Shoreditch Radio takes Milan

Milan is a buzzing place full of cool things to do and see – something that attracts the creatives like ourselves at Shoreditch Radio. In a city full of beautiful architecture, great food and even greater wine, we escaped the cold harsh winter of London and immersed ourselves in the sunny, instagram-worthy fashion capital of the world.

If you haven’t heard of the app “My Cool Cousin”, then you are missing out an essential tool on your travels – The app consists of local influencers recommending cool places to eat/drink and cause some debauchery that aren’t crowded with tourists. We wanted to experience the “less spoken-about” places rather than the usual tourist attractions and our little digital helper did not fail us.

Upon our first evening, as tired as the crew were, we ventured out and found ourselves a small restaurant with delicious pizza. In Milan, we quickly learned that the people here eat dinner very late – so around the time we ate (8PM) the streets were quiet as the Italians enjoyed their version of a siesta.

 

 

After we had our dinner, “My Cool Cousin” pointed us to a cocktail bar with a casual, hip vibe We ordered a round of cocktails of course – A couple of them made upon the special request of “Tell the bartender to surprise me”. There was a welcoming atmosphere, with friendly and attentive staff.

The second day of our trip we dedicated to creating content for ourselves. After some exploring, we took photos as well as videos in front of a wall full of graffiti which illustrated the urban side of Milan that is rarely seen. We also went to the AC Milan stadium where we shot some more videos and took more photographs. We also walked around the beautiful Sforza castle in the afternoon and the adjoining garden.

That night we went to a rooftop bar – An aperol bar to be precise. With views across the main square and the cathedral, and a buzzing atmosphere we enjoyed an aperol spritz accompanied by an apertivo platter each of a small panini and pasta. We highly recommend a drink in the lively little lounge outside perhaps after a day of shopping and sight seeing.

 

Although we managed to squeeze a lot into a couple of days in Milan, It’s definitely a city worth visiting again.

By Jeanni Mari

 

 

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