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Centro Storico

The centre of the city with the great Duomo in its heart makes for a great shopping and sightseeing area. The shops on Galleria Vittorio Emanuele up to the ones on Via Montenapoleone will keep you occupied for hours.


One of my favourite districts of Milan, with lots of aperitivo bars, antique shops, art galleries and vintage clothing stores. It’s a very relaxed area where you can hang out during the day with a nice cup of Italian coffee and go for great aperitivo’s at night!

Porta Ticinese

This is definitely my favourite district of Milan. It has a more alternative feel to it then the rest of the city. Full of the greatest vintage shops and lots of laid-back bars and cafés. With two universities on either sides of the neighbourhood (Statale and Cattolica) it’s definitely a student district. On summer nights this is most evident on Colonne di San Lorenzo, where all the students gather for a drink.


Brera is a beautiful district in the city centre, with the most pittoresque streets that always remind me of Paris. It’s a very artistic district, full of museums, theatres and art and design galleries. Like the Naviglio area, it’s full of cute aperitivo bars, just in a different style. While the Naviglio area is more for students that go for a bite to eat before going to the clubs, Brera hosts the many artists, designers and museum staff that work in the area.

Corso Como

Set in the district of Porta Garibaldi, Corso Como is one of the most fashionable areas of the city, where the fashionistas go for a drink after work hours. It’s a good place to start your weekend, since a lot of clubs are situated here as well. A few of them are: Hollywood, Eleven, Loolapaloosa and Tocqueville.

Porta Venezia

One of the most gorgeous residential areas of the city is located around Porta Venezia. With the Giardini Pubblici on one side and the beginning of Corso Buenos Aires (the biggest shopping street of Milan). A lot of luxurious hotels are set here and they serve as fashion shows venues during Fashion Week, so a few times a year it’s full with paparazzi, limousines, international stars and of course lots of security.

Parco Sempione

Parco Sempione is one of Milans beautiful parcs, just behind the Castello Sforzesco. Not only is it a nice day to relax and sunbathe in summer, there are also some great bars and clubs located here. A few of them are: Just Cavalli, Old Fashion and Bar Bianco.

Melissa - Born and raised in my beautiful hometown of Amsterdam, I studied in Milan for one semester during my Mediastudies degree and fell in love with the city! So when I graduated I decided to move back and here I am writing about my favourite places in Milan!