8. Corso Vercelli: a Chic District


Corso VercelliCorso Vercelli is a ‘niche’ shopping street which is less busy and easier to shop in than the city centre. Overflowed with small shops just waiting to be discovered, the street is embraced by a distinctive atmosphere that is further enhanced by the passage of historic trams. This is one of Milan’s most upmarket districts: a residential area, still inhabited by Milan’s upper crust, it epitomizes the traditional soul of the city and is distinguished by its air of sophistication, elegance and stunning residential architecture. Here you will come across several trendy shops for all tastes, offering clothing, footwear, home decor and eateries. What’s more the area is located just a stone’s throw from one of Milan’s most important attractions: the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece; the Parco Sempione and the Triennale Milano are also within easy walking distance, and, if you’re feeling energetic, you can easily push onwards until you reach the Castello Sforzesco.