Ristorante Papa Francesco (Milan): where we steak-ed out on the street

Walking the streets of Milan can really work up your appetite. Now as fab as it is Italy’s commercial/industrial and shopping hub, I don’t particularly rate the city as the country’s best foodie destination (IMHO). However, it’s still peppered with pretty good fine dining (and Michelin-starred) restaurants, independent and brand-laden…

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Postcards from Milan: a walkabout to the Mandarin Oriental Bar

Milan is a relatively small city but just like its people, it can wow you with classically beautiful aesthetics. The streets of this Italian commercial hub is peppered with buildings that have an understated elegance. It is a very, very, very stylish city. Not too far from the world-famous Teatro…

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Ciao Milano! Duomo Cathedral

Milan Fashion Week is just around the corner and I can’t wait to see iconic Italian brands strut their stuff on the runway. But nothing depicts the city in a more stylish representation other than the iconic Duomo di Milano.  It’s the fifth largest church in the world and is definitely…

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Ristorante Savini (Milan): where mindblowing salata brings la dolce vita

Photo credit: Savini One of the oldest and most popular restaurants in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the very elegant Savini.  Photo credit: Savini Through the years, this lush cafe/restaurant has been patronised by the likes of Maria Callas, Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway and Charlie Chaplin. The restaurant serves…

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Ciao, Milano! Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

 Have you seen a shopping mall as stunning as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan? Because I certainly have not.  One of the world’s oldest shopping malls, it is named after the first king of the Kingdom of Italy and was designed and built by Giuseppe Mengoni, who…

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