MILAN

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Milan is from the Middle Ages, a large shopping center, industrial and finance in Europe. It is the economic hub of Italy, with 4.5 million inhabitants. Agitated, chic, capital of fashion, design, lively, elegant!

Hotels

  • Starhotels E.c.h.o.

http://www.starhotels.com/hotels/echo/en/photo-gallery.aspx

Inspired by the concept of ecology, Starhotels Splendido has been co,mpletely renovated and has become E.c.ho., an acronym with strong meanings: Eco Contemporary Hotel, a stunning structure exclusively eco-friendly. Our striking 4 star hotel in Milan is next to the Central railway station, a few minutes from the city center. Our innovative green hotel in Milan features intelligent design and low energy consumption, so as well as enjoying yourself, you’ll know you are helping the environment.

The look and feel is natural and elegant, with plenty of natural light everywhere thanks to the ample windows, terraces and other outdoor spaces. The new Starhotels E.c.ho. has 143 contemporary rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, 5 meeting rooms, fitness room and much more.

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  • Starhotels Business Palace

http://www.galahotels.com/en/Hotel/ITALY_112/MILAN_12052/STARHOTEL_BUSINESS_PALACE_138400?gclid=CNT09ayQrbQCFW3MtAodGmMAww

Located in close proximity to an underground station in the business district of East Milan, the 4-star Starhotels Business Palaceis only 6 metro stops from the city centre, 8 km from the Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre and 10 minutes from Linate Airport. The hotel features spacious and brightly-lit rooms equipped with every modern comfort, a fully-equipped fitness room which boasts a panoramic view of the city, two verdant internal courtyards, live music and billiards in the hotel bar, a rich menu and a wide selection of wines in the Borromeo Restaurant as well as a large convention center with 11 modular meeting rooms.

City Guides

  • Time Out Milan

http://www.timeout.com/milan/

Fashion weeks, feast days, and whole nights dedicated to whooping it up: Milan’s calendar is not short of entertaining and enriching events. Festivals & events in Milan.

Art Shows

  • MatildeSoligno

http://www.matildesoligno.net/moby-performs-live-at-his-photography-exhibition-in-milan/

Moby’s music performance, featuring his backup singer Joy Malcolm and violin player Liz Chi Yen Liew, at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea gallery in Milan.

Showrooms

  • Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

http://www.timeout.com/milan/art/venue/1%3A7567/antonio-colombo-arte-contemporanea

Antonio Colombo’s gallery focuses on young Italian artists. The emphasis is on figurative art and media, including painting, sculpture and photography.

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Luxury Properties

  • Luxury real estate

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  • Luxury real estate

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Celebrity Homes

  • Home by Lapo Elkannmes

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Lapo said he built a kingdom all personnel in this luxury home, which he defined as his “playground”, a reference to a playful dimension that actually reflects their desire to enjoy the pleasures of life and surround yourself with not only of precious things, but also memories and passions.

Galleries

  • Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery

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The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is a historic library in Milan, Italy, also housing the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Ambrosian art gallery. Named after the patron saint of Milan, it was founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo (1564–1631). The library’s collection is rich in classical manuscripts, notably Homer and Vergil, in incunabula, and in Oriental texts. It also contains Leonardo da Vinci’s profusely illustrated Codex Atlanticus, now exhibited for the first time at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and at the monunmental Sacristy by Bramante in Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Museums

  • Bagatti Valsecchi Fundação Museu

http://www.museobagattivalsecchi.org/english/museo.htm

The BAGATTI VALSECCHI MUSEUM, one of the most important and best preserved historic house museums in Europe, shares the art and decorative arts objects collected in the family home at the end of the 19th century. The museum is managed by a private non-profit foundation created by the Bagatti Valsecchi family in 1975.

Open to the public since 1994, the house’s many fascinating rooms are authentic 19th century interiors embellished with outstanding collections, of Renaissance origin or inspiration: paintings, wood carvings and furnishings, weapons and armour, maiolica and glass wares, artefacts in gold and ivory,decorative metal objects and tapestries.
THE MUSEUM is also a centre for research, courses, seminars, conferences, concerts and theatre. Its publications focus on various facets of 19th centuryculture.

  • Pinacoteca di Brera

http://www.brera.beniculturali.it/Page/t02/view_html?idp=280

Museum of international stature, the Pinacoteca di Brera was born next to the Academy of Fine Arts, built by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria in 1776 for educational purposes. It had been more than a collection of specimens, for the training of students.

