Boggi Cities

Milan

Today, Milan is famous the world over for its fashion and design brands. In the recent past it was home to points of industrial excellence such as Campari and Alfa Romeo. Hundreds of years ago, figures such as Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Ludovico il Moro and Leonardo da Vinci ensured that Milan was always a pivotal city in European trade and culture. The soaring vertical lines of the magnificent Cathedral founded in 1386 are now mirrored by some of the most evocative new tall buildings in the country.

Milan’s traditions still thrive, as in the Milan yellow that you can see in the Neoclassical buildings of the old centre, the restaurants specialising in local recipes such as Risotto alla milanese, and the Milanese language that is still spoken by a minority of the 1.3 million population. Alongside old habits, Milan is constantly generating new trends, such as the Happy Hour aperitifs ritual, and Design Week that attracts people from all over the world to catch up on everything that is new and cool in furniture and architecture.

Milan is different from other Italian cities because it doesn’t have a single specific style of architecture. While Venice is Gothic, Florence is Renaissance and Rome is predominantly Baroque, waves of destruction and reconstruction have given Milan a bewildering variety of styles and a lot of modern architecture, not all of it good. But it still has a lot to offer people in search of culture, with everything that Leonardo da Vinci left – the Last Supper, the Cathedral’s Dome, the canals, his notebooks at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and the gigantic bronze equestrian sculpture ‘Leonardo’s Horse – in addition to the Cathedral, the Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which was the world’s first covered shopping arcade, and many other sights.

With a wealth of superlative experiences, from top level cuisine to opera at La Scala, Milan has everything that a visitor needs. If you can, avoid visiting in July, when the climate is hot and very humid, and August, which is traditionally a holiday month and so there is not very much going on in the city. In any case, Milan is perfectly positioned for nearby points of interest such as Como and the lakes, Verona, Venice, Genoa and the Riviera, and the unspoilt countryside of the Apennines, all of which are just a short drive or train ride away.

In short, Milan is a treasure trove of the past and a workshop for the future. It is a fitting home for our brand Boggi Milano.

Boggi Milano’s stores in Milan

Flagship store, Piazza San Babila:
Piazza San Babila 3
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 7600 0366
mi.sanbabila@boggi.it
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10.30am-8pm

The San Babila flagship store will be restyling your shopping experience from 8 to 23 August 2019. During this period you will continue to find your favorite Boggi Milano products in the other shops nearby, or on our online store.

Corso Buenos Aires (on corner with Via Caretta 1)
20124 Milano
Tel. +39 02 2952 6458
mi.baires@boggi.it
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-7.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-2pm, 3pm-7.30pm
Closed on 11 August 2019, 15 August 2019, 18 August 2019, 25 August 2019, 8 September 2019.

Largo Augusto 3
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 7600 1489
mi.augusto@boggi.it
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-7.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-1.30pm, 3pm-7.30pm
Also open on 25 April 2019, 1 May 2019, 1 November 2019

Corso di Porta Romana 76
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 5831 4247
mi.romana@boggi.it
Open Monday 3pm-7.30pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm, 3.30pm-7.30pm, Saturday 10am-7.30pm

Corso Vercelli 23/25
20144 Milano
Tel. +39 02 4331 9501
mi.vercelli@boggi.it
Open Monday 3pm-7.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7.30pm

Galleria Passarella 2 (Corso Europa)
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 7631 8795
mi.passarella@boggi.it
Open Monday 3pm-7.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7.30pm, Sunday 10.30am-1.30pm, 3pm-7.30pm

Corso Magenta 2
20123 Milano
Tel. +39 02 7201 8516
mi.magenta@boggi.it
Open Monday 3pm-7.30pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm, 3.30pm-7.30pm, Saturday 10am-7.30pm

Stazione Centrale – Piazza Duca D’Aosta
20124 Milano
Tel. +39 02 6707 5484
mi.stazionecentrale@boggi.it
Open every day, 8am-8pm

Milano Linate airport – Departures
20138 Milano
Tel. +39 02 7020 8308
air.linate@boggi.it
Open Monday-Friday 6am-9pm, Saturday 6am-8.30pm, Sunday 6am-9pm

Boggi Factory
Via Lancetti 28
20158 Milano
Tel. +39 02 6990 1207
factory.lancetti@boggi.it
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-1.30pm, 3pm-7pm

Boggi Last Call
Via Teglio 3
20158 Milano
lastcall.lancetti@boggi.it
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-1.30pm, 3pm-7pm

 

Venues in Milan

Asola Cucina Sartoriale

Asola is at the top of The Brian & Barry Building near Piazza San Babila, Milan, with fine views over the city. It is a restaurant arranged around a kitchen, and at the centre of the kitchen is chef Matteo Torretta, who combines culinary suggestions from all over the world in his sparkling, creative style. The tasting menus include reinterpretations of Milanese classics such as Risotto alla Milanese and Tiramisù, and adventurous recipes such as French-style duck – roast breast of duck, praline asparagus, mushrooms and a Cynar sauce – and the dessert “Gin Tonic on a plate,” with lime, tonic water and cucumber.

