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After all, every single Italian, from sun-blessed Sicily to mountainous Trentino-Alto Adige (the region with Dolomites mountains) has access to fresh produce, fruit, lean meats and fish.
While planning your trip, keep an eye on Milan’s art events in 2017 – you’ll definitely find something you like in the list below.
– Palazzo Reale will host a retrospective of Keith Haring‘s work from February 21st
– Shoes can be artistic masterpieces, as Carrie Bradshaw would tell you. Starting from January 26th, Palazzo Morando will host the exhibition of over 200 Manolo Blahnik shoes documenting his 50-year-long career
– In Palazzo Reale from March 8th it will be possible to admire Edouard Manet‘s masterpieces coming from Musée d’Orsay in Paris
– The daring Mudec Museum designed by David Chipperfield will house an exhibit of Kandinsky‘s works form March 15th
– Milan is house to Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic “Last Supper”, but starting from March 24th, Museo del ‘900 will host “Sixty Last Supper” by Andy Warhol, a reinterpretation of the Renaissance masterpiece made in ’86 by the irreverent pop artist
– April in Milan is going to be the busiest month of the year with the Art Week (March 27th – April 2nd) and the world-famous Design Week (April 4th – 9th)
– Palazzo Reale is definetely a must-see destination for art lovers. Starting from September 28th 20 masterpieces of Caravaggio will be reunited for the first time ever in one exhibition
– Starting from october 2017, 180 works by Toulouse – Lautrec coming from all over the world will fill the rooms of Palazzo Reale
Plenty of reasons, we think, to make your stay in Milan as long as possible
A tasting journey through Italy in just one day. Is it possible? Yes, if you follow your local guide around Milan. This city is a crossroad of cultures, people and traditions and is the only place in Italy where you can find everything that you can desire in terms of food.
Italian culture includes a rich food tradition, as well as an incredible artistic heritage. So while visiting Milan, save some time for a mouthwatering food safari. Your stops should include cafés, deli shops, groceries, bakeries, farmer markets and definitely a feast of street food.
Speaking about street food, we suggest an ideal travel from northern Italian specialties to southern delicacies. You should start with Sciatt: crunchy buckwheat fritters with a heart of melted cheese. This is a traditional dish from Valtellina, a valley in the Lombardia region bordering Switzerland.
For a taste of Tuscany assemble your ideal panino-to-go picking among a wide range of salumi (prosciutto, salame, pancetta, fennel-scented finocchiona, mortadella…), pecorino cheese, pickles and home-made tasty toppings.
Sunny south is warm and scrumptious as an arancino. For the ones who haven’t tried it yet, an arancino is a deep fried rice ball filled with ragù, mozzarella and peas. Arancino’s origin dates back to early Middle Ages, when Sicily was under Arab rule, and its shape is usually round but in Catania, the city at the foot of volcano Etna, it has a more conical shape and it’s so hot that when you bite it a puff of steam comes out.
Are you feeling hungry? Do you want some more? then ask your local guide for a tailor-made culinary tour in Milan.
We constantly look for cool tips to give to our readers, and today we talk about where to see great photography and contemporary art exhibitions in Milan.
A dreamy place, a fairy tale…words are not enough to portray the coolest concept store in town: 10 Corso Como. Here, besides the clothes, there’s always a photography exhibition going on. And what is shocking is that the entrance is free! For the upcoming ones, check out here.
Also the website is full of nice surprises and a special treat for fashion lovers is the printable 2015 calendar you can download here.
Another totally unexpected place is the stunning Hangar Bicocca, the ultimate address for contemporary art lovers. In this industrial building are permanently displayed the Kiefer’s Seven Heavenly Palaces and take place temporary exhibitions, like the current: “Joan Jonas – Light Time Tales”. To check out the upcoming ones, just have a look here.
If you’ve got any other specific interest, just write us and Bella Milano Tours will realize a special Milan Guided Tour designed on you!