I love Milan! – since the expo of 2015 known as one of worlds most staged and controversial world fairs ever ! the city has become even more requested and is packed with fantastic sites from the historical of course you can’t miss out on seeing the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, The Sforza Castle, The Largest Church in Italy -Milans Cathedral and the Ambrosian Library to name a few. We have top guides in this city to take you on private walks including an insight to the food scene in Milan some of the best you can find in Italy! Be sure to stop by the historical Camparino for a Campari Spritz where you can find locals enjoying aperitivo before lunch of course!
It is ideal to stay around the Piazza Duomo area where you can enjoy the bustling city on foot. Here is a list of our favourites:
Five Star – Five Star Luxury
The Bulgari Hotel is a green oasis in the city centre. Ideal if you are planning to stay for a few days as you honestly will never want to leave!! with a few days you can actually take the time to enjoy its lavish gardens that covers 4000 square meters.
Just a 10minute walk to Piazza Duomo in the fashion district between Via Napoleone and Via della Spiga
Armani Hotel being the fashion capital of the world Quadrilatero della Moda just minutes away from Via Napoleone and Piazza del Duomo 95 guests rooms and suites
Minimalist design overlooked by Giorgio Armani natural light panoramic views original 1930’s building . Reception and bar on the 7th floor. spa and fitness centre on the 8th floor. Business centre on the 4th floor. Private rooms two and six
For an exclusive light lunch or aperitivo overlooking the skyline of Milan including views over the Duomo be sure to experience Armani Bamboo Bar. Dine at the elegant one star Michelin – Armani Ristorante restaurant located on the seventh floor. See images from Head Chef Francesco Mascheroni ‘s instagram page of his spectacular plates.
Grand Hotel Et Milan
An all time favourite of the famous actors and writers of La Scala and the for years the Home of Giuseppe Verdi. This was a strategic location for Verdi with La Scala Theater situated opposite the Hotel. It was here that he wrote ‘Othello’ and you can see his writing table just by the Verdi Suite . This Suite includes one bedroom with two bathrooms, a sophisticated lounge room that can also be used for business meetings and exclusive events.
Better known as the ‘Milanese house’ the Grand Hotel Et Milan celebrates its history with suites dedicated to also Maria Callas, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Temara de Lempicka, Giorgio Stehler & Enrico Caruso. On of my favorite suites is the one dedicated to Rudolf Nereyev
Four Season Milan – Just off a side street in the beautiful fashion district of Via Napoleone is the elegant and iconic Four Seasons. Originally a monastery a 15th century convent with its beautiful internal lodge giving natural light to all of the rooms whose windows are quite small due to this historical palazzo.
Their modern spa is delightful and perfect after a day of shopping and sight seeing around Milan.
This perfect Art Nouveau Building five star Hotel is part of the Sina Group. Situated in the financial district of Milan. The Gray is a modern boutique Hotel with only 21 luxury rooms that are all different and equipped with modern design and technology to suit all comforts. Designed by Guido Ciompi Florentine Architect Guido Ciompi
Enjoy contemporary cuisine at the elegant Noir Restaurant.
Sip on Aperitvo’s at Aria where you can relax on roof top terrace for a moment of peace in this bustling city. Take in Italian Mixology with a selection of divine cocktails at Gbar
FOUR STAR BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Hotel della Ville – Sina Hotel
A super Hotel just minutes walk to the Galleria Vittorio Emanelle. Immaculate service with a great spa and lap pool on the top floor. Hotel della Ville a classic traditional hotel in a great location. Part of the Italian Hotel Group Sina
STRAF- Hotel & Bar
We have covered luxury, elegant and contemporary Hotel styles in Milan. STRAF would have to be categorised as eclectic. Staying at this location will make you feel like you are a part of the local scene. STRAF Bar is packed with Milanese Fashionistas for aperitivo.
STRAF Bio restaurant is perfect for lunch. Its cuisine includes seasonal italian ingredients with a contemporary international twist this is what the Milanese have perfected and are known for.
This boutique Hotel is part of the Design Hotel Group. The Design Hotel Group represents a hand full of independent hoteliers with a passion for architecture and design and B2B local experiences. STRAF is 100% eco friendly using lead room lighting and light consumption bulbs where possible. Refillable soap products 100% use of recycled products.
Architect, Artist and Designer Vincenzo De Cotis uses basic materials associated with Contemporary art. His design method for STRAF is deeply linked to ethics and aestetics of recycled objects.