A Bespoke Guide to Milan - Spring
With the buzz of Fashion Week still fresh in the air, spring is a stylish season in Milan, and one not to miss. From new museums, delicious restaurants and stylish shops, to innovative exhibitions, cultural events and al fresco concerts, discover the best things to see and do this season with our essential guide to spring in Milan.
Borsa Italiana Gallery
Inside Palazzo Mezzanotte is Milan’s newest art space, Borsa Italiana Gallery (BIG). Created to host exhibitions of fine art, the gallery is dedicated to Italian culture and artistic heritage. Currently on display is a selection of important restored works by Italian masters, including ‘David with the Head of Goliath’ by Carlo Dolci and ‘La Loge (Le Balcon)’ by Pablo Picasso.
Palazzo Mezzanotte, Piazza degli Affari, 20123 Milano
Italy may be known for its indulgent pizza and pasta, but those seeking something a little healthier can find it at new bistro Soulgreen. The restaurant serves up gluten-free, plant-based cuisine, from salads, soups and vegetable bowls, to meat-free burgers and vegan desserts. To drink, select a fresh smoothie or a glass of biodynamic wine.
Soulgreen, Piazzale Principessa Clotilde, 20124 Milano | +39 02 6269 5162
Tesla Piazza Gae Aulenti
Speeding into the New Year in style, American car manufacturer Tesla has reappeared in Milan with a new store on Piazza Gae Aulenti. Visit the large showroom to discover a variety of models devoted to sustainable transports, including the innovative Model 3 – one of the most anticipated new cars of 2017.
Tesla, Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20154 Milano | +39 02 9475 3521
When in the fashion capital of Italy, make sure your perfume as uniquely stylish as your outfit with a signature scent that’s personal to you. The place to go for a new fragrance this spring is Amouage, a luxury fragrance brand founded in Oman. At its new store in Milan’s trendy Brera district, Amouage presents its entire range of scents, as well as some special limited edition bottles available only in Milan.
Amouge, Via Fiori Chiari, 7, Milan
La Stringa d’Oro
As the home of AC Milan, football is a big deal in Milan. If you love the sport, schedule in a visit to the city’s first football museum, La Stringa d’Oro (The Golden String). Located in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the institution showcases more than 150 pieces of memorabilia, such as shirts and shoes worn by football stars from around the world, alongside innovative multimedia displays and exhibits.
La Stringa d’Oro, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 20121 Milan | +39 02 3659 4690
Feel the Music at la Rinascente
For the third year running, la Rinascente Milano Piazza Duomo will launch its ‘Feel the Music’ live music programme. The events will take place on the department store’s beautiful terrace every Tuesday throughout spring and early summer, and will feature performances from musicians, singers and DJs specialising in jazz, dance, R&B, soul and chill out.
April 7 – July 28 2017
la Rinascente, Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milano | +39 02 88521
Bistrot Glorious Café
Fashion meets food at Bistrot Glorious Café, a new eatery adjacent to the renovated Diesel flagship store on Piazza San Babila. The intriguing space, which opened in January and can be accessed from the shop floor, enables shoppers to rest their feet and enjoy a healthy organic snack and a caffeinated pick-me-up during their shopping trip.
Bistrot Glorious Café, Piazza S. Babila, 20122 Milano