Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Via Brera / Solferino
Running almost from La Scala in the Centro due north to Corso Como the character here is much more individual with unique boutiques selling younger more affordable fashion...
U Barba
U Barba is a warm, welcoming Genoese restaurant with its own boules court and quirky style, found in the Calvairate area of Milan.
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.
TownHouse Street Milano Duomo
Comprised of seven one- and two-bed studios, a stay at the TownHouse Street Milano Duomo is like having the run of your own stylish Milanese pied-à-terre.
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...
Townhouse 31
Part of a nascent chain of family-run hotels a stay at Townhouse 31 is something akin to a house party...
Tocqueville 13
Footballers and models dance the nights away in this chic club. Book dinner in the restaurant before hand or warm up in Corso Como's plethora of bars before taking on the bouncers...
Tennis
Tennis is very popular among the Milanese, although tennis clubs tend to be very exclusive...
teatro7 Lab
3 cookery hour lessons, often seasonally themed. They hold a children's cookery class too!
Teatro Manzoni
Frequented by Milan's high society this Theatre hosts both traditional and popular theatre with a variety of music concerts.
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...
Teatro Franco Parenti
Works from the likes of Beckett and Alfred Jarry take place almost nightly here...
Taveggia
Located near Via Durini a specialist interiors street serried with the cream of Milanese design the grandly traditional Taveggia comes as a welcome break from modern minimalism.
Spazio Oberdan
A classic movie theatre with a dash of comfortable modern style. All movies are in their original languages with subtitles.
Soul to Soul
This charming little club is in the pretty Brera district just off the quirky shopping street Via Solferino. Within striking distance of Corso Como's bars and restaurants it's a pleasingly different experience...
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.
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.
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
Scooter Hire
Practical and stylish there's something rather idyllic about pottering around an Italian city on a scooter. Just remember to look out for trams...
Scimmie
The relaxed spirit of this grass-roots jazz club is perfectly in keeping with the alternative Navigli spirit. A perfect stopping off point during an evening of bar-crawling along the canals...
Sant Ambroeus
An old fashioned pasticcerie specialising in intricately decorated cakes. Sant Ambroeus maintains canopied outside seating areas all year round.
San Vittore
Prison are not normally associated with fun let alone slick interiors cocktails and chilled lounge music. But this is Milan so head to San Vittore for some relaxed drinks with an interesting crowd and gaze on the prison in front...yEventWat
San Siro Football
Deafening canons hysterical crowds footie songs flares and giant sparklers are just some of the ways that the Milanese demonstate their passion for their favourite teams...
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...
Rocket
Simple but effective Rocket offers no-nonsense drinks and light snacks - and draws in punters by the truck-load.
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.
Rangoli
Situated amidst the buzz of Via Solferino in the pretty Brera district Rangoli is a great option for diners unable to face yet another plate of pasta. =display:"
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
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...
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
Pravda Vodka Bar
This American bar might be slightly ironically named but whatever your politics the truth will out after a few Vodkatinis.
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...
Piscina Solari
Piscina Solari
A glass covered swimming pool looking onto Parco Solari - the perfect place too cool off during summer time...
Piscina Cozzi
Two large indoor swimming pools with diving boards. Popular with the locals...
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
Specialising in opera, Shakespeare and costumed epics this theatre holds over 1000 people...
Petit Palais
The family-run Petit Palais is something of a rarity - a lovely hotel in Navigli where they are in desperately short supply...
Pavè
A bakery, bistro and chic aperitivo spot rolled into one, Pavè in Milan is all things to all diners – with some truly moreish pastries thrown in for good measure.
Pane & Caffè
If you're in Isola or visiting the Cimitero Monumentale head a little further north to this buzzing modern cafe for breakfast lunch or aperitivo...

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