When Milan became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy Collection, by order of Napoleon, was transformed into a museum intends to explain the most important paintings of all territories conquered by the French army. Brera, so unlike other major Italian museums such as the Uffizi, for example, does not come from the private collection of principles and aristocracy, but of politics and the state.

Indeed, since the early nineteenth century, even after the abolition of many religious orders, which merged the requirements paintings of churches and convents in Lombardy, which were added to the work of the same origin stolen from various departments of the Kingdom of Italy. This explains the prevalence of birth, in libraries of religious paintings, often of great size and gives the museum a particular physiognomy, only partially offset by acquisitions.

Restaurants

  • Ristorante cracco

http://www.ristorantecracco.it/index.asp

Cracco returned to Italy where he was appointed Chef at “Enoteca Pinchiorri”, Florence. During his tenure, the restaurant was awarded the three Michelin stars.

Gualtiero Marchesi called him back for opening of his restaurant “L’Albereta”, Erbusco (Brescia), where Cracco worked as chef for the next three years. Soon after. He opened the inn “Le Clivie” in Piobesi d’Alba (Cuneo). Which after only one year, was awarded the Michelin star.

A few years later, he accepted an invitation from the Stoppani family, owner of Milan’s famous gourmet shop “Peck – in Milan since 1883”, to open “Cracco Peck restaurant”.

The restaurant opened on 2001, it is in an elegant building in the city centre and cuisine re examines Milan’s traditional dishes in a contemporary way. It was awarded of two Michelin stars. Since July 1st 2007 Carlo Cracco is the only owner of Cracco Restaurant.

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  • Four seasons

 http://www.fourseasons.com/milan/dining/

 In one of Italy’s sleekest and most fashionable shopping districts, find a 15th-century convent transformed into an urban sanctuary of luxury and comfort. Get caught in Milan’s excitement and attractions by day, for eating to soothing and quiet serenity at night.

Designer Shops

  • Dolce Gabbana

http://www.dolcegabbana.com/

  •  Ferrari

http://store.ferrari.com/it/

Spas

  • Park Hyatt

http://www.milan.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas/index.jsp?_requestid=657641

The Spa Milan features men’s and women’s steam rooms, aromatherapy showers, a whirlpool adorned with precious gold mosaic and a chic relaxation area. There are also two spa treatment rooms, each with private shower facilities, where guests can enjoy a massage, facial and body treatments, as well as all the beauty salon services.

The Spa’s holistic treatments are unique, and are all created specifically for each individual guests, focused on giving creating the perfect balance between body, mind, and soul.

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  • SPA & Wellness

http://milano.boscolohotels.com/spa-and-wellness/

A temple of well-being in Milan’s frenetic centre, and designed by the architect Simone Micheli, the Boscolo Exedra SPA is the largest in the city Milan and the only one open until midnight: 600 m² 5 Star spa and wellness area, a 15-metre screen with relaxing images and sounds, walls with kaleidoscopic spheres which reflect the light blue colours of the swimming pool and help the right optical aperture; waterfall, sauna, Turkish bath, reaction tub and 6 beauty rooms for original well-being treatment.
An oasis for the senses, a world of luxury relaxation, beauty and harmony where ergonomics and energy are merged into one, to cause calm and serenity to flourish again.

Points of Interrest

  • Civate

The main town on little Lake Annone was a medieval stop for pilgrims visiting its 8th-century abbey, which was said to house a set of Saint Peter’s Keys to Heaven (long-vanished). In the hills above town is the stunning Roman esque retreat of san pietro al monte.

  • Sabbioneta

An entire town planned between 1556 and 1591 to Renaissance ideals, Sabbioneta is the legacy of Vespasiano Gonzaga Borromeo, who, bereft of heirs, put his energies into a complex of palaces and a theatre.

  • Pavia

The capital of northernItaly during the Dark Ages is now lost in Milan’s suburbansprawl but retains its historic centre. In addition to theglorious Certosa (seeCertosa di Pavia), other important churches include San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro and San Michele, both full of Romanesque carvings, and the Duomo, whose architects included Bramante and

Leonardo. Pavia also boasts a Renaissance bridge and 14th-century castle with paintings by Antonella da Messina, Correggio, Bellini, Luini and Tiepolo.