Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

10 Corso Como
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3Rooms
Located in Milan's uber-cool concept store 3Rooms is in the heart of Corso Como's decadent fun...
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.
Anderson
To stay at the Anderson is to step into a black lacquered Wallpaper*-style world. With 106 chic rooms and every practical facility provided it's a great option for business travellers...
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...
Armani Prive
Stylish and exclusive, this club feels like Nobu had been set in science fiction. A great place to drink and dance side by side with Milan's fashion slaves.
Aspesi
The Milan outpost of Aspesi is firmly ensconced in the famous Quadrilatero d'Oro (“Golden Rectangle”), offering high-end clothes in chic surrounds.
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
Bar Luce
Bar Luce is the cafe-cum-art installation at Milan’s cultural institution, the Fondazione Prada, offering light bites and Life Aquatic pinball machines.
Bicerin Milano
Bicerin Milano is a wine bar and shop found in the Lazzaretto area of Milan, offering hundreds of bottles to drink, buy, and enjoy.
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.
Café Atlantique
With two dance floors, four bars, two restaurants and a summer terrace, lose yourself in the mainstream crowd at water themed Café Atlantique after dinner at nearby Altro Spazio Strat or Compagnia Generale.
Carlton Hotel Baglioni
Stately, but not grand - in a changing world Carlton Hotel Baglioni's old school charm can always be relied upon
Castello Sforzesco
This fortress-museum in Parco Sempione houses collections of art and atrefacts through the ages.
Ceresio 7
Ceresio 7 is a glamorous rooftop pool and restaurant complex that attracts visitors in droves for its cocktails, views, and great Italian food.
Chatulle
Those that make the trek down Corso Sempione to Chatulle are rewarded with a whole evening of fun. Start with aperitivo at the classy and hugely popular Roïalto dine at Chatulle and move onto chic sister club Gattopardo to dance the night away..
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"
Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.
Dry Milano
A cocktail bar and pizzeria in Milan's Porta Garibaldi neighbourhood, Dry Milano is a laid-back, industrial-chic spot to while away the nighttime hours.
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
Emporio Armani Caffe
The cafe to go to see and be seen, this cafe has the edge when it comes to atmosphere and opportunities for people watching.
Excelsior Milano
This 7-storey concept department store takes Milanese shopping to new heights.
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.
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.
Fragile Milano
A contemporary art gallery with a yen for 20th century designs, Fragile Milano is a colourful space filled with a curated collection of pieces.
Fresco Art
Stylish warm and popular Fresco Art is a great pre-clubbing venue. Head here after dinner at nearby Giulio Pane e Ojo or Dar el Yacout before heading to Plastic and Cafe Atlantique...
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.
Hollywood
With eight clubs and plenty of warm up bars the short pedestrianised Corso Como is Milan's club-ville and Hollywood its reigning kingpin. Visit to see the Milanese in all their glamorous glory...
Hotel Spadari
Friendly, low key and family run, Hotel Spadari combines style with a homely atmosphere.
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.
Il Vicolo
It might be a bit of a trek to reach Il Vicolo but this small charming modern Italian restaurant more than repays the effort.
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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.
Le Jardin Au Bord Du Lac
Milan's clubs often move to summer venues taking the beautiful people out-of-town to party under the stars. Part restaurant part club Les Jardins is the summer home of Jetlag Magazzini Generali's best night... =displ"
Luminal
Stylishly decorated this monochRome be-chandeliered club just off Corso Como is another option for a night out.
Magazzini Generali
Housed in an unprepossessing industrial estate Magazzini Generali is one of the few clubs in Milan that takes music seriously. Go late prepared to dance the night away...
Magna Pars Suites Milano
Magna Pars Suites Milano has a fragrant history that it channels into its decor and identity, with an on-site perfume laboratory.
Maison Moschino
Elegant, minimal and very original... great if you are in the mood for something a little different.
ME Milan Il Duca
Collonaded and grand, the ME Milan Il Duca occupies a prime position on the Piazza della Repubblica, with a unique rooftop bar and sleek accommodations.

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