Truth be told, no one needs a good reason to visit Milan. There’s the culture, the food, the people, the language, the landscape, the fashion. However, if you will be in Milan for the Salone del Mobile 2017, you cannot miss out on a few imperative places and events. Milan is not the place for slumbering. Therefore, here is a wondrous Milan City Guide, especially designed for attending ISALONI, as well as for those who are just visiting.
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where to stay
The most distinctive trait about the Rebelot is that their food is extraordinary. And, by extraordinary, we mean that it is indeed the type of food one would never cook at home. You can choose to have a large meal, share small dishes with your friends, or just stop by for a drink at their mid-century decorated bar. The cooking is really designed, aiming at an amazing eating experience and and aesthetic gratification. You will love it.
image credits | Rebelot del Pont
Explore the food, the people and the place | http://www.rebelotdelpont.com/en/
Glauco was, in classic mythology, the son of Neptune, a fair boy with impressive fishing skills. He was made imortal by a spell and became a sea god. Ristorante Glauco is a seafood restaurant located near the Piazza Duca d’Aosta, where the preparation and cooking of the fish is an everyday tribute to the Triton Glauco, patron of seamen and fishing. And also a place where the quality of the fish is important. It is a classical restaurant and you should take a look!
image credits | Glauco Ristorante
History, menus, reservations | http://www.ristoranteglaucomilano.com/
where to stay
La vita e bella in Milano, and it is luxurious at the Four seasons. The 15th century convent was metamorphosed into a sumptuous hideaway at the heart of the city. The romantic hotel is located at downtown Milan, the hotel is pure refined elegance and perfectly matches the fashionable fragrance that emanates from the streets of this city.
image credits | Four Seasons Milan
About the experience, the location and the events | http://www.fourseasons.com/milan/
Westin Palace Hotel
And if your trip to Milan is business and not pleasure, we recommend the Westin Palace. Located at an up and coming area of town, the hotel is the place commonly chosen for high society social events, private celebrations, as well as by international travelers. It is sophisticated, elegant and, at the same time, a comfortable haven for the weary tourists or businessmen.
image credits | Westin Palace
Find out all Westin Palace has to offer | http://www.westinpalacemilan.com/
what to visit
Did you know that another design event will take place in Milan from the 4th to the 9th of April? It is not a fair nor a specific location. Fuorisalone is an ensemble of events related to Salone del Mobile and distributed by different places all across the city. The exhibitions can concern automotive, technology, telecommunications, art, fashion and food. The purpose of it is to portray design as a dynamic event asking for the engagement of visitors and embedded into the geography of the town.
image credits | Fuorisalone
Get to know more about Fuorisalone | https://fuorisalone.it/2017/en/
Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II
Perhaps design and architecture are not your favorite things in the world. Well, there are a few must-sees in Milan that do not involve them. your first stop should be the Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II, whether you love fashion or not. The gallery is a masterpiece of architectural work. It was designed in 1861 and its construction was only concluded in 1877, when it was opened. The octogonal central space converges into eight ample corridors whilst being topped with a glass dome. Inside, you can visit haute couture stores, but also jewelry, book and painting shops. Moreover, there are a number of cafes, bars and restaurants that will charm you and make you enjoy the Italian artsy and modish lifestyle.
image credits | In Galleria
More on the wondrous Gallery Vittorio Emanuelle II | http://www.ingalleria.com/en
Whichever the purpose of your visit to Milan is, you must visit the Duomo, or at least wander around the Piazza. The emblematic cathedral, with its towering pillars, intricate pinnacles and pyramid-shaped façade, is the ultimate symbol of the Lombardian city. Apart from being an irrefutable tourist attraction, you can also climb up to the roof, surrounded by marbled pinnacles and overlook the city.
image credits | Duomo Milano
Information for visitors | http://www.duomomilano.it/en/
If you are a fashionist, you have most certainly hear about Monte Napoleone, or Milan’s fashion district. At every corner there is a Dior, Gucci, Giorgio Armani and other upscale fashion brands. Arcaded boutiques, elegant delicatessens, irresistible showrooms, Milanese cakes, fancy heeled shoes, debonair purses. A cluster of fashion, exquisiteness and a sense of poshness.
image credits | Pure entertainment group
More on Milan’s most trendy neighborhood | http://www.wheremilan.com/discover-milan/sightseeing/montenapoleone-district/
At night, Milan is reborn in the Brera district. It is the place to go and enjoy yourself after Salone del Mobile. Besides being home to the Academy of Fine Arts, Brera is a debonair neighborhood emanating bohemia and art. Located at the center of the city, Brera is where culture and nature meet: there are several antique shops and galleries, such as the Pinacoteca, as well as the Braidense National Library and the Botanical Gardens.
Pinacoteca, Courtesy of Pinacoteca di Brera
The official website of the Pinacoteca | http://pinacotecabrera.org/en/
Manet at Palazzo Reale
If you are an art enthusiast, you must love Manet. Luckily for you, the “Manet and Modern Paris” exhibition was loaned by the Musée d’Orsay, in Paris, and will be taking place at the Palazzo Reale, until July. The exhibition features a selection of over one hundred works, including 55 paintings both by Manet and by some of the major artists of his times including Boldini, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir and Tissot.
Palazzo Reale, image credits | Panoramio
Information for visitors | http://www.palazzorealemilano.it/wps/portal/luogo/palazzoreale/mostre/inCorso/MANET
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