The Milan of the Future (from a local)
In this guide we will show some of the places most visited and most experienced by people in their daily lives, among those that make up modern Milan.
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Introduction

Milan is a city that in recent years has undergone great globalization not only in terms of tourism, but especially in terms of economy. Reason why we see the construction of new palaces and works of art in the open air, representing the Milan of today considered by many as the economic capital of Italy along with a few other cities in the North. These places are the protagonists of our next trip. In this guide we have Milan 2.0, the Milan of singers and influecers, of bit-coin and tik-tok.

CityLife

In our first spot we head north of the city to what are referred to as the "Three Towers," both because of the name of the subway stop, but more importantly because of "The Straight, the Crooked, the Curved," three office skyscrapers: respectively the Allianz Tower "Il Dritto" (Straight), the Generali Tower "lo Storto" (Crooked), and the Leibniz-defined Tower with PWC offices "il Curvo" (Curved).

Although the "Three Towers," are emblematic and extremely characteristic by now, of the area in which they are located they are waiting, as are all Italians and lovers of modern architecture, for the new sibling that will join them: the "Sdraiato" (Lying down), formally known as the "CityWave," which by location and size should become the gateway to the district. This new construction should surpass in difficulty and impressiveness the "brothers" that preceded it.

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In this area, one of the most visited places is the park and the shopping center at the side of the towers. It is not difficult to find groups of friends, families on bikes, couples on a date; who decide to sit in the park with a piadina in hand, sunbathing, playing cards or ball, or simply discussing their day.

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The apartments that overlook the park, are recognized to be some of the most expensive in the entire city. We can find in fact, the homes of some celebrities, among the most popular ones we have the home of the "Ferragnez" that is rapper Fedez and influencer Chiara Ferragni.

In case you want to enjoy something less spartan than a piadina; the mall, on the second floor, has restaurants with all kinds of cuisine, from Mexican to Japanese, even with some interregional options.

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Going upstairs, for all those who decide to continue an indoor date, or simply great movie lovers, can count with one of the most famous cinemas in downtown Milan (with various options in original version and subtitles).

If you decided to head downstairs instead, you would find all the big stores, from the most luxurious to the most modest.

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Moving to our left, we find ourselves in front of the Sparks Palace "Palazzo delle Scintille", which aside from being a place known for covid vaccinations at the end of the pandemic; is renowned for the events held inside: including concerts, lectures and art exhibitions.

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ART in CityLife

Between the entrance of the mall and the park, we find a very peculiar construction that although they may look like a set of colored poles, which are often used to represent the area along with the towers. Along with these "poles," which actually represent one among several works of "Art Park" in the area, there are several works of art, most of which are hidden, forming an open-air museum of contemporary art.

In case you might be interested in discovering Milan even in its most hidden treasures... here are some to find!

Via Luciano Berio
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Hand and foot for Milan [Judith Hopf]
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Also within the Park we find the "Belloveso Skies," which represents the alignment of the stars on the night of the city's creation; when "Tito Livio" Titus Livy founded the city one spring night in 600 BC.

Coloris [Pascale Marthine Tayou]
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The colored poles are much more than what they appear. The intention of the work is to focus on issues in relation to the modern world, with a focus on migration and the formation of a global village without precise borders. An example of the need not to judge a book by its cover!
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Often in filling our water bottles or flasks, we might realize that there, too, are small works of water hidden in our everyday lives: the Vedovelle and Green Dragons. These are the typical everyday drinking fountains revisited by Serena Vestrucci to make them small works of art in disguise. For each fountain, the brass spout has been replaced by a sculpture, each with a special feature.

Daily Desiderio
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Work by Riccardo Benassi, who offers a different new sentence every day. The phrases will continue to change every day until his death. After which they will begin again on a loop.
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Porta Nuova

Moving toward this area we find ourselves completely east of the city center. This area is called the center of modern Milan, and the architectural work behind it has reclaimed industrial structures that have been abandoned for the past 50 years to create a completely pedestrian-friendly one. It represents the beating heart of the city economically.

This area that stretches from Milan's Porta Garibaldi train station to Piazza della Repubblica, from Porta Nuova to Palazzo Lombardia, passing through Via Melchiorre Gioia.

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Starting from Piazza Venticinque Aprile, and crossing Porta Garibaldi one finds oneself in front of Milano Eataly Esmeraldo: it preserves the tradition of the old Smeraldo theater, with a new modern imprint that includes within it an immense shopping mall with the best products of the Italian territory; in addition to offering bars, restaurants, educational classrooms to learn through practice the tradition of a centuries-old cuisine; and at the same time stages for conferences and concerts.

(One of the best places to eat! They teach how to cook THE best artisanal pizza in true Italian tradition).

