Where to stay on a romantic break in Milan

When it comes to romantic breaks the quality of the accommodation is of utmost importance. Whether it be a five star hotel or a cosy B&B it is important to get it right. Hiring a car in Milan will mean that you can head out of the city centre a bit in order to find the perfect place.

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Hotel Straf

The Japanese inspired interior of this property is hidden by the classic 19th century facade seen on the street of this city centre hotel. It is perfectly positioned within walking distance of the famous Duomo and has been decorated with lovers in mind.

Stripped back and modern it may be, but the black, red and white of the internal decor seduces all those who stay in this pristine setting. This place oozes class and is perfect for those wanting to impress.

It is handy if you and your partner don’t want to stray far from the hotel either as the Straf Bar is a well established destination in its own right. Those wanting a touch of glamour with their romance should stay here.

Palazzo Castiglioni

To stay at a sumptuous historical residence drive out of Milan to the town of Mantua and find the Palazzo Casiglioni, which was built in the 14th century. Originally home to the first lords of the city it now plays host to honoured guests on romantic breaks.

Each room has a character of its own and makes wonderful use of the period features, including massive stone arches and windows carved into the shape of trefoils. Visitors can choose to stay in a beautiful double room or really push the boat out with a deluxe suite.

The Gray

With each room decorated in its own unique way this trendy hotel offers nice touches such as hydro tubs and room service until one o’clock in the morning. This makes it a great getaway for couples wishing to hibernate for a least part of their stay.

Once they are ready to explore however, guests will find themselves right in the middle of Milan, making it handy for a number of activities. These could include La Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which are literally just around the corner.

Hotel Milano Scala

This hotel complete with sky terrace offering views across the entire city is perfect for the environmentally conscious couple as it has been designed to produce no emissions. Further to that it has a fantastic food offering featuring a number of organic ingredients.

The decoration is vintage-inspired modern chic with old prints blown up to huge proportions in order to line the walls. Each one has a link to the world of opera and provides a grand backdrop to a romantic trip away.

Located within the designer fashion district, it takes its influences from its surroundings and does so to great effect as Hotel Milano Scala is proving very popular with guests.

Grand Visconti Palace

For a slightly different experience to a conventional city centre hotel, there is the Grand Visconti Palace which is more of a resort, complete with spa, jacuzzi and swimming pool. What is more, each of these features has wonderful views of the surrounding area.

There is also a beautiful formal Italian garden, perfect for strolls hand in hand, and a restaurant on the fifth floor which serves up innovative Mediterranean dishes. This is a great place for those who want a romantic break in the city that feels a little bit more like the countryside.