Founded in 1809, the Pinacoteca Brera is housed in a beautiful palazzo building right in the heart of Milan’s historic neighborhood. Interestingly, many of the paintings on show are religious in subject, due to an influx of artwork pouring into the museum from church confiscations from all over Lombardy during the dissolution era. The Pinacoteca is also famously home to Hayez’s painting ‘The Kiss’. People come from all over to admire this beautiful work and we suggest that you do to. When you have tired yourselves out from all the museum walking, pop over to Bar Brera across the road and treat yourself to a well-earned aperitif.
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Established in 1857, Borsalino are the hatmaker extraordinaires. Best known for their fedoras, they have been worn by the rich, famous and stylish for over 150 years. With a production cycle that takes around seven weeks, these hats are of top-notch quality and an item to be desired. If you want to invest in a hat that will last you a lifetime, this is the place to go. A true Italian heritage brand, Borsalino prides itself on its individuality and creating a DNA of style that have been passed down through generation after generation. It is said that you should be able to roll up a Borsalino and it will fit through a napkin ring. If you dare to test this theory, visit their Milan boutique.
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Located in the heart of the financial center, lies the magical haven known as Bianco Latte. This beautifully white washed bistro is open from breakfast straight through to a midnight street. Ideal for a quick lunch, gelato stop or light dinner, Bianco Latte can’t be described as anything else but a pleasurable delight. Child friendly and open for Sunday brunch, Bianco Latte consistently attracts the Milanese customer and it is a place for those in the know. With the best ice cream in the city, and a beautiful little concept store inside, you really can spend all day in this wondrous place. Make sure to try their specialty ‘Mamma Mia’ gelato, in fact, all of their flavors are so delectable you can’t choose just one!
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Nothing oozes Milan glamour like Giorgio Armani. His flagship complex, located on Via Manzoni, is home to a whole world of everything GA. Most spectacularly, the spa on the upper level of the Armani Hotel is about to take your breath away. With stunning views looking out onto the Duomo and an internal aesthetic that screams minimal chic, the setting for an indulgent afternoon is appropriately set. The spa features relaxation areas, sauna, couples massage rooms, a gym and private dining. If you are looking for the most opulent way to spa in the city, then Armani is where you need to go. Clear your schedule, turn off your phone and put on a luxurious robe. The rest, well, you’ll have to find out for yourself.
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