MY STYLE: Glamorous chic. During the day, I choose comfort: biker boots or thigh-high boots with skinny jeans and fitted jackets. In the evening, high heels all the way!
A favorite amongst locals, Radetzky is a small bar and café located in the center of a pedestrian’s paradise. Best known for its popular aperitivo, Radetzky also offers delicious sandwiches and affordable wine by the glass. Their brunch boasts a long menu of egg dishes—something difficult to find in Milan on a Sunday morning.
Exceeding the expectations for a “typical” gym, the Skorpion Center offers a lagoon-like spa, a tree-lined outdoor pool deck, and overall sleek design, in addition to the basics: Pilates classes and personal trainers. The “Move and Play” classes utilize the newest interactive technologies to engage children, and there are also classes offered in English.
Among the largest citadels in Europe, this 14th century castello was once home to Milanese dukes, not to mention Spanish and French conquerors. Today, Castello Sforzesco houses several Lombardy-region art collections and museums. Find your way to the Sala delle Asse, where you can find a ceiling painting by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the castello’s few remaining original decorations.
Although it’s right in the center of the city, with easy access to La Scala and Via della Spiga, this 18th century palazzo-turned-luxury hotel feels as remote as a country villa. From the 4,000 square meter garden to the splendid décor, which includes black Zimbabwe marble and stone from Vincenza, to the concierge’s special day trips—hydroplaning to Lake Como, anyone?—the establishment is certainly deserving of the Bulgari name.
The palatial and stately exterior of this Porta Venezia hotel is the perfect foil for an interior that is soft, modern, and tasteful. Rooms are simple, with a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings. The Diana Bar, surrounded by a circular wall of windows and known for its inventive aperitivi, is great for a bright, early breakfast or a romantic nightcap.
This patisserie and ice cream parlor is known for fantastic baked goods, including Ligurian-style focaccia. In addition to the gelato (made from all-natural ingredients), we also love the brioche, shortbread cookies, and strawberry cupcakes.