Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Westin Palace
Lavish and well-endowed the Starwood-owned Westin Palace has much to offer business travellers and those with a love of gilt.
Tram ATMosfera
Eat a meal and see the sights while travelling one of Milan's historic tram routes...
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...
The Yard Milano
A stylish hotel in the Navigli district, The Yard Milano is strewn with old-school furnishings and retro curios in keeping with its vintage sports theme.
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...
Teatro Manzoni
Frequented by Milan's high society this Theatre hosts both traditional and popular theatre with a variety of music concerts.
Teatro alla Scala
A superlatively sumptuous building, tickets to the Teatro Scala are usually booked up two months in advance....
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
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.
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
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...
Roïalto
Located down the far end of Corso Sempione this 1940s Cuban themed cocktail colossus is hugely popular. Combine drinks at Roïalto with dinner at Chatulle and partying at Il Gattopardo...
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.
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
Piscina Cozzi
Two large indoor swimming pools with diving boards. Popular with the locals...
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...
Petit Palais
The family-run Petit Palais is something of a rarity - a lovely hotel in Navigli where they are in desperately short supply...
Peck
Self-proclaimed ‘Temple of Gastronomical Delights’, Peck certainly doesn’t undersell itself as a culinary haven – but neither does it disappoint. 
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...
Palazzo Parigi
A grand hotel in Brera, Palazzo Parigi offers guests an opulent place to stay, with stylish rooms, popular restaurants and an extensive spa.
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...
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.
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.
Navigli Lombardi
Boat trips through the historic Navigli canals.
N’Ombra de Vin
A wine bar and shop with an illustrious history, N’Ombra de Vin offers extraordinary wine, food, and live music in the Brera district of Milan.
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.
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
Markets
Escape the city's polished designer shops and experience a rawer Milan.
Luini
Extremely popular for it's delicious panzerotti (pizza dough pockets with various sweet and savoury fillings). A great place to go for a take out snack!
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...
Hotel Sanpi
A little more quirky than sister hotel Mediolanum, the family-run Sanpi clashes modern and period design...
Horse Racing
Hammam Della Rosa
Have the grime of the city steamed scrubbed and massaged out of you in this charming hammam. With Moroccan and Algerian staff and Middle Eastern products it's a little like taking a holiday on your holiday...
Grand Café a Tre Marie
This recently refurbished café with zebra-skin chairs and black and white portraits has a certain glamour. Just down the road from the Giardini Pubblici it's a perfect spot to refuel in between museums...=displa"
Giulio Pane e Ojo
A relaxed crowd frequent this friendly trattoria for a raucous evening of rustic Roman cuisine.
Gattullo
With a pastry-pedigree stretching back to 1907 the Gattullo family have run this charming cafe in Navigli since that 60s...
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II
Affectionately known as the 'drawing room of Milan' this splendid shopping arcade certainly brings in the crowds.
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.
Ferrari hire
To fit in with the fighetti hire a thoroughbred Italian motor to cruise the streets of the quadrilatero d'oro by day and the clubs of Corso Como by night...
Duomo
The world's third largest cathedral, this awe inspiring building has a long and fascinating history. It's well worth a look.

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