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Don’t miss in Milan

April 01, 2019

Milan Design week is fast approaching, set to take place at venues across the Italian design capital 9-14 April 2019. The following advice on what not to miss in Milan offers some highlights from COVER 54's insider guide on how to do Milan, written by this issue's guest editors cc-tapis

 Bars & restaurants

Caffè Fernanda, Pinacoteca di Brera Via Brera 28 20121 Milano

Caffè Fernanda, Pinacoteca di Brera Via Brera 28 20121 Milano

Caffè Fernanda, Pinacoteca di Brera’s new café designed by rgastudio, is conceived as part of the art museum. Named after the legendary postwar director Fernanda Wittgens, it echoes the gallery’s new layout.

Trippa, Via Giorgio Vasari 1 20135 Milano

Trippa, Via Giorgio Vasari 1 20135 Milano

Trippa is consistently called one of the best trattorias in Italy, presenting house specialities such as risotto Milanese in an informal setting with a retro feel.

Bar Basso, Via Plinio 39 20020 Milano

Bar Basso, Via Plinio 39 20020 Milano

This neighbourhood bar has been serving cocktails since 1947, and is a cult destination for sophisticated drink devotees.

Don’t miss in Milan

Villa Nechhi Campiglio, Via Mozart 14 20122 Milano

Villa Nechhi Campiglio, Via Mozart 14 20122 Milano

Villa Necchi Campiglio is an architectural gem from Italy’s interwar period, complete with a swimming pool and smoking room.

Chiesa Rossa, Via Neera 24 20141 Milano

Chiesa Rossa, Via Neera 24 20141 Milano

Dan Flavin’s site-specific installation Untitled has been lighting up the Chiesa Rossa since 1997.

Ore Streams by Formafantasma

Ore Streams by Formafantasma

The 22nd Triennale highlights the idea of restorative design in view of humanity’s relationship with the natural environment.

Museums & attractions

Labirinto della Masone, Strada Masone 121 43012 Fontanellato, Parma

Labirinto della Masone, Strada Masone 121 43012 Fontanellato, Parma

Franco Maria Ricci’s Labyrinth is the largest in existence, and created entirely out of bamboo plants.

Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola, Via Torazza 10 22020 Torno

Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola, Via Torazza 10 22020 Torno

Patrica Urquiola’s Il Sereno Hotel on the shore of Lake Como is inspired by the glistening water and the dramatic mountain backdrop.

Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola, Via Torazza 10 22020 Torno

Il Sereno Hotel by Patricia Urquiola, Via Torazza 10 22020 Torno

Shopping in Milan

Spotti, Viale Piave 27 20129 Milano

Spotti, Viale Piave 27 20129 Milano

‘For the best furniture in Milan.’ The most interesting brands are collected in Selected by Spotti during Milan Design Week.

Fornasetti, Corso Venezia 21/A 20121 Milano

Fornasetti, Corso Venezia 21/A 20121 Milano

‘The real Milanese souvenir.’ Go to the three-storey flagship store for a full immersion in the Fornasetti aesthetic.

Dimore Gallery, Via Solferino 11 20121 Milano

Dimore Gallery, Via Solferino 11 20121 Milano

‘Visit the Dimore Gallery for a truly Milanese experience, vintage, contemporary, textiles… everything.’

Objects of Matter, Via Francesco Soave 24 20136 Milano. By appointment only

Objects of Matter, Via Francesco Soave 24 20136 Milano. By appointment only.

‘A young Italian start-up creating custom textiles woven in Milan.’ The Objects of Matter studio cherishes our everyday interactions with fabric.

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