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Alessandro de Felice and Federico Sarica
Co-founders of rivista Studio


A colour that represents Milan the best?
AdF:
All the shades of marble of the entryways of Milanese 1930s - 1940s buildings.
FS:
Grey

Your favourite secret spot in the city?
AdF:
The playground area of cards, bowls, kids, dogs in Via Morgagni.
FS:
I don’t have one, I like to live Milan in its entirety.

Which cultural figures have influenced Milan the most (past or present)?
AdF:
Gio Ponti.
FS:
Franco Albini, a true master of the last century, a genius that focused both on improving personal daily experience and public space.

Which buildings or pieces of architecture, apart from il Duomo, represent Milan the best?
AdF:
Grattacielo Pirelli.
FS:
Torre Velasca, a true symbol of the city’s quick and bold restart after World War II.

Some must see design locations around the city?
AdF:
Sneak in any Milanese entryway or backyard, it is always a surprise.
FS:
The Triennale Museum.

Where to relax and unwind in the city?
AdF:
Playing chess or bowls in Via Morgagni gardens.
FS:
Parco Sempione, Feltrinelli’s new bookstore in Viale Pasubio.

Your favourite shopping spots (for clothes but also books or flowers or jewels etc….)?
AdF:
Food market (Via Benedetto Marcello).
FS:
Largo Treves newsstand, a jewel for magazine lovers.

Your favourite place to stop for a coffee and pasticcino?
AdF:
Capitano Rosso (Via Ozanam, Porta Venezia area).
FS:
Cucchi, no doubts.

Favourite restaurant(s)?
AdF:
Lucca (Via P. Castaldi).
FS:
Osaka, best Japanese in town.

A spot for a drink in the night?
AdF:
Polpetta (Via B. Eustachi).
FS:
Bar Basso

Where to go to see and be seen?
AdF: 
I’m too old for this question. 
FS: Bar Basso 

Your perfect day in Milan?
AdF:
Getting lost walking through neighbourhoods I’m not familiar with.
FS:
My daily usual one: Cucchi, Studio with my team, aperitivo with friends.

Why do you live in Milan?
AdF:
It’s a city that looks far away but is rooted in the most beautiful country of the world.
FS:
It’s the only place in Italy that makes things happen.