Milano Moda Donna S|S 2018 is a very busy week and the agenda is full of appointments and events, but taking a break in one of the most international cities of the moment is a “must”. Between an exhibition, an excellent dinner, a proper cocktail and a tour through the streets of Milan, you will be amazed by the beauty and charm of this lively city. Here are the best places to go to in Milan during the Fashion Week Spring 2018 to fully enjoy what the fashion capital can offer.
You don’t have to expect pizza and mandolin in Milan, but a trendy restaurant that offers quality pizzas combined with a good cocktail. Dry Milano is a trendy place where you can drink very well, eat Italian with the magical touch of the creators of Pisacco, a contemporary bistrot led by Michelin star awarded Chef Andrea Berton. The cocktail bar is open from 7 pm to 1 am, while the pizzeria cranks out soft pizzas until midnight, just to satisfy even those who feel peckish at night.
Dry Milano, via Solferino 33, 20121 Milan
A beautiful place of contemporary art and culture in Milan is the Fondazione Prada, led by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli and located in the former distillery Società Italiana Spiriti, restructured and requalified with an interesting architectural intervention. In its two locations, one in Milan and one in Venice, the Fondazione hosted numerous personal exhibitions of international contemporary artists, offering highly acclaimed exhibitions featuring installations, documentaries, movie reviews, photo exhibitions and several types of artistic performances.
Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milan
Among the trendiest places in Milan that deserve a visit is Ceresio7, a bar-restaurant on the roof of the historic Enel building. The view from above is truly breathtaking and the atmosphere reminds us of the cool New York style: two swimming pools, elegant furnishings and a menu designed by Chef Elio Sironi, who defines his cuisine as being of “demanding simplicity”, oriented to the rediscovery of great classics of Italian tradition with a personal re-elaboration to enhance the flavors. The owners of the venue are certainly not new to fashion enthusiasts, since they are the two designer of the brand Dsquared2, Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten.
Ceresio7, Via Ceresio, 7, 20154 Milan
If you are in Milan you can’t miss the beauty of one of the trendiest districts of the city: the Quartiere Isola. Recently requalified, this area has working-class historic origins and is in the first urban outskirts, not far from the center and easily reachable by the brand new underground line, the M5 lilac line. Within a few years, Isola has transformed completely, so much so that today it is considered the radical chic district par excellence and a new location for Milan’s nightlife, thanks to its restaurants and trendy venues where to enjoy happy hours, dinners or brunches, enjoying cocktails or organic snacks, one step away from the modern 231-meter UniCredit Tower, the wonderful Gae Aulenti square and the trendy residential Bosco Verticale complex.
10 Corso Como
Fashion, art, music, cuisine and design blend in this magical corner in the heart of Milan: 10 Corso Como. It is one of the most popular places in the city, founded in 1990 by the gallery owner Carla Sozzani in a courtyard of a Milanese house, and with time it has become a trendy landmark for shopping, discovering interesting artists, visiting exhibitions, eating quality food and finding out the new trends within a multifunctional space that hosts different realities.
10 Corso Como, Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milan
If you love high quality Asian food you can’t miss Iyo restaurant, which offers creative Japanese cuisine with top-quality products. This elegant, stylish venue is a great place to take a break from Milan’s chaos and enjoy great Japanese dishes by the master Haruo Ichikawa who was awarded a well deserved Michelin star. You must try Iyo Selection, consisting of a variety of preparations, including a millefoglie of shrimps in miso sauce, squid and piccadilly tomato, tuna with a foie gras escalope, ginger caramel soybeans, kataifi and black salt.
Iyo, Via Piero della Francesca, 74, 20154 Milan