Acquario Civico of Milan

Near the Parco Sempione, in the centre of Milan, lies the Acquario Civico: a very tiny Aquarium, on solely one floor and with an outside area, that opened for the first time in 1906. Though it is very small you can spend some interesting time in this place as it gives you a broad overview on the wildlife in the Italian lakes, rivers and the sea surrounding it.

The entrance charge is moderate with 5 € per person. And not only the aquarium is worth a visit but also the building itself, an old Art Nouveau villa with plenty of details to discover.

Viale G. B. Gadio, 2
20121 Milano



If you are up to something new try Temakinho, a restaurant with a Brazilian Japanese fusion cuisine. Situated near the Cadorna railway station, it is easily reachable with any kind of public transport.

Besides some Brazilian dishes, they offer an incredible sushi. All the dishes have Brazilian names and are a mixture of traditional sushi with a Brazilian touch. Enjoy your meal with a real Guaraná, a typical Brazilian soft drink!

Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 4
20123 Milano


When you travel to Monza, e.g. to visit the Villa Reale and its surrounding park, don’t miss out on Speedy for your lunch break. The menu gives you plenty of choices, but when you observe the other customers you will see that the meal of choice is one of the sandwiches (panino).

Prices are from 5 € upwards and you can choose from a wide range of panini. When I went there I choose a panino with ham, mozzarella, tomatoes and salad. It was delicious! You won’t be disappointed!

By the way, you are going to be asked to write down your order yourself!

Via Andrea Appiani, 22
20900 Monza MB

Pizzeria Fabbrica

The Pizzeria Fabbrica is another very good pizzeria which is located near Garibaldi. Make a little shopping tour starting in Brera on the Corso Garibaldi, passing Moscova (metro station) until Porta Garibaldi and ending it with a nice lunch there. At the Fabbrica you are offered a great range of pizzas (Margherita, Prosciutto, Capricciosa etc.) with thin and crusty pizza crusts. Depending on the day and time you go there, it can take a while until you get a table. However, the service is very friendly, quick and well-organized, so have a little bit of patience. It pays out!

Viale Pasubio, 2
20154 Milano

Jin Yong

In my opinion Jin Yong is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Milan. Located in the centre of Chinatown you get really the feeling to immerse in China.They offer a huge range of typical Chinese dishes. When you go there, order a couple of plates (noodles, rice, meat, vegetable) and share them with your company (instead of ordering one dish each). Like this it is more fun and you get to taste a greater range of different dishes. I can recommend in particular the rice of the house, the spinach, chicken with ginger and pork with pepper fruits. Normally, they set the table only with chopsticks… if you need cutlery you have to ask for it.

Enjoy the yummy food!

Via Paolo Sarpi, 2
20154 Milano