Perched on the top of an imposing 1930s building in between Porta Nuova and Chinatown and steps from the Monumental Cemetery, Ceresio 7 attracts a well-heeled crowd who are drawn to its fashion roots and striking views. This lofty venue, with its two pools, cigar room and sleek interiors, is owned by Canadian fashion designers Dean and Dan Caten, whose label Dsquared2 is housed next door. Come at sunset, so that you can see Milan’s relatively new skyline awash in pink light. The bar doesn’t accept reservations, so come early to grab a poolside couch for aperitivo, when your drink order will be accompanied by a few small plates.
Time Out tip: If you want to look your best before joining the fashionable crowd at Ceresio 7, book a spa treatment at the Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa in the same building. Both single and multiple entry passes are available.