The restaurant is open every day for lunch (12.30pm-2.30 pm), dinner (7.30pm-11pm) and Sunday brunch (midday.4pm).

Asola Cucina Sartoriale
Via Durini 28
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 8362 3084
info@asolaristorante.it
asolaristorante.it

 

Terrazza 12

Terrazza 12 is a sophisticated lounge bar on the tenth floor of the Brian&Barry Building in Milan. At the bar, expert bartenders are ready to amaze your taste buds with classical cocktails as well as original international concoctions, served in a chic venue with vintage design décor that recalls the atmosphere of the 1950s. The drinks list is accompanied by cuisine created by chef Matteo Torretta (who masterminds Ristorante Asola Cucina Sartoriale on the floor below) with speed dishes and finger food devised specially for Terrazza 12. This is an example of the international “food pairing” concept: the idea of accompanying mixology with a sophisticated menu of high quality, according to the objective of giving customers a unique and unusual experience based on an intense emotive and sensorial involvement.
You can reserve a table, an area or the whole venue for aperitifs, events and private parties.

Open every day from midday to 1 a.m.

Terrazza 12
Via Durini 28
20122 Milano
Tel. +39 02 4070 3743
info@terrazza12.it

Terrazza12, Milano

 

Experiences

Aero Gravity

Aero Gravity is a free-fall simulator, the largest vertical tunnel in the world and the only one of its type in Italy. The sensations are those of skydiving, with the same adrenaline rush, but in total safety.

Inside a transparent cylinder eight metres tall, six powerful turbines create a 370km/h blast of air that cancel the effects of gravity and enable you to float mid-air.

Prices from €49, for an experience that lasts one minute, twice. Participants are requested to arrive one hour before their flight time. The building is large, but positioned in the centre of what used to be the Expo showground, so it’s not easy to find. Use Google Maps with “Aero Gravity”. A brief, unusual, intense experience. Maximum enjoyment with no risk.

Aero Gravity
Via G. d’Annunzio 23
20016 Pero (Milano)
Tel. +39 02 4547 1432
aerogravity.it

Aero Gravity Milano

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo

There was once a gigantic Alfa Romeo factory in Arese, 15 km north of Milan. Sadly there are no longer any cars made here, and part of the buildings have become a gigantic shopping centre, but luckily there is a museum dedicated to the brand. It is a great experience, with cars from all periods of Alfa Romeo’s history, in a beautiful setting. The visit includes films and an interactive experience. Open every day except Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm. In addition to car and taxi, you can reach the Museum using public transport: Metro M1 to Rho-Fiera, then bus 561 Airpullman, directed towards Arese, which stops in front of the Museum. The buses operate every day, but they are not frequent, particularly not on Sundays. There is a timetable on the Museum’s website. Tickets from the Rho-Fiera Metro station or automatic machines.

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Viale Alfa Romeo
20020 Arese (MI)
museoalfaromeo.com

Museo Alfa Romeo Arese

Museo Alfa Romeo Arese, photo by Casper Munk on Unsplash

Torre Branca

Milan’s tallest buildings, such as Palazzo Lombardia and the Allianz Tower, are occasionally open to visits to their viewing platforms. Torre Branca on the other hand is open most days and provides an unusual experience, as it is a 1930s tower built for an Exposition. The visit lasts 6 minutes and takes you up in a lift to the viewing platform, 98 metres from the ground. Opening times vary over the year.

In winter (mid September to mid May), open Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm, 4pm-18.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-1pm, 3pm-6.30pm, 8.30pm-midnight, Sunday 10.30am-2pm, 2.30pm-7pm.

In summer (mid May to mid September), open Tuesday 3pm-7pm, 8.30pm-midnight; Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm, 3pm-7pm, 8.30pm-midnight; Thursday and Friday 3pm-7pm, 8.30-midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am-2pm, 2.30pm-7.30pm, 8.30pm-midnight.

Torre Branca
Viale Luigi Camoens
20121 Milano
Tel. +39 02 3314 120, +39 335 6847 122
museobranca.it/torre-branca-2/

Torre Branca Milano

Torre Branca, Milano, photo courtesy of Daniel/flickr.com