italian designer goods, in the trendy Porta Ticinese district.

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