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Milan is known for be a fast-paced metropolis, and that is probably the reason why the Milanese invented the Aperitivo ritual, also known as Happy Hour. In Summer prime time, you might find unexpected places to spend your afternoon with friends. Where to go in Milan in Summer? Now,you have the answer.
Luxuy 5 Star Hotels
Having an Aperitivo or eating dinner at one of the city’s finest hotels is a luxury that few can afford. If these places have an outdoor dining area then the stakes increase. At places like this, Milan’s 19th century soul meets fashion and design and the combo is pure perfection. This is the best way to discover the city’s most glitzy hotel bars and restaurants without having to book in for the night!
Surrounded by a magnificient garden, the Acanto restaurant (Hotel Principe di Savoia) boasts a fresh Italian cuisine with an innovative touch (Piazza della Repubblica, 17). The garden of the Bulgari restaurant (Bulgari hotel) is a real oasis in the heart of Milan. Elegantly designed in perfect keeping with Brera’s nearby Botanical Garden, it offers Mediterranean cuisine with a prevalence of fish dishes (via privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b).
Hotel Magna Pars
H club (Sheraton Diana Majestic)
La Veranda restaurant of famed Four Seasons Hotel Milano (via del Gesù, 6/8) has a new revamped outdoor area that can be experienced at any time. The H Club at the Sheraton Diana Majestic is one of the city’s best kept secrets. A sleek, glammed up “Sex and the City” destination (viale Piave, 42). Lastly, at Magna Pars Suites, cocktails and dinner are served around the garden or on its terraces and its seasonal menu will not disappoint (via Forcella, 6)
Best Milan rooftops
For a classier night of inebriation, when summer rolls around, get yourself to one of the city’s best rooftop outdoor dining spots. Milan offers spectacular views from countless terraces not all of which are owned by those privileged few boasting “a room with a view”. An Aperitivo with a magnificent view over the city’s skyline is one of the latest Milanese fads and, this year, more than ever before, lots of hot places are just waiting to be discovered.
The Terrazza di via Palestro offers a fab view over gardens and the new skyline of Porta Nuova. Its cuisine is a perfect melange of surf and turf, with a great selection of wines (via Palestro, 2). On the 7th floor of la Rinascente you can enjoy a unique view over the spires of the Duomo and choose from among the myriad options that its gastronomic corners offer (Rinascente Piazza Duomo).
Hotel Milano Scala
Terrazza di via Palestro
Ceresio 7 is a surprising, innovative James Bond-style location. It offers an array of delicious extremes ranging from baccalà to ragù (via Ceresio, 7). Conversely, at Hotel Milano Scala you’ll find a plush outdoor dining lounge featuring a breathtaking view over the roofs of Milan (via dell’Orso, 7).