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REISS TRAVEL: MILAN CITY GUIDE

24.09.15

With Milan Fashion Week launching today and the style-set well and truly settled for the third week of shows, we've compiled a guide of the best places to see, eat and drink in the city.

THE CULTURE SHOT : THE DUOMO

Based directly in the centre of Milan, the Duomo, one of the world’s largest – and arguably most impressive – cathedrals is a must-see. The exterior design is gothic and intricately crafted and the interior hosts three striking alters designed by architect, Pellegrino Pellegrini. To explore further, pay a small fee and climb to the roof to walk among the famous spires.

Via Arcivescovado, 1 - 20122 - Milano

THE PIZZA FIX : LA TAVERNA

Listed as one of Milan’s top pizzerias, La Taverna is definitely worth a visit. Head down early in the evening as it’s a popular destination and often has a queue outside the door. A taste of the signature Neapolitan pizza, however, will make the wait worthwhile.

La Taverna, Via Francesco Anzani 3, 20135 Milano  

THE MUSEUM : THE PINACOTECA DI BRERA

Awash with art museums and historical architecture, Milan is a highly cultural city. It’s often hard to fit everything in, so if you visit one museum during your trip, we recommend the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery). It’s home to one of the main art collections of Renaissance art in Italy and houses over 500 works dating from the 14th - 20th centuries. Be sure to explore the surroundings afterwards – it’s based in Brera, an area that comes alive at night thanks to its cosy restaurants, lively bars, antique shops and street markets. Palazzo di Brera - Via Brera, 28 - 20121 Milano

THE COCKTAIL BAR : CORSO COMO BAR

The perfect place for a spot of people watching and a picturesque girly lunch, Corso Como is a multi-purpose shop, café, cocktail bar and restaurant featuring a botanical courtyard that adds to its appeal. Sample the comprehensive cocktail list and be sure to go armed with a camera – it’s a highly instagrammable location that you’ll surely want to share.

Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano  

THE LOCAL'S LUNCH SPOT : LUINI

Known to some as being ‘Milan’s worst kept secret’, Luini is a hole-in-the-wall take-away that’s distinctly popular with the locals. Located down a backstreet beside the Duomo, it’s the perfect pit-stop after a morning of spotting the sights. We recommend the panzerotti – a cross between a pastry and a pizza that’s sure to satisfy. Via Santa Radegonda,16, 20121 Milano

THE GELATO STOP : CHOCOLAT

If it’s not pizza that you’re craving when you touch-down in Italy, it must be the country’s other perfected delicacy – gelato. For the finest ice-cream in Milan, head to Chocolat. It’s delicious offering is freshly handmade every day by specialist gelato makers who use premium quality ingredients to get the flavours just right.

Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 9, Milano

THE MEETING POINT : DI SAN LORENZO

Colonne Di San Lorenzo is an iconic meeting point in Milan, based among iconic historical ruins and located a short walk from the Duomo. At night, it becomes a hub of activity, with locals gathering to socialise with a drink or two in the open square. Head there in the evening for a unique experience and a real taste of the Milanese culture. Corso di Porta Ticinese, 20123 Milano