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Hi there!
My name is Emil Anton and I'm the founder of Alux.com
And today, we're in Milan!
*Epic Music*
MILAN Essentials by Alux.com
Milan is the fashion capital of the world!
I believe that everyone should visit Milan at least once in their lives,
because frankly, you'll never look at another city the same way after you've visited Milan
And ohh.. They make a pretty decent cup of coffee!
One thing to remember, when in Italy, is that locals drink their coffee standing up by the bar
If you're outside, that's a clear sign you're a tourist and be prepared to pay extra.
Now that we had our coffee, it's time to start exploring this incredible city
and what better place to start with, then with the Duomo itself!
So what exactly are the best ways to enjoy the Duomo?
Well.. You can look at it from the outside!
You can explore it from the inside!
You can sit on top of it!
You can stand here and touch this leg!
You know, for good luck!
Jokes aside, this building took nearly 600 years to complete and even today it's a little bit under construction
It's the type of thing you did back in the day to impress the Germans & the Austrians
It's the building with the most statues in the world right now!
Once inside, make sure you walk all around the Duomo and enjoy the stained glass depicting Biblical scenes
Fun to see and hard to miss *Illuminati confirmed*
are the incredibly huge harmonica and the replica of the golden statue called "Madonina"
That sits on top of the Duomo.
On your list should also be the most famous statue in the cathedral
The one of St. Bartholomew holding his skin on his shoulders like a stole.
Once you're on top of the Duomo, you get to enjoy the skyline of this incredible city
and also you get to peek at the little people walking in front of it
just to give you a sense of the scale of the thing.
If you want to help with the rehabilitation of the place
and have deep enough pockets to donate at least 100,000 EUR
you get to adopt one of the statues on top of it!
and in exchange, you get your name engraved at the bottom of it!
Throughout the years, various artists snuck statues that don't belong there
Challenge: Try to spot as many as possible!
Like: the Boxers, the tennis rackets and a couple more that we can't really show in this video because we still want it monetized!
All that walking up and down the Duomo got us hungry for a snack!
But where do you snack in Milan?
There's: Panzerotti from Luini!
Pizza from Spontini
and a bunch of other places that you get to enjoy!
But in the name of all that is heavenly: Please do not go to McDonalds!
Am I the only one getting mad Game of Thrones vibes off of this?!
With that out of the way it's time to move to our second location
and fortunately we don't have to move very far because we're gonna visit the Galleria!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is literally the first shopping mall in world
Today it houses all the luxury brands! You got Prada; You got Versace
and all of them are here; making it one of the most expensive pieces of real estate int he world!
To be in the Galleria, the brands need to follow strict rules
For example: the logos need to be gold on black so they don't ruin the aesthetics of the place
that combined with the marble floors and the attention to detail makes this
one of the most important pieces of architecture in the world
The Galleria is the central meeting point! So don't panic when you see it filled with tourists.
Unlike the Duomo, it only took 12 years to complete
and the result.. is to die for! At least the architect did..
On the marble floor, right by each exit
You'll find 4 mosaics depicting the main cities of Italy!
The wolf is Rome.
The lilly is Florence!
the bull symbolizes Turin and the red flag with a white cross is the representation of Milano!
Speaking of the bull:
They say that if you walk up to it, place your heel on its testies,
and rotate 3 times, you get a year filled with good luck! So, you might want to give that a shot!
A trip to Milan is never complete without visiting one of the most famous Opera houses in the world
La Scala
I'm currently in the Scala Opera House
a must-see when in Milan!
The acoustics of this place are incredible and it definitely deserves a visit
The place was bombed to ruins in the Second World War, but only three years it was rebuilt!
It's in booths like these where the Milanese elite, came to gather
not to enjoy the opera, but to spend private time with their mistresses and to gamble away!
The museum is also included in the price,
It's filled with dope things.. Like this tiny Mozart!
Even if you're not that much into the Opera, names like Verdi Puccini Paganini should ring the bell to you
Well, this is the place where they grew their fame!
You can't leave Milan without enjoying a gourmet Italian dish
That's why today, we're going to the best of the best:
SAVINI in the Galleria.
The prices are astronomically high,
but the location is worth it and believe it or not the food tastes amazing!
For starters, I went with the octopus cooked a low temperature
caramelized watermelon, lemon zest, smoked lemon cream and Taggiasca olives
by far, one of the best tasting octopuses I've had in my life
and, the Parma ham aged for 18 months with a pan brioche and cherry compote, you gotta try this
When in Italy you gotta try the pasta! We went with a macaroni fresh pasta with basil pesto tomato leaves and founded spring onion
and when in Milan, you gotta try the Milanese risotto!
For the main course, we went with duck breasts with cherry compote
founded shallots and potatoes
The duck, definitely lives up to the hype.
And fish on a bed of mixed vegetables with white sauce
For desert, we went with the raspberry mousse which was really good
but the real Show-Stopper,
was the flambe orange crepes Suzette
Something everybody seems to notice when coming at Savini is that the waiters are very rude.
The fun thing is, once they realized we're from ALUX that our dinner will be recorded and posted on our channel
They immediately replaced our arrogant waiter with a manager
who looked sharp and was a lot friendlier.
They went ALL-IN on these crapes,
They put up a show and everything in order to make sure we have the best experience possible
All in all, we had a great time at Savini
The staff got to know us, we got to know the staff
and Chef Giovanni Bon, did a phenomenal job. The food was exquisite!
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MILAN - Luxury Travel Guide by Alux.com

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alex published on March 31, 2019
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