Hit the road in Milan
The Mandarin Oriental shifts honeymoon action to the front seat
Words: Damien Woolnough
Photography: Mandarin Oriental
30th May 2018
Rome has history, Florence has the Uffizi Gallery but for action lovers Milan delivers the perfect honeymoon for grooms in need of a testosterone fix.
Once you’re exhausted by shopping at 10 Corso Como, let the Mandarin Oriental near La Scala get your adrenalin pumping with a memorable driving experience.
Book one of the ridiculously luxurious hotel's bed and breakfast packages (from €815 – approx. $1,275) and you are eligible to splurge on one of three drives in a classic 1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
In your lavender Brunello Cucinelli cashmere jumper you will look like a distant relative of the Agnellis as you head towards Bergamo, Cremorna or Lake Maggiore.
In Cremona you can immerse yourself in the art of making violins in the tradition of Antonio Stradivardi and at Lake Maggiore there’s cheese-tasting and a two-Michelin star restaurant to stretch your Dirk Bikkembergs but we suggest setting the GPS to Bergamo.
Drive to Bergamo and you will learn how to make casoncelli, stuffed pasta that’s traditionally made with beef and pork, before enjoying a local lunch.
The Bergamo experience is €2800 (approx. $4,325), including lunch and plenty of opportunities to capture the ultimate honeymoon photo for instant Instagram-envy.
Then it's back to your hotel, occupying four 18th Century buildings, to deal with that testosterone in more relaxed quarters.
For details mandarinoriental.com/milan.
There's cheese-tasting and a two-Michelin star restaurant to stretch your Dirk Bikkembergs.