De­lights are never enough by Ste­fa­nia Vida

For con­nois­seurs of good food, Mi­lan is a real tem­ple of taste. Whether you’re look­ing to pur­chase, taste or give as a gift, gour­mands in search of culi­nary va­ri­ety will be spoilt for choice. Buon Ap­petito!

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Down­town Mi­lan of­fers an ar­ray of his­toric bou­tiques brim­ming over with culi­nary de­lights, a real piece of Mi­lanese his­tory. A unique op­por­tu­nity to lose your­self amidst the at­mos­phere of this city. Here is a se­lec­tion of the best gourmet shop­ping stops in Mi­lan.


Pas­tic­ce­ria Cova in via Mon­te­napoleone is one of those places whose ap­pel­la­tion ‘his­toric venue’ is fully jus­ti­fied. A cult des­ti­na­tion for gour­mands since 1817, it has had the sin­gu­lar hon­our of be­ing men­tioned by name and, what’s more, sev­eral times, in the works of Ernest Hem­ing­way, who loved its at­mos­phere and del­i­ca­cies. www.pas­tic­ce­ri­

Pra­lines and home­made pas­tries, bis­cuits and panet­tone, “veneziana”, cho­co­lates, sweets and over thirty dif­fer­ent types of cream cakes, can­noncini and éclairs... Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi in via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11/a still re­tains its orig­i­nal early nine­teenth cen­tury at­mos­phere and has a counter at which you can drink a cup of cof­fee ac­com­pa­nied by tiny, mouth wa­ter­ing treats. www.pas­tic­ce­riamarch­

Since 1911, pas­try shop and choco­latier Gio­vanni Galli has spe­cial­ized in the ar­ti­sanal pro­duc­tion and sale of mar­ron glacés, Bo­eri choco­late cov­ered cher­ries, pra­lines and al­mond paste. www.gio­van­ni­

Zàini, the his­toric Mi­lanese choco­late fac­tory, is a time­less lo­ca­tion near Corso Como decked out with pe­riod fur­ni­ture and a counter at which cus­tomers can savour au­then­tic cakes, hot choco­late laced with vi­o­let flow­ers or rose buds, sweet treats and bread and choco­late. The ideal place to taste and buy some of the best choco­late in town.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME Try a “panze­rotto” at Luini's, a pocket of pizza crust stuffed with all sorts of in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing the ba­sic moz­zarella cheese and toma­toes. A Mi­lanese in­sti­tu­tion since 1940, just a stone’s throw from the Duomo and la Ri­nascente. You will rec­og­nize it by the crowds queu­ing up on the pave­ment!

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