Milan, Italy
Matteo, 35
Musician & Film Director
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a musician and a film director. I do both for the sake of it! While traveling, i search for authentic and uncommon experiences. I enjoy following a random into a secret place where a communist nun serves vegan food and sings Lennon´s songs in Tokyo, I love to play pool to the sound of mixtapes in a NYC bar while porn poets hit the stage. I hope I can help you find some interesting spots in my city!

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

Aehm. My heart is still in one piece.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Ricky Gervais' Extra, Boris, Rick'n'Morty, Gomorra

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

I never used Tinder and i think every place in Milan is good for an honest, human and spontaneous date.

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

At the moment i'd love to take Kvelertak for a go-kart joyride

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Random places on and off line and some clothes i collect from friends who don't want them anymore.

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

The whole west Milan, San Siro, Washington areas. I just get lost there and nothing ever catches my attenction.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Paintball! Or getting wasted and go to play arcade and bowling in trashy Bicocca Village.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Milan and where did you get it?

Cassoeula in Trattoria California, a family run place that feeds you what they choose and you shut up and eat.

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

There's a far-out of the map bar that is my favourite and it is called Officine Libra. Or, Wasabi in Isola.

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?

Tano Passami l'Olio. I was trapped by an incautious friend who went for the name without checking.

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

Cozzeria, if you are a mussel lover. Just go in there and don't look at the furniture

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

Cocktail no likey. But if i need to, go for Spritz. Ask it with Aperol, not Campari, and @ Frida is just cool

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

Home! I cook, then we find a concert in Santeria Social Club or Magnolia

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

I love to chew real liquorice wood stick. You find them only in street markets.

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

Piazza Gae Aulenti

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

Cascina S Ambrogio

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

Hangar Bicocca, Isola neighbourhood

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

Art galleries in the day (Bicocca, via Tadino), Isola for drinking and the Wall in the night?

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

Castiglione della Pescaia. My friend has a piece of land in the woods in front of the beach where we free-camp with no hot water electricity for as much as we want

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