12. Porta Nuova: Modern Times


Porta NuovaBeneath the imposing UniCredit Tower, one of the symbols of the Milanese skyline, you’ll find the newest and most modern part of Milan, home to the skyscrapers of Porta Nuova and Piazza Gae Aulenti, a real jewel of architecture and design with its increasing number of boutiques. This is really one of Milan’s most contemporary, fashionable districts, bursting with buzzy bars that cater to the traditional aperitivo ritual, a destination where hip youngsters are always in the limelight. In addition to the latter, the area also contains the Corso Como complex, where you’ll find some of the most famous and fanciest clubs in Milan alongside fashion and art hotspots. If shopping is your objective you’ll be spoilt for choice in Piazza Gae Aulenti. The piazza hosts numerous bookshops, perfumeries and design or clothing shops.