Fashion Weekend in Milan

Anyone who still thinks that Milan is just fog and chaos

Anyone who still thinks that Milan is just fog and chaos, or that it is stuck in the no holds barred decadence of the glossy 1980’s, should think again.

Anyone who still thinks that Milan is just fog and chaos, or that it is stuck in the no holds barred decadence of the glossy 1980’s, should think again. The world capital of high fashion has its head held high once again and the exposure guaranteed by the 2015 Expo has given a new shine to the city of luxury, still the ideal destination for a weekend of shopping, culture and relaxation.

The perfect place to spend two quality days is the Hotel Boscolo, which is located in a convenient spot between Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, la Scala and Piazza del Duomo. It is a real gem that boasts the highest standards of luxury thanks to its unique fusion of Italian elegance, art and style. Hotel Boscolo Milano brings new meaning to the relationship between luxury and modernity, making it a reference point for visitors to the city, as well as the Milanese themselves. In fact, most of the space is open to the public, and the metropolis enters the hotel through the large glass walls that open out welcomingly onto the lively Corso Matteotti, where many of Milan’s most stylish events take place.  

On Saturday afternoon it is almost imperative to go shopping in the world's most famous boutiques around Via Montenapoleone, where it is still possible to find unique items of Italian excellence in the many fashion houses and historic boutiques. For Maserati owners in particular, no visit would be complete without a stop in the Bulgari boutique at 2 Via Montenapoleone, where they’ll find the Bulgari Octo Maserati watches, and a visit to the Fendi boutique at 16 Via Sant'Andrea to seek out the exclusive Fendi Maserati Travel Kit and be blown away by the unique, handmade collections from the Selleria Fendi. After a much-needed break in one of the 154 rooms of the Hotel Boscolo, including 84 eclectic Superior Rooms, 52 glamorous De Luxe Rooms, 8 creative Junior Suites and 9 scenic themed Executive suites, there is nothing better than seeing a performance at La Scala. After the show, it is customary for the great and the good to dine at the two-Michelin-star Trussardi alla Scala. Its proximity to the beating heart of the city is one of the reasons why a stay in the Hotel Boscolo is the best way to experience the very essence of the Italian capital of fashion, design and culture.

All there is left to do now is take a stroll along the Navigli canals to hunt out antique furniture. Next, head back to the Hotel Boscolo to try out the Atomic Spa Suisse, the largest spa in the city, recipient of an award from the American magazine ‘Interior Design’ in 2010. Marvel at the 600 square metres of style and relaxation designed by ingenious architect Simone Micheli. Before jumping back in the Maserati and saying “arrivederci” to Milan, we recommend indulging in a farewell meal at the hotel's celebrated restaurant, another Milanese hot spot.