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Booking your next holidays? If Milan is in your plans, you should take a look to this November’s city guide, with the best places to visit in Milan. “Where to stay?” and “What to do?”, 2 of the questions this Milan city guide will answer you.
Armani Privé club, via G. Pisoni 1
Club, which features a central bar and dance floor, as well as a second, more intimate, bar area. Open from September to June, the club has a different musical programme every day of the week – from live performances to DJ sets.
Café Pasticceria Marchesi, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
After rushing between the Milan Fashion Week shows, you’ll find the fashion crowd refuelling at the chic new Pasticceria Marchesi pastry shop and tea room, recently opened in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping centres. The third Marchesi store in Milan, the latest venue sits on a mezzanine above the Prada Men’s store. Floral silk jacquard covers the walls and arched windows overlook the frescoes and mosaic streets of the Galleria. It’s the perfect spot to reset.
Park Hyatt Hotel, via Tommaso Grossi 1
Fashion editors love to complain about the lack of true luxury hotels in Milan: thankfully, the Park Hyatt puts an end to this problem. Situated close to the Duomo (and practically next-door to the first-ever Prada store), it’s an oasis in this bustling city: quiet, beautifully turned out and ready for these most demanding of visitors. Gluten-free toast for breakfast? A walk-in wardrobe? BBC channels to ensure that a hectic show schedule doesn’t disrupt your viewing? Of course, madam. Our rooms are booked for A/W16 already.
Trussardi Alla Scala restaurant, 5 piazza della Scala
The sleek fashion crowd fits in effortlessly at this equally sleek, minimalist restaurant. Choose between a light bite in the café or a more formal feast in the main room, but don’t forget to have a peek inside the adjoining bookshop and boutique.
Bulgari Hotel spa, 7 via privata Fratelli Gabba
Fatigued fashionistas in the know will be resting up between shows at the Bulgari Hotel’s spa, which offers indulgent Espa treatments that are totally tailored to you. There’s also a hammam, glittering gold-mosaic pool and a fitness centre.
Hotel Principe di Savoia bar, 17 piazza della Repubblica
Enjoy a tipple in stylish surroundings at the Principe Bar – one of the best places to people spot in Milan thanks to its popularity with celebrities from Sophia Loren to Gwyneth Paltrow. Its iconic design is down to noted artist Thierry Despont, who installed the custom-made banquette bar that wraps around the grand piano.
Cavalli nightclub, via Luigi Camoens
Dance into the early hours with the beautiful people at Roberto Cavalli’s elaborate nightclub inside Parco Sempione. As to be expected, the lavish décor features suitable amounts of leopard-print, as well as sumptuous oriental furnishings and plenty of gold.