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Honeymoon

You have chosen Milan as the setting for your wedding or simply as a stop on a long journey with your better half and would you like to make this moment unique? All you have to do is choose between 2 different packages and we will take care of the arrangements so you’ll be able to just enjoy the most magic moment of your life

BOX “AMORE MIO” (bottle of italian spumante, rose petals.
BOX “HONEYMOON” (bottle of italian spumante, rose petals, fresh fruit, italian pastries)

Birthday Cake

If you are spending your birthday in Milan and you do want to blow out the candles on your cake, Milan Retreats gives you this opportunity; you can choose your birthday cake, based on your personal taste and we will deliver it directly to the apartment. CAKE FOR TWO, CAKE FOR FOUR.

Personal Shopper

As you might know, Milan is the capital of fashion and shopping and a lot of visitors are attracted to the idea of a shopping day in the city. We can offer you the possibility of having a personal shopper.

Personal Teacher Yoga

It is our aim to give to our customers a real experience and not just a holiday. For all those who want to dedicate time to themselves, rather than only visit the city’s main attractions, we have a highly qualified Yoga Teacher. Upon appointment, the teacher will come to your house and all you have to do is relax and enjoy all the Yoga benefits.

Restaurants

Restaurants, bistros and starred restaurants: Milan offers many possibilities for every type of palate. Here are some tips for eating in Milan.

  • Dal Bolognese (Via Amadei, 8)
  • Da Bruno (Via Gonzaga, 6)
  • Santa Lucia (Via San Pietro all’Orto, 3)
  • Cantina Piemontese (Via Laghetto, 2)
  • La risacca 6 (Via Marcona, 6)
  • Da Giacomo (Via Cellini angolo Via Sottocorno)
  • Ratanà (Via De Castillia, 28)
  • Antica Trattoria della Pesa (Viale Pasubio, 10)

Baby Sitting

Milan Retreats offers a 24 hour baby sitting service with highly qualified staff, to give you the time to enjoy a romantic dinner or to allow yourself a shopping day in Milan.

Grocery

Milan Retreats offers grocery delivery to your room.  All you need to do is choose which of the following packages you would like to find waiting for you in your room when you arrive: ENGLISH BREAKFAST – ITALIAN BREAKFAST – ITALIAN LUNCH – ROMANTIC DINNER.

Personal Chef

Milan Retreats offers to all guests the possibility to enjoy the typical Italian cuisine directly in your apartment.
The menus are seasonal. You will feel like you are in a real Italian restaurant but without leaving your comfortable flat.
We can discuss the menu together, based upon your personal taste and please do not forget to mention any allergies or intolerances.

Airport Transfer

Milan Retreats offers shuttle services to and from the airport of Milano Malpensa/ Milano Linate/ Bergamo Orio al Serio and to and from central station.
During your stay our drivers are at your disposal to take you to any destination. Our rates are to be agreed in advance to avoid any changes.

Monuments and Museums

Milan has many museums, monuments, hidden courtyards and architectural works that deserve to be visited.

Here below is a short list of things to do and see if you visit Milan:

  • CASTELLO SFORZESCO a fortress with more than 500 years of history
  • PINACOTECA DI BRERA one of the most important art galleries of the world
  • CENACOLO VINCIANO where the famous masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci is preserved
  • PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA an incredible journey between art and history
  • MUSEO POLDO PEZZOLI one of the world’s most famous private house museums
  • PALAZZO REALE a great palace dedicated to art and its most famous occupants
  • MUSEO DEL NOVECENTO an exceptional centre of art from the 20th century
  • MUSEO DI STORIA NATURALE a small treasure dedicated to science
    and nature
  • MUSEO TEATRALE ALLA SCALA an incredible journey through the history of music
  • MUSEO DEL RISORGIMENTO history and people that made the country
  • CASA MANZONI a journey through the life and works of the great writer
  • MEMORIALE DELLA SHOAH a symbolic place not to forget
  • ATLAS – FONDAZIONE PRADA 7 floors of artworks and installations of modern art

Duomo of Milan

Even though you might not be interested in religion, visiting the Duomo is a must see if you are in Milan. The Duomo of Milan is majestic, beautiful, rich in history, with plenty of interesting features and curious tales, and filled with worshippers at any time of the day. It is considered the third catholic church in the world after St Peter’s in the Vatican and the Seville cathedral.

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco is considered one of the main attractions of Milan, although in the past the citizen of Milan tried to destroy it a few times. The hated castle had been, for centuries, the symbol of tyranny and foreign oppression. With the unification of Italy, the castle was turned into an art and historical centre, and in time it became a symbol of the city.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

One of the first stops in Milan has to be the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, considered as one of the most elegant meeting points near the Duomo. The Galleria is also one of the main symbols of the“Milano’s style” and it has witnessed the changes to the city over the last two centuries. Did you know that all the shops’ signs in the Galleria need to be of the same colour (written in gold on a black background)? Since the 1900s, showing off your fur coat in the Galleria while sipping a coffee at Biffi was a must.  Also, following an old tradition, spinning 3 times on the testicles of the bull portrayed on the mosaic floor, will bring you luck.

Cenacolo Vinciano

The last supper was painted by Leonardo in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie between 1494 and 1497, work commissioned by Ludovico il Moro. The artist decided to approach his creation by using innovative techniques since the paint itself was not on canvas but right on the wall. Sadly due to unfortunate circumstances his technique did not work and the paint started to deteriorate. On the following centuries there have been several attempts in order to save his masterpiece. In 1999, thanks to the removal of the old repaintings, it was possible to bring back to light what remained of the original drafts; all this, after over 20 years of attempts of restorations.
In order to maintain Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, the access to the Cenacolo Vinciano is limited to small groups of maximum 25 persons, only certain days of the week.