I am looking for “un po’ d’Italianità”. Where to go?

Let us list you a few places where to dive into an Italian world:

Caffè: The coffee at La Stanza is one of the best in town. The good vibes will get you immediately and make you forget time. Once you’ve finished your coffee, you’ll have a cappuccino, followed by a vino rosso, followed by…. And a few hours later, when you leave La Stanza, you are positive about coming back.

Aperitivo: The Café Milchbar is located in the heart of the city, right by a cosy inner courtyard. Order a drink and get exquisite bits along with it – just like you would in Portoferraio or Bari.

Cena: If you are looking for excellent food, but prefer a down-to-earth atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes, Cinque is the place for you. Make sure to book ahead!

Gelato / Pasticceria secca: Paolo Caredda, a confectioner from Ischia, is known internationally for his Sfogliatelle, Amaretti and Gelati. They are heavenly! And the best thing is, that you can enjoy all of these delicacies in Pastrys Caredda magnificent old-fashioned and Italian atmosphere.


Event Tip: Fantoche // Viaduktnacht

This week, we would like to provide you with two event tips, as we really like both events very much:

One of them is Fantoche, an important International Animation Film Festival, which takes place once a year in Baden.

During the next few days, it showcases the best and most interesting new examples of animated short film production worldwide. It is also the first port of call to get to know the latest works by Swiss animated film producers.

Travel the short way to Baden to enjoy animated movies from any of the categories. You won’t regret it!

The other event highlight this week is the Viaduktnacht on Friday, the 7th of September. We already wrote about the Viaduktbögen.

After it was a big success last year, they invite you again this year to their 2nd anniversary with open shops until 11pm, readings, exhibitions, concerts, delicious food and refreshing drinks.


I am visiting my girlfriend in Zurich and taking her mother out for coffee in town. Where can I buy the most beautiful flowers to impress her?

You might want to impress her with more than flowers – like your dazzling charm? None the less flowers are never too much.

You will find them at Blumen am Stauffacher where Petra Faller and her team create mind-blowing bouquets.

If you happen to be around Bürkliplatz or Helvetiaplatz, you could buy wonderful local flowers from one of these city markets. They both take place on Tuesday and Friday mornings.


I love music. Where do I find the best variety on records and a helpful shop assistant?

Oh, you should definitely head towards Kreis 4, most of the good record shops are located there.

Sonic at Anwandstrasse is one of them, the owner shows you at least two even better vinyls for every one you like. Not much different is Crazy Beat at Badenerstrasse: one could spend hours in there!

Other tips are: Hum Records, 16 Tons or Jamarico.


Event Tip: Museums at Night

It’s that time again: once a year, 40 of Zurichs museums invite all art lovers and night owls to join their current and permanent exhibitions. This Saturday from 7pm they will be open for much of the night, offering a mix of entertainment, insights and information until 2am.

Join any of the guided tours through the museums of your interest, explore the zoo at night, eat and drink something wherever you wish, enjoy a concert at the Sukkulentensammlung or an outdoor movie at the Wildnispark, to name just a few of the opportunities.

The Kunsthaus Zurich will be awake even longer, with a party until 4am.

Admission to all participating museums is CHF 25.-
Buy a “Kombi-Ticket” and not only get free entry to the museums but also to public transport, special shuttles, museum trams and ferries and ride on free city bikes from place to place.

For details of the full programme check the official website.

By the way: a must see definitely is “The Clock” by Christian Marclay.