Bulgari Hotel Milano lies at the very heart of Milan. The luxury hotel is on the site of an 18th century palace, so its luxury has real heritage behind it. And speaking of heritage, the 4,000 m2 garden can be traced back to 1305 and provides a rare enclave of calm in a city. The hotel strikes a balance between modern design and timeless luxury. So while a modern architectural design studio ensured nothing was left to chance in detail, they paired this with beautiful materials: black marble, teak and oak. The suites even feature small collections of art and books. The hotel offers multiple restaurants and bars featuring contemporary Italian cuisine. You can have afternoon tea in the garden and there’s even a chocolatier in the hotel! You can pamper yourself in the spa and the Bvlgari Suite features a rooftop garden with 360 degree views of the city. This hotel is an art lover’s dream. From here you have easy access to Pinacoteca di Brera (an art gallery in a palace once used by Napoleon, the Royal Palace art museum, and Sforzesco Castle which holds art by da Vinci and Michelangelo. The Teatro alla Scala opera house is also close at hand.