Bright Penthouse designed by architect in the historic centre, near canals district and Duomo. A well known area for its restaurants bars, nightlife and historic sights. 3 Dbl Bdr, 1studio with bed, terrace, large living, 1&1/2 bathr, kitchen
A bright Penthouse, designed by an architect, right in the historic centre of Milan. It is located in the very lively Corso Porta Ticinese, close to the canals district and the Duomo, a well known area for its restaurants, bars, nightlife and historic sites. The street also offers many shops, but you will find many more in Via Torino the way to go to the Duomo (the stunning Gothic main cathedral considered the very centre of the city) area, a short walk away. On the other side, a 5 minutes walk, you will find the atmospheric Navigli area with an interesting choice of charming restaurants, bars and vintage shops along its canals.I recommend the second canal, via Alzaia naviglio grande. Fifty meters from the flat you will find Colonne di San Lorenzo, the best-known Roman ruin in Milan (a row of columns taken from a temple or public bath house dating from the 2nd century) set in the beautiful piazza San Lorenzo with it's restaurants where you can dine outdoors.
The flat is a maisonette covering the entire 4th and 5th floor (NO lift) with the added benefit of a small roof terrace. Sitting on the terrace, you will enjoy the far reaching 360º views, including of the Duomo and Vetra park. The flat has a happy feeling to it, also due to the light coming from the nine windows and a skylight. I am a painter so expect the flat to have a certain bohemian aesthetic and creative atmosphere.
The 140 square meters apartment contains one double living room, 3 double bedrooms,plus a single bed in a studio room, one and half bathrooms, and a large steel kitchen with eat-in space. The flat has wooden floors throughout apart from marble floors in the bathrooms.
The bedrooms have a comfortable good quality queen size double bed (one of which is a Japanese mattress made of natural latex and wool). Fresh towels and linens are provided. I will be glad to help you with your suitcases as there is no lift but I can assure you that once on the top you will find it worth the exercise. there are two bathrooms one with shower,basin toilette etc the other has just a basin and a toilet.
Guests can of course use the Wi-Fi .
I am half Italian, a quarter English and a quarter Belgian. I speak Italian English and French, and I will be happy to help you with any queries about Milan and its services. The famous lakes (Como and Maggiore are just an hour by train from Milan centre) offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of lake tourism.
Staying on Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Iseo (just to name the largest and most famous), means immersing oneself in all the flourish of a lush nature that also has the power to renew the mind and body. The gorgeous landscapes of Lombardy’s lakes bring together the fascination of villages lost in time, near-ancient castles and monasteries, superb villas, places rich in history and character, and intriguing museums.All the lakes invite tourists to a singular and particular experience, beginning with Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Here, the magnificent scenery was enough to inspire celebrated personages the likes of Catullus, Dante Alighieri, Goethe, Byron and Stendhal. Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second lake for extent, boasts spectacular islands with the Borromeo's estates villas and incredible botanic and faunistic gardens.-Lake Como (an hour away by train, very easy to get there and extremely cheap), with its upside-down Y form, gave to the world the inventor Alessandro Volta and the writer Alessandro Manzoni,The lake’s center (i.e. center of the Y) features perhaps one of the most famous and awe-inspiring Italian images in the world: the beautiful panorama that comprises the fantastic Villa d’Este (Cernobbio), Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi (Bellagio), and Villa Passalacqua (Moltrasio).
Some of the most beautiful Italian cities are near Milan : Bologna is just an hour by train, Verona 1hour 20 minutes by train then Mantova etc
Interaction with Guests
I usually welcome them and help them with questions.
If a neighbour asks, please tell them that you are friends/guests of Leandro
Bus and tram within a minute walk from the apartment. Metro within a 5 minutes walk. Many historic sights within a short walk.
Smoking it is not allowed, this is a non smoking house, but you can smoke outside on the terrace.
Please do not invite in the apartment people you do not know well.
Please switch off the lights, gas and all electric appliances before leaving and close the windows, especially if there is a possibility of bad weather.
