Helitaly - a great way to discover the beauties of Italy
Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, time is always a precious commodity. Helitaly, a special ‘fast’, tailor-made transportation service, is a great way to discover the beauties of Italy! By Stefania Vida
Raise your hand if you’re not a fan of travel! Unfortunately, at times, our desire to discover new countries and new cities is limited by the constrictions of time. So, why not choose a quick, exciting mode of travel? Would you like to attend a performance at the Arena in Verona and get there in just 30 minutes? A helicopter ride is a great way to avoid traffic and travel stress. Even the busiest business travelers can leave directly from the parking lot or grounds of their company. Helitaly, an Italian company boasting years of experience in the industry, offers transportation services via a helicopter charter or private jet and guarantees that you’ll reach your destination quickly and safely in a comfortable environment. Our travel planner is available 24/7 and we offer tailor-made packages designed to cater to all travel and sightseeing requirements. You can combine the pleasures of a customized trip with an array of options dedicated to food&wine, sightseeing and sports thanks to helicopter tours and helicopter transfers across Italy with the added plus of the availability of a personal tour assistant. Tour options include ‘On Como Lake Shores’, to discover the marvels of Lake Como, ‘Venice: a captivating mosaic’ for a bird’s eye view of Italy’s most magical city, ‘White Truffle Experience’ for a trip to discover rare specialties and ‘Stelvio: supercar driving experience’ combining a spectacular view of the Alps with either the thrill of driving a sports car or a visit to the famous Antica Corte Pallavicina restaurant near Parma for lovers of Italian food. To make your holiday even more special take your pick and enjoy this unique adventure! For more detailed information and travel options visit the Helitaly website.
How to reach your destination quickly and safely, in a confortable environment...
10 Corso Como Café
Lounge bar (with adjoining restaurant) located inside a vast complex dedicated to shopping and entertainment (art, fashion and design) founded in 1990 by the publisher and gallerist Carla Sozzani. Open daily 11am-1am. www.10corsocomo.com. Corso Como, 10. T: 02 29013581. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2
Situated in Milan's highly central piazza Duomo, one of the highlights of this locations is its exclusive position on the newly opened terraces of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This is an intimate wine bar and restaurant offering delectable cuisine by the Michelin-starred chef Luca Marchini and a superior selection of only the finest Italian wines. Its extensive wine list and menu, combined with a lively and vibrant atmosphere, make it a great place to dine and enjoy a glass of wine. The 7,000 bottles in stock cover the full spectrum of Italian producers and the range allows for sampling by region or by variety. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-3.30pm, 6pm-midnight; Sun 6pm-midnight. www.altezzaduomo.com - www.townhousehotels. com. Piazza Duomo, 21. T: 02 45397655. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
The street bar of the STRAF design hotel in the heart of Milan. The bar echoes the basic materials used inside the hotel, such as concrete walls and floors, although here the interior designer Vincenzo De Cotiis has created a sort of spatial overwriting by using a hyper-decorative style. Open daily from 11am to midnight; aperitivo 6.30pm-9pm. Dj evening every Thurs. www.straf.it. Via San Raffaele, 3. T: 02 80508715. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
Camparino in Galleria
ICONIC One century after it was first opened, Camparino - historically known as the “bar of the Campari brand” - has returned to its original spot in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. In the early 20th century it was a meeting place for musicians, artists and men of learning, and the place that gave birth to the tradition of the Milanese aperitivo. The new modern interpretation of the famous original sign has been designed by the master Ugo Nespolo. A place where visitors can experience a true Campari “full immersion”. Open Tues-Sun 7am-8.30pm. www.camparino.it. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II corner of Piazza Duomo. T: 02 86464435. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
Bar-foyer of the hotel Sheraton Diana Majestic, renowned for its Saturday and Sunday brunch (between 12.30pm and 3pm) and its happy hour which goes on until 10pm. From breakfast to a nightcap through all day dining and aperitive afternoon Kusmi Tea and signature cocktails, you can discover all the h club>Diana menus. The stylish interior and stunning view of the truely iconic garden setting offered by this location make it a great place to enjoy food in every moment of the day. Open daily from 10.30am to 1am. Live Dj on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Brunch on Sat and Sun from 12.30 to 3pm. www.sheraton.com/dianamajestic. Viale Piave, 42. T: 02 20582034. M1 Porta Venezia. Map H3
RENEWED Founded in 1817, by none other than one of Napoleon's soldiers, this is one of the Milan's oldest pasticceria, an iconic place where tradition meets elegance and style. Thanks to its strategic position, in the heart of the Quadrilatero della Moda, this venue is a true Milanese classic. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary, the venue has recently re-opened following a careful renovation preserving the original Cova signature look. Established as a pasticceria, it also offers a morning espresso, a Milanese-style risotto, an afternoon tea with artisanal pasticcini and pralines or an evening aperitivo. The famous handmade Panettone, signature product of Cova and a jealousy-guarded recipe, is available all year long. Open Mon-Sat 7.45am-8.30pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www.covamilano.com. Via Montenapoleone, 8. T: 02 76005599. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4
One of the most appealing café in Milan city center awaits you from 8.30am to midnight. Breakfast, light lunch, aperitivo and dinner with the best view in town. Tea Time from Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm and a stunning aperitivo every day at sunset: don't miss the Dark Head, Fresh Mind, Spritz and Apple Martini drinks. Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-midnight; Sun 10ammidnight. www.ilbarmilano.it. la Rinascente (7th floor), via Santa Radegonda, 1. T: 02 8852454. Map F4
Formerly a favorite haunt of artists and poets such as Giuseppe Ungaretti, Salvatore Quasimodo, Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni, Fernando Fontana, beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg and photographer Ugo Mulas, Jamaica today hosts photographic exhibitions and cultural events accompanied by an “aperitivo” in an atmosphere that continues to retain the intellectual appeal of years gone by. Open daily 9.30am-2am; Restaurant on Wed-Thurs-Sat. www.jamaicabar.it. Via Brera, 32. T: 02 876723. M2 Lanza. Map F3
A traditional meeting place, since 1936, just a few steps away from the Teatro alla Scala. The aperitivo spread includes international cocktails and delicious appetizers based on the theme of the day: oysters, salmon or Parma ham. Open daily 8am-10.30pm. Aperitivo from 5.30pm to 20.30pm. www.santambroeusmilano.it. Corso G. Matteotti, 7. T: 02 40042266. M1 San Babila. Map G4
Set against the backdrop of one of the most important museums in the city, it offers a traditionally American-style brunch. Elegant though informal, it is also suitable for children. A trendy bar and an exclusive restaurant resulting from the expertise of the chef Carlo Cracco and the architect Michele De Lucchi, it has been designed to make the Triennale even more inspiring and pleasant. An outstanding of the DesignCafé is its open kitchen with a large window that allows guests to see cooks at work. Open daily 10am-5pm (aperitivo 7pm-10pm). Brunch on Sun from 11.45am to 4pm. www.triennale.org. Viale Alemagna, 6. M1-M2 Cadorna. Map D3