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MY-MILANO.COM - Newsletter Issue 22 Fall 2013
November 29, 2013


Christmas Lights in Galleria, Milano

It is time for the holidays and lights are going up all over the city. The temperature has certainly taken a dive, too.

Christmas shopping can be exciting and fun, but it can also put a strain on your feet and back with all those packages, or just too much window-shopping. Why not stop for a hot chocolate, espresso or a nice cup of tea.
Here are a couple of our favorite stops in the center, right around the Duomo Square.

Da Giacomo Caffe'

At the Palazzo Reale, on the ground floor, stop at the coffee shop and bar called Caffè Giacomo where you can relax in a “retro” atmosphere, while sipping your cappuccino, reading a newspaper or browsing the web on their free WIFI connection. If you are there at lunchtime you can also try their specials of the day. Managed by the same famous ‘Giacomo’ who runs the Giacomo Argengario Restaurant inside the Museo del 900 – on the corner of Piazza Duomo and Via Marconi.

If you are in the area of Piazza 5 Giornate, you will find four other shops on Via Sottocorno n. 5 and 6. Ristorante and Bistrot on one side of the street and Tabaccheria and Pasticceria on the other side.
For more information and photos, visit their websites. Each interior has been carefully furnished and is unique of its kind.

Da Giacomo website

In Piazza Della Scala, on the other side of the Galleria, you will find the Caffettieria DeCanto, which is part of the Galleria D’Italia museum, but has an independent entrance on the corner of Via Manzoni. This is a great place for a mid-morning or afternoon break, or for a chic lunch, with healthy food options and a great selection of wines.

By the way, take advantage of the fact that the Galleria D’Italia is free of charge, and also offers a free audio guide as well. The museum is quite large, so you can visit it several times dedicating each visit to several galleries.

Caffetteria de Canto

So what is new on MY-MILANO.COM?

My-Milano.Com has added some new specialty shops, restaurants & bars, professional services, boutiques, and new places to visit, just to name a few.


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Just opened, a great little place right off of Via Torino in Via San Murillio. As the name indicates, they specialize in “Panini” (sandwiches) but not only that. They also have delicious soups like onion soup, and vegetable soup served in a ‘bread bowl’, healthy and creative salads, and scrumptious desserts.

Il Paninetto
Via San Maurillio, 4
20123 Milano
MM Duomo (Red & Yellow lines), Trams 2, 14, 3

REFETTORIO - Simplictas

The Richness of a simple cusine

A few simple rules and a different menu every day make this quiet refectory a peaceful heaven during your lunch break or for a lovely dinner with friends.

Refettorio Simplicitas
Via dell'Orso, 2
20121 Milano
MM Cairoli, Duomo, Cordusio (Red line), Trams 2, 14,


Just a few steps from the famous Sant' Ambrogio Basilica, in a charming narrow street, Via Caminadella , you can find a wonderful specialty shop called DOC & DOP. This fantastic boutique of specialty food and wine is the ideal place to go for your holiday food gift baskets and special wines to share with your friends and family.

Via Caminadella, 23
20123 Milano
Bus 50/58/94 Trams 2 -14

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The newest exhibit at the Palazzo Reale in Duomo Square is Andy Warhol a series of over 160 works by the 'father of American Pop Art' taken from the private collection of Peter Brant. 

The exhibition will be at the Palazzo Reale till March 9.

The weekends are usually crowded so if you can, visit the exhibit during the week. 


Piazza Duomo 12

20121 Milano

MM Duomo (Yellow - Red Lines)


To commemorate 100 years after Fornasetti’s birth, the Triennale di Milano has organized a huge, unprecedented exhibition of the artist’s work curated by his son Barnaba Fornasetti. As a painter, engraver and printer, designer, collector, stylist, refined craftsman, art gallery manger, and exhibition promoter Fornasetti has been able to express his rich and complex personality. The exhibition includes more than 1000 pieces, including many pieces never seen by the public before.

Open until February 9, 2014.


Viale Alemagna 6

20121 Milano

MM Cadorna (Green - Red Lines)
 Bus 61


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The My-Milano Team has a suggestion for a day trip or short weekend trip in the Veneto region.


Take a day trip to the fascinating town of Treviso, in the Veneto region. You will be amazed by the exquisite exhibition in the Ca’ dei Carraresi called “Magie dell’India” (the Magic of India). Curated by Renzo Freschi, gallery owner and expert in antique oriental art, and Marilia Albanese, art historian, the exhibit is divided into two main areas: the first dedicated to the “Classical Art in India” and the second “India of the Maharajas”. All of the pieces come from Italian museums or private collectors and have generously been loaned for this exhibit.

The exhibition will be open until May 31, 2014.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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