Porta Tici­nese

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Com­mence on Corso di Porta Tici­nese, at the junc­tion with Pi­azza Ven­ti­quat­tro Mag­gio, with your back to the an­cient city gates. Leg it into Pi­azza Sant’Eus­tor­gio on the right and get your mitts on a kick­start cawfee at #4 Cal­i­for­nia Bak­ery / 02 39811538; and lovely Laura Urbinati is at #6 next door / 02 8360411 / for sty­ley, re­laxed garb and biki­nis. Back on Corso di Porta Tici­nese, a lit­tle fur­ther ahead is Museo Dioce­sano / 02 89420019 / 10am-6pm Tue-Sun / with paint­ings and sculp­tures by ma­jor C.6th-19th artists, col­lated from Dioce­san parishes, and Basil­ica di Sant’Eus­tor­gio. Tucked away at the back is the not-to-be missed Cap­pella Porti­nari which has a gob-stop­ping Re­nais­sance fresco by Foppa. Trot straight on for L’Osser­va­to­rio at #83 / 02 8378419 / with su­per­cool sun­nies and specs by Mykita et al, then turn right into Via Vetere for cool guy/gal ca­su­als by Frav / Via Vetere, 8 / 02 83249718, and Gum Bar­ber Shop at #9 / 02 36601940 / for a quick snip n’ blowout. Back on Corso di Porta Tici­nese con­tinue on to sweet stop Ge­la­te­ria le Colonne at #75 / 02 8372292, then cross over for edgy footwear at #42 Cult / cult­shoes.it / and rain­bow-hued cos­met­ics at In­glot at #40 / 02 84347241. At Via Molino delle Armi, turn right for ef­fort­lessly chic (w) #45 Mariza Tassy / 02 89415364; opp. is 100 fa at #48 / 02 58101184 / full of vin­tage kitsch furny. Back at the in­ter­sec­tion turn right and pass through the stone arch into the pi­azza to find Via dei Fab­bri on the left, where Ris­torante Ru­gantino lies at #1 / 02 89421404 / for a taste of Roma, and on the right is Basil­ica di San Lorenzo. Breeze on ( Corso di Porta Tici­nese con­tin­ues) to find a bevy of hip retail incl. sole star Magma at #22 / 02 8373924, and ofthe-mo­ment la­bels like Acne at #16 Frip / 02 8321360. Next, turn left into Via Gian Gi­a­como Mora for a sty­ley trip down mem­ory lane: pre-loved fash and ac­ces­sories at #4 Bivio Com­pra Vendi Scam­bia / 02 5810 8691; vin­tage god­mother Cavalli e Nas­tri is at #12 / 02 89409452 / on the right; then Cavalli e Nas­tri for guys plus funky ob­jets and 70s furny is on the left at #3 / 02 97382629; and Penny Lane vibes are yours at Groupies at #7 / 02 89415117. Fur­ther on at #11 Tes­suti Mimma Gini’s / 02 89400722 / cov­etable nat­u­ral tex­tiles await, then at #15 is Li­bre­ria Aza­lai, for hardto-find ti­tles. You’ll soon ar­rive at Via Ce­sare Cor­renti with multi-la­bel Agua del Car­men at #23 / 02 89415363 / on the right cor­ner. Exit right onto Cor­renti for arty-hip jew­els at Ate­lier VM at #26 / 02 43118105. Re­trace to Corso di Porta Tici­nese and pivot left for tapas and vino at #14 Tasca / 02 8376915, then cross the street to u-turn back down, and swing left into Via Pio IV for artis­tic unglazed pot­tery by Guido De Zan / 02 8322636, then turn left for the en­trance to brunch­ster Cantina Della Ve­tra / 02 89403843. Cheers!

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