Food and drink
As an insider pied a terre, Vico Milano astutely stayed in his lane, leveraging his quality local knowledge for restaurant and cafe recommendations without trying to add a restaurant to the mix. But snacking on strawberries, wholemeal croissants and delicious cold cuts and cheeses (from the Tuscan cheese maker and butcher used in the sister hotel, Castello di Vicarello), and sipping a Vico Tonic (celery, apple, cucumber and lemon juice) does more. only for that. Much like martinis and negroni nightcaps, served in thin glasses like Luigi Bormiolo paper at the suave house-style bar.
Wedged between vibrant Centro Storico and trendy Navigli, it’s a stellar launch pad for exploring classic attractions (Il Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II) and labyrinthine neighborhoods teeming with galleries, independent shops and snapshots. of local life.
Now that is what sets Vico Milano apart from other shops in the city. Resident manager Luciano Ricciutelli, whose accommodation pedigree stems from several years of close collaboration with family at Castello di Vicarello, welcomes guests as he would family friends. With his quintessentially Milanese chunky-edged features and tailored suit, Luciano has a sophisticated silhouette, giving visitors a taste of sharp Milanese style. Slightly obscure requests are handled with a smile by a charming little team – one of the many perks of a guesthouse – but it should be noted that late entry to the hotel requires a card and hours arrival must be agreed by e-mail.
While well-behaved children are welcome, Vico Milano has a decidedly grown-up atmosphere.
From biodegradable toiletries to the policies of fresh, sustainable towels and linens, Vico Milano hasn’t cut corners with its eco-push. Plus, the delicious-smelling Aesop soaps and shampoos are responsibly nailed to the shower wall in large bottles.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
As a historic building with no lift and with a narrow concrete staircase leading to the bar and common area, the hotel is not suitable for wheelchairs.
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Address of the hotel: Vico Milano, Corso Genova, 11, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Phone number: +39 02 4941 8437
Price: from Â£ 298 including breakfast