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Bulgari Hotel Milano

Boutique, sleek, discreet

Via Privata Fratelli Gabba 7b, Milano 20121

(39) 02-805-8051

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At a Glance

With high-quality design and an intimate location within an 18th-century palazzo, the Bulgari is one of Milan’s top hotels—and one with a stunning garden popular with the city’s style crowd.

Indagare Loves

  • The stone basin tubs overlooking the garden
  • The apero-cena scene at Il Bar, which is particularly popular on weeknights
  • The 10,000-square-foot, leafy garden with daybeds for lounging


Tucked away on a quiet residential street off of Via Monte di Pietà, the 58-room Bulgari is a serene retreat located near the best shopping of the Quadrilatero d’Oro and in walking distance to Brera—a design district filled with independent galleries and local cafés. Bulgari's heritage is present throughout the hotel’s public spaces, which feature sketches of vintage jewelry and portraits of the brand’s famous fans like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Adored by the Milanese, the Bulgari has a loyal following of high-profile professionals, celebrities and designers who favor the sleek, stylish design.

Well-known Italian designers Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, who also decorated the nearby Mandarin Oriental Milan, blend Bulgari’s high-end aeshetic with contemporary Italian décor. Dark hallways lead to residential-styled rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist furnishings. The color scheme highlights light oak-paneled walls and floors accented with beige, taupe and rich mocha. The bathrooms are simple but grand, and most have deep stone basin tubs that overlook the garden. Amenities include Bulgari bath products, luxurious Italian linens and special touches at turndown including warm herbal tea, chocolates and lit candles.

The buzzing lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the lively garden.Il Bar attracts a stylish crowd of locals, who mingle over aperitivo at the long onyx marble bar. In the warm weather, patrons can take advantage of the garden or Dom Pérignon Lounge and Raw Bar set in the back of the garden. Il Ristorante specializes in contemporary Italian dishes such as sea bass carpaccio and ossobuco ravioli. Once a month, the Bulgari hosts a special culinary event, Epicurea, during which an international chef collaborates on a curated tasting menu. It’s a fun dining experience that is popular with locals. The additional on-property amenities include a lovely Asian-inspired spa with La Mer products and a small but functional gym.

Who Should Stay

Discreet travelers, design-focused couples or small groups of friends will appreciate Bulgari’s modern simplicity and residential location within walking distance to high-end boutiques, Brera, and major sites including La Scala and the Duomo.

Written by Laura Fishman

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