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The most beautiful al-fresco bars in Milan

Where the view has a kick as cool as the cocktail

In a city as beautiful as Milan, it's not hard to find a place where the view only compliments the delectable food. So why not take the time to enjoy your meal with a breathtaking view?

Terrazza Aperol

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The Aperol Spritz has become part of Milan’s cocktail culture, and though it can be found in different forms according to where you are in Italy – loads of Aperol in Padua, just a dash in Venice – you can be sure that you are getting the real thing at the Terrazza Aperol where everything is as orange as the cocktail. You can opt for other classic cocktails, or non-alcoholic versions, and the snacks that accompany them are gourmet tapas, including the venue’s classic and much-loved potato chips. www.terrazzaaperol.it

Related: A short history of aperitivo

11 Rooftop

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The setting features designer lighting, marble tables and soft white settees, framed by plants and at the heart of the Corso Como area, one of the city’s major focal points for nightlife. It’s small and exclusive, purely open-air, with selection at the entrance, so it’s worth booking to ensure that it’s open (this depends on the weather) and to book a table if you need one. www.11rooftop.it.

Related: Best aperitivo spots in Milan



‘Magical gardens’ is an important jewellery theme this season, but it applies equally to the brand’s hotel close to Via Montenapoleone, with a green area that is like an extension of the nearby Botanical Garden. Aperitifs here are a tranquil and genteel ritual, with great cocktails that include seasonal creations, accompanied by exquisite savoury bites. Every day from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. www.bulgarihotels.com

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1 Terrazza Aperol
2 11 Rooftop
3 Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Milano