Seven Park Hotel & Spa

Seven Park Hotel & Spa is a perfect retreat if you want to escape the Como crowds or as a base to explore the nearby mountain towns and valleys.

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Nhow Hotel Milan

NH Hotels has an uncanny ability to create luxury hotels in the most unlikeliest of surroundings. The old Fiat factory in Torino with its rooftop test track, an ancient cliff top monastery in Amalfi and even a former railway station in Rome. Switch over to Milan and I discover another one; the Nhow (pronounced Now) right in the centre of Zona Tortona, Milan’s famous creative and design district.

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Madesimo ski resort. Italy’s best kept alpine secret

Trudging across the virgin snow 3,000 metres up on the alpine slopes above the  Madesimo ski resort in Lombardy, the sky is azure blue and I swear I can see the magical spires of Milan’s famous Duomo peeking out above the horizon.

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