Milano summer guide

Last week we hosted a presentation for Plan C and jewelry brand Aliita at our Munich home. While Plan C founder Carolina Castiglioni and Alita’s Cynthia Vilchez Castiglion presented their collections, we chatted about their favorite things to do in Milan this summer.

Alita’s Cynthia Vilchez Castiglion and Carolina Castiglioni from Plan C

IRMA: A reason to visit Milan this summer.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: the salone del mobile from June 7-12. I’m presenting Aliita Land, a special set in collaboration with Mutina. A selection of our jewellery reproduced in a big scale to create an ideal playground
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: during summer Milan’s opens up many open air space such as gardens and courtyard for summer theatre and cinemas and music

IRMA: Where do you find inspiration in Milan?
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: I love the geometry and the materials of many halls of milanese palazzi.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: always find great inspiration. At Hangar BicoCarolina Castiglionia and Fondazione Prada. They have elevated the quality of art exhibition in Milan


Aliita necklace

IRMA: Your favourite place in or out of town to let go and relax.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: apertivo at Villa NeCarolina Castiglionihi, in the beautiful hidden garden, you don’t feel to be in Milan.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: aperitivo at Enoteca Naturale, a new winery with garden with an alternative selection of bio regional wines.

IRMA: The book you want to read during your summer vacation.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: Great Escapes USA by Taschen. I’m planning a road trip with my family in US this summer.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: i Leoni di Sicilia di Stefania Auci.

Plan C showroom

IRMA: The dish you associate the most with your summer vacation.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: ice cream from Gelateria Concordia in Piazza Risorgimento.

IRMA: Your favourite shop in Milan.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: the flower market Potafiori
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: I like to shop in the district where there are the stores of Aesop, Taschen e Marchesi. And also a place where I buy pyjamas for my kids at La Casa del Bianca.

IRMA: The Must style essentials in your wardrobe for summer.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: flat sandals and a cotton overall.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: bermuda and a striped shirt.

Plan C