The DEPARTURES Guide to Milan

Courtesy of Armani Hotel Milano

Where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in Milan.


The Best Hotels in Milan
Glamorous, quirky, historic—Milan’s hotels, not unlike its fashion houses, offer class and luxury in a variety of aesthetics. See the slideshow »

The Inside Scoop on Milan’s Newest Big Hotel
Luca Finardi, the general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Milan, wants to show guests that there is more to Milan than the Galleria and The Last Supper. See the article »


Milan’s Best Restaurants
From Italian cuisine that tinkers with Japanese or Latin flavors to the restaurant section of an iconic salumieri, Milan’s dining scene is becoming more worldly without losing sight of tradition. See the slideshow »

The Best Bars and Lounges in Milan
From chic dance floors to artsy rooftops, here are our favorite spots to grab a drink in Milan. See the slideshow »


Cultural Sights in Milan
Immaculately maintained mansions, a monastery-turned-museum, and a submarine display are some of the sights you can’t miss in Milan. See the slideshow »

A 118,000-Square-Foot Hub of Art and Culture
The recently opened Fondazione Prada, with its over-the-top functionalism, also features a bar designed by Wes Anderson.  See the article »


A Local’s Guide to Milan
Luca Finardi, GM of the Mandarin Oriental Milan, shares his favorite spots for dining, relaxing, shopping, and more, in Italy’s cultural capital. See the article »

Ethan Peck's Top Picks for Milan
The grandson of Gregory Peck and talented actor in his own right shares where to connect with history, dine like a king, and drink the perfect negroni in this fashionable city. See the article »

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Milan