Milan, Italy
Paolo, 39
Tax Advisor, Artist
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a bit about Paolo

What are you working on these days?

Our Milanese cousin, Paolo, at his uniquely styled apartment Apart from my occupation in tax advising, I’m actually going deeper in art and photography.

What drives you mad these days?

Milano, because the EXPO 2015 brought a lot of changes in town and it’s cultural heritage still contributes to the improvement of the city.

What makes you happy?

Stay with my friends, laugh, eat good food, talk about every day life, travels, experiences, nature and simple things.

When was the last time you cried?

When I said goodbye to my last love in Barcelona.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

A selection of songs by “The Killers”, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Acoustic Music.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

“Perfetti Sconosciuti” by Paolo Genovese. Original idea!

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Vintage shops, show room’s sample sales and small trusted shops.

What’s your go-to café in Milan?

“Pan de nus” in Piazza Risorgimento.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Via Solferino and more in general Brera.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Milan but never actually do?

Stroll around without a place to go to.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

Ayrton Senna. I would take him to the Bistrot del 13 Giugno because it’s intimate, chic but low profile at the same time and the atmosphere is perfect for a good conversation.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

I would go to Galleria di Arte Moderna in Via Palestro, sometime I imagine (better.. dream) of living there.

What’s that place in Milan you feel like only you know about?

The garden of Villa Necchi Campiglio especially when it was less popular than now. I love to go there to read a newspaper and I imagine to be in my private garden in the heart of Milano.

If tomorrow was your last day in Milan before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I would spend it with my friends, walking around from Brera to Piazza Risorgimento where we would eat something together.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Indipendenza/Risorgimento

What’s the spot in Milan you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

In a big mall.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I would go to “La langosteria Bistrot” restaurant with my friends.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

I love discovering new things. I’m a curious person, so I love to live new experiences through travels, tales and food.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Club House 80. It’s always amazing to go there because the crew organizes every week a super funny theme party. People who go there are happy and smiling… it’s a place full of positive vibes.