Uncovering Italy’s Superlatives in people, places and things

La Mia Milano by Margherita Missoni

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Margherita Missoni has had a love affair with Milan since childhood and share her city with ISSIMO.

What makes Milan unique?

The tension between being a provincial town and a metropolis

What do you miss most when away?

The easiness- I feel like doing anything is easy in Milan

What are the experiences you always suggest to friends when visiting Milan?

An aperitivo for sure

So what are your favourite bars?

Bar Basso, Pasticceria Cucchi, Pasticceria Gatullo, Pasticceria Marchesi, Bar Basso (they are actually in the order I cross them on my way from Varese)

The original Pasticceria Marchesi on Via Santa Maria alla Porta

What is your favorite Italian aperitivo drink? *

Negroni sbagliato

Let’s talk food – what is your go-to dish?

Riso al salto

Favourite merenda (snack)?


Trattoria Arlati
Necklaces from Merù Gioielli, a favourite jewelry shop on Via Solferino.
Bar Luce, the Wes Anderson designed bar and café at Fondazione Prada

Where do you go for art and culture?

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Fondazione Prada, Galleria Kaufmann Repetto, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Best day trip?

Cruising Lago Maggiore, with stops at the Monastero di Santa Caterina del Sasso, Villa Taranto, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori

The Monastero di Santa Caterina del Sasso on Lago Maggiore

Not to be missed?

Varese, with a stop for lunch or coffee at Hotel del Borducan, and a visit to Villa del Soldo (Museo Margherita Sarfatti) and then Villa Panza, an extraordinary contemporary art collection set in an Italian Villa. Il Vittoriale, poet Gabriele D’Annunzio’s house on Lago di Garda and a meal  at Da Vittorio a Brusaporto

Next place to explore?

Ville Palladiane in Veneto

Best detto?

Perche’? Perché la gamba l’é ‘tacà al pé, il pé l’é ‘tacà a la gamba e sun mi ca la cumanda. (Perchè la gamba è attaccata al piede, il piede è attaccato alla gamba e sono io che comando)

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