Røst, Porta Venezia

Overseen by the same person who owns Kanpai (the Japanese izakaya dining establishment in the same street), Røst is another casual restaurant that serves up sharing plates. Sicilian chef Piermaria Trischitta mans the kitchen using seasonal, top-quality ingredients. To start, there are tasty mondeghili (Milanese meatballs) followed by pork belly as well as fish and vegetarian courses. To drink, there is wine from small-scale producers and natural vintners.

3 Via Melzo, 20129
+39 344 053 8044


Milano Verticale, Porta Nuova

Opened in 2021, the 173-room flagship hotel of the Una group is housed in a renovated building with 13 floors, three spots for eating and drinking, and a spacious 1,000 sq m garden on the ground level. Local architecture studio Vudafieri Saverino Partners – the same firm responsible for the interiors of the successful Dry Milano cocktail bar-pizzeria – has created a refined space with a lobby area that sports marble walls and guestrooms with dark oak flooring and tasteful furnishing.

6 Via Carlo de Cristoforis, 20124
+39 02 62271


Palorosa, Porta Genova

The Palorosa shop and studio was launched in 2019 by Cecilia Pirani, an Italian–Guatemalan landscape architect who found success designing a chic yet durable line of handbags and accessories. Pieces are woven by hand in Guatemala City, made from recycled plastics and locally sourced materials. We particularly like the colourful range of totes, ideal for the beach or summer shopping.

3 Via Vigevano, 20144
+39 02 3651 3814 

Altatto, Greco

Founded by a trio of talented chefs, vegetarian restaurant Altatto gives diners the chance to savour fresh seasonal produce prepared in creative ways, and always with a healthy dose of spice. Sample the tomato ceviche with avocado mousse or tempura of courgette flowers. To drink, the citrus-based kir cocktail or orange-style zibibbo white wine from Pantelleria are both excellent options.

15 Via Comune Antico, 20125
+39 328 664 1670

Museo del Design Italiano, Sempione 

This 200-strong Triennale museum collection celebrates the many handsome furnishings, lighting and accessories that have been created by talented designers for Italian brands over the years. Noteworthy works on display include Gio Ponti’s Superleggera chair for Cassina from the 1950s, the 1960s RR 126 radio-phonograph by the Castiglioni brothers for Brionvega and the Casablanca bookcase by Ettore Sottsass from the early 1980s.

6 Viale Emilio Alemagna, 20121
+39 0272 4341

Images: Gianluca Di Ioia, Triennale Milano, Carlotta Vigo

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