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WFI Guide To Milan

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Originally my hometown , Milan has become an incredible international city. From being perhaps very "Italian" and closed minded, the city has now transformed itself into a cosmopolitan fashion and design hub. The main boom is due to the city's numerous fairs such as the famous EXPO in 2015 which attracted so many tourists and businesses ( they had approximately 22 m visitors!) , the furniture fair, the design fair and many more. During my trip to Milan last week I have decided to start what I call the WFI Guides : my own personal city guides on where to go, where to stay and what to do. Enjoy your first Wild Free Innocent guide below !



HOTELS

Armani Hotel - a must see imposing building which not only houses the hotel but also the nobu restaurant, the Armani prive nightclub, the huge Armani store and the Armani restaurant and café !
Bvlgari Hotel - the place to go for pre dinner drinks !
Mandarin Oriental - just opened,  the hotel has the coolest bar !
Four Seasons - an old school classic, you can never go wrong with staying at the Four Seasons in Milan .
Palazzo Parigi - the new impressive hotel worth checking out !
Senato - new boutique hotel right in the centre , very cool and very affordable !


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The Lobby at Hotel Senato



    The Bamboo Bar at The Armani Hotel


     The courtyard at the Mandarin Oriental


RESTAURANTS

L'Angosteria - new fish based restaurant, a definitive must go to new place
Nobu - located within the Armani building , Nobu is the place to see and be seen in milan. Eat at the bar on the ground floor for best buzzy atmosphere !
Salumaio - the one and only best place to have lunch in Milan . Set in an antico palazzo with a beautiful courtyard this is by far Milan's best restaurant !
Giacomo Bistrot - the trendy bistro- sister restaurant to the famous Da Giacomo fish restaurant - is a great option for diner.
Paper Moon - a classic, both for dinner and lunch serving amazing food
La Briciola - located in brera district this is an eclectic old school Italian restaurant serving the best slightly "scottati" carpacci
Pacifico - new kid on the block serving Peruvian high end food ...very small and intimate and very in !


     Nobu Armani Restaurant



     L'Angosteria


SHOPPING

Golden triangle -  via spiga, via montenapoleone, via sant'andrea - apart from all of the big brands check out Gio Moretti and Banner
Brera - charming little village inside of Milan with cobbled streets and cute shops a must see !
Excelsior Mall -  selling everything from food to designer clothes, excelsior is the best mall in milan
Corso Como 10 - owned by Franca Sozzani's sister Carla this is an institution in the Milanese fashion industry. Its a shop, a restaurant and they even have 4 hotel rooms !


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HIGHLIGHTS

Fashion Week : Mens : January and June Womens : September and February
Furniture Fair : April

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NEW AREAS

Zona Tortona - newly developed area housing all creatives ! Tortona has become the new trendy fashion hub !
Piazza Gae Aulenti and Corso Como

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The new piazza Gae Aulenti

MUSEUMS

Palazzo Reale - neoclassical royal palace of Milan housing incredible cultural exhibitions
Fondazione Prada  - Prada's new museum hosting contemporary artists exhibitions
Museo Del 900 - museum showcasing art from the 20th century located in Piazza Duomo


     Museo Del Novecento


    Fondazione Prada

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