Is has been way to long since my sister and I have had some quality time together doing what we both love. Travelling, shopping, eating out, drinking wine and other liquids. So for her birthday I got her this trip so we could finally do something about it. Before arriving in Milan we did a lot of research on Instagram, Pinterest and other travel blogs as we had been told that to get most out of our stay we would have to put some effort in the research.
WHERE TO GO IN MILAN
This area is very charming and kind of the old part of Milan. It is stuffed with cafes, bakeries, cute shops and many locals sitting by the tables on the sidewalk cafes drinking espresso. It will be nearly impossible to avoid delicious places in this area.
This chain bakery is located a number of places in the city and there is always a lot of people there. Princi near Corso Como has an outdoor terrace right by a big square and is a great place to order an espresso or a cappuchino and enjoy the view of all the stylish italian women.
Corso Como Cafe
The cutest backyard cafe, restaurant, shop and gallery – all in one. Located on.. guess what… Corso Como! You will have to keep and eye out for it, as it is not located directly on the street. Go through a “gate” sort of thing and then you are there. Enjoy a glass of wine, a cup of coffee in the yard or go there in the weekends for brunch.
Address: Corso Como 10, Milano, 20154 Italy
One of the most amazing things about going out for drinks in Milan is the fact that you will always get free snacks to go with your drink! I am a complete fan of that concept – more of that please.
N´Ombre de vin
If you are a wine lover you will simply have to visit N´Ombre de vin. The wine bar is located in a big cellar that once was a part of the San Marco Basilica which is just next door. They have thousands and thousands of different wines and the atmosphere is amazing. Ask a local for the best glas of wine.
Address: Via S. Marco, 2, 20121 Milano, Italy
Despite all of our research we accidentally bumped into this little place up an ally while walking for another restaurant in Chinatown. It has a lovely outside patio and is a great place for pre dinner drinks, snacks and a lovely selection of charcuterie and cheese platters with olives and pesto. Before 7pm you buy beer and wine for 5 euro and after 7pm you can get signature cocktails for 8 euros each. A must try is a gin/tonic cocktail with a twist called “Amelie”.
Address:Via Paolo Sarpi, 8, 20154 Milano, Italy
So the reason you chose to go on at weekend trip to Milan is obviously because you love pizza – right? Look no further. These pizzas are from another world and the atmosphere is fantastic. The place offers a lot of tasty cocktails to go with your pizza – definitely a plus too! The place is very popular so try to make a reservation if possible. Otherwise you can get signed up for the waiting list and go get a class of wine across the street while waiting for your table.
Address: Via Solferino 33, 20121 Milano, Italy
Look for cheap flights with easyjet and have a look in the low price calendar we got tickets for €80 return but I have seen them as cheap as €50 outside of peek season and on alternative dates (not weekends and public holidays). The prices of the plane tickets alone is just a fantastic reason to go.
From Malpensa Airport you are only a 45 minute train ride from the central station. The tickets is €26 return per person. Remember to validate your tickets in the machine as you will get fined without a validated ticket. It is not like another cities in Europe where you cannot go to the platforms in tube, underground or metro without validating the ticket first.
For more foodie tips in Milan the following post is also worth a read: Veera Bianca: “Milan Photo Diary”