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

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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

Al­tezza Duomo

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

h club›Diana

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

Cova Pas­tic­ce­ria

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

Il Bar

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

Triennale De­signCafé

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

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