Milan Tips

Daria Svirid

26 September Sep 2017

In this series, our team members share their favorite places – be it restaurants, museums, architecture or aperitivo – to our Milan. Here are experiential spaces designer Daria Svirid’s recommendations:

Fondazione di Prada is located right next door to my house. Thanks to this place with its beautiful architecture, our neighborhood has become something more than a series of non-descriptive blocks in the outskirts of Milano. It’s almost like a statement for our quarter, that it can be something else, something more. Now the whole neighborhood is being reborn: Start-up houses and other new services are popping up all the time. Fabrica Orobia (just in front of the Fondazione di Prada) is one beautiful example and a great place for events.

For first-timers in Milan, I recommend an aperitivo at Signor Vino. Located on the second floor by the Duomo square, it has the perfect view. You see both the people on the square, and the church. They have a great selection of wines, yet the pricing is fair. Just remember to book ahead!

Hangar Bicocca is a revisited gallery space. It is not a classical museum, but an old factory. The space is huge, so you can do crazy things – there are no limitations. They run interactive installations that work with the space. There are great things for children as well, some 'hands-on' art.


Daria is originally from Russia. She moved to Milano to study design and has lived in the city for 8 years so far. Read more about her Experiential Spaces team does at DGI here.

In this series, our team members share their favorite places – be it restaurants, museums, architecture or aperitivo – to our Milan. To read all the posts in this series, see here.