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post #31 of 103
I live in Milano (I am born here and I live here sicne then smile.gif )

What I suggest is:

_Wake up and make brekfast at COVA (Via Montenapoleone). It is an institution. You'll findo that in many cafes breakfast COULD seem god but croissants quality in Milan had dropped to death. Cova's still amazing. Cappuccino there is also very good: creamy and not boiling hot like those ones at Starbucks.
_Since you're in Montenapoleone, you'll find brands that are available all around the world (Gucci, Etro ecc) and other that aren't. You're not going to spend a lot of time here, besides getting yourself in the Milanese Atmosphere. What I really suggest to see is: Lorenzi (in front of Cova) in which you will find lots of interesting products for shaving, hair and so on and so forth. Larusmiani Tanino Crisci Sabbadini. Then, you have Rubinacci of course; and another very talented tailor who's atelier is in Via del Gesù. His name is Tindaro de Luca and he's at the same level of Rubinacci for me. You move around Monetapoleone a bit and you find a great shop nearby, Castellani in Piazza Filippo Meda (5 minutes from Montenapoleone). There is also Eddy Monetti
in Piazza San Babila which is very good and Saintandrews Showroom in Via Bagutta 8.
If you're hungry, you can stop and eat at a very good restaurant in Via Montenapoleone12 which is called Il Salumaio. If you're lucky (or unlucky, it depends if you enjoy the company) you may find Lapo Elkann there, Luca Rubinacci or Mariano, and other people like this.
What about a nice shirt? You can move to Camiceria Siniscalchi, in via Carlo Porta. Beaoutiful shirt. While reaching via Carlo Porta, stop by A. Caraceni (the real one, togheter with Tommy and Giulio in Rome, the others are "seconds") in Via Fatebenefratelli 16. You can spend all three days in Caraceni, or in camiceria Siniscalchi taliking with Mr. Alessandro.
Then (or if you don't want to go that way) you should absolutely walk into via Torino and find a little street called via Soncino: a very surprise because via Soncino is like 20 meters and you have a bespoke shirtmaker, Camiceria Ambrosiana and a bespoke shoemaker (friend of mine) Antonio Pio Mele. Pay a visit to both because it's worth it, in my humble opinion.

But to make a suit or a shirt you need fabrics, right? Fort shirting, you can go to Clerici in Via Dante, or Spadari in Via Spadari. You'll find yourself passing in front of the worldwinde famous and expensive Peck Gastronomy.
Wait, you said you needed suiting fabrics? There is Guenzati in via Dante: you'll easyli find coverts over 1 kg/meter and a rainbow of Harris Tweeds and many other fabrics.
Or, if you prefer (I prefer!) Il Vecchio Drappiere in Via Meravigli. Those shops are run by the same familys from generations.
While in via Meravigli, get a coffe in one of the oldest and best cafès in Milan: Marchesi. In Dicember, they make the best Panettone in my opinion.
And now? There is a fork in via Meravigli: if you go straing you go to Marchesi Cafè, if you go left there is Marinella Ties, if you go righ you find a lot of shops also: starting from another Lorenzi shop, you'll find M. Bardelli. Three floors of made to measure tradition. You'll be like a child into a toys game there.


Well, this is what came to my mind at first. I hope it's enough; if you like or have more time, you'll get more.

Enjoy my city.

Lo Zingaro
post #32 of 103
^ That's a great list from Lo Zingaro.
post #33 of 103
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Originally Posted by P-K-L View Post

Things I remember:
M Bardelli, already mentioned before.
E. Marinella tie shop.
There is a Slow Wear shop - selling Incotex and their other brands.
G. Lorenzi on Via Monte Napoleone - a great shop to buy all kinds of old world articles.
Foodwise I remember Da Giacomo, it was very good.
Also, you might want to look at the Audemars Boutique smile.gif

