With a 6-minute film
The 7 January issue of the New York Times brought a breath of Milan’s culture and environment to readers across the Atlantic.
The guide to a brief visit to “this most international of Italian cities” is illustrated by six-minute film, including interviews in Italian with subtitles in English, painting an attractive picture of the city. “If it’s been a few years since you last visited Milan (our top choice for 52 Places to Go in 2015), you’re in for a pleasant shock,” was the tempting lead. Suggesting activities for a 36-hour visit to the city, the NYT listed for Friday a walk around the fashion hub of Zona Tortora, a poolside apero at Ceresio 7, supper at the Sawmill and a selection of nightspots for that midnight drink.
For the following day, a visit to the exhibition at the Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala could be followed by lunch in the Cascina Cuccara. In the afternoon, the visitor is spoilt for choice of Milan’s churches, but there’s still time for some second-hand shopping before setting out for an evening on the Navigli.
The sugestions round off with Sunday breakfast at Pavè and a visit to some of the sumptuous art exhibitions open in the city.
And Ingrid K. Williams’ article finishes with recommendations for some of the more interesting Milan hotels.
Photo: Chris Carmichael for The New York Times