If you want to lay your head in contemporary surrounds, the Straf Hotel offers an industrial take on modern Milanese design. Fashion designer Vincenzo de Cotiis was responsible for the make-over, turning the 19th-century palazzo into a stylish hotel, its 64 rooms just a stone’s throw from the Duomo. The Four Seasons Milan also has wow factor in spades, with vaulted ceilings and a newly-refurbished underground spa; not to mention its large luxurious rooms. The rush of traffic may be close by – just on the other side of the corridor in fact – but you wouldn’t know it while relaxing in your bedroom.
Above: Milan’s Four Seasons Hotel. Right: Fabulous fashion at 10 Corso Como.