Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Fondazione Prada
Offering year-round exhibitions and events, the Milan outpost of contemporary art giant Fondazione Prada in Largo Isarco was designed by Rem Koolhaas.
Castello Sforzesco
This fortress-museum in Parco Sempione houses collections of art and atrefacts through the ages.
Teatro Litta
Located on Corso Magenta just south of the Castello Sforzesco, round off an evening of theatre with cocktails and dinner in Parco Sempione's hip bars and restaurants...
Galleria d’Arte Moderna and PAC
Spread over three floors the Galleria d'Arte Moderna shows mainly 18-19th Century European art, while the smaller  PAC exhibits an array of conceptual art.
La Triennale di Milano
A visit to the Parco Sempione could happily occupy you for at least a day. Alongside La Triennale visit the Torre Branca the Castello Sforzesco and the numerous hips bars and restaurants in between...
Spazio Oberdan
A classic movie theatre with a dash of comfortable modern style. All movies are in their original languages with subtitles.
Teatro Franco Parenti
Works from the likes of Beckett and Alfred Jarry take place almost nightly here...
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.
Teatro Manzoni
Frequented by Milan's high society this Theatre hosts both traditional and popular theatre with a variety of music concerts.
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...
Teatro alla Scala
A superlatively sumptuous building, tickets to the Teatro Scala are usually booked up two months in advance....
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...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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...
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
Affectionately known as the 'drawing room of Milan' this splendid shopping arcade certainly brings in the crowds.
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...
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
Specialising in opera, Shakespeare and costumed epics this theatre holds over 1000 people...

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