Bruna Roccasalva

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Carolina Lanfranchi

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Edoardo Bonaspetti

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Whitewaller Milan 2018 Insiders: Carolina Lanfranchi, Bruna Roccasalva, and Edoardo Bonaspetti

As well as giving you Whitewaller‘s own favorites, we’ve asked the experts to share their favorite spots for food, drinks, shopping, art, and more. Here we’re sharing tips from insiders Carolina Lanfranchi, Senior International Specialist at Phillips, Bruna Roccasalva, director of Fondazione Furla, and Edoardo Bonaspetti, Mousse Magazine‘s Editor-in-chief and curator.

CAROLINA LANFRANCHI

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Langosteria is currently my favorite—their fish tartare is delicious and I can’t resist their bread,
butter, and anchovies. I love to have a drink at Café Trussardi. The atmosphere is relaxing and
Tommaso the bartender makes the best spritz and gin and tonic in town. The best osso buco
in town is served at La Pesa, a typical Milanese restaurant with a lovely old-style atmosphere.

WHERE TO SEE ART
There is nothing like the Fondazione Prada in terms of a total art experience where art and
architecture melt together. Fondazione Carriero is also a gem, where all exhibitions are very well
curated. The recently opened Milan venue of the Cortesi Gallery always hosts very sophisticated
shows of Italian and European postwar avant-garde.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
Plastic is still arguably the most fun and popular place to go dancing. To relax, I love walking in
the Parco Sempione and stopping by the sculpture garden of the Triennale Museum for a coffee.
Vivaio Riva is a hidden garden in the center of Milan, a green piece of heaven. I go there to
escape from the chaos of the city.

BRUNA ROCCASALVA

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Dry, both for its great bar and cocktails and for its pizza. By far the best in town. If you want to try
real Milanese food, Trattoria Milanese is the place to go. For a sip, two musts are Bar Basso and
Fioraio Bianchi.

WHERE TO SEE ART
In Milan, no one can avoid spending as much time as possible at Pinacoteca di Brera. There’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna to see some amazing Medardo Rosso sculptures, as well as Museo del Novecento, with a great collection of Futurism and wonderful Italian masters of the 20th century. For contemporary: HangarBicocca, Prada Foundation, and Triennale di Milano.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
I like shopping. It relaxes me. Having a walk in the city center, discovering small stores and
new designers. I also like spending a few hours at QC Terme Milano, a hot spring in the heart
of the city overlooking the ancient walls of Porta Romana.


EDOARDO BONASPETTI

WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Sixième, a delicious bistro, recently opened in an old Milanese courtyard near my home. It has
a unique and relaxing atmosphere, especially in the warmer months. Between the tropical plants,
you can find a studio-gallery and a flower shop where you can immerse yourself during happy
hour or a dinner.

WHERE TO SEE ART
Fondazione Prada, HangarBicocca, and obviously La Triennale di Milano, where I work.
In addition to the galleries (there are too many I like), I suggest a visit to the house museums of the city,
such as Poldi Pezzoli, Bagatti Valsecchi, Boschi Di Stefano, and Achille Castiglioni’s studio.

WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
In the spring: Parco Sempione, Chiostro del Bramante; in the summer: Bagni Misteriosi; in the
fall: Bar Basso with friends, Cucchi, Coloniale, Botanical Garden; and in the winter: QC Terme
Milano.

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