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Continuing down Corso Como there are an endless series of good bars and restaurant interspersed with modern stores. This street is well known among young people, especially for the nightlife offer of clubs that can be found. A "typical" evening, might be to meet on Corso Como for a drink and then head together to the disco.

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The best place you can go to is definitely Corso Como 10, by Carla Sozzani. This enchanting place is a fusion of fashion store, bar and Italian restaurant with an Amazonian design that transports us to a completely different habitat than the one perceived among the bars on the Corso.

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Throughout the walk, one cannot fail to notice the imposing 231-meter building at the end of Corso Como: Unicredit Tower. This emblematic figure of the city can be traced back to the globalized and industrialized Milan of recent times.

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Arriving below the tower, one finds oneself in what is called "Piazza Gae Aulenti", where one can find: fountain games and a collection of stores and restaurants, with in addition places to sit to finish the Venchi ice cream we just finished buying or simply rest our legs after all the shopping. In the center of the square you can see, the Solar Tree, which at night is lit up with LEDs thanks to the sunlight collected during the day. Following one of the branching streets from the square, we come to the Pavilion auditorium, covered in wood and glass, which represents the headquarters of Unicredit. In front of which, normally in winter, a skating rink open to the public is set up.

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Keep walking we find ourselves at la Corte Verde on Corso Como and then at the Porta Nuova Gardens. These gardens resemble the CityLife green zone, both in appearance and activity.

BAM Tree Library Milan
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We then come to observe from the park the two large buildings that, together with Gae Aulenti's palaces, tower above the square, and which, at 112 and 80 meters, make up the renowned Bosco Verticale. This pair of towers is not only known for its size and location, but above all it is the emblem of a sustainable Milan. The Bosco Verticale has won major awards over the years precisely because of the environmental impact given by the "hanging" plants, which correspond to one hectare of forest. Not only is it a great example of how sustainability can be applied at an urban level, but also for the locals it has a positive impact, reducing noise pollution and solar radiation.

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In the Isola area we also find the headquarters of Google Italy.

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One cannot help but pay attention and devote a little of our time to visit the House of Remembrance. A center dedicated to those who fought against the fascist and Nazi regimes, the victims of terrorism, and those who were the victims of the conflicts of the second half of the 20th century.

All of this is completely free and always open to the public.

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A little to the left of the House of Memory we have Palazzo Lombardia. Just as the name presents, we have the seat of the Regional Council (being in the Region of Lombardy). This impressive building, to say the least, allows public access to the top floor, or the Belvedere floor, called such because in Italian "Belvedere" means "nice view."

Absolutely perfect for getting a view of the city and especially a view of the skyscraper complex from above!

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Moving toward the Varesine district, we see the three large towers, Solaria, Solea, and Aria, soaring. With the magnificent Diamond Tower, which not only reminds us of one, because of its glass-only construction and irregular geometric shape, we can also recognize it as another emblem of the city's sustainability, which seeks through innovation a solution.

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Just because there could never be a lack of culinary offerings, among the streets of the neighborhood we find one of the best cuisines in the city, only for the most refined palates: Andrea Berton's restaurant. A starred chef who has focused his cuisine in H2O Maldives' profile picture. (The whole thing can also count on a breathtaking view!).

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All of this is traversed by the picturesque Via Malchiorre Gioia.

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The Milan of the Future (from a local)
In this guide we will show some of the places most visited and most experienced by people in their daily lives, among those that make up modern Milan.
24 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Introduction

Milan is a city that in recent years has undergone great globalization not only in terms of tourism, but especially in terms of economy. Reason why we see the construction of new palaces and works of art in the open air, representing the Milan of today considered by many as the economic capital of Italy along with a few other cities in the North. These places are the protagonists of our next trip. In this guide we have Milan 2.0, the Milan of singers and influecers, of bit-coin and tik-tok.

CityLife

In our first spot we head north of the city to what are referred to as the "Three Towers," both because of the name of the subway stop, but more importantly because of "The Straight, the Crooked, the Curved," three office skyscrapers: respectively the Allianz Tower "Il Dritto" (Straight), the Generali Tower "lo Storto" (Crooked), and the Leibniz-defined Tower with PWC offices "il Curvo" (Curved).

Although the "Three Towers," are emblematic and extremely characteristic by now, of the area in which they are located they are waiting, as are all Italians and lovers of modern architecture, for the new sibling that will join them: the "Sdraiato" (Lying down), formally known as the "CityWave," which by location and size should become the gateway to the district. This new construction should surpass in difficulty and impressiveness the "brothers" that preceded it.

