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Travel guide to Milan, Italy: things to do in town, best hotels, attractions


Milan’s food scene is particularly strong in two areas: fine dining and cheap eats. Try the risotto alla Milanese served with saffron and bone marrow at Ratana, which offers bold twists on classic local dishes. The city offers Italy’s best pizza scene outside of Naples: Pizza AM has a great selection of high-quality slices.

When it comes to culinary prowess, Milan packs a huge and varied punch, with charming family-run trattorias and chic, ultra-modern Michelin-starred restaurants dotting the city in equal measure. For a taste of superb homemade dishes, try Il Solferino in the Brera district, where delicate white truffle-tinged pasta dishes complement the traditional “Milanese” veal cutlet.

For the ultimate in haute cuisine, head to Acanto at the Hotel Principe di Savoia. This is an atmospheric foodie’s paradise overseen by chef Alessandro Buffolino, who offers a menu of old-school Italian dishes with innovative modern twists.

Michelin starred restaurants

There are 15 restaurants in Milan that hold a Michelin star. Top of the menu is Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, which has three. An “elegant and contemporary” restaurant on the third floor of the Museo delle Culture, it offers an original venue and attentive, attentive service. “The apparent simplicity of the menu sets the tone for a concert of dishes featuring extraordinary soloists backed by choruses of ingredients and variations on the same theme,” said Michelin Guide Italy.

Aperitif time…

A pre-meal drink specifically meant to whet your appetite, the style of your aperitif will depend on where you are, Walks of Italy said. Milan is, “by far, the best place for an aperitif in Italy”. The bars are lively and the selection of food and drinks for aperitif is “excellent”.

The appetizer is taken so seriously here. Located in the Citta Studi district, Bar Basso is said to have invented the “Negroni Sbagliato” – a Milanese negroni with prosecco instead of gin. While in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Campari-owned Il Camparino serves 19th-century style offerings.