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What's on in Milan: April

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

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Newly opened in central Milan, Pisacco makes the most of fresh and seasonal ingredients in a well-edited menu. Quality defines every area of the restaurant, from its menu to its refined, elegant interior with an array of original artworks and handcrafted furnishings. Each dish is expertly executed; seared calamari is paired with an unusual avocado puree, risotto alla Milanese is given a modern twist with a veal sauce and even the simplest dishes feature exquisitely balanced flavours.

Pisacco, Via Solferino 48, 20121 Milan, +39 02 9176 5472



Boscolo Milano
Combining quintessential Italian elegance with a nod to contemporary style, the Boscolo Milano hotel boasts an eye-catching interior that makes an immediate impression. Its luxurious and large rooms make the most of Italian craftsmanship, featuring Artemide light fixtures, Driade furnishings and spectacular Bisazza mosaics alongside oversized four-poster beds. Boscolo Milano’s central location on Corso Matteotti places visitors at the heart of Milan, while the hotel’s own timetable of events has helped it become a popular local meeting place.

Boscolo Milano, Corso Giacomo Matteotti 4-6, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7767 9610



Oberto conte di San Bonifacio at Teatro alla Scala
In celebration of Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentenary, Milan’s world-renowned Teatro alla Scala is presenting a re-staging of the great composer’s debut opera, Oberto conte di San Bonifacio. This two-hour performance, sung entirely in Italian, set the tone for Verdi’s subsequent works with strong, courageous and honourable characters struggling with moral questions. Oberto is a drama filled with unexpected twists and features themes that include pride, unexpected generosity and guilt. The current performance is inspired by the ideals of Italian unification and will welcome audiences throughout April and May.

Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milan, +39 02 88791



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