Funky shops, magnificent museums and surprising side streets. These images may not be the first that come to mind when you think of Milan, the business capital of Italy – but we’re here to show you the charming side of the city. For a romantic weekend in Milan, follow the GBS Guide written by our local experts to impress your love, any time of the year.
Check into your hotel in the Brera neighborhood, throw on your favorite Friday night outfit and head out for an aperitivo at Fioraio Bianchi. You’ll enjoy refined bites and a cocktail at a table for two surrounded by plants and flowers in the chic candlelit cafe.
What could be more romantic than more flowers? Keep the exotic mood going and head to dinner at the hip Potafiori in the Porta Romana neighborhood, known for their mix of stunning plants, fun music and innovative menu.
Start your day at the Pinacoteca di Brera, and be sure to have an espresso at the golden bar of the Café Fernanda. The museum is home to an incredible collection, including sacred and profane masterpieces we can show you with our best-selling tour.
Curious what the future holds between you and your love? Visit Maria, one of the neighborhood’s beloved card readers, in via Madonnina for a fun experience. If the result is positive, why not head to Luisa Beccaria, known for romantic womenswear, for a whimsical outfit for dinner or even a wedding dress.
Milan’s museums are absolutely stunning, and also offer top dining options. Lunch at LùBar in GAM is a must. You’ll enjoy an intimate table for two in this Sicilian corner of Milan.
Explore the nearby Porta Venezia neighborhood, home to the beloved Liberty style of architecture. Pink is a color of love, and keep your eyes peeled for the flamingos in the green gardens of Villa Invernizzi.
Undecided if you should take a rest or energize yourself? You can do both in the beautiful Giardini Indro Montanelli with a private yoga session in the park. We can organize a lesson in a picturesque, private corner with a teacher who speaks your language.
Diamonds are rare, but vintage jewelry is even more! Swing by Pennisi in via Manzoni to shop for pieces you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Romance and art go hand in hand, and we’ve selected a special dinner at Giacomo Arengario in the Museo del Novecento. We can reserve the most exclusive table for you with the best view of the sparkling piazza and Duomo.
Sleep in, it’s Sunday! You’ll have a jolt of energy as you have a giro (trip) on the historic #2 tram and take in the sights of the city as you enjoy the beauty from the wooden tram.
Welcome to Corso Magenta, which is also the same address of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Take your time strolling down the side streets and be sure to stop into the Chiostro delle Rane cloister and if you’re lucky you may catch it in bloom.
WHERE TO STAY
For your romantic weekend in Milan, we suggest the Palazzo Parigi hotel & spa in the chic Brera neighborhood. We can arrange your unforgettable stay in the hotel’s most exclusive Duomo Panoramic Suite, with a view of the entire city. Contact us at info@golblackstyle or +39 331.7109804 to book your stay with the VIP perks.