Weekend Hotspot – Four Seasons Hotel Milan
Four Seasons Hotel Milan Courtyard
Milan is the city of fashion and the economic capital of Italy, which are both quite clearly visible when you’re walking around. Piazza del Duomo is both the most central square in Milan and also one of the most visited parts of the city, and not just by tourists but also locals hanging out on weekends.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
The cities most famous landmark is probably the Duoma, or cathedral, which sits at its heart. It's one of the biggest churches in the world. It was built in Gothic style and its construction took centuries. It began in the 14th century and was finished in 1965. While a visit to the interior is easy and free, not everyone knows that you can take an elevator up and walk around on the cathedral’s roof. Nearby prepare to be amazed by the architecture and decorations of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest shopping mall. With its glass dome and fine details on the side of the walls, the Galleria is an incredible place to walk around.
Milan Cathedral Sunset
The 20th century museum focuses on artworks by Italian and foreign artists. Its collection includes about 400 works, mostly paintings, photographs and sculptures that were made from 1902 till the 1970s. Major highlights include works by Braque, Picasso, Matisse or Boccioni. The museum also hosts concerts and temporary exhibitions. Sempione is the biggest park in Milan (spreading on nearly 100 acres) is surrounded by two major sights - Sforza Castle and the Arch of Peace. It was established by the end of the 19th century and was popular ever since.
Four Seasons Milan Suite
Four Seasons Hotel Milan is in the heart of the centre, just steps from couture houses, the financial district, and the Teatro alla Scalla opera house. Its 115 rooms and suites overlook the courtyard or out onto the Via Gesù. The city's elegance is reflected in the exquisite detail of the interiors. Spread out over three buildings, this fully restored 15th-century convent retains many original Italian Renaissance details with rooms set around a cloistered courtyard featuring geometric designs of boxwoods and laurels. Original granite pillars and fragments of frescoes are visible, while stone carvings and stucco ceilings remain from the convent. All spacious and air-conditioned, the rooms feature a flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, a seating area, and soft bathrobes and slippers.
Four Seasons Milan Spa & Pool
The bathroom has a bathtub and shower. The lobby-level La Veranda is considered one of the top all-day-dining restaurants in town, while Il Teatro offers a lavish Sunday brunch buffet, complete with the decadent Chocolate Room, and cooking classes. A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served daily.
Four Seasons Milan Breakfast
The gorgeous spa and attractive indoor pool with historical brick ceilings are property highlights. With a convenient central location, the hotel is just 250 metres from Montenapoleone Metro Station and Linate Airport is a 15-minute drive away.
For rates visit www.fourseasons.com. Aer Lingus depart Dublin daily. Visit www.aerlingus.com for more details.
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