• the sunday guide to // milan

 milan // mahabis journalphoto: travel & leisure

 

Our Sunday Guide series takes an alternative approach to city guides, seeking out the best ways to relax and unwind whilst exploring a new location. Our latest article suggests a series of relaxing ways to enjoy the romantic city of Milan.

 

milan //

Milan is renowned for its association with luxury fashion, playing host to one of the most prolific fashion weeks and a vast array of designer boutiques and well-heeled women. Although the shopping is great and the city is filled with stylish individuals, Milan has much more to offer and is a well considered choice for a relaxing city break. Wander the streets around the canals, dine in the finest Italian restaurants and choose from a variety of luxurious spas in which to unwind. We detail the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday exploring the city. 

 

stay //

Located in the heart of the fashion and arts district, Magna Pars Suites offers five-star luxury accommodation with a contemporary aesthetic. The elegant interiors feature work by local artists, mezzanines and marble bathrooms, and there are luxurious Turkish baths for sole use of hotel guests. Guests can also make use of the roof terrace, restaurant and wine bar, where they can relax and unwind after a day exploring the city. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide // milan photo: magna pars suite

 

visit // 

Pay a visit to the Duomo di Milano to witness one of the most impressive cathedrals in the whole of Italy. The Gothic structure is the fifth largest church in the entire world, and is subsequently one of Milan's most iconic landmarks. See Milan from a different angle by climbing up to its rooftops and admiring the view of the city from above the bustling streets. The view from above also offers you the chance to discover the ornate spires in more detail. 

 

duomo // mahabis journalphoto: 123rf

 

shop //

Ensure that you pay a visit to one of the most infamous boutiques in the world, 10 Corso Como. Here you will discover a carefully curated array of fashion, art, music, books and design inside a beautifully designed emporium that is more akin to an art gallery than a traditional shop. Alongside the boutique, visitors will discover a selection of art exhibitions, a garden cafe, a small hotel, and a roof garden filled with the sculptural work of artist Kris Ruhs. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide to // milanphoto: 10 corso como

 

relax //

When it comes to relaxation, there is no better place in Milan than QC TermemilanoSet in one of the oldest and more elegant buildings in the city, the luxurious spa features an array of treatments and pools surrounded by historical monuments. Indulge in a Turkish bath, retreat to one of the relaxation rooms, relax in a whirlpool tub, free your lungs in the salt room, or unwind with a steam bath. Before you leave, ensure that you spend time in the only bio-sauna in the world to be located within a tram car.

 

qc termemilano // mahabis journal
 photo: qc termemilano 

 

eat //

Sample a unique dining experience in Milan's industrial chic restaurant Carlo e Camilla in Segheria. Housed in a defunct sawmill, the pared back setting of concrete and exposed bricks showcases remarkable michelin star food, by chef Carlo Cracco. The main dining area seats 65, and the tables are arranged in a communal cross-configuration, with the room lit by grand chandeliers. Book early to ensure you can get a space. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide // milanphoto: triptod.com

 

watch //

Whilst in Milan, you can't miss the opera. Spend an evening relaxing amidst the breathtaking surroundings of Teatro alla Scala, the most famous opera house in the world, dressed up in your finest and peering through opera glasses to view not only the action on the stage but the minute details of the intricately detailed theatre.

 

teatro alla scala // mahabis journalphoto: the slow pace

 

play //

When it was announced that Wes Anderson would be designing a cafe-bar in Fondazione Prada, our hearts were aflutter. Bar Luce looks like a scene out of one of the director's famous films, with every carefully considered detail begging to be admired (and Instagrammed). Anderson designed the pastel-hued interiors to resemble a typical Milanese cafe whilst referencing the colours and designs of his film sets, creating the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and cake.

 

wes anderson bar // mahabis journalphoto: museeum

the sunday guide to // milan

 milan // mahabis journalphoto: travel & leisure

 

Our Sunday Guide series takes an alternative approach to city guides, seeking out the best ways to relax and unwind whilst exploring a new location. Our latest article suggests a series of relaxing ways to enjoy the romantic city of Milan.

 

milan //

Milan is renowned for its association with luxury fashion, playing host to one of the most prolific fashion weeks and a vast array of designer boutiques and well-heeled women. Although the shopping is great and the city is filled with stylish individuals, Milan has much more to offer and is a well considered choice for a relaxing city break. Wander the streets around the canals, dine in the finest Italian restaurants and choose from a variety of luxurious spas in which to unwind. We detail the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday exploring the city. 

 

stay //

Located in the heart of the fashion and arts district, Magna Pars Suites offers five-star luxury accommodation with a contemporary aesthetic. The elegant interiors feature work by local artists, mezzanines and marble bathrooms, and there are luxurious Turkish baths for sole use of hotel guests. Guests can also make use of the roof terrace, restaurant and wine bar, where they can relax and unwind after a day exploring the city. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide // milan photo: magna pars suite

 

visit // 

Pay a visit to the Duomo di Milano to witness one of the most impressive cathedrals in the whole of Italy. The Gothic structure is the fifth largest church in the entire world, and is subsequently one of Milan's most iconic landmarks. See Milan from a different angle by climbing up to its rooftops and admiring the view of the city from above the bustling streets. The view from above also offers you the chance to discover the ornate spires in more detail. 

 

duomo // mahabis journalphoto: 123rf

 

shop //

Ensure that you pay a visit to one of the most infamous boutiques in the world, 10 Corso Como. Here you will discover a carefully curated array of fashion, art, music, books and design inside a beautifully designed emporium that is more akin to an art gallery than a traditional shop. Alongside the boutique, visitors will discover a selection of art exhibitions, a garden cafe, a small hotel, and a roof garden filled with the sculptural work of artist Kris Ruhs. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide to // milanphoto: 10 corso como

 

relax //

When it comes to relaxation, there is no better place in Milan than QC TermemilanoSet in one of the oldest and more elegant buildings in the city, the luxurious spa features an array of treatments and pools surrounded by historical monuments. Indulge in a Turkish bath, retreat to one of the relaxation rooms, relax in a whirlpool tub, free your lungs in the salt room, or unwind with a steam bath. Before you leave, ensure that you spend time in the only bio-sauna in the world to be located within a tram car.

 

qc termemilano // mahabis journal
 photo: qc termemilano 

 

eat //

Sample a unique dining experience in Milan's industrial chic restaurant Carlo e Camilla in Segheria. Housed in a defunct sawmill, the pared back setting of concrete and exposed bricks showcases remarkable michelin star food, by chef Carlo Cracco. The main dining area seats 65, and the tables are arranged in a communal cross-configuration, with the room lit by grand chandeliers. Book early to ensure you can get a space. 

 

mahabis // sunday guide // milanphoto: triptod.com

 

watch //

Whilst in Milan, you can't miss the opera. Spend an evening relaxing amidst the breathtaking surroundings of Teatro alla Scala, the most famous opera house in the world, dressed up in your finest and peering through opera glasses to view not only the action on the stage but the minute details of the intricately detailed theatre.

 

teatro alla scala // mahabis journalphoto: the slow pace

 

play //

When it was announced that Wes Anderson would be designing a cafe-bar in Fondazione Prada, our hearts were aflutter. Bar Luce looks like a scene out of one of the director's famous films, with every carefully considered detail begging to be admired (and Instagrammed). Anderson designed the pastel-hued interiors to resemble a typical Milanese cafe whilst referencing the colours and designs of his film sets, creating the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and cake.

 

wes anderson bar // mahabis journalphoto: museeum
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