During the Fall and December you might find roasted chestnuts for sale in Italy. There was one person selling these at the entrance of the Sforza Castle. See below for photo.
If you have never tried these, you should. You will need a tissue to clean the charcoal dust off your fingers when finished eating.
Some years ago when time were difficult the flour of chestnuts provided flour for food. There are many recipes for food made with chestnut flour that will be found in genuine cookbooks.
A walk in the park
To me, the parks in Milan leave much to be desired. I am constantly amazed at how dry and dusty they are! You'll have to go out of the city centre to get to decent parks.
However, having said that, one place you might wander along to is the Giardini Pubblici (public gardens) in the Corso Venezia / Via Manin area. It is far smaller than the Parco Sempione, and it is certainly not Regents Park, but a place to just sit and rest in the shade esp. if you're tired from shopping near the Via Montenapoleone area!
Corso Como 10 is the name of the shop as well as its address. It's kind of an unusual place as you walk into a courtyard with people's apartments surrounding it. There is a really lovely bar to have a drink as well as a restaurant. Across from the entrance to the restaurant is a shop featuring lots of designer items - from clothes and accessories to kitchen utensils. Not just Italian brands on display either.
Upstairs (the entrance is in the courtyard on the left before you enter the bar/lounge area) is another section selling very cool and unusual books and music - all very arty-farty. There is also an exhibition hall featuring all sorts of displays, esp. photographic art. Chic items Lots
I always use the metro in Milan rather than buses or trams, guess it is faster.
The metro here is quiet efficient, there are only 3 main lines: the Red line, the Green one and the Yellow one
I suggest using it if you are tourists or business men to avoid expensive taxies
One of the best in Milan
This place is a very cozy Italian restaurant with a wide selection of food from pasta to meat. Don't miss their bruscetta. I have also tasted Penne Bolognese and Fiorentina (T-Bone in Italian style) and all were delicious. A little expensive but worhts every penny.