Luxury windows and relax
Visiting the Gallery means discovering the windows of prestigious brands (it is the first centre of luxury built in the city), restaurants with regional and international menus, cafes where you can enjoy a traditional happy hour (with cocktails and appetizers) and relax watching people coming and going. Then go shopping in a purely “Milanese” style. And for those who want to admire the mosaics from above, from an unusual perspective, it is possible to reach the balcony that runs along the roof.
HOW TO GET THERE
Giuseppe Verdi, Charlie Chaplin, Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra had lunch. The restored Bar Motta, with its 30s-style, and the Aperol Terrace (top floor of the building that houses Feltrinelli store) complete the ofer of catering in the Gallery. But there are also cultural addresses: Bocca bookshop, a true symbol of Milan’s culture, specialized in volumes about art and antiques since 1775, The Library Dealership Institute Mint State, the well-stocked store by Rizzoli, and all stuf regarding music (CDs, DVDs, arrangements, books) in the “old” seat of glorious publisher Ricordi (now located above Feltrinelli’s megastore, which sells books and lots more). And, in the heart of the Italian fashion capital, the sparkling windows of Borsalino and Prada, Gucci boutique (with a café annexed), footwear and accessories by Tod’s and th equally very Italian (despite their name) ties by Andrew’s Ties and Cadè. But there are also Swarovski, the showroom of the brand Louis Vuitton and clothing stores Dutti and Luisa Spagnoli, jewelry by Leo Pizzo, silverware by Bernasconi, the store of precious gemstones, jewelry and trendy goldsmith with Italian taste by Carlo Viganò. And those who love fountain pens can feast their eyes (and decide to purchase one or more of the original pieces and keep them on display on the desk) on Mejana’s window.