Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Sant Ambroeus
An old fashioned pasticcerie specialising in intricately decorated cakes. Sant Ambroeus maintains canopied outside seating areas all year round.
Luminal
Stylishly decorated this monochRome be-chandeliered club just off Corso Como is another option for a night out.
Executive Lounge
Located in the midst of Corso Como's clubs Executive Lounge is a popular option for warm-up drinks or to relax between venues and decide where to go next. Stop off after dinner at Antica Trattoria della Pesa before heading into neighbouring Hollywood
Enterprise Hotel
Newer more central properties have diverted attention from this innovative design hotel but there's a lot to like in the linear styling of its 109 rooms...
Luini
Extremely popular for it's delicious panzerotti (pizza dough pockets with various sweet and savoury fillings). A great place to go for a take out snack!
Palco
Fabulous cocktails served with a smile what more could anyone ask for from a cocktail bar? Handily located near Joia restaurant and the Westin Grand and Sanpi hotels...
Tunnel
After 6 years of salsa Tunnel is now dancing to a different beat - from hard rock to electronica and trance / techno. A small loft space by Stazione Centrale Tunnel is a welcome alternative to Corso Como's more stylized clubs join an energetic relaxe
Trattoria Toscana
Despite a romantic setting love-birds should go elsewhere as this new Navigli institution is firmly aimed at party-loving crowds.
Piscina Solari
A glass covered swimming pool looking onto Parco Solari - the perfect place too cool off during summer time...
Glitter @ Hd
Glitter, the Saturday night event formerly held at Cafe Dali has now moved to Hd, a club in the North of Milan. It remains as wild and as popular as ever.
Cimitero Monumentale
To stroll through the Cimitero Monumentale is to take a crash course in the social history of Milan.
Duomo
The world's third largest cathedral, this awe inspiring building has a long and fascinating history. It's well worth a look.
Finger’s
The sushi is not the only thing with excellent taste in this chic restaurant - the same could be said for the decor and the clientele.
Teatro Manzoni
Frequented by Milan's high society this Theatre hosts both traditional and popular theatre with a variety of music concerts.
Giulio Pane e Ojo
A relaxed crowd frequent this friendly trattoria for a raucous evening of rustic Roman cuisine.
Hammam Della Rosa
Have the grime of the city steamed scrubbed and massaged out of you in this charming hammam. With Moroccan and Algerian staff and Middle Eastern products it's a little like taking a holiday on your holiday...
Petit Palais
The family-run Petit Palais is something of a rarity - a lovely hotel in Navigli where they are in desperately short supply...
Da Giacomo
A Milanese classic Da Giacomo is simultaneously elegant and unpretentious despite its enduring popularity.
Chocolat
Chocoholic Marina opened this tiny café because she believes that chocolate brings happiness. Having tried her chocolate brownies and hot chocolate we're not arguing with her...
Pinacoteca di Brera
Located in a charming historic district a visit to the Pinacoteca should be combined with a wander around the well-preserved labyrinth of cobbled streets hidden palazzos small galleries and shops...
Terme Milano
With over 30 scrubs, muds, creams and steam experiences Terme Milano is the place to dig in for a long de-stressing day as the Spa.
Dar el Yacout
Located just off Corso XXII Marzo this fabulously over-the-top Moroccan restaurant is a carefully themed whirl of tagines rose petals and belly dancing.
La Cucina Italiana
Cooking lessons by the internationally renowned foodie magazine La Cucina Italiana.  Classes are regionally or recipe themed.
Teatro alla Scala
A superlatively sumptuous building, tickets to the Teatro Scala are usually booked up two months in advance....
Bar Basso
A pre-dinner negroni in the unassuming Bar Basso is a quintessentially Milanese experience. Watch the passing parade of fashionistas and design-types whilst you grapple with the lethal concoction served in now-iconic glasses...yEventWatcher
Plastic
Plastic stands out amidst Porta Romana's fashionable bars clubs and restaurants . Glamorama is the order of the day - dress accordingly to get past the door selection...
Bussarakham
This sleek Thai restaurant is located just off the Strada Alzaia Naviglio Grande in Navigli. Particularly good for groups head here for dinner when the bohemian buzz of Navigli's canal-side bars gets too much.
Rinomata
This delightful ice cream parlour has a selection of sorbets, ice creams, smoothies, granite (Sicillian Slush Puppies) and crepes, with a variety of different flavours and fillings.
Living
Living is one of Parco Sempione's most popular bars both summer and winter. Popular with a glamorous stylish crowd come her for aperitivo before heading to the equally fashion-conscious Just Cavalli Cafe...=display:n"
Cigair
To step into Cigair is to walk into another world. A shrine to the Havana cigar this former car workshop is a relaxed haven from the hubbub of Navigli. Kick back with a Mojito and enjoy the live music and simple food...
Habits Culti
A peaceful whirl of cream marble teck decking and gently lighting makes complete relaxation inevitable at the chic Habits Culti spa. After a few hours of zen treatments retox in the cafe or hip restaurant Noy...
Shocking
Round off an evening of bar hopping down Corso Como in this good-time club. With a relaxed door policy and an 'up-for-it' crowd the dance-floor rocks from 1am.
35
One of Milan's few dedicated cocktail bars the small trendy 35 is perfect for a drink or two before (or after) dining at nearby Joia. Perfect for aperitivo if you are staying at the Westin Grand or Sanpi hotels... =d"
Lifegate Cafe
An eco- friendly cafe (trees are planted for every customer!) with a great choice of organic foodstuff, with many vegan choices.
Sottomarino Giallo
Formerly a lesbian club Sottomarino Gialla is now popular with a more mixed crowd. Small and intimate this underground club in the Northern district of Loreto is a great pre-or post clubbing venue.
Basilica di Sant’ Ambrogio
The bustling Navigli area is relatively short on cultural attractions. Take a break from exploring the canal-side galleries and shops to take in the Basilica and reward yourself with lunch at nearby Boccondivino...
Alchimia
Designed to feel like a living room with a capacity of 700 three seperate areas and a steak restaurant - that's a lot of living. Nonetheless this charming bar in Navigli continues to deliver.
Antica Trattoria della Pesa
Located a few streets away from Corso Como this traditional Milanese restaurant is a good option for lunch or supper.
Ferrari hire
To fit in with the fighetti hire a thoroughbred Italian motor to cruise the streets of the quadrilatero d'oro by day and the clubs of Corso Como by night...
Pulp
Cocktails dinner and dancing Pulp could be the answer to a night out in Isola. This stylish newcomer is an alternative to the slightly grungier establishments nearby...

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