Nest Italy: Art Hotel in Milan

by Martina Paganoni @Evasionsdecharme

Introduction to the city

Like any big city, Milan too is full of activities and attractions for all tastes, and twenty-four hours are inevitably not enough to discover all its beauties. But, both because the metropolis is still small compared to other large cities and thanks to the efficiency of public transport and the proximity of points of interest, it will still be possible to savor moments and memories and experience a day in the classic “Milanese style”.

In this guide we want to give you hints, advices and ideas that you can consult anytime so that, you can choose strategically and according to your tastes and interests in which area you want to stay and visit more during the few hours available. You will find restaurants, ideal for both lunches and dinners, bars and pastry shops for dream breakfasts and places to have an excellent aperitivo. But not only that, also museums and cultural places, places not to be missed and absolutely worth a visit; and then the best vintage shops, very popular at the moment, markets and little hidden gems.


Osteria La BisBistecca – €€€
Piazzale Principessa Clotilde 10, Repubblica/Moscova area
Local typical Milanese mold of the 90s with varied cuisine. Really good meat quality.

LùBar – €€
Via Palestro 16, Porta Venezia area
Very nice restaurant with an authentic design. Mediterranean cuisine with Sicilian influence. The central hall, the dehor and the garden overlook the gardens and the courtyard of the Gallery of Modern Art of Villa Reale.

Da Giacomo Bistrot – €€€€
Via Pasquale Sottocorno 6, Cinque Giornate area
In a very authentic area of the city we find a magnificent bistro, classic in décor, modern in conception, with an international flavor.

Drogherie milanesi – €€
Via San Marco 29, Brera/Moscova area
Via Conca del Naviglio 7, Navigli/Colonne di San Lorenzo area
Restaurants with a refined and minimal design, ideal for simple but good lunches and dinners. The cuisine is varied and the menu changes often.

Osteria da Fortunata – €€
Via Fiori Chiari 13, Brera area
Very good Roman restaurant. Traditional dishes, handmade pasta and a very convivial atmosphere.

Da Giacomo Rosticceria – €€€
Via Pasquale Sottocorno 36, Cinque Giornate area
Excellent rotisserie-restaurant with seasonal and high quality products.

Trattoria del Pescatore – €€€
Via Atto Vannucci 5, Porta Romana area
Since 1976 is an historic fish restaurant in Milan, famous above all for lobster cooked with Catalan style.

Il salumaio di Montenapoleone – €€€€
Via Santo Spirito 10, Montenapoleone area
Refined Italian cuisine that enhances Italian excellencies; very elegant restaurant with Renaissance style courtyard.

Dal Bolognese – €€€€
Via Amedei 8, Colonne di San Lorenzo area
Typical Emilian restaurant with high quality cuisine; a refined and elegant place.

Fioraio Bianchi Caffè – €€
Via Montebello 7, Brera area
A bistro with a Parisian flavor in the heart of Milan; very good the pastry and beautiful interiors.

Pics: Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone & Drogherie Milanesi


Giacomo Bistrot & Lu Bar

Bars e pastry shops:

Via Galvano Fiamma 2, Cinque Giornate area
Pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.

Marchesi 1824
Via Monte Napoleone 9, Duomo area
Historical pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.

Via Borgogna 5, Duomo/San Babila area
Historical pastry shop and Bar.

Pasticceria Gattullo
Piazzale di Porta Lodovica 2, Navigli area
Historical pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.

Via Felice Casati 27, Repubblica area
Pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.

Via Melzo 22, Porta Venezia area
French bakery and pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.
Cortile Flora
Via Alessandro Volta 7A, Brera/Moscova area

In the pic: Marchesi 1824

Bar and Bistrot.

Pasticceria Sissi
Piazza Risorgimento 6, Cinque Giornate area

Pastry shop and Bar.
Panificio Davide Longoni
Via Gerolamo Tiraboschi 19, Porta Romana area
Bakery and pastry shop, breakfasts and lunches.

Bianco Latte
Via Filippo Turati 30, Porta Venezia/Repubblica area
Pastry shop, Bar and Bistrot, breakfasts and lunches.

Drinks in the night:

Mag Cafè
Ripa di Porta Ticinese 43, Navigli area

The Doping Club
Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 8, Navigli area

Via Archimede 10, Cinque Giornate area

Via Ceresio 7, area Monumentale/Porta nuova

STK Milan
Piazza della Repubblica 13, Repubblica area


Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart 14, Porta Venezia area
Historic residence of the 30s.

Museo del 900
P.za del Duomo 8, Duomo area
Permanent exhibition of works of art of the twentieth century, housed inside the Palazzo dell’Arengario and in the adjacent Royal Palace.

Duomo di Milano
P.za del Duomo
Main cathedral of the city. Recommended the internal visit but above all the climb to the top to enjoy an amazing view.

Galleria D’arte Moderna
Via Palestro 16, Porta Venezia area
The most important Lombard collection of nineteenth-century works, located inside Villa Reale.

Viale Emilio Alemagna 6, Castello Sforzesco area
Housed inside the Palazzo dell’Arte, it is an international cultural institution that produces exhibitions,
conferences and events of art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communication and society.

Places in the city not to be missed:

An inevitable walk through the streets that skirt the imposing Duomo of Milan; enjoy Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and the surrounding streets.

Brera District:
The most loved and authentic area of the city. Do not miss a walk in the heart of this neighborhood among its small streets, shops and clubs to feel really a “Milanese”.

A fairly chaotic and very busy area. Very nice walk on the Naviglio Grande lined with places always full where
the atmosphere is very suggestive.

Clothes Vintage shops:

Pandolfi Gerardo – via Mario Fusetti 15, Navigli area
Napoleone Vintage – Via degli Arcimboldi 5, Duomo area
Madame Pauline Vintage – Foro Buonaparte 74, Castello Sforzesco area

Little treasures:

Ditta Raimondi di Pettinaroli
Corso Venezia 43, Porta Venezia/Duomo area
Historical typography and paper workshop, in Milan since 1776 sells prints, antique objects, photographs and creates tailor-made tickets/invitations.

Clori Florist
Via Santa Croce 21, Navigli area
Florist who creates unique compositions with seasonal flowers.

L’Olfattorio Bar à Parfums
Via Brera 5, Brera/Moscova area
Niche perfumery with the possibility of creating your own tailor-made perfume.

Via Spadari 9, Duomo area
The temple of high quality gastronomy.

Antiques market on the Navigli
It is a large specialized market that takes place on the last Sunday of each month along the entire first
stretch of the Naviglio Grande.

Now it’s up to you to choose the places and activities you enjoy most and the experiences you don’t want to give up to. There will be nothing more beautiful than getting lost among the beauties that the capital of Lombardy is able to offer, between refinement and elegance, antiquity and modernity, taste and authenticity and above all worldliness and style.


Pics: Clori Florist & Navigli Antiques Market

Enjoy Milan!

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15th of December 2022

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