Milano

Checking out Milano cookie on the way to visit Hazelchen.  There is a night train from Milano to Munich Ost for our return trip.  Milano Centrale is the largest railway station in Europe and opened in 1931

Allogio:  Milano Rooms Bacone, 1.1km from Milano Centrale on Piazzale Bacone.

Vedere, mangiare e bere:
  • Upcycle Bike Café:  bere, mangiare, pedalare.  Via Andrea Maria Ampère 59 - just up the street from Teatro Leonardo and the university.
  • Birrificio Italiano:  was the perfect place for aperitivo before all aboard the night train; right next to station on south/east side.
  • Birrificio Lambrate:  pub at Via Adelchi 5 and pub ristorante at Via Golgi 60, both open ab 18:00.
  • Pascoli Piadineria Artigianale:  flatbread sandwich central and right by our hotel 😋 open 11:30-16, then 18:30-21:30 at Via Niccolö Paganini 2.
  • La Baita del Formaggio & Cheese Park Milano: 🧀 cheese shop with neighboring café just west of the innercity by Parco Don Luigi Giussani.
  • Naviglio Grande e Naviglio Pavese
  • Bosco Verticale:  self-sufficient residential towers in the Porta Nuova district between Via Gaetano de Castillia and Via Frederico Confalonieri that contain 900 trees, built in 2014. 
  • Italian Gourmet Pizza:  Slow Food pizza with 100% italian ingredients & ingredient origins listed on website, Via Filippo Brunelleschi 4 - southwest of city center between Piazza Pietro Frattini and the grand canal.  Can be followed with dessert at nearby Gelateria della Musica just off the canal on Via Giovanni Enrico Pestalozzi 4.
  • Il Massimo del Gelato:  Via Lodovico Castelvetro 18, <2km from Da Martino 1950 so the two could be combined.
  • Q.B. Gelato:  all-natural and made on-site at Via Aristide de Togni - on the western edge of the city center near the S. Ambrogio metro stop.
  • Ratanà:  Slow Food restaurant with famously delicious risotto alla milanese and €0 coperto, in Parco Biblioteca at Via Gaetano de Castillia 28.
  • Da Martino 1950:  casual & tiny Slow Food restaurant with pizza slices, by Cimitero Monumentale on Via Carlo Farini 8, pranzo 12:15-14:15, cena 19:30-22:30.
  • Martesana:  pastry shop known for excellent panettone, innercity near Corso Sempione at Via Paolo Sarpi 62.
  • Bar Basso:  cocktail bar near our hotel where the Negroni Sbagliatos (the classic Negroni is gin, Campari and vermouth and the sbagliato is with prosecco instead of gin) were born, Via Plinio 39.
  • GORGONZOLA is a suburb of Milan and birthplace of my favorite cheese so I will be stocking up on the way home.
  • Parco Sempione: 🌳 English-style garden built in 1890 containing Castello Sforzesco (15th century fortress), Arco della Pace, Arena Civica, Acquario Civico, Torre Branca (ride the elevator 100+ m up for €4 and city views), Palazzo dell'Arte.
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele:  Italy's oldest active shopping mall named for the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, built 1865-1867.
  • Duomo:  largest gothic cathedral in the world.