Statue of Guiseppe Arini in Piazza Cordusio
This statue of Guiseppe Arini is in the middle of Piazza Cordusio. Milan is such a beautiful city combining both the historic with the modern world. This piazza was nothing out of the ordinary in Milan. I found it such a great experience just to relax at the small restaurant just off the piazza and watch the city pass by.
Two Italian 'Serie A' Hotshots
Il calcio. Soccer/ Football.
Two very famous superstars who play equally important roles in the Italian Serie A. Christian Vieri in blue-striped shirt (during his long stint with Inter Milan. Vieri has since quit Inter)... and Captain Paolo Maldini (in red and black striped shirt) from AC Milan.
You can find their wax statues inside the San Siro Stadium. Not very life-like and can't be compared with the superb wax works at Madame Tussaud's.
The emporium-like basement has countless small stalls with everything from kitchen gadgets to Oshkosh for kids, household objects from North Africa, buttons, stationery, books, a woman who reads your fortune in the cards for $20 (only afternoons), little gold animal charms from Pomellato, hair ornaments from all over the world, a Swatch counter, and the ultimate for newborns, tiny sweaters knit in silk or cashmere, in pink, lime, pale yellow, and white. The three-story emporium also sells the traditional Fiorucci jeans (considered by many women the best-fitting), underwear, t-shirts, and jackets.
Fiori Oscuri – the 'Dark Flower' – is a hip hang-out where Milan's gliterrati come to sip and be seen. The colourful, organic interior with its curved wooden staircase, designer furniture, vaulted ceilings and vibrant red walls has a chilled out atmosphere and attracts a fashionable crowd who love fine wines, live music and excellent cocktails. Located on the via Fiori, the restaurant has a modern Italian menu – and locals love the gnocchi with plum tomatoes, roasted thyme and apples; the seared tuna fillet with a red onion, caper, basil and Sicilian tomato salsa; and the rich chocolate mousse for dessert.
At every station you will see this map, and also the map of subway and suburbano related to the city locations, which is even more efficient. The best is if you have that kind of map with you when you're moving around.