Thanks, E.Marinella was one of the shops I wrote down so I wouldn't forget it :D

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I live in Milano (I am born here and I live here sicne then smile.gif )
What I suggest is:
_Wake up and make brekfast at COVA (Via Montenapoleone). It is an institution. You'll findo that in many cafes breakfast COULD seem god but croissants quality in Milan had dropped to death. Cova's still amazing. Cappuccino there is also very good: creamy and not boiling hot like those ones at Starbucks.
_Since you're in Montenapoleone, you'll find brands that are available all around the world (Gucci, Etro ecc) and other that aren't. You're not going to spend a lot of time here, besides getting yourself in the Milanese Atmosphere. What I really suggest to see is: Lorenzi (in front of Cova) in which you will find lots of interesting products for shaving, hair and so on and so forth. Larusmiani Tanino Crisci Sabbadini. Then, you have Rubinacci of course; and another very talented tailor who's atelier is in Via del Gesù. His name is Tindaro de Luca and he's at the same level of Rubinacci for me. You move around Monetapoleone a bit and you find a great shop nearby, Castellani in Piazza Filippo Meda (5 minutes from Montenapoleone). There is also Eddy Monetti
in Piazza San Babila which is very good and Saintandrews Showroom in Via Bagutta 8.
If you're hungry, you can stop and eat at a very good restaurant in Via Montenapoleone12 which is called Il Salumaio. If you're lucky (or unlucky, it depends if you enjoy the company) you may find Lapo Elkann there, Luca Rubinacci or Mariano, and other people like this.
What about a nice shirt? You can move to Camiceria Siniscalchi, in via Carlo Porta. Beaoutiful shirt. While reaching via Carlo Porta, stop by A. Caraceni (the real one, togheter with Tommy and Giulio in Rome, the others are "seconds") in Via Fatebenefratelli 16. You can spend all three days in Caraceni, or in camiceria Siniscalchi taliking with Mr. Alessandro.
Then (or if you don't want to go that way) you should absolutely walk into via Torino and find a little street called via Soncino: a very surprise because via Soncino is like 20 meters and you have a bespoke shirtmaker, Camiceria Ambrosiana and a bespoke shoemaker (friend of mine) Antonio Pio Mele. Pay a visit to both because it's worth it, in my humble opinion.
But to make a suit or a shirt you need fabrics, right? Fort shirting, you can go to Clerici in Via Dante, or Spadari in Via Spadari. You'll find yourself passing in front of the worldwinde famous and expensive Peck Gastronomy.
Wait, you said you needed suiting fabrics? There is Guenzati in via Dante: you'll easyli find coverts over 1 kg/meter and a rainbow of Harris Tweeds and many other fabrics.
Or, if you prefer (I prefer!) Il Vecchio Drappiere in Via Meravigli. Those shops are run by the same familys from generations.
While in via Meravigli, get a coffe in one of the oldest and best cafès in Milan: Marchesi. In Dicember, they make the best Panettone in my opinion.
And now? There is a fork in via Meravigli: if you go straing you go to Marchesi Cafè, if you go left there is Marinella Ties, if you go righ you find a lot of shops also: starting from another Lorenzi shop, you'll find M. Bardelli. Three floors of made to measure tradition. You'll be like a child into a toys game there.
Well, this is what came to my mind at first. I hope it's enough; if you like or have more time, you'll get more.
Enjoy my city.
Lo Zingaro

 

This is perfect Zingaro, very helpful and thanks a lot for taking your time to write all this, much appreciated. Will definitely check out many of these stores and places.

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^ That's a great list from Lo Zingaro.

Indeed it is :)!

post #34 of 103
Also, in Milano you should go to Rinascente roof bar-restaurant to have an Aperitivo with the Duomo in front of you.
post #35 of 103
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Also, in Milano you should go to Rinascente roof bar-restaurant to have an Aperitivo with the Duomo in front of you.

Oh god all this sounds so wonderful, I can't wait till i'm there! 

post #36 of 103
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Of course I understand that. But I am mostly there for the clothing brands and the quality stores. But I can't wait to try it the good food, wines and see as much as I can.

So i've heard. Think i'll book it on monday. Oh okay that's good to know, thanks.

 

Don't want to rain you parade, but it's already too late. Yesterday wanted to book a visit on October (60 days in advance!!!) and it was too late.

But you can try http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[tour]&id=744&wms_op=cenacoloVinciano 

post #37 of 103
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Don't want to rain you parade, but it's already too late. Yesterday wanted to book a visit on October (60 days in advance!!!) and it was too late.

But you can try http://www.vivaticket.it/index.php?nvpg[tour]&id=744&wms_op=cenacoloVinciano 

God damn is it so popular that needed to book so early argh!

post #38 of 103
Also, have a drink at hotel Bulgari.
post #39 of 103
Great stuff from Lo Zingaro! Taking notes for a possible trip next May.
post #40 of 103
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Also, have a drink at hotel Bulgari.

Just saw that so cool, but do they make good drinks or what? Don't wanna spend $100 for a juice :D

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Great stuff from Lo Zingaro! Taking notes for a possible trip next May.

Some great advice indeed. Now i'm planing how I will get the time to do everything because it all seems so awesome :(

post #41 of 103
You should pay a vist also to Castello Sforzesco and his garden. Yeah, we also have a castle here.

Talking about night livin', pay a visit to:

_ Brera his narrow street are so romantic. You'll see a lot of restaurants there. Don't even attempt to eat there. You can drink well but no please no food oh my God.
To find something good move to La Trattoria Toscana in Via Giuseppe Sacchi, or if you want some fish, Pescheria da Claudio in Via Cusani 1
_ Ristorante La Bice via Borgospesso 12 (near Montenapoleone) tipical milanese dishes, i believe it has some Micheline stars
_ Ristorante El Boeucc (this is milanese dialetto, I don't know how to phonetically try to make a non-milanese pronunce it, show to the taxi driver a paper with the name on and he'll get you there, or walk there, Piazza Belgioioso 2. This also makes tipical milanese dishes.
_ Ristorante Al Mercante in Piazza Mercanti (near via Dante-Duomo) this restaurant has a fantastic location, inside piazza Mercanti, Google it.

Now that I'm thinking, you can plan an appointment with Valentino/Nicola Ricci of Sciamt in Milan, they have an atelier there.

Party night?

Start from Via Moscova and make a visit to all the bars: start from La Vecchia Lira, take a Negroni at Radetsky then walk in corso Garibladi until you find corso Como. Congrats, you've reached Milano's most loud and want.to.get-home-at-9am-drunk street
post #42 of 103
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Just saw that so cool, but do they make good drinks or what? Don't wanna spend $100 for a juice biggrin.gif
Some great advice indeed. Now i'm planing how I will get the time to do everything because it all seems so awesome frown.gif

I don't recommend Bulgari because it's like 25€ a cocktail. Glasses are small. Russian oil new riches around you. You dine at Bulgari ( I mean DINE, not make a feint) and you spend like 350€. You can invest your money better, dude. I suggest other places. I go to Bulgary only because I brought my fianceè there and gave her my engagement ring there. But it was so long before it became notorious; it was a special place because once upon a time there was a Dom Perignon kiosk in the big garden outside and it was vey nice, but this doesen't exist no more.
Today Russian customers and new riches there order Dom Perignon, Armand de Brignac, Cristal and stuff not to celebrate, but to make cool photos to put this S**t on facebook. They drink it like it is Heineken. I'm not say you don't have to, but this profanations of symbols makes me profoundly sad; I'm wondering how long will it take for these people to destroy tailor ateliers and bespoke world when they'll see that is cool. Pitti is already showing that we are heading in that direction. I remember buying a bespoke suit fom Solito in Naples with 1200€ .... Sigh.
post #43 of 103
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Lo can't I just hire you as my guide while i'm in Milano happy.gif Well spending unnecessary money is not really my thing but if it's well worth it I would as for good food or great wines. After knowing that information about Bulgari I wont go there, it's to expensive for me could do something much better for that kind of money while i'm there. 

 

One question about Bulgari, the brand name is BVLGARI but is the V actually a U? So when we write Bulgari that is right?

post #44 of 103
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Lo can't I just hire you as my guide while i'm in Milano happy.gif  Well spending unnecessary money is not really my thing but if it's well worth it I would as for good food or great wines. After knowing that information about Bulgari I wont go there, it's to expensive for me could do something much better for that kind of money while i'm there. 

One question about Bulgari, the brand name is BVLGARI but is the V actually a U? So when we write Bulgari that is right?

Yes, it's written both ways.This is ancient Rome's heritage: in those days there was no difference between "V" and "U" so was used like so. But it's BULGARI anyways smile.gif
post #45 of 103

remember, cappuccino and cafe latte only for breakfast! lol

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