Having lived in Milan for over seven months, I can now proudly tell that I know the city quite well. And, even if I am still discovering new spots, some have already imposed themselves in my day to day life. The city has plenty of vibrating terraces and now that the weather is starting to get hotter I really appreciate drinking a Spritz in open-air aperitivos.
For those who aren't aware, the aperitivo concept represents one of my favorite milanese traditions. It simply means: buy a drink, get plenty of complementary food. This marvelous invention is offered all around the city and I have managed to try a bunch of places already (for research purposes of course)... and if the place has beautiful views it is obviously even more enjoyable
Anyway, here is my top five of Milano's rooftops:
One of the most secret rooftops in the city. It is calm and cosy. (picture above)
Hotel Milano Scala, Via dell’Orso, 7 20121 Milan
Incredible view of the Duomo. Plus, you get to buy some tasteful groceries on your way back.
Piazza del Duomo, last floor, 20121 Milan
Radio Rooftop Bar
This is probably one of the first rooftops I discovered and it has in my opinion the most scenic views.
Via Marco Polo, 1103, 20124 Milan
Stunning pool and delightful restaurant. I spent my last 21st birthday here and adored it.
Via Ceresio, 7, 20154 Milan
La Terraza di Via Palestro
This terrace overlooking the park is perfect to take a breather and just chill with some friends.
Via Palestro, 2, 20121 Milan