The Portrait Collection to Debut in Milan

The Lungarno Collection, owned by the Ferragamo family, is expanding its Portrait Collection series, with a new flagship location in Milan, opening December 1, 2022. The Portrait Collection is based on a concept of personalized experiences inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, the famed Italian shoe designer.

Portrait Milano is located in the former Archiepiscopal Seminary at 11 Corso Venezia, Europe’s oldest seminary, built in 1564. This building’s baroque entrance was designed in 1652 by Francesco Maria Richini and opens onto a 32,000-square-foot piazza. The restoration project was led by architect Michele De Lucchi. The interiors of the hotel have been designed by architect Michele Bönan, who has worked with several properties in the Lungarno Collection.

Portrait Milano has 73 rooms, including 20 suites, 23 rooms with garden views and a Presidential Suite spanning 1,722 square feet. The hotel’s classic style recalls the tradition of Milanese residences, but with contemporary details inspired by Tuscan craftsmanship, such as leather handles and Florentine rattan boiserie, in a tribute to the history of the Ferragamo family.

The seminary, which has been closed for over two decades, is finally being returned to the city of Milan and to the Milanese. The Portrait Milano will be open to all and will be able to host large scale events ranging from weddings to fashion shows. The space recently hosted the Ferragamo fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. A selection of boutiques and restaurants curated by Portrait complete the experience. In addition, the hotel houses both fine-dining and casual-dining restaurants for guests and locals alike. The piazza will host a bar, outdoor garden and loggia.

Good to know: Portrait Milano has partnered with The Longevity Suite to create a wellness center. To complete the wellness space, the hotel will feature an expansive swimming pool under the ancient arches of the seminary.

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