Valentine’s Day / 2 posts found
San Valentino a Milano…can you imagine anything more romantic? Your Cupid-guides are about to share with you the best tips for a perfect Valentine’s day.
Start your day with a lavish breakfast at Bastianello. This finely decorated Art Nouveau café is very popular with locals, but you will forget the crowd while sipping a creamy cappuccino and tasting a rich and tasty kipfel. Real treats for your heart!
Then, take a stroll along the elegant Corso Venezia, Stendhal’s favourite spot in Milan, where in the 19th century the aristocracy used to promenade. Turn left to via Palestro and reach the imposing façade of a Neoclassical urban villa.
A few meters before the main entrance, you will find the access to the park, Milan’s first English-style garden. Enter the park, regardless of the sign saying “Access to this park is reserved to children up to 12 years accompanied by adults”. The custodians will not stop you, unless you linger too long in the garden. But if you take your companion by the hand and remind them that it’s Valentine’s time, they will understand
Inside the park, keep left; let the sound of the waterfall guide you. Follow the path climbing behind the waterfall.
When you get to the top of the path, over the waterfall, stop, lean on the wooden fence, look and admire the elegant front of the villa, and enjoy the magic.
Now come back down to earth and slowly walk towards the glittering Fashion District, where we suggest to have lunch in a well hidden ancient court. At the Salumaio di Via Montenapoleone, you’ll taste a fine selection of cold cuts and the best Italian cheese.
If you happen to be in town on Saturday 11th, don’t miss a special Valentine’s event at Mad Zone, a colorful concept store in the heart of the artistic Brera district. Charming Tania Mazzoleni, founder of Mad Zone, will welcome you and your mate to a wonderland of surprises: get yourself a Love Passport, your heart’s identity card illustrated by an artist, wear a T-shirt personalized with your love message and get a free make-up session. If you are curious about love tips, ask for the “spicy corner” We did it!
For dinner you deserve one of the most fascinating views of the city. At Giacomo Arengario in Duomo square, book a table close to the big window and you’ll dine with the white façade of the Duomo right in front of your eyes. Isn’t this the perfect place for a proposal?
For a Romantic Valentine’s day in Milan just follow our hip and chic tips and be sure to get a wow effect. You know, we’re more than professional tours guides providing guided walking tours in Milan…we’re romantic girls too and we’ve got some advices to share
1. Kiss your love on the Ponte delle Sirenette (Mermaid Bridge)
Go with your loved one to the central, quiet and romantic Parco Sempione for a walk, take pictures near the ponds and walk hand in hand. When you’ll reach the heart of the park you’ll probably notice a lovely bridge decorated with four statues representing mermaids. Well, climb the stairs and be sure to kiss your sweetheart on this bridge while touching at least the tail of one of the mermaids…love will be neverdending.
2. Relax at the most “Milanese” SPA in the city: QC Terme Milano
This central SPA housed in a former tram depot, combines nice pools and ambiences with a charming location. Chromotherapy, music therapy, relax rooms…our favorite spot? The Wellness Tram of course, an old tram turned into a sauna! Can you imagine anything more Milanese? They provide everything, from the shampoo to the face cream, you just have to focus on your relax for 2.
3. Watch the sunset from the Armani Bamboo Bar
The stylish, very-Armani Bamboo bar is at the 7 floor of the Armani building in via Manzoni. You could recognize this place with blindfolded, thanks to the light incense smell which spreads through the ambience. Ask for a table near the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the red rooftops of the city with the Duomo in background and toast with a delicious cocktail prepared by one of the best bartenders in the world. If you want to dedicate a special treat to your baby, just ask in advance to prepare a heartshaped cake…
Happy Valentine’s Day!