Tre Torri
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In this area, one of the most visited places is the park and the shopping center at the side of the towers. It is not difficult to find groups of friends, families on bikes, couples on a date; who decide to sit in the park with a piadina in hand, sunbathing, playing cards or ball, or simply discussing their day.

CityLife Park
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The apartments that overlook the park, are recognized to be some of the most expensive in the entire city. We can find in fact, the homes of some celebrities, among the most popular ones we have the home of the "Ferragnez" that is rapper Fedez and influencer Chiara Ferragni.

In case you want to enjoy something less spartan than a piadina; the mall, on the second floor, has restaurants with all kinds of cuisine, from Mexican to Japanese, even with some interregional options.

Anteo City Life
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Going upstairs, for all those who decide to continue an indoor date, or simply great movie lovers, can count with one of the most famous cinemas in downtown Milan (with various options in original version and subtitles).

If you decided to head downstairs instead, you would find all the big stores, from the most luxurious to the most modest.

CityLife Shopping District
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Moving to our left, we find ourselves in front of the Sparks Palace "Palazzo delle Scintille", which aside from being a place known for covid vaccinations at the end of the pandemic; is renowned for the events held inside: including concerts, lectures and art exhibitions.

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ART in CityLife

Between the entrance of the mall and the park, we find a very peculiar construction that although they may look like a set of colored poles, which are often used to represent the area along with the towers. Along with these "poles," which actually represent one among several works of "Art Park" in the area, there are several works of art, most of which are hidden, forming an open-air museum of contemporary art.

In case you might be interested in discovering Milan even in its most hidden treasures... here are some to find!

Via Luciano Berio
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In this work, two large rocks, touching at one point, have been placed one against the other to simulate a kiss. From which the work takes its name: "The Beso."
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Hand and foot for Milan [Judith Hopf]
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Filemone e Bauci
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Philemon and Baucis is a structure depicting two aluminum columns observing skyscrapers joined in an embrace. A representation of the past observing the future forming in front of it. One feels in the gaze of the past, which with the eyes of yesterday observes today and what tomorrow may be.
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Also within the Park we find the "Belloveso Skies," which represents the alignment of the stars on the night of the city's creation; when "Tito Livio" Titus Livy founded the city one spring night in 600 BC.

Coloris [Pascale Marthine Tayou]
@Lindamaxime
The colored poles are much more than what they appear. The intention of the work is to focus on issues in relation to the modern world, with a focus on migration and the formation of a global village without precise borders. An example of the need not to judge a book by its cover!
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Often in filling our water bottles or flasks, we might realize that there, too, are small works of water hidden in our everyday lives: the Vedovelle and Green Dragons. These are the typical everyday drinking fountains revisited by Serena Vestrucci to make them small works of art in disguise. For each fountain, the brass spout has been replaced by a sculpture, each with a special feature.

Daily Desiderio
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Work by Riccardo Benassi, who offers a different new sentence every day. The phrases will continue to change every day until his death. After which they will begin again on a loop.
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Porta Nuova

Moving toward this area we find ourselves completely east of the city center. This area is called the center of modern Milan, and the architectural work behind it has reclaimed industrial structures that have been abandoned for the past 50 years to create a completely pedestrian-friendly one. It represents the beating heart of the city economically.

This area that stretches from Milan's Porta Garibaldi train station to Piazza della Repubblica, from Porta Nuova to Palazzo Lombardia, passing through Via Melchiorre Gioia.

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Starting from Piazza Venticinque Aprile, and crossing Porta Garibaldi one finds oneself in front of Milano Eataly Esmeraldo: it preserves the tradition of the old Smeraldo theater, with a new modern imprint that includes within it an immense shopping mall with the best products of the Italian territory; in addition to offering bars, restaurants, educational classrooms to learn through practice the tradition of a centuries-old cuisine; and at the same time stages for conferences and concerts.

(One of the best places to eat! They teach how to cook THE best artisanal pizza in true Italian tradition).

Eataly Milano Smeraldo
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Continuing down Corso Como there are an endless series of good bars and restaurant interspersed with modern stores. This street is well known among young people, especially for the nightlife offer of clubs that can be found. A "typical" evening, might be to meet on Corso Como for a drink and then head together to the disco.

Corso Como
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The best place you can go to is definitely Corso Como 10, by Carla Sozzani. This enchanting place is a fusion of fashion store, bar and Italian restaurant with an Amazonian design that transports us to a completely different habitat than the one perceived among the bars on the Corso.

10 Corso Como Café
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Throughout the walk, one cannot fail to notice the imposing 231-meter building at the end of Corso Como: Unicredit Tower. This emblematic figure of the city can be traced back to the globalized and industrialized Milan of recent times.

