Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

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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Princi
This Armani-designed bakery offers up the smartest snacks in town. Open 24 hours it's perfect for a quick lunch during the day time but comes into its own at night when pretty young things come to carry on their flirtations over a post-clubbing slice
Piscina Cozzi
Two large indoor swimming pools with diving boards. Popular with the locals...
Noy
Brave the high-street hell of Corso Vercelli to visit stylish bar/restaurant Noy.
Gattullo
With a pastry-pedigree stretching back to 1907 the Gattullo family have run this charming cafe in Navigli since that 60s...
Deseo
This new bar provides yet another reason to visit Corso Sempione. Located near well-established favourites Living and Bhangrabar the elegant and warm Deseo is great for pre-clubbing drinks...
Loolapaloosa
In a city of such quintessential stylishness Loolapaloosa is a rarity go for for the generous happy hour and stay on to dance on the night away...
Noon (DOC)
The Harvester-style decor and red-gingham seating of DOC a cheery wine-bar-cum-off-licence formerly on this site has been swept away in a wave of modern minimalist styling at new lounge bar and restaurant Noon. Located near the Last Supper and the pl
The Gray
With 21 very fashionably designed rooms, this hotel is the perfect place for the style minded. The perfect place to stay during Fashion Week.=display:none"
Taverna della Trisa
If old-world is your thing than Taverna della Trisa ticks all the right food with unpretentious surroundings and good hearty fare all washed down with lipsmackingly good wines...yEvent
Centro Sportivo Lido
Originally built in the 1930s, a large sports centre with an outdoor pool....
Il Cucchiaio di Legno
'The Wooden Spoon' organises small evening classes and weekend workshops, mostly in Italian... you don't need to speak Italian to taste the food though!
Townhouse Galleria
Located within easy distance of the Duomo, la Scala and the quadrilatero d'oro this seven star hotel is the height of elegance and luxury...
Atomic
This retro bar near Stazione Centrale has quirky decor and an equally quirky crowd of devotees. Located just north of Piazza della Repubblica it's a great alternative to the glamorous more straitlaced scene at the nearby Diana Garden and Bar...
Divina
A contrast to the idiosyncratic spirit of nearby Corso Porta Ticinese seeing and being seen is what clubs like Divina are all about. Perfect for a drink after dinner at laid back Cigair or Trattoria Toscana...
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
Connie Douglas
The quirky, alternative streets of Navigli has a new favourite, the 1950's Hollywood Hills themed Connie Douglas. Smart and stylish, recline on the yellow chaise longues for American-style aperitivo and killer cocktails...
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
Affectionately known as the 'drawing room of Milan' this splendid shopping arcade certainly brings in the crowds.
Diana Majestic
The grandeur of a wonderful Liberty façade may not be matched by the rooms inside but the fashion crowd laps up the scene at the hotel's infamous Diana Garden and Bar...
Controvapore
This charming gastronomic love nest is in the residential area near Corso Venezia located just a few streets away from the cultural attractions and high octane retail pleasures of Milan's Centro. di
Auditorium di Milano
Despite offering a relatively traditional programme of classical music the Auditorium reflects the alternative spirit of bohemian Navigli in some of its innovative fixtures...
Cantiere dei Sensi
Everything is for sale in this modern stylish café/shop located in the newly-fashionable rather bohemian Isola just north of Garibaldi station...
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
Specialising in opera, Shakespeare and costumed epics this theatre holds over 1000 people...
Coffee Design
The perfect place to take a break from exploring Parco Sempione Coffee Design is a credit to its contemporary heritage - from the working exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs to the chic crockery...=display:none"
Il Cavallante
Wine machines may conjour up images of pub dodgy cab-sauv but think again. This ingenious little wine bar in Porta Romana serves up reasonably priced Italian wines to a young friendly crowd...
Hotel Sanpi
A little more quirky than sister hotel Mediolanum, the family-run Sanpi clashes modern and period design...
Navigli Lombardi
Boat trips through the historic Navigli canals.
Cycling
Tram ATMosfera
Eat a meal and see the sights while travelling one of Milan's historic tram routes...
Motor Racing
There's a lot more to Monza than men and motors; the forested park also contains a golf course pool hippodRome and museum and the town is well worth a visit
Armani/SPA
The Spa at Armani Hotel Milano's 1,000 square metres of peace and quiet is the perfect place to be pampered and emerge refreshed and re-energised. 
Aquae Calidae
After long days exploring the potential of Milan's high octane shopping chic aperitivo bars and energetic club nothing is more welcome than a quick detox in Aquae Calidae's steam rooms showers and massage...
10 Corso Como
Lifegate Café Bistro
Marco Roveda's Lifegate is a real philosophy of life. The message behind Lifegate's bistro radio and magazine is to reduce our carbon footprint: trees are planted after every customer...d
Just Cavalli Café
A glamorous restaurant favoured by Milan's most fashion forward dress in the quadrilatero d'oro's finest to visit Just Cavalli Cafe.
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Old Fashion Café
The oldest club in Milan located in Parco Sempione near the fashionable Just Cavallio cafe Old Fashion is THE place to visit on Mondays...
Il Gattopardo Café
Situated near cocktail colossus Roïalto and sister restaurant Chatulle make the trek down Corso Sempione for an evening in this sophisticated club - just remember to book ahead...

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