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What’s on in Milan: December

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

Verity Hogan
City Guide
Verity Hogan,


Acanto takes culinary inspiration from traditional Lombardy cuisine, although the restaurant’s revolutionary head chef, Fabrizio Cadei, has put a modern spin on the classics with his light execution and aesthetic presentation. Incorporating the finest seasonal ingredients in inventive combinations, dishes such as hay-marinated deer medallion with parsnip cream, currants and caramelised almonds typify the menu. The dining room offers a perfect setting for the cuisine: Murano glass chandeliers enhance the evening ambience, while lunchtime diners can enjoy views across the tranquil gardens which feature an 18th-century fountain.

Acanto, Hotel Principe di Savoia, Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan, +39 02 62301


Milan between the wars: discovering the city of canals through the photographs of Arnaldo Chierichetti
Arnaldo Chierichetti was one of the first Milanese photojournalists to focus his camera on the everyday lives of the city’s locals. This retrospective of his work provides an insight into daily life between the two world wars. The exhibition contains 140 photographs depicting some of Milan’s most significant sights, many of which have now disappeared from the modern cityscape. Taking a tour of the exhibition allows visitors to follow the journey of Chierichetti himself as he travelled Milan’s waterways, from the Porta Romana bridge to Via San Domieno.

Palazzo Morando, Via Sant’Andrea 6, 20121 Milan, +39 02 8846 5735


3rooms at 10 Corso Como
Set in the courtyard of famed concept store 10 Corso Como, the intimate 3rooms boutique hotel offers three large suites with appropriately striking interiors. Each is designed as an homage to some of the most acclaimed designers and artists of the mid 20th century; pieces by Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames and Marcel Breuer are just some of those featured. Every suite is fully equipped with a host of luxurious facilities, including generous walk-in wardrobes, bathroom toiletries by Hermès and a home-cinema system with Blu-ray and 3D capabilities.

3rooms, Corso Como 10, 20154 Milan, +39 02 626163



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