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Four Seasons Milano – Home Away From Home

July 14, 2015

I sighed as I read, “Welcome to back to your home in Milano”. The handwritten welcome from the General Manager at the Four Seasons Milano reflected our sentiments exactly. It is difficult to imagine a better home away from home than the former 15th-century convent in Italy’s fashion capital.

Statue of a woman, box hedge, topiaries and sitting areas in the courtyard at Four Seasons Milano

At the Four Seasons Milano, original architectural details have been incorporated into the hotel design resulting in a wonderful combination of old-world charm and modern luxury. In typical Four Seasons fashion, gorgeous fresh flower arrangements and interesting art greet guests at every turn.

Purple hydrangeas and lime gladiolas in the lobby at Four Seasons MilanoAccommodation

With unique 118 rooms and suites overlooking quiet side streets or tranquil gardens, the Four Seasons Milano is an intimate haven in the city centre.

The Four Seasons Executive Suite overlooking the manicured courtyard is our choice at the Four Seasons Milano. The large entryway with separate powder room, massive closet, and spacious master bathroom are perfect for a family stay.

Amenities

The Spa at Four Seasons Milano is the ultimate retreat after a busy day in the capital of Lombardy. Spa facilities include a gorgeous 45-foot indoor pool, relaxation lounge, steam room and exercise facilities.

Tranquil lounge chairs near the pool at Four Seasons Milano

A 45 foot indoor pool with stone walls and overhead arches at Four Seasons Hotel Milano

The Spa menu is extensive and includes treatments by Sodashi, La Prairie and Swiss Perfection. Within an hour of our arrival, I checked into the spa for a treatment by Sodashi while the boys checked out the pool.

Dining

Dining options at the Four Seasons Milano include Il Foyer lounge, La Veranda restaurant and in-room dining. Our day typically begins with the family-friendly breakfast buffet at La Veranda. Tables are located inside a gorgeous sunlight room or in the garden during warm weather.

Il Foyer lounge is the perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks and snacks, known was aperitivo in Italy.

Il Foyer lounge at Four Seasons Milano includes a piano, bar area, comfortable chairs and tables

In the evening, La Veranda offers a tasting menu with a wine pairing option from 7 pm to 11 pm. Our meal included marinated anchovies, lettuce heart and burrata cream cheese, followed by Sardinian fregula pasta with green peas and red shrimps. I selected roasted sea bass with mashed potatoes, citrus and tomatoes for my main course. The meal concluded with a delicious cheese plate and hazelnut ice-cream with domori chocolate cream.

A rectangular plate with marinated anchovies, lettuce heart and burrata cream cheese

A bowl of Sardinian fregula pasta, glass of white wine and a bottle of wine at the Four Seasons Milano

La Veranda offers an enticing children’s menu, and our children were almost as full as we were at the end of the evening.

Tortellini, ham and parmesan cheese in a bowl at Four Seasons MilanoLocation

If you love to shop, you can’t beat the location of the Four Seasons Milano. The hotel, located in the famous shopping district known as “The Golden Quadrilateral”, is surrounded by luxury shops.

Lily pond outside Giorgio Armani in Milano

If you prefer to mix sightseeing with shopping, you are in luck. From the Four Seasons Milano, it is a pleasant 10-minute walk to the Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Duomo di Milano surrounded by tourists.

Good to Know – Four Seasons Milano

  • The gym at the Four Seasons Milano offers everything for a full-body workout, but if you prefer to exercise outdoors, there is a public park located near the hotel. Jogging maps and bottled water are available at the concierge desk.
  • Milan is a favourite Italian city – this article on the best places in Milan will help you make the most of your time in the city.
  • Venice isn’t the only city in Italy with canals. Milan was once a port city with canals connecting to Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Switzerland and the Adriatic Sea. You can experience the remaining canals in Milan’s picturesque Navigli neighbourhood.

Our recent four-day stay wasn’t long enough, but we know that our home in Milan will be waiting when we return.

We enjoyed a media rate at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano. As always, the views expressed are our own.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Katie July 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Looks lovely! It’s on my list!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily July 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Fantastic! You will love it. My only regret is that I didn’t plan to stay in Milano a bit longer.

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