April 2015 / 2 posts found

Tony Cragg

Art at the top

Tony Cragg

Tony Cragg

Our guided walking tours in Milan always include a visit to the rooftop of the cathedral. When we climb the last few steps and reach the upper terrace, the view of the tall spire holding the majestic golden statue  of the Virgin Mary is a moment of pure awe.

But these days the “wow effect” is enhanced by  the presence of weird masses of stone and metal scattered on the upper terrace of Duomo. The mistery is soon unveiled: it is a monographic exhibition of pieces by British artist Tony Cragg, whose “Paradox” is already housed inside the cathedral.

Cragg’s works weigh tonnes, and yet, balancing on small bases,  they look weighless. Exactly like Milan’s Duomo, a solid mass of marble but at the same time a delicately yarned lace of statues,  pinnacles and flowered crests.

It is a sort of dialogue between modern and gothic art, surrounded by one of  the most fascinating view of the city. Add a sunny, warm April day, and magic is here.


Where to drink a good cocktail in Milan

Tommy's Lady @Pinch Milano

Tommy’s Lady @Pinch Milano

Living in Milan is just exciting and we can’t stop sharing with you our experiences with you. The choice for bars is wide and rich, but like everyone, we’ve our favorite corners, so this one doesn’t want to be the ultimate guide to cocktail bars in Milan, but just our selection of places where we like to go when we want to drink a great cocktail in a cool place with our friends or loved ones.

Pinch Spirits & Kitchen

In the charming frame of the Naviglio Grande, one of the two surviving canals of Milan, this 30s inspired cocktail bar with a hint of contemporary has just celebrated its first birthday, but is already a landmark for cocktail lovers. The offer of drinks is rich and accurate and if you feel overwhelmed, ask the bartender, he’ll suggest you the best. If you’re hungry you may order something to eat like burgers or fish and chips (and this is our choice).

Our tip:  Tommy’s Lady, we don’t know if is their best cocktail, but we’re still dreaming of it!

L’Elettrauto Cadore

The name means “garage” and dates back to the origin of the place which was actually a garage, before being transformed into a hip bar. We like to come here for an “aperitivo” or after dinner for a cocktail, the atmosphere is understatement and chill, waiters are kind, the buffet is rich and cocktails are great. When the season is warm, you may choose to seat outside.



Our tip:  When we’ve time, we like to buy a magazine, seat outside and have a 1-hour-long breakfast.

Armani Bamboo Bar

A high-end address and one of the best cocktail bars in town. The perfect place if you want to feel special and surrounded by beauty: the beauty of the elegant palette of furniture and fabrics and of the city, visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Everything, from the music to the incense perfume, will envelope you with a pleasant feeling. And what can we say about the service? Armani standard of course!

Our tip: Come here at sunset, the orange light of the sun going down and the Duomo in the background are priceless.

And what about you? Tell us about your favorite addresses in town!