Unicredit Tower
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Arriving below the tower, one finds oneself in what is called "Piazza Gae Aulenti", where one can find: fountain games and a collection of stores and restaurants, with in addition places to sit to finish the Venchi ice cream we just finished buying or simply rest our legs after all the shopping. In the center of the square you can see, the Solar Tree, which at night is lit up with LEDs thanks to the sunlight collected during the day. Following one of the branching streets from the square, we come to the Pavilion auditorium, covered in wood and glass, which represents the headquarters of Unicredit. In front of which, normally in winter, a skating rink open to the public is set up.

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Keep walking we find ourselves at la Corte Verde on Corso Como and then at the Porta Nuova Gardens. These gardens resemble the CityLife green zone, both in appearance and activity.

BAM Tree Library Milan
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We then come to observe from the park the two large buildings that, together with Gae Aulenti's palaces, tower above the square, and which, at 112 and 80 meters, make up the renowned Bosco Verticale. This pair of towers is not only known for its size and location, but above all it is the emblem of a sustainable Milan. The Bosco Verticale has won major awards over the years precisely because of the environmental impact given by the "hanging" plants, which correspond to one hectare of forest. Not only is it a great example of how sustainability can be applied at an urban level, but also for the locals it has a positive impact, reducing noise pollution and solar radiation.

Quartiere Isola
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In the Isola area we also find the headquarters of Google Italy.

Google Italy
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One cannot help but pay attention and devote a little of our time to visit the House of Remembrance. A center dedicated to those who fought against the fascist and Nazi regimes, the victims of terrorism, and those who were the victims of the conflicts of the second half of the 20th century.

All of this is completely free and always open to the public.

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A little to the left of the House of Memory we have Palazzo Lombardia. Just as the name presents, we have the seat of the Regional Council (being in the Region of Lombardy). This impressive building, to say the least, allows public access to the top floor, or the Belvedere floor, called such because in Italian "Belvedere" means "nice view."

Absolutely perfect for getting a view of the city and especially a view of the skyscraper complex from above!

Lombardy Building
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Moving toward the Varesine district, we see the three large towers, Solaria, Solea, and Aria, soaring. With the magnificent Diamond Tower, which not only reminds us of one, because of its glass-only construction and irregular geometric shape, we can also recognize it as another emblem of the city's sustainability, which seeks through innovation a solution.

Varesine
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Just because there could never be a lack of culinary offerings, among the streets of the neighborhood we find one of the best cuisines in the city, only for the most refined palates: Andrea Berton's restaurant. A starred chef who has focused his cuisine in H2O Maldives' profile picture. (The whole thing can also count on a breathtaking view!).

Ristorante Berton
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All of this is traversed by the picturesque Via Malchiorre Gioia.

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THE END 

Thank you to have read this far we really appreciate. If you enjoyed this guide, you can support us by leaving a tip, sending us feedback via our mail, and/or share it. See you soon on another adventure !

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We're Linda and Maxime, a 🇮🇹-🇫🇷 couple who would describe ourselves as unstoppable. We're both adventurers in our own way. Linda has been traveling since she was very young. Since her parents owned a travel agency, she has scoured the globe and the continents. She's always on the lookout for great hotels and must-see activities; she tries out everything there is to do and is always ready with good advice! As for me (Maxime ;) ), I'm lucky enough to be able to travel around the world. A little more adventurous in my approach to travel, I'm above all the couple's culinary curiosity buff. From scorpion to pheasant shark to fertilized eggs, I taste ABSOLUTELY everything! With all this experience accumulated, we'd like to share it with you today 0:) We look forward to hearing from you, because this is the only way we'll grow <3 WE WISH YOU A LOVELY TRIP !!!! Nous sommes Linda et Maxime et nous sommes un couple 🇮🇹-🇫🇷 , nous nous décririons comme inarrêtables. Nous sommes deux aventuriers à nos façons. Linda voyage depuis son plus jeune âge. Ses parents ayant une agence de voyage, elle a parcouru le globe et les continents. Les supers hôtels et les activités à ne surtout pas manquer; elle teste touts ce qu'il y a faire et est toujours de bon conseils ! Pour ma part ( Maxime ;) ), j'ai la chance d'aussi voyager autour du monde. Un peu plus aventureux dans mon approche au voyage, je suis surtout le grand curieux culinaire du couple. du scorpion en passant par le requin faisandé ou encore les oeufs fertilisés, je goûte ABSOLUMENT tout ! Avec toute cette expérience, on souhaite aujourd'hui vous la partager 0:) On attend vos retours avec impatience car ce n'est que comme ça que nous grandirons <3 BON VOYAGE A VOUS !!!! Gollum would appreciate your PRECIOUS 💍 feedbacks at: linda.maxime01@gmail.com
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