Aperitivo Time

This story first appeared in the September 22, 2016 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Looking for a new location for a daily aperitivo? A stone’s throw from the Duomo cathedral, the new Room Mate Giulia hotel, designed by Patricia Urquiola, is a fun alternative for those who want a cocktail or a glass of wine while listening to live DJ sets by a range of artists.

Room Mate Giulia

4 Via Silvio Pellico

Tel.: +34-912-179-287

Hours: 6 to 9 p.m.


The Eye Has to Travel

Today, Milan-based photographer, street-style darling and globetrotter Micol Sabbadini will present the bold, colorful pictures she took during her trips to her beloved Australia over the past few years. The images have also become the prints for a capsule collection of scarves for the luxury Faliero Sarti brand.

The Australia Series”

Galleria Antonio Battaglia

5 Via Ciovasso

Tel.: +39-02-365-140-48

Hours: 4 to 9 p.m.


Lunch in Style

One of the busiest areas during fashion week, the Tortona neighborhood has recently welcomed this restaurant-cum-bar, currently the hottest spot to have a yummy — yet still healthy — lunch in the district.

The Botanical Club

33 Via Tortona

Tel.: +39-02-423-2890

Hours: Noon to 2 a.m.


Beauty Breakfast

The fashion flock has no time to waste, especially during collections. So, the management at the most luxurious hotel in town has launched a service enabling visitors to eat breakfast while specialists take care of their nails, hair, feet and skin. And, it’s not just for hotel guests — it’s open to the public.

Taste & Shine Breakfast

Four Seasons Hotel

6/8 Via Gesù

Tel.: +39-02-770-88

Hours: 7 to 9 a.m.



Body & Mind

Sticking to a fitness routine during fashion weeks is pretty hard. To get in a daily workout, IN/EX, a new gym, offers calisthenics classes, along with yoga and dainami, a mix of yoga and pilates, in a quiet, zen-like location.


7 Via Molino delle Armi

Tel.: +39-02-873-383-33

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Shoppers’ Obsession

For those who want to discover new shopping areas in the city, Corso Garibaldi offers plenty of options. One of its gems is Milaura, a boutique founded by fashion expert Laura Poretti, who along with selecting a range of international niche brands, also designs the in-house Milaura line of sophisticated women’s staples with a twist.


35 Corso Garibaldi

Tel.: +39-02-890-939-05

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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