It is summer and when you need to walk in a big city you need something fresh with you. There are different options: to have a small portable cooling fan, to have a fresh bottle with a drink or to eat an ice cream. I am Italian so it is obvious what I prefer. When I go to Milan in the hot season I always try to have a break and go in the best shops to buy one. It is a need and of course a pleasure.
I like to change and of course it depend on the exact place where I am in the city centre. In the nighborhood ”Isola” there is a lovely shop with walls of bricks. It is called Artico and it offers a good variety of flavors, most of them very new and creative, among them there is Araguani chocolate, but for summer the fruit flavors are more popular. They always work on seasonal ingredients and selecting the best quality products to realize a delicious ice cream.
Few steps from Piazza Duomo there is also Cioccolatitaliani, with a lot of different falvors, especially a variety of chocolate. The ice cream is tasty, but the place is very popular so you need to be patient because it is all the time crowdy. Not only locals are going there, but also many tourists. You need to wait but I can say that it is worth it. You will be delighted by the taste.
In the area of Navigli, where the restructured water channel is passing and where many nightlife places are located there is Rinomata Gelateria, a small shop well know and positioned on the Darsena. They propose nutella flavor, but also a great variety of fruit flavors perfect for the summer time. It is quite crowdy because in the area there are a lot of tourists and events, but you will never regret to wait.
As usual my day in Milan was good thanks to the ice cream and it was a bit less hot.