A hidden gem will open in Milan this October in the form of Vico Milano – an ultra-chic seven-bedroom boutique guesthouse.

Neri Baccheschi Berti, whose family is behind the award-winning Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany, has masterminded the property, creating a fashionable under-the-radar hangout from which to explore Milan.  

Together with Sicilian architect, Giuseppe Alito, who has overseen the architecture and design, Neri has drawn on influences from his life to create a bespoke home from home where no two corners are the same. Highlight pieces include the bespoke bar, designed by Giuseppe and handcrafted by local artisans, the beautiful bathroom tiles sourced from Fez in Morocco, and the magnificent marble table in the lobby, which was designed by Neri himself.

When it comes to lighting, guests will see the works of Coordinates by Michael Anastassiades by FLOS whose modern pieces are inspired by mathematical precision of the Cartesian grid. Together with handpicked antique pieces, green marble from Greece, carpets from Iran and rattan chairs from Italian designer, Lio Carminati, guests will see a completely unique fusion of cultures, colours and materials, a realisation of Neri and Giuseppe’s vision.  

Art will be an integral feature at the hotel and an eclectic collection will be on display throughout. Interesting partnerships are also in the pipeline to enable local artists to display their work to create an evolving gallery meaning repeat guests can enjoy a new experience each time.

Additional facilities include a curated library, comfortable sitting room and a speakeasy-style bar, serving bar snacks accompanied by the family owned wine and curated cocktails.