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5 not to be missed hotspots in the Wagner area

Wagner has a special place in my heart and it is one of my favourite areas in the city. This neighborhood has gained more and more life during the years, thanks to the openings of many shops and restaurants that have attracted residents of other areas too and tourists.

Wagner Area Milan A Place in Milan

Piazza Piemonte|© Caterina Zanzi

Not so far from the center, liveable, very residential, Wagner is characterized by the real Milanese feeling among two shopping streets, Corso Vercelli on one side and Via Marghera on the other one. Let’s discover this neighborhood starting from Piazza Piemonte, one of my beloved piazzas in Milan (have a look at the picture above and tell me if it is not beautiful!).


Wagner Area Milan Details A Place in Milan

A window at Details|© Caterina Zanzi

When I am in Piazza Piemonte I go to two different addresses straighaway: one is at Feltrinelli (that you already know from the top 10 of my favourite book shops in Milan), the second one is Details to buy some new shoes or a dress. Althought the owners are not so pleasant, I like to come back. The wide range of shoes’ offer and the selection of clothing, smaller but also more affordable, never leave me empty-handed. Pumps, winter boots and summer espadrillas: don’t miss it! 

DETAILS. Piazza Piemonte 8, Milan. +39 0248016677.


Wagner Area Milan Mercato Comuniale A Place in Milan

Mercato Comunale |© Caterina Zanzi

You are in the area and you need your groceries for dinner? Have a look at the indoor municipal market Mercato Comunale, right in Piazza Wagner. It was built when supermarkets didn’t exist yet and it is divided in different corners, dedicated to several food products: there is the butcher shop, the cheese area, the bakery and the fishmonger, plus a shop dedicated to tripe and a sushi corner, the Kiosko. Anywhere you decide to go it will be worth it. Of course prices are not the ones you will find at an Esselunga supermarket, but the offer is very good. Try few suppliers to start with and you will time after time find the one you prefer. My piece of advice: don’t miss Pedol’s fish! 

MARKET IN PIAZZA WAGNER. Open every day (8-13 and 15:30-19:30) except on Sunday and Monday afternoon.


Wagner Area Milan Au nom de la rose A Place in Milan

Au nom de la rose|© Caterina Zanzi

Do you want to give a colourful present or bring home a bouquet? Au nom de la rose is one of my favourite flower shops in the city, just at the corner with Via Belfiore. A little bit Milan, a lot like Paris, this chain dedicated to flowers is constantly reassorting any type of roses you could think of. Believe me, for a dinner at a friend’s (or girlfriend’s) place bring her some roses: you will make a great impression!

AU NOM DE LA ROSE. Piazza Wagner 1, Milan. +39 02 48009254. Open every day (Mon/Sat 8:30-20:30 and Sun 9-20).


Wagner Area Milan Nespresso A Place in Milan

Nespresso cofee pods|© Caterina Zanzi

The new Nespresso flagship store has recently opened in Piazza Liberty, behind the Duomo, but one of the stores of one of the most popular brands in the city is the boutique in Via Belfiore. I often come by to buy some presents (I still don’t have the coffee machine, I am unforgivable!) and try the new flavours during my shopping for an energizing break!

NESPRESSO. Via Belfiore 16, Milan. Open every day (Mon/Sat 9-19.30 and Sun: 10-19).


Wagner Area Milan Subdued A Place in Milan

Subdued Store|© Caterina Zanzi

It might be because I still feel like a teen, it might be because my office is dangerously close to this ‘teenager’ chain store, but fact is that I still haven’t processed the passage into my twenties – that took place few years ago – and I can’t resist some teen and girly shopping. I have been buying at Subdued since I was 15: prices are affordable and although I have given up on very short shorts or t-shirts with printed writings I always manage to get out with a full shopping bag: listen to me, even if you are over 25 feel young!

SUBDUED.  Via Belfiore 5, Milan. +39 02 4975 1949. Open every day (10:30-13:30 e 15-19) except on Monday morning and Sunday.

If you are in the area and you feel  hungry here are two places, depending on the time of the day: Dulcis for breakfasts – among my favourites in Milan– and Ladybu for lunch o dinner (I told you 2015 was the right time for checking it out and I promise I will write about it soon!). I have added Essenza in Via Marghera to my new wishlist: who wants to come with?

Do you have any favourite place in Wagner to share?  


Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. All English versions are translated by Tamara Ilic.

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