The Square

Finally our last post from Milan and I really do hope that we haven’t missed any details. This one is all about the lovely place we stayed in. And come to think of it, lovely is a very understated word to describe the beauty, perfect location and great service this place had to offer throughout our four night stay in Milan. The place I am talking about is called The Square and it’s located right near the Dome area – 5 minute walk.

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You know by now that I love hotel rooms and that is very much an important part of any good vacation, and D was the one that chose this amazing place knowing right from the start that I will love it. And I did! A lot! Now I’m not going to go all the way and say that it was more beautiful than the one we stayed in Madrid, but this came close enough and this one is one of those hotels that I would love to come back for another few nights. Being one of those hotel fanatics, you know that this is very hard for me to say that as I always like to see new and exciting hotels.

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This one offered a buffet breakfast with everything you needed for a healthy and nutritious first meal of the day. The only part where it lacked were the egg varieties, only offering hard boiled eggs and scrambled eggs. I love those places where you have a whole egg counter and you get to choose what type of eggs you’d like. Other than that, it didn’t lack anything where breakfast is concerned, on the contrary, this is the first place where the bread rolls were hot every single morning. Who doesn’t love warm bread? I could’ve moved near the bread basket. They also supplied a very complete and well served breakfast in bed service, that we never miss wherever we go as that’s part of the whole judging process.

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On our third night there, because my feet were killing as that was the day we decided to go shopping, and for some reason shopping is always the one activity that gets me in all sorts of pain (muscle, as well as money pain), we decided to try their 10th floor terrace – La Terazza Dei Cavaleri. This little gourmet terrace has a very nice view over Milan and, to be honest, the food was way better than we had expected. We rarely ever eat dinner at the hotel we stay in mainly because we always imagine that most of the food consists of leftovers form the breakfast buffet – actually is the other way around, but, let’s move along… We will never do that mistake again, as the food here is, dare I say, gourmet, actually, and we both left the terrace very satisfied and happy with our choice.

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As you can see from the photos, the place looked amazing, and being on top of Milano really tends to keep the mosquitos at bay, which made up for a lovely dinner. We had the cold cuts plate as an appetiser, which, as we expected had some sort of special prosciutto crudo and to our surprise, it also contained two bread rolls (warm, obviously!) with a sort of pistachio butter that was absolutely amazing. For the main course, I chose the vegetarian rainbow risotto which was made to perfection by the cook, and D chose the bacon wrapped beef with home made potato chips that he described as very, very good. Naturally the night wouldn’t have been complete without dessert. I had the Panna Cotta and D had some sort of Mediterranean Citrus Parfait with fruits and they were both delicious. The entire check was a bit over 60 Euros but we did get to enjoy Milan from the 10th floor, the food was exceptional and we only had to take an elevator a few floors down to our room, so no more effort on our feet.

Staying and eating at this amazing hotel definitely bettered our vacation and made us want to come back to Milan as soon as possible. Maybe next year for Fashion Week? Keeping my fingers crossed!!! I hope you have enjoyed our roaming posts through our Milan getaway, and stay in touch as more abroad adventures are soon to come.

L. 

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