The gourmet tourist travels the world searching for beauty. He loves to discover new places, take pictures and post them on social networks. Instagram is his favourite, because it allows him to show sophisticated details that make him feel at home while on the road.

Other than the most classical and even too defined itineraries, the tourist with a refined taste is looking for the striking detail. When he finds it, he chases it, observes it, tastes it. He expects great things from Milano. He wishes to look for and find a clean and tidy city, made of special locations where his passion for aesthetics and non-conventional tastes can merge.

 

The gourmet tourist cannot spend one day in Milano without trying all the nice and good things it has to offer. This is why his favourite area is the city centre. Let us explore the city alongside the gourmet tourist on one of his typical days.

Breakfast

Near the Duomo, we can kick off the day with a typical Italian breakfast at Pasticceria Sant’Ambroeus. This "Pasticceria" was recently awarded as one of the best historical pastry shops in town: respectful of Milano’s traditions in bakery and pastry making, in a beautiful and charming athmosphere – the Tea Room is just precious. Have a creamy cappuccino and eat a lovely pastry: Italian breakfast at its best!

Beauty in details

The beauty of the Duomo will blow anyone away, but… If you love details, you may also want to take a look at Santa Maria presso San Satiro. It is considered as one of the most beautiful and peaceful churches of the city.

 

Milano da bere - “Milano to drink”

A drink before lunch? It was a common thing to do during the Sixties, in Milano, and the city has become renowned for that. After a lovely walk around the Duomo, let’s go to the Gin Rosa bar and taste one of the most iconic cocktails of the city. A lovely meeting place for people that want to taste a shaked Gin Rosa, one of the best cocktails in the city.

 

Gourmet Lunch

Lunch is a pivotal moment of the day in Italy. So let’s choose an exceptional location. Under Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Michelin star is shining on Ristorante Cracco.

Relaxed and elegant at the same time, the dining room is decorated in Art Déco style, with yellow and golden tones.

Tradition and innovation meet in the dishes created by Carlo Cracco, a global chef celebrity.

The restaurant is also famous for its cellar: you can taste and also buy a special wine, choosing among the two thousand labels and ten thousand bottles hosted here.

Eating at Cracco is an experience for real gourmets.

Afternoon: art or fashion?

If you are a foodie, but you also have other interests, there are a number of activities you can do.

While some might prefer taking a stroll around the Fashion District to find out the latest international trends, others might choose a visit to Osservatorio Prada. The art gallery of the fashion maison is an exhibition space mainly dedicated to photography and new visual languages. The exhibitions have a contemporary taste and host international artists.

Aperitivo at the foot of the Duomo

In Milano, you cannot miss Aperitivo. To taste one of the most iconic drinks in the city “Zucca Lavorato Secco”, let’s head to Camparino. Recently renewed in a contemporary fashion, it is not forgetting the timeless elegance of the location, with a reminder of the year when the bar was founded, 1867. The recent renovation, connecting the cocktail and the food worlds, involved the inclusion of an high end offering of food, with Davide Oldani, one of the best local chefs.

Sipping a drink, with some snacks and olives, while admiring the Duomo from the windows adds to the whole atmosphere.

Dinner with a view

To round off the evening, we choose the rooftop of Museo del Novecento (The Museum of 20th Century art) to enjoy a dinner in a stunningly elegant location. The Giacomo Arengario restaurant brings together innovation and tradition and it’s just the perfect place to enjoy the view of the Duomo spires while dining. It is included in Michelin guide's “Forks”, appreciated for the quality of the ingredients and the Chef's skills.