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Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli are fashion royalty, the power couple at the head of Italian luxury label, Prada. Fondazione Prada is their playground, an ode to contemporary art and culture opened in 1995. The ultimate look into Milan's fashion scene, this museum is a must-do in the city.
Supposedly consumed in the 1st century BC, Costoletta alla Milanese has substantial history. A cut of veal usually served on the bone, it is crumbed, and butter fried often served with potato or salad. Try it at Trattoria Madonnina complete with authentic red and white chequered tablecloths.
You need not head to Naples for an authentic pizza experience, the world's beloved cheesy covered dough dish can be found right here in Milan. The city is often touted as inventing the mini pizza pockets (perhaps for the models?), but the best pizza in town is found at Gino Sorbillo.
Though in many parts of the world the word 'cornetto' refers to a wooden wind instrument or brand of ice-cream, here in Italy it's a pastry akin to the croissant. Sweeter and softer than the famed pastry of France, try it here in Milan at Pasticcerie Marchesi.
What would a stint in an Italian city be without a few scoops of gelato, the rich Italian take on ice-cream adored the world over? Head to Milan's Gelateria della Musica to try varieties like baked ricotta cheese with citrus or Sicilian brioche. They are known as the best crafters of mouth-watering artisanal gelato in the city.