A prestigious location in Milan, overlooking Parco Sempione, where you can enjoy a truly original taste experience: this is the new Dazi Milano, next to the Arco della Pace in Piazza Sempione. Here the typically Milanese taste experience is divided between the chef’s specialities for light lunches and dinners and the mixology bar’s tastings.

Light Lunch and Dining
Dazi Milano’s cuisine includes light, healthy dishes, such as veggie toast or cold cuts and cheese, as well as tasty meat and fish dishes. Everything comes from a careful search for raw materials, interweaving the flavours of Italian cuisine with international influences. From appetizers to desserts, each dish is then perfectly paired with cocktails that the bartender can recommend.

A real mixology experience
Elegance and balance are the watchwords of the Dazi Milano mixology bar. For wine lovers, the lounge bar offers over 40 labels including white, red, rosé and passito wines, with particular attention to BIO products. As far as signature cocktails are concerned, on the other hand, the offer ranges from the “Old Master”, made to perfection, to the more sophisticated “Signature”, where the bartender adds his own personal touch. There are some characteristic tributes to Italy and the city of Milan, such as the “Truffle Negroni” and the “Martini alla Milanese”, with saffron syrup. The tastings are accompanied by finger food and appetising tapas. Over 50 labels of bitters and spirits, with a wide selection of wiskies, from Japan to Tennessee.

New trends in Milan’s nightlife
The Arco della Pace area on the south-west side of Parco Sempione has in recent years become one of the trendiest areas of Milan’s “movida”, along with the Navigli, Brera and Isola districts. These areas are often frequented by young people who meet up especially at aperitif time in the numerous bars and clubs, making them particularly lively at night.

Arco della Pace and Dazi: a history of over 200 years
The neoclassical Arco della Pace complex, one of Milan’s symbolic monuments, was designed in 1806 by architect Luigi Cagnola. It bears this name because in 1815 it was dedicated to peace between European nations. The triumphal monument was strongly desired by Napoleon, who wanted to turn it into a real city gate. A curiosity: with the change from French to Austrian rule, the position of the horses pulling the peace cart over the arch was changed, rotating them 180 degrees so that they showed their backsides to France.
On either side of the Arch are the two “dazi” (tollhouses) that at the end of the 18th century delimited the town centre from the countryside and where duty was collected.