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Eat and party in Milan

Moving on from the touristic part of the trip, it is my pleasure to share the best places to eat, drink and party in Milan.

I. Mag Café

“Where a cocktail isn’t just a drink, but an art.”

On one of the Navigli canals you can find the most original and yummy cocktails. Mag Café is an amazing antique spot where you can find great food, original drinks and meet new people. Until 5:30pm, you can enjoy a good coffee, a light lunch, plenty of plain drinks and it all comes with a beautiful view of the river. As the sun sets, it slowly turns into a bar.  We had a blast on our night out, as we sat at the wooden bar mesmerised by the art of making of the cocktails and enjoying the music.

II. Dahlia Lab

If you are looking for a cozy place to have lunch and enjoy some fresh and tasty sandwiches, you don’t have to look further than Dahlia Lab. Situated near Bocconi University, it has some great comfort food, very friendly service and the best overall atmosphere. It is a wide-spread restaurant with three eating areas. You can choose to sit completely indoors, on the covered patio with fans and coolers or outdoors.  Depending on the weather, they have live music on Saturday nights and I would definitely recommend it!

III. Volt Club

After having a great dinner and some pre-drinks, Volt Club is the perfect place to dance and let loose. With hip hop nights on Thursdays, electric ones on Fridays and Saturdays, Volt is one of the best contemporary dance music clubs in Milan. It has an international feel and awesome underground vibes. The best this is the DJ booth located in the middle of the dance floor in a cage, yes a CAGE. Dancing in the cage made our night, as the entrance is selective and you have more room to show your moves. Volt should be on your party list for sure!

IV. Le Trottoir

“A new site that wants to take up the legacy of human and artistic identity.”

If big parties are not really what you want, Le Trottoir is a meeting place for intellectuals and artists in the heart of the Piazza XXIV Maggio. It offers concerts and quality live music every night with both national and international artist. The vibes of the place are priceless, with a small dance floor, not very expensive drinks and outdoor seating area. 

Feel free to share your opinion below, hope you enjoyed it!

With love, 

Raluca 

Tourist in Milan: four stops

On my 20th birthday I found myself happier than ever when my best friend surprised me with tickets to Milan. It was an amazing experience and I have been dying to share it with you guys.

So to kick things off like a proper tourist, here are four things that are absolutely must-see touristic stops in Milan.

I. Piazza del Duomo

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Piazza del Duomo was the first thing I saw. Breathtaking both during the day and the night, the main attraction of the square is the Milan Cathedral, the Duomo. The imposing church was built along six centuries and is one of the biggest in the world.

Once I took in the view, I was immerse in the milanese vibe. People coming and going, groups chatting joyfully and smiling faces were everywhere. The moment reached perfection when three artists started performing. The piazza is overwhelmed by art, may it be architecture, street performances or fashion.

II. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The streets of Milan then lead us to The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. As one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, it is an important spot for meetings, shopping and dinning. Inside can be found haute couture shops such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani and exquisite restaurants such as Ristorante Galleria and Savini.

From an architectural point of view, the gallery is definitely a touristic attraction. It is a double arcade that connects the Piazza del Duomo to the Piazza della Scala and has a marvellous iron-and-glass roof.

III. Navigli District

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The area that I loved most was the romantic district of Navigli. It is perfect for both night and day strolls along the river. During the day, in between shopping and visiting the numerous art galleries, you can enjoy a yummy gelato or an espresso in one of the hidden italian cafés.

Luckily, we caught the superb vintage fair that is organised only on the last Sunday of each month. Vintages stalls with books, antiques and art were lined along the banks of the Navigli and the surrounding streets. It was heaven as I am in love with vintage clothing and jewellery.

IV. Sforza Castle

The Sforza Castle was a defence castle located in the extension of the Duomo. The moats for its defence were designed by the talented Leonardo da Vinci. Nowadays, the imposing town castle is the home of several museums and art collections. It is definitely worth checking it out.

Hope this got you booking your own trip to Milan! 

With love, 

Raluca