The metropolitan market: Milan, the city I’m in love with
Maybe because such a place in Milan was missing, maybe because it seems to be in Berlin, maybe because I love informal places that suits everyone, but the Mercato Metropolitano (metropolitan market) has climbed my personal classification of my favourite place in Milan immediately to the top.
The Mercato Metropolitano is like a proper Farmer’s market of about 15,000 square meters, with hundreds of producers, quality street food and typical regional products and an outdoor amphitheater that, since a few weeks ago has been hosting the Arianteo, a proper cinema under the stars. The atmosphere is playful, funny and relaxed, perfect for outings with friends in the evening but also for the weekends with family.
What can you do there?
Buy fruit and vegetables
I know it is corny but I loved shopping there surrounded by wicker baskets and fruit that tastes of fruit and vegetables that tastes like vegetables.
Buy good bread
Here you can buy bread on the basis of when it was taken out from the oven – obviously at a different cost. Thus demonstrating how even a 48 hours bread can be good if the raw materials and the leavening are valid.
Hopping from one food truck to another
Once you passed through the indoor part of the Metropolitan Market you’ll find yourself between a vegetable garden and another surrounded by food truck: tortellini, burgers, brewpub beer, mini cassata and much more.
Going to the outdoor cinema
Since the 1st June a cinema with 500 seats edited by Antaeus opened. First you eat, then you watch a movie and after that you have a drink: is it heaven or what?
Follow cooking classes
The courses will be held by professional chefs and you can always ask them for precious suggestions.
I love the bit of Milan in this period, it is a sequence of openings, launches and people in the streets and perhaps that was what was missing in this city that often takes itself too seriously.
Via Valenza 2
monday to thursday 11.00 – 24.00
friday 11.00 – 02.00
saturday 09.00 – 02.00
sunday 09.00 – 24.00