Bologna | Pusher Barber Shop

Pusher Barber Shop and New Deal Gentlemen’s Goods, the new old-school concept store in Bologna with something for the girls too, as seen by Mikaela Bandini.

Alba | Piazza Duomo

The coolest travel guide to contemporary Italy looks at Enrico Crippa’s Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the Langhe, Piazza Duomo in Alba.

Altamura | Fior di Mandorla

Urban Italy with the low-down on ‘fior di mandorla’, a specialty almond cake made in Altamura, Puglia, in its insider guide to contemporary Italy.

Florence | Desii Lab

Mikaela Bandini’s insider guide to Italy focuses on Desii Lab, coolest street styles for women in a vibrant central Florence backstreet, Via della Spada.

Locorotondo | Barba, Baffi e Pellicce

Mikaela Bandini’s insider guide to Italy tries out Barba, Baffi e Pellicce, concept cocktail bar with gourmet street food in Locorotondo, Apulia.

Venice | Altrove

Mikaela Bandini finds Altrove, original clothing atelier and store in Venice’s San Polo district, and meets one of its two creators, Miriam Nonino.

Milan | Like Gelateria

One of the best ice cream shops in Milan is Like Gelateria & Pasticceria near La Scala, according to Mikaela Bandini in her insider guide to Italy.

Bologna | L’Inde Le Palais

Mikaela Bandini visits ultra-chic Bologna concept store L’Inde Le Palais, which boasts a stunning range of high-fashion labels, a beauty spa and swank Cafè.

Siena | Osteria Il Vinaio

A Tuscan osteria serving traditional, organic dishes and specialities, Osteria il Vinaio in Siena, as tested by Mikaela Bandini’s insider guide to Italy.

Foligno | Osteria Dodici Rondini

Foligno’s excellent Osteria Dodici Rondini and its genial host Damiano as seen by Mikaela Bandini in the coolest guide to contemporary Italy.