How to absorb the best of the city in one day!

The clock doesn’t stop and you need a quick plan for the day you’re spending in Milan, so there you have, our pocket travel guide– a whole day plan just for you! If you have so little time to spend in the city, we are going to give you some ideas on how to do spend only one day doing it Italia style. Take us with you, we have a great spot to fill in your pocket!


First things first- Breakfast

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There are plenty of great places in Milan where you can eat a very nice breakfast, but only one that is our favorite. That is Biancolatte! This is the best place to have breakfast in Milan- a vintage style cafe with a cozy vibe!

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A must-have on your pocket list: For the ultimate home-made Italian breakfast, head to Biancolatte. Homely yet effortlessly chic, modern but also vintage, the small café offers a great range of specialty coffees and top breakfast options.

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Handmade and freshly baked every morning, products include croissants, muffins, and biscuits, as well as home-made butter and jam. What could you ask more, than fresh breakfast for your starving belly in the morning? With seasonal fruits and juices also available, this is the perfect place to fuel up before a day of exploring.

Number one place for breakfast ✔

Biancolatte, Via Turati 30, 20121 Milan

Morning Visit- The Duomo Clichê

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We know what you are thinking: “such a clichê”. Well, see it like this: you have only one day to visit this city, you have to absorb the most iconic places, right? Thank God you agreed. Moving on, this is the perfect place for a morning stop on your Milan City Guide (pocket list edition).

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The Gothic spires of the Duomo di Milano cathedral dominate the city’s skyline and the must-see building is one of Milan’s most popular attractions. For a truly breathtaking experience, why not go up to the rooftop from where you can see the Alps on a clear day?

Duomo di Milano Clichê ✔

Duomo di Milano, Piazza del Duomo, 20121 Milan

Time to eat again- it’s lunchtime at Fioraio Bianchi!

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Whether you’re in search of a relaxing lunch breakan exclusive dinner with burlesque or merely need to recharge your batteries with a sweet treat, Milan boasts a vast array of unique vintage venues that will spoil you for choice. However, we have chosen our favorite, and the prize goes to Fioraio Bianchi!

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If you wish to prolong your multi-sensorial experience in the vintage style universe, this restaurant is the go-to bistro in via Montebello 7, located in the heart of the vibrant Brera district, and will satisfy your every need. Here, in an atmosphere where time seems to have stood still, you can sample traditional dishes surrounded by stunning flower arrangements, wrought iron furniture, and wooden chairs, whose design conjures up a truly retro feel.

Cutest vintage restaurant ✔

It’s Design week- visit iSaloni

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You have no time to waste, and because it’s design week in Milan, you can’t miss the amazing fair that’s happening: iSaloni 2018. This is a major must stop, and will make you fall in love with every brand that you are going to see there.

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We have some stand pictures of some brands that we wanted to show you because this event started today and we want you to fall in love and then there’s no coming back. Once you fall for interior design, you’re stuck (in a good way). Get ready and don’t miss it, it’s an important stop on your travel guide pocket edition!

iSaloni 2018 ✔

Afternoon snack + visit- Navigli Lombardi

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The perfect place to spend the end of the afternoon. Here you can grab something quick to eat and go for a cute little trip. Today, visitors to Milan can enjoy a 55-minute cruise along the remaining Navigli Lombardi. Tour boats depart from the point where Darsena, the city’s historic port, and the Naviglio Grande, Milan’s most important canal, meet. Strolling along the narrow towpaths is a popular way to explore the Navigli neighborhood too. It’s the perfect vintage style tour.

Cute boat trip ✔

Time to eat again x 2- Dinner/going out at Camparino in Galleria

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Originally the historical home of Campari, it changed several owners, over the course of a hundred years since founded, before returning to the Campari namesake in the past few years. The cafe/bar is found in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with a fantastic view of the Duomo and it’s the most iconic vintage industrial style to have dinner in.

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It has a reputation for class and dedication, being such a historic landmark in Milan. The place is reputed also to have one of the best cappuccinos in the city. Although on the pricier side, it also serves fantastic, traditional, Italian dishes. Camparino certainly cannot be missed!

Fanciest restaurant/bar in Milano ✔


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