Senato is housed in a five-story neo-classic building that was once home to a family of Milanese entrepreneurs. The hotel, which is located right by the city’s top shopping street, Via Montenapoleone, still retains something of the feel of a grand palazzo. Its sleek interiors, with striped marble floors and brass and velvet furnishings, are the work of architect Alessandro Bianchi. He teamed up with local talent, including lighting studio Bottega Gadda, which produced handmade gingko-shaped bronze lamps for the hotel’s lobby. In addition, Bianchi designed a large, shallow pool in the central courtyard to reflect the hotel’s architecture. Hotel Senato Via Senato 22 20121 Milano Italy TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.