Milan’s fashion district
One of the great pleasures of staying at Starhotels Rosa Grand is the location, in the heart of the Quadrilatero della Moda, Milan’s fashion district.
In the shape of a quadrangle consisting of about ten streets, this district embodies Milan’s concept of savoir vivre.
As you walk out of the Rosa Grand, in no time you reach Via Manzoni, which begins in Piazza della Scala and ends at the Porta Nuova Arches.
Via Manzoni 31 is the address for Spazio Armani, the historic Milanese fashion house devoted to the Emporio Armani,Armani Casa and Armani Fiori world.
The building includes Armani Caffè, ideal for a quick lunch, and Nobu, one of the city’s best Japanese restaurants.
Via Monte Napoleone. With its 700 meters of glamorous and glitzy shop windows is the district’s backbone and one of the world’s most famous shopping streets.
Do not miss the Larusmiani tailor’s shop, which is the district’s oldest fashion shop and is still standing at number 7 Via Monte Napoleone.
This street, as well as the nearby Via della Spiga, is lined with some of the world’s best-known designer names, including those born in Milan such as Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Missoni, Moschino, Prada and, just steps away, in Piazza alla Scala, Trussardi.
Located at 9 Via Monte Napoleone is Pasticceria Marchesi: here is where you will find the best finger pastries in Milan!
Another not-to-miss pastry shop is Cova since 1817, one of the city’s oldest and most elegant cafés.
The symbol of traditional Milanese cuisine, Bacaro del Sambuco, is a bistro with outside seating in a lovely courtyard.
The historic Milanese trattoria Bagutta, between Via Monte Napoleone and Via Sant’Andrea, is another institution on Milan’s dining scene.
Via Gesù is the street dedicated to men’s shopping, lined with some of Italy’s best menswear luxury brands and tailor’s shops like Luciano Barbera, Brioni, Kiton, Stefano Ricci, Mariano Rubinacci, Tindaro de Luca and Barba.
Among Milan’s most elegant streets, Corso Venezia runs the length of one of the Quadrangle’s four sides. Dolce & Gabbana has its megastore devoted to men’s fashion on this street.