Summer usually comes down on Milan as hot and moist weather and the average Milanese city sleeker looks for outdoor venues where to move his/her every-day ritual: the happy hour or as locals say aperitivo. Let’s look at some of these outdoor happy hour settings in terms of furnishings and design.
La Terrazza di via Palestro is an elegant restaurant and a trendy happy hour location, situated on the rooftop of the Swiss Cultural Centre. The terrace overlooks the beautiful and historical gardens of Porta Venezia and is furnished with many green plants recalling the large big area below. The guests can rest on comfortable rattan armchairs and sofas, which might make the Milanese city sleeker feel the sensation of being on a seaside kiosk.
As the sea is too far as well as holidays yet, a rooftop swimming pool might be an acceptable alternative. Especially if, after a restoring bath, you can enjoy a couple of drinks by the pool. That place is Ceresio 7, a restaurant located on the top of the historical Enel building overlooking the renovated area of Garibaldi and Isola. Some nice cabanas are put up during summer to host guests that can sit on design sunbeds, besides the usual sofas and armchairs. The number of guests is limited, so that no one stands up uncomfortably, but everyone can sit down.
If you are looking for an astonishing view of the must-see Duomo cathedral, you can’t miss two bars: La Terrazza Martini and the rooftop of the Boscolo Hotel. Bearing the name of famous happy-hour Martini drink, whose producer is the owner too, the roof bar is an historical place that allows you have 360 degree look at the city. The interior furnishings belong to some famous Italian brands such as Poltrona Frau; the manufacturer has actually created a custom collection for the bar that is dominated by the red hue.
On the other hand, the Boscolo Hotel is located near La Scala, the famous opera house. On its roof top, rattan chairs and small sofas accommodate the guests that relax in the shadow of large canopies. The Boscolo hotel has also two restaurants and some of the furniture has been created by Modà. For example, the Remix chair, whose luxurious style suits the prestigious hotel of Milan. Boscolo Hotel closes this short, albeit stimulating, list of open-air bars where to spend your deserved Milanese happy hour.