Tag: Milano

‘In Vino Veritas’ – Discovering Leonardo’s Vineyard in the Heart of Milan

‘In Vino Veritas’ – Discovering Leonardo’s Vineyard in the Heart of Milan

Just across the road from where the sacred ‘Last Supper’ painting is preciously stowed under lock and key lies a small but perfectly conceived hidden gem of Renaissance Italy that would be all too easy to miss. It’s yet another example, so common in Milan, […]

Dishes to Die For Part 1 – dining out in traditional Milanese style

Dishes to Die For Part 1 – dining out in traditional Milanese style

With well over a hundred restaurants recognised in the Michelin Guide in Milan alone, there is no shortage of extraordinary and innovative places to eat throughout the city. Along with a legion of top quality mixology cocktail bars and exciting chefs offering modern, international dishes, […]

One Step Closer to Paradise : the Heavenly Frescoes at San Maurizio Church in Milan

One Step Closer to Paradise : the Heavenly Frescoes at San Maurizio Church in Milan

Regardless of how long or short your stay in Milan is, there is one sight you absolutely must not miss. Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most stunning discoveries in the city is to be found behind the inconspicuous-looking doors of the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore just 15 minutes’ walk from the central Duomo cathedral. For the uninitiated, the likelihood is that you could easily walk past the grey-stoned façade of this modest-looking place of worship without there being a hint of what lies on the other side. Step through the hallowed entrance, and be prepared to be stunned into reverent silence. (more…)

The Smallest Cocktail Bar in the World – BackDoor 43

The Smallest Cocktail Bar in the World – BackDoor 43

Blink, and you miss it. If you didn’t know it was there, you would walk straight past the hidden entrance to what is claimed to be the smallest bar in the world in the midst of Milan’s buzzing Navigli district, without a clue of what […]

Revealing Banksy’s Invisible Superpower at Milan’s Mudec Museum

Revealing Banksy’s Invisible Superpower at Milan’s Mudec Museum

Incognito street artist who has inadvertently become a legend of our times, or anarchical body intent on running rings round the establishment? Shrouded in mystery and conundrums, the phenomenon that is known as Banksy is considered a true genius by most, and is grudgingly admired […]

Milan’s annual International Crafts Fair – “Made in Italy” at its best

Milan’s annual International Crafts Fair – “Made in Italy” at its best

Date for the diary – there are a host of great reasons why a trip to Milan in December should be on everyone’s Bucket List. An absolute “must-see” if you are visiting during the first couple of weeks leading up to Christmas is the seriously terrific “Artigiano in Fiera” International Crafts Fair, which traditionally takes place during the first ten days of the month. It’s a larger-than-life sight to behold: the show brings together over 3,000 artisans and small producers from all over the country and beyond, showcasing an embarrassment of the riches that make Italy so very great. (more…)

Scaling the heights – soaring above the rooftops of Milan’s Duomo cathedral

Scaling the heights – soaring above the rooftops of Milan’s Duomo cathedral

It’s well-nigh unthinkable to envisage a trip to Milan without catching at least a glimpse of its number one attraction, the jaw-dropping cathedral in the very centre of the city. The Duomo is to Milano what Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, […]