You will find the inhabitants of the neighborhood, but also people who come from other parts of the city, at Rita, Mag or Iter, famous for cocktails, or in the informal courtyard of Frizzi & Lazzi, daily meeting place for creatives and students. In fact, the neighborhood hosts various design and fashion universities, attracting young people from all over the world.Those who know the area tend to avoid the most crowded part, the beginning of the Naviglio Grande, near the Darsena. The Milanese stay in the inner streets, such as Via Casale, towards Porta Genova. Or they go a little further, walking to the Combo, to have a drink in its courtyard.
Many people like to take something chilled to drink and sit on the lawn of Baden-Powell Park, or just stroll in the sunset light.
After the aperitivo, you can move to the Conchetta area – on the Naviglio Pavese – where you’ll find Italian restaurants and neighborhood trattorias. From the fancy and relatively new Nebbia, to the popular and super-honest Brutto Anatroccolo. Between these two extremes, just a few dozen meters apart, there are several options. The typical Milanese Osteria Conchetta; the cozy Trattoria della Gloria; and a little further away, the traditional Trattoria Madonnina. The clientele is almost exclusively locals, so we can’t guarantee that the waiter will speak English. But in the best tradition of Italian hospitality, you will surely understand each other.