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What's on in Milan: May

Discover the very best restaurants, hotels and cultural attractions in Milan this month

City Guide
Verity Hogan,


Trussardi alla Scala
Italian fashion label Trussardi is known for its refined elegance and its eponymous restaurant reflects this by displaying an inherent sense of style. Warm shades of gold combined with rich wood and leather detailing characterise the space while chef Luigi Taglienti’s cooking is focused on distinctive, instantly recognisable flavours. His careful selection of ingredients gives a fresh taste to traditional recipes while the integration of more unusual flavours bolster the cuisine further. Expect to find raw sea bream, sweet and sour cabbage and ginger and saffron jelly on the varied menu.

Trussardi alla Scala, Piazza della Scala 5, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8068 8201


Carlton Hotel Baglioni
The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is a perfect base for visitors to Milan; its central location, surrounded by shopping streets, and its amenities, which include a gourmet restaurant and spa with Turkish bath and sauna, make it ideal for both frequent and first-time visitors to the city. The hotel’s recently renovated reception area and lobby make an immediate impression with décor that blends traditional and contemporary styles; the lobby area features black Marquina marble, refined Italian furnishings and a welcoming fireplace.

Carlton Hotel Baglioni, Via Senato 5, 20121 Milan, +39 02 77077


Milano Food Week
Food lovers flock to Milan in May to enjoy the finest food and drink the city has to offer at Milano Food Week. Italian cuisine is one of the world’s most popular and this nine-day festival, which takes place this year from 17 to 25 May, showcases its finest specialities. The programme is eclectic, ranging from art and photography exhibits and previews of luxury goods to wine tasting on city trams and cocktail tastings in a high-end fashion boutique. Visitors can also learn how to produce some of Italy’s most iconic food items, including mozzarella and ice-cream.

Milano Food Week, various venues throughout the city



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