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.
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.
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...
Townhouse 31
Part of a nascent chain of family-run hotels a stay at Townhouse 31 is something akin to a house party...
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...
Terrazza 12
Found on the rooftop of the Brian & Barry Building in Milan, Terrazza 12 offers sweeping city views and a menu of cocktails, snacks, and more.
teatro7 Lab
3 cookery hour lessons, often seasonally themed. They hold a children's cookery class too!
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
T’a Milano Store & Bistro
A high-end chocolate shop and bistro in the centre of Milan, T’a Milano offers mouthwatering confections and fine Italian fare in sleek surrounds.
Smoking Kills Club
Party-focused nightclub where music rules the day and alternative is okay.
Skiing
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...
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...
Sadler
Located just off Naviglio Pavesi Claudio Sadler's small simple restaurant is rather at odds with the alternative bohemian vibe in Navigli.
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...
Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala
An elegant restaurant found steps from the Teatro alla Scala in the centre of Milan, the Ristorante Trussardi alla Scala offers creative Italian cuisine.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
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.
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...
Pergola Move
Leave the Manolos at home. Located in the bohemian district of Isola this former travellers squat serves up serious drum'n'bass and reggae with Red Stripe and a side order of left-wing solidarity...
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...
Morgante Cocktail & Soul
Morgante Cocktail & Soul is a cocktail bar and kitchen found near the canals in Milan, which serves up drinks and food until the early hours.
Markets
Escape the city's polished designer shops and experience a rawer Milan.
Maison Moschino
Elegant, minimal and very original... great if you are in the mood for something a little different.
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.
Mag Cafè
A popular bar in the Navigli district, Mag Cafè serves drinks and light bites day-round, but it shines in the evenings thanks to expertly mixed cocktails.
LUME
A Michelin-starred restaurant in the Navigli, LUME showcases the skills of chef Luigi Taglienti with sensational seasonal menus and sleek surrounds.
Lifegate Café Bistro
Marco Roveda's Lifegate is a real philosophy of life. The message behind Lifegate's bistro radio and magazine is to reduce our carbon footprint: trees are planted after every customer...d
Le Trottoir
A Navigli institution this infamous bar is popular with free spirits and unorthodox thinkers. Quite a departure from Milan's sleeker than sleek style bars Le Trottoir is home to wild parties and a wilder crowd...=dis"
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"
Le Cantina Isola
Le Cantine Isola is a wine bar and shop, offering a nightly aperitivo and a curated collection of bottles from Italy and abroad.
Juiss
Blinging leopard print walls and a banging soundtract of R&B hip hop rap and nu-soul come as standard at this newly reborn club.
Joia Leggero
Following hot on the heels of Michelin-starred Joia younger cheaper sibling Joia Leggero offers healthy almost vegetarian cuisine in a minimalist setting.=displ"

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