The Hidden Secrets of Milan
From our Concierge Team
Meet Head Concierge Maurizio
Casa 770 - Via Poerio 35
It all started in New York in 1940 when a house was built by one of the largest Orthodox Jew communities. They bought a gothic style house which was then duplicated 12 times across the world.
A shopping itinerary full of surprises. The Brera district is one of the most charming in Milan. Once populated by bohemians, the district is now famous for boutiques, curiosity shops and vintage shops.
Cà dell'Oreggia - Via Serbelloni 10
'The House of the Ear' is a beautiful example of Art Nouveau style, this house also has a rather interesting intercom. This ear, sculptured in 1930 is a rather intriguing sight on an otherwise quiet street.
Piazza Gae Aulenti
Maurizio's Top Tip
A stylish space in the upcoming Porta Nuova district, forming the new skyline of Milan mere steps away from Excelsior Hotel Gallia.
This space offers sculptural features including a continuous flow of seating around a vast reflecting pool of water, shining the different colors of the changing seasons and nearby buildings.
Did you know? The nearby UniCredit tower is the tallest building in Italy!
Meet Concierge Paolo
Basilica Di Sant'Ambrogio
Founded in the 4th century, this church has been restored many times with different styles. Inside is the famous snake that, according to legend, is by the hand of Moses.
Vicolo dei Lavandai
A historic alleyway set on the Naviglio near the dockyards, the Vicolo dei Lavandai takes its name from an ancient laundry still existing today. A charming part of the city to discover.
Church of San Cristoforo - Naviglio
Discover this fine example of a gothic church built around 1364 to be the protector of ill people following a plague that killed some twenty thousand Milanese people.
Paolo's Top Tip
Find the first mailbox in Milanese history at number 10, Via Senato. This dates back to when courier service was on horesback and called nuncii.
Here you can also find a fine example of a Baroque architectural palace, and a rather intriguing statue by Joan Miro - a mysterious bronze statue with the face of a bird.
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