This is no provincial outpost, the suburban sprawl maybe less than appealing but if you're looking for a touch of panache and design fused with comfort and style then Milan's boutique hotels are for you. These unique hotels are designed for those with more of a discerning or eclectic taste, offering a different set of values that many hotels frequently ignore. Individually designed, with great service, but without questionable décor or drab carpeting, this selection of intriguing hotels offers an awful lot more than just somewhere to lay your sleepy head.
Milan's biggest playgrounds are the lakes, Lake Como is only a short journey by car or train, and the surrounding mountains where the Milanese head at weekends to indulge in walking, skiing or climbing and all sorts of other leisure pursuits. The city itself has embraced the public bike sharing concept with BikeMi which has stations around the city, allowing visitors to explore the city on two wheels for just a few euros. So there's no need to leave the centre which is also ideal for walking as all the main attractions, designer shops, galleries, museums and monuments are close at hand.