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A Day in Milan with Caterina

May 6, 2020

Hi I’m Caterina (@caterinaamerini), I am 23 years old from Italy. I grew up in Treviso and moved to Milan for work and have been living in there for more than a year. I love Milan due to its good vibes and for what it offers; it’s multicultural, lively, the people are full of energy.

In Milan streets

What is a typical breakfast and where would you go?

During the week I usually have breakfast at home but if I’m late for work I would go to either Marchesi or Cova to grab a croissant as it was next to my office. Otherwise, during the weekend, I love going to Cucchi.

Breakfast at Marchesi | Picture Credit: @marchesi1824

Favourite place to grab lunch?

To grab lunch, I would go to Bianco Latte, especially if it needs to be quick.

Healthy lunches at Bianco Latte | Picture Credit: @biancolatte

Where are the best places for dinner?

My favourite place is the Premiata Trattoria Da Arlati, one of the oldest family run restaurant of the city; authentic food with traditional recipes; they also have live cabaret once a week! Otherwise, if I want to go for dinner and have fun, I always go to Canteen where there’s good Mexican food and amazing vibes.

In the evening, what is the city like and where do you find yourself?

In the evening there is always something to do as there are many pubs, bars and clubs. You just need to find the ones you like the most. For a nice Aperitivo before dinner I love going to B Cafe to eat, or maybe Trattoria Milanese, and then go to some clubs. The ones I like the most are Apophis and Armani.

Apophis Cocktail | Picture Credit: @apophisclub

In a busy city like Milan, is there anywhere to chill?

Milan is not extremely busy but usually when people want to chill, they go to Parco Sempione and just relax there. For a chill lunch, maybe on a Sunday afternoon when the weather is good, many people like Al Fresco, a restaurant close to Navigli with a beautiful garden and a peaceful atmosphere.

Dinner at Al Fresco | Picture Credit: @alfresco_milano

Where is the best area to stay/sleep for young travellers?

I would say stay around Brera, so that you are close to everything. Milan is not that big; you can also go everywhere walking.

What season would you recommend visiting?

I would suggest mid-season, autumn or spring where the weather is neither too cold nor hot.

Is Milan best for a family holiday/friends holiday or a couples holiday?

I believe Milan could be an excellent destination for everyone. For young people it would be nice to go there just to have fun, visit clubs and eat in very good restaurants. At the same time, it could be a great destination also for families and couples; there are so many museums and churches to visit, and also parks and many nice restaurants and bars where they can finish their day. A must-do is the Museo Del Cenacolo, but make sure to book that in advance.

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