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CNNGo in Milan: Supermodels, high fashion and top brollies
Our monthly TV show cruises the home of some of the world's greatest designers, discovering a hidden museum and an exclusive umbrella maker along the way
Talk about style: this month, CNNGo TV checks out Milan Fashion Week's catwalk with model Eva Riccobono and explores the city's night scene with DJ Matteo Ceccarini.
We also visit to one of the world’s most exclusive umbrella makers, a top restaurant and the navigli, the derelict canals that run through the city.
Francesco Maglia Ombrelli
Ombrelli Maglia, also known as the Maglia Umbrella Company, is a fifth-generation company producing umbrellas for the world’s most exclusive brands.
It takes 80 steps to make an umbrella in Francesco Maglia's workshop and every one of them is done by hand using high quality materials -- a true expression of the "Made in Italy" trademark.
Francesco Maglia Ombrelli, Via Ripamonto, 194-20141 Milano; +39 2 5521 9333
Bamboo Bar, Armani Hotel
Bamboo Bar at the top of the Armani Hotel serves some of the best cocktails in town and offers spectacular views of the city.
It's one of the best spots for an "aperitivo," a well-established Italian tradition and an art that the Milanese have mastered over the years.
The ritual can start as early as 6 p.m. and involves pre-dinner drinks accompanied by appetizers.
Bamboo Bar, Armani Hotel Milano, Via Manzoni 31, Milan; +39 2 8883 8381
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Milan’s courtyards are loved by locals but are often hidden from tourists and passers-by.
In a secluded courtyard we find one of Milan’s most well-hidden secrets -- Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
This private house-turned-museum holds a collection of some of the most exquisite masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
"Portrait of a Lady," by Piero del Pollaiolo is the museum’s centerpiece.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Manzoni 12; +39 2 79 6334/79 4889; admission €9 ($12)
10 Corso Como
Founded in 1990, 10 Corso Como is a concept store dedicated to art, fashion and design.
Hidden behind a discreet façade, it's home to an art gallery, bookshop, garden cafe, restaurant and designer boutique.
One of the hottest venues during Fashion Week, 10 Corso Como is one of the best places to see and be seen in Milan.
Giannino is an institution in Milan -- a restaurant with a long history, which these days is much favored by the fashionable footballers of AC Milan.
It serves some of the best Milanese dishes -- renowned classics like ossobuco (cross-cut veal shanks) and risotto alla Milanese can be enjoyed here.
Giannino, Via Vittor Pisani 6, Milano; +39 2 6698 6998
Eva Riccobono, model and actress
Filippo Fiora & Filippo Cirulli, fashion bloggers, thethreef.com
Francesco Maglia, umbrella maker
Alessandro Borghese, chef and TV personality
Matteo Ceccarini, DJ and sound designer
Alan Gelati, photographer