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Bastard
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Beltrade
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Bloodbuster
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WOW Spazio Fumetto
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Coccinella Pizzeria
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Bagni Misteriosi
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La Triennale
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Artico Gelateria Tradizionale
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Sexsade
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Tombon De San Marc
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Birrifico Lambrate
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Rob de Matt
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LibrOsteria
Milan

Spaghetto's Guide to Milan

Diana “Spaghetto” Manfredi is an award-winning director who has recently returned to her homeland in Italy after spending 12 years living and working between San Francisco and Los Angeles. She started as a filmmaker in the punk hardcore/skateboarding scene and has since developed a distinctive style that has made her work stand out. Her videos are colourful, ironic and often full of animations. She is the founder and president of Spaghetto Productions where she directs and produces documentaries, music videos, short films, commercials and TV series globally. Here's her guide for the best places in Milano.

Diana “Spaghetto” Manfredi is an award-winning director who has recently returned to her homeland in Italy after spending 12 years living and working between San Francisco and Los Angeles. She started as a filmmaker in the punk hardcore/skateboarding scene and has since developed a distinctive style that has made her work stand out. Her videos are colourful, ironic and often full of animations. She is the founder and president of Spaghetto Productions where she directs and produces documentaries, music videos, short films, commercials and TV series globally. Here's her guide for the best places in Milano.

Bastard

"It's an ex movie theater from the 40s that was transformed in the 2000s into Italian skateboarding brand Bastard's headquarters. The place is amazing: it has a skateshop and gallery downstairs, a courtyard outside and a suspended skate bowl in the back, above the warehouse. They host events, video premieres, art shows, skate sessions, contests etc. Different artists are invited to paint the wall behind the bowl every few months"

Beltrade

"Best movie theater in Milano. They screen really cool and diverse movies at literally every time of the day. Movies are not dubbed! You don’t have to hear your fav actors speaking with a weird Italian voice! Yes!! Another awesome thing about this place is that the lovely lesbian couple who run it got it from the local church. I have no idea how they manage to screen stuff like a death metal documentary there but I swear they do!"

Bloodbuster

"The b-movie fan Mecca! Dvds, vhs tapes, posters, action figures, gadgets, collectables, movie soundtrack albums etc. Lots of Italian horror and cult movies. I just love it!"

WOW Spazio Fumetto

"Illustration and comic book art museum. They have great exhibitions and workshops. The place where the museum is located is very nice. There is a cool funny statue, a little park with a tiny skatepark and a bar called Boom where you can enjoy happy hour sitting outside or on the rooftop"

Coccinella Pizzeria

"The place is def not fancy and they only make pizza, but it's super delicious and it gives you an idea of what the Isola district used to be before hipsters and gentrification arrived"

Bagni Misteriosi

"It's a public swimming pool, but also a theater and venue that hosts various events. It's really a unique place, where beautiful 1930s Italian architecture meets contemporary art and happenings"

La Triennale

"Triennale is home to the Italian design Museum and hosts some of the best exhibitions in Milano. They also have concerts and sometimes music events that start super late at night and in the morning. Outside in the garden there's a bar, amazing sculptures and a fountain by Giorgio De Chirico"

Artico Gelateria Tradizionale

"Probably the best gelato in Milano. Fucking amazing! Try salty pistachio!"

Sexsade

"It is the first fetish boutique in Italy opening back in 1998. Arianna and Martina are super nice and they have the best lingerie, toys and latex in Milan. What I love is that they also carry pin-up dresses and 50s inspired clothing"

Tombon De San Marc

"Very nice, vintage-looking restaurant and cocktail place in Brera. They are super friendly and I like to take my foreign friends here when they come visit me"

Birrifico Lambrate

"Super fun and friendly place in the heart of Lambrate. They brew their own unpasteurised/unfiltered beer and have won many awards for it. They sell their craft beer to a lot of pubs in Milan, Italy, and abroad, but this is the original spot where it all started in the mid 90s"

Rob de Matt

"I like Rob de Matt because food is good but it’s also a very cool concept/project. The association who runs it provides work and help to marginalised people. They have a big garden/outside area that is fantastic in the summer where you can have brunch outside in the weekends and they hosts lots of happenings"

LibrOsteria

"If you love to be surrounded by books like I do, this is the place for you! It’s a wine bar/bistrot/second hand bookshop all together. You can go for lunch, aperitif, dinner or just drinks. They host poetry readings, stand up comedy nights, little concerts and you can take your drinks outside in the nice little square"