Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis Food and wine, art and culture, fashion and design; if you're planning a trip to Milan for the next fashion week, take the chance to live the worldwide fashion capital at its best

1 - Fashion party

If catwalk is the keyword for the day, party is the keyword for the fashion week nights in the city. Just ask informations to the Charme&Adventure team and they will organize for you one of the best fashion party in town. 

Contactsinfo@charmeadventure.com

Booking needed

Prices on request

2 - Fondazione Prada

The worldwide famous foundation transformed a 1910's distillery in an institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Wes Anderson designed the Bar Luce, inspired by old Milanese cafes atmospheres and Italian movies from the fifties and sixties. "A great cafè in which to write a movie" the Grand Budapest Hotel director said...for the pleasure of art!

Where: Largo Isarco, 2

Opening hours: Every day, 10 am - 9 pm (Ticket desk closes at 8 pm)

Fondazione PradaPhoto courtesy of Attilio Maranzano

3 - Meet the Italian style - Private Experience

A unique experience with an Italian stylist. Discover the secrets of the fashion world in his private atelier, while enjoying a glass of Prosecco. Simply the best and most pure made in Italy.

Contacts: info@charmeadventure.com

Booking needed

Prices on request

4 - Helicopter Experience over Lake Como

Fly over the stunning lake Como, admiring the wonderful Grigne mountain massif (also known as the “Dolomites of Lombardy”) and the highest peaks of the Italian Alps, overflying small villages, famous towns such as Bellagio, luxury villas and historical houses. A wonderful once in a lifetime experience.

Booking needed

Prices on request

Helicopter Experience over Lake Como

5 - Dinner on a city train

A restaurant on a 1920's vintage city train. A unique location for an exclusive dinner watching the city center.

Where: leaving from Piazza Castello at 8pm and returning to Piazza Castello at 10pm

Booking needed

Contacts: Email: atmosfera@atm.it - Phone: 800808181 (11am - 7pm, monday to saturday)

6 - The Highline Galleria

Admire the Milan's skyline and the Duomo Cathedral spires from the rooftop of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

Where: via Silvio Pellico, 2

Opening hours: 10am - 2pm and 3pm to 11pm, 7 days a week

The Highline Galleria

7 - A cooking class

Discover the Italian cuisine culture, customs and traditions, through a special cooking experience with an experienced teacher.

Contactsinfo@charmeadventure.com

Booking needed

Prices on request

8 - The Chocolate Masters World Champion Patisserie

Just a little bit outside the city center, the Martesana Patisserie is simply one of the best Italian patisseries. Davide Cremaschi, the pastry chef, won the World Chocolate Masters in Paris in 2013. Take a sweet and unforgettable break.

Where: via Cagliero, 14

Opening hours: 7.30 am - 9pm - 7 days a week

The Chocolate Masters World Champion Patisserie

9 - An Aperitivo with a view

Milan offers different rooftop lounge and dining spots, where to enjoy an aperitivo or a dinner with an amazing view of the city.

Some suggestions: La Rinascente, Terrazza 12 Lounge Bar, Unico Milano, Sky Terrace (La Scala Hotel), Ceresio 7.

10 - A night at La Scala Theatre

Opened on august 3th, 1778, La Scala is the home of the opera and one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world.

Where: Piazza della Scala

 La Scala Theatre

11 - A Luxury Spa experience

Massages, treatments and beauty services; everything you need for a complete mind and body regeneration after a long catwalks day. Check out the Mandarin Oriental, Armani Hotel, Bulgari Hotel, Maison Moschino, Calicanto Day Spa, the Four Seasons Hotel Spa and the Park Hyatt, just to name a few.

12 - Visit a House Museum

A collection of 4 Milanese historic and fascinating house museums in the heart of the city with some amazing art collections.

Contacts: info@charmeadventure.com

House Museum

13 - Eat a Panzerotto at Panificio Luini

Located in the heart of the city, near Duomo cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Luini is an institution for every Milanese. Take a break and have a quick lunch at Panificio Luini, trying one of the most amazing street food in Milan: the panzerotto.

Where: Via S. Radegonda 16

Opening hours: Mon 10am - 3pm, Tue - Sat 10am - 8pm

14 - The Mercato Metropolitano

Located in Porta Genova, close to the Navigli (the canals whose system of dams was invented by Leonardo da Vinci), the Mercato Metropolitano is the farmers market of the city. A 15.000 square meters (160.000 sq. feet) open air area. Street food, wine and craft beers, all made in Italy.

Where: Via Valenza, 2 (Porta Genova)

Opening hours: 11am - 00am monday-thursday, 11am - 2am friday, 09am - 02am saturday, 09am - 00am, sunday

Mercato Metropolitano

15 - Gallerie d’Italia

Gallerie d'Italia brings together the museum and cultural centres of Intesa San Paolo bank's historical buildings, in the heart of the city. One of the most important art collections open to the public.

Where: Piazza della Scala, 6

Contacts HERE

16 - Brera District

Known as "The milanese Montmartre", Brera is the bohemian artists neighborhood of the city. The main historical building houses the Academy, the Gallery, the Library, the Milan's botanical garden and the astronomical observatory, with several bars, restaurants, boutiques and antique shops in the narrow streets. With all the leading design stores located in the area, Brera became the most important district for the promotion of design.

Brera District

17 - Your bicycle...handmade

A made-to-measure project where to buy a unique bicycle or a limited edition model. Simply the best bespoke handmade bicycles.

By appointment onlywww.sartoriacicli.it

18 - The Achille Castiglioni Studio Museum

Left as it was on his last working day, the Studio Museum Castiglioni is the place where the designer Achille Castiglioni worked for 60 years. A great chance to visit one of the greatest designers of the 20th century studio.

Where: Piazza Castello, 27

Opening hours: Guided tours only, tuesday to friday, at 10am, 11am, 12am.

Contactsinfo@achillecastiglioni.it

The Achille Castiglioni Studio Museum

Photo courtesy of René Spitz

19 - The Bullfrog Barber Shop

Located in the Bikers district, the Bullfrog Barber Shop is a modern electric barber shop with a classic style. For hair, beard and mustaches gentlemen. 

Where: via Thaon de Revel, 3 

Opening hours: tue - fri, 12am - 9pm, sat 10am - 5pm

20 - Personal Shopper Experience

Live your tailored shopping experience, with our personal top fashion shopper taking you to the top houses of haute couture and small trendy boutiques.

Contacts: info@charmeadventure.com

Booking needed

Prices on request

Personal Shopper Experience

21 - Expo 2015

The current Universal Exposition, being hosted by Milan, until october 31th, 2015.

Where: Expo Fair in Rho

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm, mon - fri / 10am - 00am, sat & sun

22 - The Duomo Cathedral

Last but not least. If it's your first time in Milan you can't visit the Duomo. A magnificent gothic cathedral, the soul of the city. Climb up to the rooftop and walk among the spires with a unique 360° panorama.

Where: Piazza del Duomo

Opening hours: Every day: 8am - 9pm. Last ticket at 8pm. Last entry at 8.10pm

The Duomo Cathedral

With the beautiful flood of rich and famous running through the city, it’s vital to book your spot in the best boutique hotels, transfers and restaurants as far in advance as possible. You want to ensure you can access hot-off-the-press fashion news as it happens. Get the scoop on Milan’s fashion secrets and experience Italy at its exclusive best at the finest boutiques, hottest spots and hippest parties in Italy by getting in touch with Charme & Adventure. These in-the-know insiders are local professionals in exclusive, tailor-made tours that insist you experience Italy as authentically as possible.

by Luca on Sep 18, 2015