Museo del Novecento
Overlooking the Piazza del Duomo, with fabulous views of the cathedral, is Mussolini's Arengario , from where he would harangue huge...
Empress Maria Theresia’s favourite architect Giuseppe Piermarini gave this town hall and Visconti palace a neoclassical overhaul in the...
Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro
Here’s an escape from the Zara/Benneton/H&M maelstrom. Ludovico Sforza saw potential in this little church built on top of the...
It’s caipirinhas (Brazilian cachaça-and-lime based cocktail) and chill-out in this fashionable corner bar with red backlit shelves...
Other than the exceptional collection, the highlight of the museum is its third-floor bistrot overlooking the Duomo. The artful decor...
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Lonely Planet review
Studio BBPR’s 1958 skyscraper outdoes ‘80s Memphis in the post-modern quoting stakes. The top-heavy tower camply tilts at Castello Sforzesco and the Duomo’s lovely buttresses. Slightly sinister, ever so sci-fi and cleverly maximising use of available footprint, it’s Lombard to the core. Sadly, apart from the foyer, it’s currently as unbreachable as the medieval fortresses it emulates.