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Milan Inside Guide by Marco Piva
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He’s responsible for the biggest hotels interior decoration, one of the Milan icons in interior design…Today we show you Milan Inside Guide by Marco Piva. What’s best than know for his eyes which are the best places to visit at Milan Design Week 2016?

Best hotels

*Excelsior Hotel Gallia

If you are a daily Milan Design Agenda reader (we believe you do…), recently we published two articles about Excelsior Hotel Gallia. One about its rooftop and other regarding to its World Best Suite award – KATARA suite – and this majestic project was designed by Marco Piva! By famous interior designer words…

Places to go in Milan by Marco Piva

“I might be biased, but I would say Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, our latest project. From a personal point of view, because it has been part of my life for the last 5 years, as I’ve managed the architecture, the interiors and the Art details.

Milan Hotels Excelsior’s Katara Suite awarded as world best suite (2)

 As a Milanese insider, because it is deeply linked to Milan’s history of excellence: an example of style and elegance, one of the most cutting-edge “accommodation machines” designed to offer guests the most efficient multimedia technologies, dynamic, spectacular light installations and the most versatile spaces for fairs, meetings, congresses and exhibitions.”

Best restaurants

*Ba Asian Mood

In an international furniture fair as Salone del Mobile is, what better than international cuisine in a cosmopolitan city like Milan? When we asked Marco Piva to selected one of Milan best restaurants to eat at Milan Furniture Fair 2016, he choice Ba Asian Mood “because it is a 360 degrees Design restaurant, from the location interiors to the fork to the presentation of the dishes”

SEE ALSO: Best restaurants in Milan – a restauran guide by Michelin star chefs

Places to go in Milan - Ba Asian Mood Places to go in Milan - Ba Asian MoodPlaces to go in Milan to dine? Piva’s selection has the scenic views to enjoy the spectacular and detailed oriental culinary art.

Best Fashion Shops


Curated by designer Antonio Marras, this quiet boutique fashion shop carries his own designs (for men and women) along with an elegant selection of accessories including jewelry from Monica Castiglioni.

Places to go in Milan - Nonostante Marras

Why did Marco Piva choose Nonostante Marras? “Because it fully represents the Italian lifestyle , it is not just a fashion shop, but a way of life , a place where to meet, halfway between art , fashion, culture and gastronomy”

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Best Furniture/Lighting shops

*Corso Monforte

When you match design & lighting italian brands with Milan’s avenues, Corso Monforte, might be your first choice. For Marco Piva, it is… “as for the lighting, I am not thinking to a showroom, but to a street, Corso Monforte, the “Road of Light” in Milan, where there are some of the most important Italian brands in Lighting Design, such as Artemide, Flos, Fontana Arte, Luceplan.

Corso Monforte -italin lighting brands street

Best Showrooms


Nina Yashar, we introduce you a big fan of your work, Marco Piva! Without doubts Nilufar conquers every Milan tourist, and in Marco Piva’s words “a shop that was launched last year, that has an imposing, dramatic and yet practical space, studied to merge function and style, with a typical Milanese lifestyle.”

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SEE ALSO: Milan Inside Guide by Nina Yashar

We want to thank you Marco Piva for this Milan Inside Guide and hopefully have an experience in every choice…specially at Katara Suite!

Written by Pedro Nogueira


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