Milan, Italy
Luca, 28
Art & Fashion lover
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What do you do and why do you do it?

What I'm doing right now it's just living and taking what life has in store for me. Be happy, positive and with good thoughts!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

The playlist of my broken heart is a mix of Folk, Indie-rock genre where Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Modest Mouse and lots more coexist in the same sadly but beautiful soundtrack.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

This is a really tough question! There are so many TV shows that I love that I can't name here one by one. I'm a Netflix addicted!

Name some spots in Milan that are good for a Tinder date.

The perfect spots for a date in Milan are Dry, Wooding Bar and The Botanical Club: young modern places with the right cocktails, music, and modern atmosphere.

Who’s your hero and where in Milan would you take them out for a serious hang?

My personal hero is my mum and I would take her in the places that changed me and raised me up in all these years in Milan far from my hometown. Walking to one side of Milan to another, showing here the beauty of this city!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I buy online a lot. I don't care the brand, it has to be something cool.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Probably Porta Genova Area: not only because it's in the opposite part of where I live, but also because it's too crowded and too far from my view of Milan. But I'm not saying isn't beautiful, because every side of Milan is charming in its own way.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Milan that you particularly like?

There's a hidden bar in Milan called G.B. Bar in Via Hoepli, just a few steps away from Duomo. It's a tiny spot literally squashed among other big more famous restaurants, but their sandwiches are simply the best, using only high-quality raw materials and with an unusual mix of ingredients. Don't be scared of the roughing location and the ugly yellow tablecloth because the food is excellent and service too! But shhh, keep it secret!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Milan? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Probably Mandarin Hotel: the place is very elegant and chic, it's plenty of nice people and the drinks are so good. Bartenders are always happy to suggest the best drink depending on what you are looking for, so yeah expensive but you feel cuddled with all their services.

What restaurant in Milan looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

A lot of Chinese restaurants in via Paolo Sarpi apparently looks bad but actually the food is so good that you have to try once.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Milan? Which one do you like?

Dry (via Solferino) for great cocktail and modern atmosphere; The Botanical Club (via Pastrego) for Gin based cocktail and hipster vibes; Tombon de San Marco for old fashion atmosphere yet good looking place and drinks.

Where would you take your partner in Milan if you wanted to really pamper them?

For a pamper day there're a lot of beautiful and relaxing SPA, from QC Terme to Palazzo Parigi, Ceresio7 Spa and so many others. You just have to choose!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Cassata Siciliana: a powerful concentrate of sugar and deliciousness. Even if it's born in Sicily you can easily find it in Milan.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Milan?

Porta Venezia area. Ok cute, full of restaurants and cafes, but what else?

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Milan?

Probably Cimitero Monumentale: it's too beautiful and charming and considering that it's a cemetery a lot of people do not like to visit it.

What are the Milan spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Even if it's kinda touristic, a first-time visit in Milan should be done at Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele; I think it's important visit them to better understand how the city is made.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Milan. How do you spend it?

If it would be my last day in Milan I would probably walk randomly around the city center, enjoying the beauty of this city, the colors of the buildings, the lights that change in every place, the mix of people all over the streets, thinking about how much this city gave to me.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

My favorite city in the world is Paris because I feel magic and poetry and elegance in every corner of it; it's a huge city, international and vibrant and every time it's always exciting.

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