A hidden gem will be unveiled in Milan this Spring – an ultra-chic seven-bedroom boutique guesthouse. As we enter a new dawn for travel, small is undoubtedly beautiful and the demand for authenticity and personalised service is paramount. Neri Baccheschi-Berti, whose family is behind the award-winning renowned Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany, is realising his vision to create a fashionable under-the-radar hangout from which to explore Milan.
Completely discrete and intimate, Vico Milano will be unlike anything else in the city, and a totally new experience for travellers. Overseeing every aspect of the design, Neri has drawn on influences that have inspired him throughout his life and travels. He has personally sourced an extraordinary collection of antiques – primarily Italian yet complemented by carefully selected pieces from around the world, including Iran and Morocco. There will also be an eclectic collection of art on display, resulting in an utterly charming and stylish home from home. Guests will have exclusive access to a curated library, comfortable sitting room and a speakeasy-style bar, serving their family owned wine and curated cocktails alongside classic Italian snacks.
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Located in one of the city’s most sought-after locations, Corso Genova 11, Vico Milano is just a short walk to the Duomo and the fashionable district of Via Tortona, home to designer showrooms and a Milan Fashion Week hotspot. A little piece of Milanese history, the site of the guesthouse was once a factory which designed and produced the legendary Legnano racing bikes, before becoming the studio and showroom for the Baccheschi-Berti family’s fashion brand, Bungai. Creativity has always been part of its DNA, so it is a fitting location for such an innovative hideaway. Guests will be welcomed to Vico Milano as the Baccheschi-Berti family would welcome a personal friend into their own home. Throughout their stay bespoke experiences will be available and the aim is for a guest to depart feeling like a local and having uncovered the authentic side of Milan.
Prices at Vico Milano will start from approx. €280 (currently approx. £250) inclusive of breakfast. Website coming soon, in their meantime head over to their Instagram @vico.milano to follow their progress.