We have already mentioned the fact that once in Corso Buenos Aires there were galloping horses instead of trotting shoppers. Then, the Hippodrome was built and the Milanese began to rack their brains to figure out what to make of this super long road (1.2 km). Until the first half of the 19th century, the street was known as Corso Loreto and it was nothing but a junction linking Milan to the neighboring countryside. In 1904, the street took its present name and became the starting point of the Italian Bike Tour. Over the years, the Corso has started to fill up with shops and today, as you walk by, you’ll find countless windows with sparkling signs and smiling assistants trying to lure you into their stores.
Corso Buenos Aires in one of the fashion streets of Milan: unlike Montenapoleone, here you can shop without needing a loan. You’ll find pretty everything in here, from H&M to optical stores. It is difficult to give you a piece of advice and recommend you a shop instead of another, but we’ll try nevertheless. Some of our favorite places are: La Stilografica (Corso Buenos Aires 53), which specializes in fountain pens, and Mistral (Corso Buenos Aires, 54), filled with objects whose design recall a French taste. A couple of tips: it is essential that you walk at a brick pace, otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed by the crowd with their weapons made of bags and packages; between a purchase and the other, stop at Viel or Pattini, to taste respectively the best milkshake and the best cream cannoli in town.
And finally, for those of you fond of literature, don’t forget to glance at Corso Buenos Aires 1, where a house, built on the ashes of the Lazzaretto, still treasures the Promessi Sposi’s rounds.
Corso Buenos Aires, Milano, MI, Italia