(Better in Summer.)
Right in front of the Kusmi Tea shop (check the Kusmi tea article) in Brera, you can spot Amorino “ice cream sweet focaccina”. You just have to cross the 3 meter wide street and you are in a totally different atmosphere. The smell completely changes, of course: now it is that of a sweet and freshly made mixture, with the aroma of the many possible stuffings: artisanal ice cream, confiture, jam or gianduja and more; I would definitely go for ice cream, if you ask me.
The fact is that it’s not just the smell, but also the taste: the contrast between the pretty dense dough that fills up your mouth and the refreshing and tasty ice cream is the point. It makes me feel like having an ice cream “focaccina” every time I wander around that area, maybe sipping a hot cappuccino, just to create an even more interesting contrast.
Some good news in addition: there is not only one Amorino site in Milan but a second one is located even closer to my place: in the Navigli area at Alzaia Naviglio Grande, 24. This is quite risky, because chances are I will easily find even more time to drop by to grab one, both in cold weather in the hotter and cosier Brera location or when the temperature rises and I’m wandering around Navigli.