Set in a converted Milanese monastery this über-chic hotel is considered the stopover of choice for the global fashion crowd. Its 4000 square metre private gardens, stylish bar and restaurant and proximity to Milan’s leading boutiques and retailers are all part of the attraction. But ask guests what they remember most and they will invariably say its pool and spa. The glass walls and benches made of Afyon stone are naturally lit by the daylight that filters in from outside. The pure gold and green mosaic tiles of the pool, meanwhile, provide an impossibly stylish setting for an afternoon swim.

UJ’s Insider Tips

Soak up the fading evening rays in the beautiful Il Giardino and tuck into a gourmet dinner washed down with something from the impressive wine list or, sip a signature Bulgari cocktail.

Bulgari Hotel, Via Privata Fratelli 7/b, 20121 Milan, Italy | +39 02 805 805 1 |