Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.
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...
Diana Garden
An essential component of any trip to Milan join up to 800 fellow revellers in the beautiful private gardens for chichi champagne cocktails. Equally popular for Sunday brunch booking ahead is essential to join the crowd at this see-and-be-seem hango
Cova
Milan's most celebrated pasticerria. Expensive but delicious, it's confitteria does a delectable selection of sweets to go - perfect for presents!
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
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...
Cimitero Monumentale
To stroll through the Cimitero Monumentale is to take a crash course in the social history of Milan.
Cigair
To step into Cigair is to walk into another world. A shrine to the Havana cigar this former car workshop is a relaxed haven from the hubbub of Navigli. Kick back with a Mojito and enjoy the live music and simple food...
Centro Sportivo Lido
Originally built in the 1930s, a large sports centre with an outdoor pool....
Castello Sforzesco
This fortress-museum in Parco Sempione houses collections of art and atrefacts through the ages.
Carlton Hotel Baglioni
Stately, but not grand - in a changing world Carlton Hotel Baglioni's old school charm can always be relied upon
Caffè della Pusterla
Located in the canal area Navigli an ecletic patchwork of old and new La Pusteria is the perfect place to park your shopping bags and refuel during or post exploring nearby Corso Ticinese...
Bulgari Spa
Biffi
Join the fabulous ladies of a certain age at the dainty tables of this traditional café. With polished walnut panels antique Murano chandeliers hanging from high ceilings and scalloped white curtains it has changed little since 1847...
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...
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
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...
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. 
Antica Locanda Mercanti
Formerly a merchant's inn charming light rooms ensure there is now nothing businessy about this friendly guesthouse.
Ada e Augusto
A gourmet farm-to-table restaurant found south of Milan in the historic Cascina Guzzafame, Ada e Augusto serves dinner several nights a week.
A Santa Lucia
A Milanese institution as much as a restaurant, A Santa Lucia recently celebrated 85 years serving classic Neapolitan cuisine in Italy’s capital.
13 Giugno
A favourite of head-in-the-cloud romantics Italian love songs and buckets of oysters set the scene at this charming seafood restaurant in Porta Venezia...

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