Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

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...
Antica Locanda Leonardo
This friendly bed-and-breakfast is a great option for pilgrims to the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent to view the Last Supper...
Quattrocento
Located four kilometres south of the Duomo Quattrocento is quite a trek to reach. But it's well worth the effort; chic throughout the party starts in the lounge bar continues through to excellent dining and carries on long into the night.yE
Fitzcarraldo
If you're looking for a sumptuous space in which to rub shoulders with the beautiful people then you've come to the right place at Fitzcarraldo.
Da Claudio
Unaffected and popular stop by this fish-shop cum sushi bar for a quick prosecco at the end of a hard days shopping on the nearby Via Manzoni and Via Brera.
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Practical and modern, with furniture designed by Milan's top end stores, this is the perfect place for style hounds...
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
Despite its location to the west of Navigli diners regularly make the pilgrimage to sample Aimo e Nadia's innovative cooking.
13 Giugno
A favourite of head-in-the-cloud romantics Italian love songs and buckets of oysters set the scene at this charming seafood restaurant in Porta Venezia...
California Bakery
The place in Milan to get a big home cooked breakfast, American style!
Tano Passami l’Olio
An obsession with extra virgin olive oil is just one of the charming quirks at this lovable restaurant in Navigli. Located between canals football lovers should combine dinner here with a drink at nearby Osteria del Pallone.yEventWatcherDiv
Idropark Fila
This artificial lake essentially acts as Milan's  mini-Riviera. The place to go for outdoor sports during the day or clubs and bars at nighttime....
Exploit
Quality cocktails and tasty aperitivo come as standard at this Milanese institution. Owned by the same duo as Living Bar Fabio and Sebastian it's the best place in Navigli for summertime aperitivo...
Alessandro Ristorante
In a city that takes food as seriously as fashion lovely traditional restaurants abound and it takes something really special to stand out. Enter Alessandro - small but perfectly formed it's ideal for a romantic meal.
Alla Cucina delle Langhe
Arguably the best restaurant on Corso Como Alla Cucina delle Langhe is a popular choice for dinner before hitting the nearby clubs.
Hotel dei Cavalieri
Popular with business clientele, Hotel dei Cavalieri's quadruple glazed rooms make for a surprisingly peaceful place to stay in the bustling city centre.
Pravda Vodka Bar
This American bar might be slightly ironically named but whatever your politics the truth will out after a few Vodkatinis.
Conservatorio di Musica
A must for music lovers the Conservatorio has a wonderful programme of classical music concerts jazz ensembles together with a library of rare manuscripts and an instrument museum.
Le Biciclette
With quirky design features monthly art exhibitions and a contemporary Mediterranean menu there's a lot to like about this bar/restaurant in Navigli.
Gokart
Milan's only outdoor go kart track! Booking is essential at weekends...
San Carlo
Steps away Santa Maria delle Grazia home to Da Vinci's Last Supper pop into San Carlo for a sugar fix before taking on the attractions of nearby Parco Sempione...
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Originally a stately home this museum is packed with art (including masterpieces by Botticelli and Raphael), antique weaponry, tapestries, ceramics, timepieces and books. A great way to find out what life was like for a 19th century nobleperson.
Odeon Cinema
Originally built in 1929 this massive cinema has many of its original features, and is an impressive site to visit, although rather commercial.
teatro7 Lab
3 cookery hour lessons, often seasonally themed. They hold a children's cookery class too!
Bicocca Hangar
Once a building for the manufacture of train motors, this is an enormous gallery for hard hitting urban art. Don't miss Anselm Keifer's Seven Heavenly Places which is on permanent exhibition here.
B4
This relaxed pre-clubbing venue in Porta Romana has a lot to recommend it a fact that has not escaped a young laid-back crowd. Located near Argentinian steak house Don Juan it's a great option pre-dinner drink pre-party drinks or just drinks...
UNA Hotel Tocq
Despite design hotel aspirations the main appeal of this boutique business-orientated property is its proximity to the high-end boutiques and chic clubs of Corso Como
Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.
Hotel Milano Scala
The Hotel Milano Scala manages to combine stylish comfort with rich cultural history effortlessly, making this one of our favourite hotels in Milan.  
Pergola Move
Leave the Manolos at home. Located in the bohemian district of Isola this former travellers squat serves up serious drum'n'bass and reggae with Red Stripe and a side order of left-wing solidarity...
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Refeel
Just south of the busy Porta Romana Refeel is perfectly located for some pre-dinner aperitivo. Kick off your evening here then stoll up to Giulio Pane e Ojo Altro Spazio Strato or Compagnie Generale dei Viaggiatori for dinner. yEventWatcher
Rocket
Simple but effective Rocket offers no-nonsense drinks and light snacks - and draws in punters by the truck-load.
Le Trottoir
A Navigli institution this infamous bar is popular with free spirits and unorthodox thinkers. Quite a departure from Milan's sleeker than sleek style bars Le Trottoir is home to wild parties and a wilder crowd...=dis"
The Last Supper
Booking weeks in advance for just 15 minutes of viewing time might seem excessive but this atmospherically ethereal fresco is worth the wait. Nearby cafes Biffi San Carlo and Chocolat provide essential sustenance...
Antica Locanda Solferino
Intimate and endearingly decorated the romantic Antica Locanda Solferino is perfect for weekenders. Located in the charming Brera area just off Via Solferino it's within walking distance of Milan's cultural treasures
Milano
Large and chic Milano is a destination cocktail bar owned by the same team as Roïalto. Located near Parco Sempione it's a short walk from the Icebar and hotel Townhouse 12 and within easy reach of Corso Como's high octane clubs...yEven
Shambala
Another slightly out-of-town option glamorous Shambala rewards diners with authentic Asian cusine in a great setting. Choose from various dining rooms in the stylishly converted farmhouse which has rooms for every mood and an oriental garden for summ
Triennale DesignCafe
Sublimely stylish, this cafe serves modern Italian cuisine among a exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs.
Bulgari Spa
Nepentha
Very much an old money club, it can be hard to get into, but if you can it is worth seeing for the spectacle inside.

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