Renowned for its global fashion houses and storied architecture, Milan is brimming with suggestive surroundings, world-class museums, frescoed churches and contemporary art galleries. Most of the city’s renowned landmarks are right at our doorstep, while unique destinations await just a few miles away. Follow us and immerse yourself into these hidden gems as recommended by our team.

A gift shop with colourful clothing and shoes on display.

WHERE OUR GENERAL MANAGER LIKES TO GO SHOPPING

– Andrea Obertello, General Manager

“A walk through our neighbourhood is always magical: Colourful boutiques and pretty cobbled streets create a vibrant atmosphere very typical of Milan. Just a few steps away from the Teatro alla Scala is Wait and See, a one-of-a-kind store featuring refined womenswear, timeless jewelry, dresses, handmade accessories and vintage pieces carefully sourced from all over the world. It's a glamorous journey of senses where I discover the authentic fashion-related soul of Milan.“

An empty lounge or waiting area with wallpaper that looks like leaves and orange velvet chairs

Our Senior Marketing Director’s Favourite Design Gallery

– Silvia Brighenti, Senior Director of Marketing

“Although famous for its shopping scene, Milan is also home to many design galleries. Nilufar is my favourite: it’s a piece of art in itself. Take a tour and you will discover the evolution of contemporary design with artworks dated from the 20th century to the newest visions with projects, editions and works by celebrated masters and emerging artists. It’s a real journey through art just a few steps away from the Hotel.”

Delicious pastries in glass canisters in The Gallery Lounge

A Traditional Pastry Shop Find from our Guest Relations Director

– Serap Mesutoglu, Director of Guest Relations

“When I want to enjoy an espresso and traditional pastries, I always visit Giacomo. I love its atmosphere – you really feel the Italian culture as they welcome you with such care. When ordering your specific type of coffee, they always remember what you like. I recommend ordering the puff pastry with mascarpone cheese and wild strawberries.”

a lake with a reflection of a historic looking building in Castello Sforzesco, Milan

OUR CHEF’S Source of Inspiration and Serenity

– Fabrizio Borraccino, Executive Chef

“As a chef, nature is my first source of inspiration. Most people don’t know about the beautiful parks in Milan. My favourite is Parco Sempione – it instantly soothes and helps me disconnect after a busy day. The unique landscape – a lake and the iconic brick castle of the Visconti and Sforza families dating back to the 14th century – add to the park’s serenity.”

Where OUR CATERING MANAGER Goes on Weekends

– Ivana Ugga, Catering Manager

“The Pinacoteca di Brera is a great museum to introduce kids to Italian culture. It houses more than 400 works of art from the 14th to 20th centuries by master painters such as Piero della Francesca, Raphael and Caravaggio. I love to go there on weekends with my children; my son always takes his pencils and a sketch book, and has fun trying to reproduce his favourite paintings.”