Directly opposite Milan’s central train station, this boutique hotel with a hip vibe has fun public spaces enlivened with street art and funky sculptures. The 299 small but stylish guest rooms feature black-and-white cinematic photos on the walls and a cool feel. The fun extends to the Clash Restaurant, which serves up international dishes to a young crowd, while at the lobby bar, a DJ spins tunes till late in the evenings. Two terraces—a fifth-floor space with sun loungers and a twelfth-floor rooftop terrace—as well as a garden outfitted with oversized bean bag chairs are perfect places to rest after a hectic day of sightseeing.
Though there aren’t any must-see sights nearby, the area is perfect for traveling elsewhere in Italy or for getting around the city—besides the train station, there’s easy access to the metro, trams and buses.
1. Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest): For unique buildings covered in trees
2. 10 Corso Como: For cutting-edge, highly curated fashion
3. Joia: For some of the best vegetarian food in Italy
Time Out tip
Though there’s an extra charge for the breakfast, it’s a lovely spread that can be worth the cost to fill up on all the pastries, fruit, yogurt, eggs and more on offer.