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The Milan City Journal

Trattoria Il Marinaio: seafood at its best!

If you are looking for a good restaurant in the city and you fancy some good seafood the Trattoria il Marinaio in Milan is a good option. The menu offers courses of the Apulian tradition in a small restaurant fully packed with thick wooden table. A dinner here should start with a mixed plate of raw seafood like oysters and scallops which can be purchased by the piece so that you can actually compose your customized antipasto. A dedicated section of the menu describes how to eat mussels. A bowl full of these black shells with hot pepper and garlic…

Les Pommes: a good choice for a dinner

If you are in town for the Milan’s women fashion week 2016 and you are looking for a nice restaurant where to relax between a show and a party, Les Pommes is surely the place to go. It is a tiny restaurant in the Isola dandy district, just a few steps from the new financial district and its astonishing skyscrapers. The grey colored walls and the old-fashioned jazz music playing in the background welcome the guests in what seems to be a familiar place. The shelves on the walls with their books and wine bottles seem to be the ones in…

The Fondazione Prada in Milan

The Fondazione Prada has recently opened its doors in Milan. The location chosen to display the large collection of works of art is an old distillery dated 1910 in the outskirts of the city. The renovation of the existing buildings has been committed to the architecture firm OMA lead by the worldwide know architect Rem Koolhaas. The aim of the project was nor a restyling of existing building neither a new architecture project. Regarding the vision of this new space Rem Koolhaas says “The Fondazione is not a preservation project and not a new architecture. Two conditions that are usually…

And now Milan has its “Hollywood” sign

It is an American landmark, standing right there on the top of Mount Hill since 1923 when a real estate entrepreneur put it there to advertise the construction of a new residential district. It is the Hollywood sign. Since then its popularity has grown to become an American icon. Thousands of tourists go there to see what they saw in the movies and to experience the most what the Santa Monica Mountains have to offer.  Throughout the years it became the symbol of the movie industry that vibes in Hollywood, a fast paced environment where dreams come true. The city…

Restaurant “Al Fresco”

“A meeting place with food and dining” this is the motto appearing on the website of the Al Fresco restaurant. Settled in the Tortona district, there where the design week takes place each year in April. The restaurant offers a wide selection of first courses that changes every month or so. The list ranges from vegetable soup to spaghetti, from ravioli to risotto. While the list of main courses of the menu includes: veal, lamb, duck and codfish.  A must of the Italian dining tradition is antipasto: a small course to warm the stomach up before you actually get to…