Issue 16 - Spring 2010


As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. Yes, we’ve had lots of rain in April and it is still continuing on to May, but signs of beautiful weather just around the corner are beginning to show.





What’s happening in Milan?
There are some fantastic exhibits going on now in Milan, so be sure to catch them before they close. Starting with the Palazzo Reale just to the side of the Duomo Cathedral, you will find, among other exhibitions, a wonderful tribute to the Chinese and Roman Empires. It is called, “The Two Empires: the Eagle and the Dragon”.

At the Triennale di Milano, just a 5 min. walk from Cadorna along the Sempione Park, you will find numerous exhibits including the “Roy Lichtenstein” exhibit, a lighting exhibit called “Space Age Lights”, or the new Design Museum – in its 3rd version called “What things are we”. You really must take advantage of their “Late evening openings” on Thursdays and Fridays when they are open till 11 pm. Go there after work, get a “super aperitivo” at the Triennale DesignCafé and then enjoy the exhibitions. You will probably even meet someone there you know, I did. You know it IS a small world.



The Milan Furniture Fair has come and gone and was a fantastic success as usual. Apart from the “all sold out” Milan Fair grounds, with waiting list to get an exhibition space, the other side of the coin, or the “Fuori Fiera” (outside the fairgrounds in and around town) has expanded to many new areas of town like Zona Lambrate and Porta Romana, along with the very trendy Zona Tortona.
Some of the highlights of the show can be seen on Ann's Blog.
The week ended in an unexpected “airport shutdown” as the Icelandic volcano scattered its ashes through the European skies paralyzing air traffic for several days.






Don’t forget to visit the “Navigli” Area of Milan. It is the area of the city where two of the many canals that ran through the city are still visible and navigable too. Remember that the last Sunday of every month, so on May 30th, there will be the Antique Market along the canals. Come and browse!





Don’t miss the “Open Courtyard“ event on Sunday, May 16th. The courtyards of the most beautiful historic residences along Via Cappuccio and Corso Magenta will be open to the public. End it with a complimentary “Musical Moment” at 6pm at Palazzo Litta in Corso Magenta 24.

So what is new on MY-MILANO.COM?



My-Milano.Com has also added a few new shops, new restaurants and even a new restaurant category called “Fish Restaurants”, several International schools and a new Summer Camp section.

This new Summer Camp addition is called “Active English”. Here your children can learn or improve their English while playing and having fun. There are only a few places left, so contact the directors to sign up now.

Under the new category of Fish Restaurants you will a fantastic place where delicious fresh fish and excellent wines are served in an elegant setting.

Chocolate lovers new tip under Coffee & Chocolate will bring you to a great find for both chocolate delights and home-made ice cream. . . and speaking of ice cream our new addition under Gelato & Cake will become your favorite spot this summer.

Our Speciality Shops section has a new wine shop as well as a great Sicilian Pastry and Wine shop.

Feel like “Fusion Food”? Take a look at our Asian & Ethnical Restaurants section for a new addition in the Zona Tortona area of town.

After walking all around town, you may be looking for a comfortable pair of shoes. See our Shoes & Bags section for the right place to go.




The project My Insider's Guide for various cities around the globe is growing quickly as new cities are added and “Directors” for the various cities are being selected. If you would like to be our “Insider” for one of these cities, please

Contact Us and we will give you full details.

Barbara is now in Munich, and is starting to bring you some “insider’s tips”. Look for upcoming information on her new blog.




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If you are coming to Milan, or even live here, you can book through us, some fantastic events, services and experiences in Milan from our Service Providers listed on MY-MILANO.COM.

Whether it is one of our exclusive Personal Shopping Tours, or special Culinary Experiences like a coffee ceremony on an island in Lake Como, you can book an unforgettable event with us. If you love wine, for example, why not treat yourself to Your Personal Sommelier? Visit some of Milan’s fine enoteches with your private expert, or take a trip to the Piedmont region to the wineries themselves, to select your own collection of special wines.

Want to have your portrait done? We have Photographers & Artists at your disposal. It could be that perfect gift you were looking for.

It is easy to shop and order special events and services through the MY-MILANO.COM shopping cart provided by the internationally accepted Paypal circuit. You can use your credit card or pre-paid card on this safe-site, without giving out your private credit card information. Check it out often as new products and services will be constantly added.






As we had anticipated in our last newsletter, My-Milano.Com has undergone some changes in its structure too. The addition of a new Content 2.0 format now lets our readers send their own personal tips on Shops & Restaurants in Milan. A special page and form is dedicated to this purpose and has been added to the website. It is called READERS TIPS We would love to have YOUR contributions, so please send us your discoveries. Your name will be posted alongside your insider’s tip.



the MY-MILANO.COM Team




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From May 14 to June 13 take advantage of a special Gastronomic festival in and around Milan. More than 40 restaurants have offered “Special Milanese Menus” at a promotional price. Taste some authentic food like the “risòtt giald” (risotto with saffron), veal “osso buco”, or the famous elephant ear veal cutlet “cotoletta milanese”. For dessert try the Charlotte alla Milanese, the Torta Paesana, chestnut ice cream with hot chocolate, or a Meneghina cake topped with Vino Cotto (wine sauce).

Go to the website for more information and list of all restaurants participating in this festival.