Visiting Milan during Expo 2015 is a great occasion to discover ancient buildings and museum. This route is for saints and sinners.
Milan can hide his mistery and fashinates you with his ancient history made of myths and legends. A wonderful inner world, an open door to a secret garden, that now you can freely dicover.
Breakfast at Sissi (Piazza Risorgimento, 6) – At first glance this is a common pastry shop, but it is not . This is the place where the real Milanese bourgeoisie takes breakfast with good brioches, cannoli and some other delicious confectionery in a small sweet inner courtyard
San Bernardino alle Ossa (Via Verziere, 2) – This place is what you don’t expect to find just in the center of the city, in the middle of the crowded shopping district: an Ossuary! The Rooms have walls entirely covered with skulls and bones exhumed from cemeteries and gracefully ordered in perfect rococo’ style. Important: check the opening hours!
Bar Nicol (Corso Italia 14) – Take a small suburban cafe and mix it with an hipster-goumet bistrot. This is Bar Tabacchi Nicol. Recommend for a fast lunch, great sandwiches, toast, centrifuges served in plates of design and beautiful glasses. After a good coffee enjoy the nice selection of cigars and cigarettes.
Santa Maria dei Miracoli Sanctuary( Corso Italia, 37) – This Sanctuary has a beautiful and lush courtyard . Through the ages there were many legends about this Church’s miracles and healings during the plague times. Also known as the “Church of the Spouses”, according to a long tradition of spouses that go to Sanctuary bringing flowers to the Virgin, asking blessing and protection for their family.
Guastalla Garden – This is the oldest park in Milan. A small green oasis where it’s possible to admire seventeenth-century terracotta statues but also find a playground for children or play basketball!
Mercatino Penelope (Via Macedonio Melloni, 6) – A vintage shop where you will lose orientation between old chairs, industrial lamps, jukeboxes, vynils , hats and many other treasures
Aperitif at Rotonda della Besana (Via Enrico Besana, 12) – The biggest merit of Milano is that you can take your aperitivo in a late baroque building ( It was a cemetery). Now this place is also a children’s museum (MUBA) with free access at exhibitions and workshops, a bookshop and a café area.
Dinner at San Barnaba’s Cloisters (Via San Barnaba, 48) – A former fifteenth century convent is one of our favourite place to have dinner because of his mysterious athmosphere. A bistrot where you can dine or enjoy a drink with a rich selection of appetizers. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner!