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post #61 of 103
As you plan to go shopping and sideseeing, you don't happen to go to the F1 race?
I'll be in Milano/Monza for a week as well.
post #62 of 103

Just got back from there a couple of weeks ago. Seems like everyone above has covered the place well and truly, but here are my two cents:

 

Rinascente shopping centre - Make sure you use the voucher for foreign tourists (10% off if you show your passport): http://www.rinascente.it/webapp/pdf/iniziativa_inglese.pdf If your native currency means that the euro is fairly weak, this only adds better value in case you do want to buy anything from the store. I'd second a drink or casual dinner on the top at the 7th floor - it's quite casual but it really is amazing being up next to the roof of the Duomo (though NB you can't use this voucher up there, but it's fair value anyway).

 

Someone suggested the restaurant Da Giacomo. I went there - I have to say it's pretty good; haven't seen an interior like it but the service was a tad patchy. Worth a visit though. We had another meal at Joia, which is a vegeratian restaurant but does some pretty amazing dishes. Particularly good value at lunch time. Agree that Cova is a must-do. I also really like Princi bakery (there's one about 5 minute walk form the Duomo); although there's one in London so it's not exclusive to Milan, their stuff is delicious (and good value).

 

Away from food/shopping, the Triennale design museum may be worth a visit if that sort of stuff interests you. I did find it mildly Italian-centric and it didn't ostensively cover much pre 20th Century, but it's still a cool place (with cafe and book shop too). I actually much prefer the castle museum (Castello). Great range of artwork and furniture pre-C20th (and much earlier).

 

Also, I'm sure you're street-wise, but watch out for the (harmless but annoying) African men who stand around the streets/tourist attractions who try to start talking to you and fob off bracelets from Africa for a euro or two. 

post #63 of 103
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

As you plan to go shopping and sideseeing, you don't happen to go to the F1 race?
I'll be in Milano/Monza for a week as well.

Not my cup of tea, but for the fun and experience of it that would be something nice to do. But isn't that quit expensive? When will you be there?

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Originally Posted by HoratioNelson View Post

Just got back from there a couple of weeks ago. Seems like everyone above has covered the place well and truly, but here are my two cents:

 

Rinascente shopping centre - Make sure you use the voucher for foreign tourists (10% off if you show your passport): http://www.rinascente.it/webapp/pdf/iniziativa_inglese.pdf If your native currency means that the euro is fairly weak, this only adds better value in case you do want to buy anything from the store. I'd second a drink or casual dinner on the top at the 7th floor - it's quite casual but it really is amazing being up next to the roof of the Duomo (though NB you can't use this voucher up there, but it's fair value anyway).

 

Someone suggested the restaurant Da Giacomo. I went there - I have to say it's pretty good; haven't seen an interior like it but the service was a tad patchy. Worth a visit though. We had another meal at Joia, which is a vegeratian restaurant but does some pretty amazing dishes. Particularly good value at lunch time. Agree that Cova is a must-do. I also really like Princi bakery (there's one about 5 minute walk form the Duomo); although there's one in London so it's not exclusive to Milan, their stuff is delicious (and good value).

 

Away from food/shopping, the Triennale design museum may be worth a visit if that sort of stuff interests you. I did find it mildly Italian-centric and it didn't ostensively cover much pre 20th Century, but it's still a cool place (with cafe and book shop too). I actually much prefer the castle museum (Castello). Great range of artwork and furniture pre-C20th (and much earlier).

 

Also, I'm sure you're street-wise, but watch out for the (harmless but annoying) African men who stand around the streets/tourist attractions who try to start talking to you and fob off bracelets from Africa for a euro or two. 

Wow this sounds good, thanks for the info mate. This I will do!

post #64 of 103
I am not there to watch the race but rather to enjoy a few more days of summer while earning some money from working in the surroundings of the race.
Most likely will be there from 4th to 10th and sincerley hope I'll have as lovely customers as I did last year.
Now that I think of it both the gentlemen from Italy 2010 as well as the ones from the UK and Belgium in 2011 could very well be members of SF.
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I am not there to watch the race but rather to enjoy a few more days of summer while earning some money from working in the surroundings of the race.
Most likely will be there from 4th to 10th and sincerley hope I'll have as lovely customers as I did last year.
Now that I think of it both the gentlemen from Italy 2010 as well as the ones from the UK and Belgium in 2011 could very well be members of SF.

Aha sounds interesting, will check up on that.

post #66 of 103
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Also, I'm sure you're street-wise, but watch out for the (harmless but annoying) African men who stand around the streets/tourist attractions who try to start talking to you and fob off bracelets from Africa for a euro or two. 

definitely this. I would buy one bracelet then flash it to any of them that asked in the future. They instantly stop hounding you once they see it. If you're rather not buy anything don't play the 'no italiano card', they speak english. essentially (and predictably) don't stop and talk, just shake your head and keep moving. I personally found the single bracelet to be a worthwhile investment.
post #67 of 103
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definitely this. I would buy one bracelet then flash it to any of them that asked in the future. They instantly stop hounding you once they see it. If you're rather not buy anything don't play the 'no italiano card', they speak english. essentially (and predictably) don't stop and talk, just shake your head and keep moving. I personally found the single bracelet to be a worthwhile investment.

You can also just completely ignore them and not waste any money on them. Do not say anything, do not look at them - and they will leave you alone.
post #68 of 103
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Il Vecchio Drappiere in Via Meravigli.

Seconded. My go-to place for cloth in Milan. Guenzati's selection is smaller and much pricier, even though they do have the odd very interesting thing.
post #69 of 103
Last time they had a 14-16 oz I don't remember the brand, maybe J.J. Minnis 3 ply at 130 euro meter. The suck your blood out, but they sometimes can get the hands on some crazy ultra rare pieces.
post #70 of 103
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Seconded. My go-to place for cloth in Milan. Guenzati's selection is smaller and much pricier, even though they do have the odd very interesting thing.

Like these kind of things, will do! 

post #71 of 103
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Like these kind of things, will do! 

Did you go?
post #72 of 103
So, Hampton, how was your trip to Milan?
post #73 of 103
Sorry to break in the thread.
I'm now in Milano, enjoying nice autumn, low season, trying to recover from the prices in the local shops.
Never ever have seen the boots for 15500 euro (Santoni). Also the sizes of the RTW pants/jackets seems to be limited, can't imagine Italians are so slim.
But have to say the choice is great, also the style is much more refined than in Germany for example.

PS very nice lantacci shop on the Gesu, can't recall if people mention it. Around hundred different shoes and boots. Prices start from 1300 euro, but the norwegese styly calf rtw was roughly 4000 euro. Damn.
post #74 of 103
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Sorry to break in the thread.
I'm now in Milano, enjoying nice autumn, low season, trying to recover from the prices in the local shops.
Never ever have seen the boots for 15500 euro (Santoni). Also the sizes of the RTW pants/jackets seems to be limited, can't imagine Italians are so slim.
But have to say the choice is great, also the style is much more refined than in Germany for example.
PS very nice lantacci shop on the Gesu, can't recall if people mention it. Around hundred different shoes and boots. Prices start from 1300 euro, but the norwegese styly calf rtw was roughly 4000 euro. Damn.

Did you visit some of the locations I mentioned before?
post #75 of 103
10 Corso Como - great shop - great vibe.

Walk the Duomo roof - true it's touristy but it's truely worth the time.
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