Natalia Ranza CEO at Senato Hotel Milano is the uber-active fourth generation of an historical Milanese family, who still owns the palazzina that today host the Hotel. We asked her to guide us in her favourite spots in the city.
First of all, what do you like to do?
I love sports, running, skiing, playing tennis, swimming. I like watching movies at the cinema, going to exhibitions and I love traveling.
Your relationship with travel?
I have been traveling since I was little: I think it is a way to open the mind, to lengthen the time and make adventures. I like traveling without organizing everything first and deciding day by day what to do or see. In travel I find my corner of freedom. I also really like art and design and I think we should all be surrounded by beautiful things to learn to appreciate the beauty that exists in the world.
5 places dear to you that you are pleased to share with Senato Hotel Milan guests
Piazza Vetra and the Basilica of San Lorenzo: "childhood memories"
Fondazione Prada: represents the reborn Milan
Rotonda della Besana: where I go with friends in the hot afternoons
Parco Forlanini: for a jog in the green
Teatro alla Scala: always exciting
5 things to do that he wants to recommend to those who come to Milan for the first time / or who from Milan could discover / rediscover.
Get lost walking through the narrow streets of the quadrangle between shop windows and buildings
Go shopping in the shops in the Brera area
A bike ride along the canal to the abbey of Morimondo (for sports enthusiasts)
An evening at the Teatro La Scala
Go up to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II