Milan | Skyline
Our Skyline Tour in Milan is an expert-guided walking tour among the stunning skyscrapers, the plush, green infrastructures and the radical retail spaces of one of Europe’s most impressive urban regeneration sites, Porta Nuova. This is Milan’s brand new, ritzy business district, designed by 20 world-class architecture studios from 8 countries and crucially located right between the historic heart of the city and its central railway station in the Garibaldi, Isola and Varesine neighbourhoods.
- Piazza XXV Aprile, in the Garibaldi quarter, with the first stop at the bakery Princi designed by Antonio Citterio.
- Eataly Smeraldo
- Cargo HighTech store, a former ink factory now packed with design objects, fashion accessories and perfumes.
- Dammann Frères boutique with its incredible selection of teas and herbal infusions
- 10 Corso Como, where fashion, art design and cuisine meet in an amazing space designed by Kris Ruhs
- Residenze di Corso Como by architects Muñoz + Albin in collaboration with Milanese Tekne
- Pedestrian Corso Como District, a fashion, design and culture hub where the Costume National store occupies just one of 50 new spaces
- 4@1 Home apartments, created by Dolce Vita Homes along with Coima Image and Nauta Yachts.
- Piazza Gae Aulenti, a must-go for its skyscrapers, water features, plays of light and not least its art installations
- Alberto Garutti’s 23 gilded ‘trumpets’ connect the square with underground sounds, while eco-lighting comes courtesy of a Solar Tree designed by Ross Lovegrove and given to the city of Milan by Artemide
- Piuarch Porta Nuova building
- UniCredit Tower (Italy’s tallest at 230m) designed by Cesar Pelli. Silvery-white and sinuous, it houses the Alexander McQueen showroom
- Porta Nuova InfoPoint, where you can browse the plans and models for the whole area
- The spectacular Nike store
- Concept bookstore Feltrinelli RED, where RED stands for Read, Eat, Dream and provides the wherewithal for all three
- La Corte Verde di Corso Como designed by Cino Zucchi Architetti
- Bosco Verticale, the two residential towers designed by Milanese architect Stefano Boerifor Expo 2015 and hosting around 900 trees on its many terraces. Next door is William McDonough‘s new Google Italia HQ, where Pandora used to be
- Casa della Memoriaand then the Fondazione Riccardo Catella, housed in a small art nouveau palazzo. On the ground floor of the same building is Ratanà restaurant, serving contemporary versions of typical Milanese fare.
- L‘Incubatore per l’Arte, a space devoted to social and cultural happenings and budding crafts enterprises
- Approaching Porta Nuova Varesine and the three residential towers called Solea, Aria and Solaria deigned by Miami studio Arquitectonicaalong with Caputo Partnership
- The Porta Nuova Villas in a more traditional residential style as conceived by M2P Associati of Milan.
- The glass Diamond Tower, a multifaceted jewel 137 metres tall designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, emblematic of the new Milanese skyline.