Uncovering Italy’s Superlatives in people, places and things

La Mia Milano by Martina Mondadori

Cabana Magazine’s inimitably cool founder Martina Mondadori shares her favourite cultural activities, sites, boutiques and restaurants in Milan and Lombardy.

What makes Milan unique?

Its secret beauty.

So what do you share with your friends who are visiting?

A sneak peek at the courtyards and private gardens in Milan.

What do you miss most when away?

Its cosiness and easy lifestyle.

From day to night, what are your favorite bars?

Bar Sissi, Pasticceria Marchesi, Lu Bar, Fioraio Bianchi Caffè and Bar Basso.

What is your favorite Italian aperitivo drink?

Aperol Spritz!

Favourite dish?

Pasta al Pesto with toasted pine nuts, black olives and cherry tomatoes

Favourite street food?


The famous negroni sbagliato at Bar Basso.

Favorite restaurants?

Da Giacomo.

3 or 4 favorite shops?

Stephan Janson, Wait and See, Dimore Gallery, Arjumand’s World and La Double J.

The showroom at Arjumand’s word, a wonderland of textiles.

Where do you go for art and culture?

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Pinacoteca di Brera, Casa degli Atellani, Galleria Carlo Orsi.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milano

Best day trip?


Not to be missed?

Villa Litta, Mantova, Cremona, Vigevano.

Next place to explore?


Best detto?

Chi fa da se fa per tre.

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