What can be done in a day in Milan? Taking a decision on what to do is difficult but for certain I cannot leave the city without passing by Tasta, handcrafted icecream and bakery shop, sicilian delicacy boutique!
I’m passing through the metropoli and I decide to stop at Milano Porta Garibaldi station, this time I want to walk away from the city centre’s touristic itineraries, from the wearying queues at the ticket counters and from the crowd of the subway. I start my walk to discover one of the most contemporary zone of the city. In the last years radical architectural changes happened on this historic block, among liberty style buildings and well-finished private gardens appear new impressive reflecting skyscrapes and the pensile gardens of the Vertical Wood; architectural giants define a suggestive skyline that can be observed at its best from the raised Gae Aulenti square.
Keeping on walk I start to by hungry only thinking to the taste of the Bronte DOP green pistachio icecream! I pass through the suggestive fountains of the square, the sculpture of Alberto Garutti and I reach Corso Como, where exclusive shop windows attract pedetrians and shopping lovers that, like me, do not resist to tentation to step into a changing room and get out from the shop glowing and full of shoppers. At this stage I would need a good biological coffee with a fragrant almond pastry but I need to cross Porta Garibaldi first, one of the main gates of the first medieval city wall.
I’m nearly arrived, this time I cross Corso Garibaldi unresponsive to the call of the compulsive shopping, just a quick look! At last I reach the street number 111 and I step in, I actually run inside, the amazing world of scents and flavours Tasta, in sicilian language this world means “Taste it” but my actual intention is to scoff down everything! The chance to taste sicilian excellency products in Milan must not be lost by the gourmet experts, by who wants to pamper himself and relax and by who never visited Sicily or just Modica, city where the Flamingo family started to preserve the big passion for the handcrafted icecreams and bakery, since 1960. Tasta chooses the excellency way respecting the raw material quality and offering products that are satisfying all tastes. Products 100% bio with a wide range of gluten free, vegan, sucrose-less and classical flavours, everybody can enjoy ! Tasting slushes, Modica chocolate, Piemonte IGP hazelnut icecream and the soft pastries “col tuppo” are musts.My day in Milan ends plenty of sweetness but I cannot leave without the “cannoli kit”, a great solution for a gift or for a travel provision! An handy and original idea to made up original sicilian cannoli purchasing a ready-to-use fresh products kit, also sold online. Next destination? May be Bologna or Hollywood, Tasta boutiques are also there!