As the famous Italian design fair Salone del Mobile opens on April 16th, our interior stylist and set designer Sarah de Beaumont shares a few of her favourite Milanese spots to visit.


37.2 Paris - TRATORRIA

Trattoria del Ciumbia recently opened its door in the heart of the Brera neighbourhood. The interiors, designed by Milan-based duo Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of Dimore Studio, combine different styles and objects from Vico Magistretti chairs to a series of watercolours of Italian rationalist architecture of the 1930s. The food is curated by chef Paolo Rollini, order their famous Riso al Salto followed by a nightcap in their Discoteca located on the lower ground floor.

Via Fiori Chiari, 32, 20121 Milano


37.2 Paris - ICA

Fondazione ICA Milano has the most exciting and avant-garde exhibitions during Salone del Mobile. An unprecedented exhibition by designers Formafantasma, curated by Alberto Salvadori, just opened last week. It explores the idea of the home, both as a physical space and as human relationships: an intelligent and psychological visit, and pure delight for the senses. 

Via Orobia, 26, 20139 Milano 


37.2 Paris - PASTERIA

Pasticceria Cucchi is my favourite place for a truly authentic Milanese break. I head there any time of the day, when my schedule allows it, for coffee, a quick lunch or an aperitivo in the late afternoon sun. 

Corso Genova 1, 20123 Milano


37.2 Paris - TRIENNALE

Triennale Milano is a must see during any trip in Milan. It’s the perfect place to delve into the rich history if Italian design. Their permanent collection, retracing the story of Italian design, is excellent and also hosts temporary exhibitions of young designers. A new retrospective on Alessandro Mendini’s work as an architect, designer and artist just opened and is well worth the visit.

Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano


37.2 Paris - EGLISE

I love visiting the San Bernardino alle Ossa church on the Piazza Santo Stefano. Upon entering the chapel, it’s hard to understand the strange and slightly macabre elements that make for its decor... not something for the faint hearted!

Piazza Santo Stefano, 20122 Milano