CATERINA RUGGERI

OCCUPATION: News reporter for Tgcom24

MY STYLE: My style is casual chic, but I am not a fashion victim. I love current accessories, but also vintage ones. During the day, I wear low-heeled shoes. I often have to run out with a cameraman for live coverage and then run back in time for the newscast, so I cannot waste time. I keep a change of clothes in the car—high heels, sandals, or boots, and a little black dress—because if I have time I will head to an event or opening of some kind.

I LOVE MILAN BECAUSE: There are great opportunities: the best schools and theaters, movie premieres for adults and children, and even great instruction for sports.


Swiss School of Milan

This international school focuses on providing children with multi-language curricula, beginning preschool instruction in German and Italian. Older children also learn English, French, and Latin. The Swiss School of Milan also provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities and courses, including music and dance classes for parents of students.

Ricordi & Balocchi

Ricordi & Balocchi toy shop is just as fun for the kid at heart as it is for the little ones. Founded by two passionate collectors with more than 30 years of experience, the charming boutique specializes in vintage dolls, toys, and other children’s playthings. Better yet, the shop also functions as a doll hospital; owners lovingly repair and restore dolls that need a little extra attention.

10 Corso Como

Carla Sozzani—sister of Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani—founded 10 Corso Como in 1990 as a physical experience of a magazine, with the gallery and bookshop at its core. Soon after, it expanded to include a high-end fashion boutique, café, and a small hotel. The Corso Como center promotes a “slow shopping” mentality, which encourages the intersection between commerce and culture.

U Barba

The height of rustic chic, U Barba emphasizes the communal dining experience with long wooden tables and simple, homestyle cuisine. We love the fashionable and sleek crowd, as well as the affordable entrees (think pescato alla ligure). What’s more, the outdoor bar seating offers a unique view of two bocce ball courts. Reservations are accepted.

Museo del 900

In the shadow of the Duomo, the Museo del Novecento (900 Museum) displays, studies, and pays homage to important artists, works, and movements of 20th century Italian art. See paintings by the likes of Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, and Primo Conti, among others.

N’Ombra de Vin

Stocking more than 3,000 bottles, this enoteca always has something new to try—or to take home. The real attraction, though, is the dramatic setting: a vaulted 15th century monastic refectory. The small wine bar at the entrance also serves a couple snacks to nibble on, like cheeses, olives, and small pastries.

Sant’ Ambroeus

This elegant restaurant features a formal dining room, as well as counter service for takeaway caffeine. We’ll stop in for a cappuccino and brioche or, when happy hour strikes, a delightful evening cocktail. In addition to expertly crafted aperitifs, Sant’ Ambroeus also offers small plates perfect for sharing with friends.

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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