If you’re in Milan to shop (window or otherwise), the Four Seasons is in arguably the most convenient location for wandering the city’s famous high-end fashion boutiques. Housed in a gorgeous building—a former 15th-century convent—the Four Seasons is a relaxing place to stay, with both a lovely lobby and an outdoor courtyard in which to enjoy an Aperol Spritz or cocktail. The 118 guest rooms are decorated in modern Italian style, with patterned fabrics (some suites even have original frescoes), and marble bathrooms have both soaking tubs and walk-in showers.
The Quadrilatero della Moda area is Milan’s high-end shopping central: The Four Seasons is next door to Dior, and down the road from Jimmy Choo, Gucci, and Chanel.
1. Museo Bagatti Valsecchi: For a 19th-century house museum filled with antique furnishings and art
2. DMagazine Outlet: For discounted designer fashion
3. Paper Moon: For well-regarded, reasonably priced pizza and pasta
Time Out tip
Save time to check out the hotel’s spa, which has a unique atmosphere in a vaulted 19th-century wine cellar, complete with swimming pool.