We had a great time in Milan and felt very comfortable in this beautiful appartement. Leandro took his time and gave us lots of advice concerning where to go, what to see etc. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for our trip! Hope to come back to the city!
During a busy 2 weeks of working in Milan, it was great to have a place like Leandro's to come home to. Leandro was super accommodating, 4 of us had plenty of space, and the neighborhood is both historic and lively.
Séjour très agréable au sein de ce penthouse milanais idéalement localisé! Accueil très chaleureux de Leandro, je recommande vivement pour une petite escapade à Milan!
The house is well located between Duomo and Naviglio. We walked everwhere even if the cadorno station. The terrace and atmosphere of the house is great. Leandro is so helpful but the cleanless of beds was poor we had to cover pillows with our tshirts . There could be some noise during night because porto corso ticinese is one of the crowdest streets in milan.
All the sheets ,linens, pillow cases were freshly washed few days before arrival. I had every thing meticulously prepared and cleaned for your stay so it could be all nice and comfortable.
Either you had a wrong impression about pillow cases not being clean or this review seems written as resentment .
I did not want to rent the apartment on New Year's Eve, particularly to a group of very young guests, because of possible parties. To convince me I was reassured by you that not parties would be held in the flat .The day you were leaving I arrived little before your departure and found a huge pile of dirty dishes, glasses etc., the flat dirty with some remains of cakes splattered on the coffe tables, some furniture moved around, band aids scattered everywhere in one room. I was of course not happy and asked if you could do the dishes as I kindly allowed you a late check out and told you previously that other guests were due to check in that same day. I was told that the dishes were left dirty because there was no dishwasher (I have never listed one). I am always very honest and I write all the pro and cons as I don' t want guests to be disappointed, at the moment there is not a dish washer.
Your wrong impression about pillows cases not being cleaned I found it particularly upsetting since I made a particular effort in taking maximum care that everything would be in perfect conditions,coincidentally some of the sheets were brand new I re washed the sheets few days before the day of arrival so they could be fresh and clean and I even left a bottle of Champagne because it was your birthday together with fruits and breakfast and cakes . I helped you with luggage and I stayed a long time telling you all about Milan and giving you helpful tips.
I use sheets that are 100 % cotton,. ; I have pillows with duck feathers down and others made of latex of Pirelli brand , blankets are top quality with lambs wool.
Corso di Porta Ticinese is a lively street and can be noisy especially if one spends NEW's YEAR EVE there,as you did! It's very popular with young people in summer evenings and on week-ends. two of the bedrooms face the street , the other two bedrooms give on the courtyard, . There are double glazed windows everywhere and the flat is high up,3 bedrooms on the 5th floor.
Nous avons été ravi par notre séjour à Milan. L'appartement est très bien situé et très agréable. Il y règne une ambiance de vacances. Nous n'avons pu profiter de la terrasse car la météo n'était pas terrible. L'appartement est bien adapté pour une famille. Léandro nous a accueilli de façon très sympathique.
Leandro est un hôte très sympathique et accueillant. Avant notre séjour, nous savions déjà comment rejoindre son logement grâce à ses précieux conseils. Le jour de notre arrivée, il nous a été d'une grande aide en nous indiquant certains itinéraires et quartiers à visiter.
L' appartement est très bien situé, très proche du centre (10 mns à pied), à 5 mns du Navigli. Le quartier est très animé, très fréquenté par les jeunes, la rue très vivante. Tous les sîtes à visiter sont très bien desservis par les transports en commun si besoin. Nous avons passé un superbe séjour à Milan et conseillerions assurément l'appartement de Leandro. Le petit plus non négligeable : la terrasse sur les toits de la ville...
The penthouse was pretty with great views and central location, and Leandro was friendly and very helpful. We definitely enjoyed our stay and this matched our expectations very well. The only slight minus was that as we stayed over during Mayday celebrations, there was noise on the street at nighttime, so we slept with earplugs. I would definitely recommend this apartment!
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I graduated in film making but I am now a painter (mostly classic realism)
love eating well therefore I have learned to cook well but it s never the same ,love experimenting
I love socialising at dinner parties with either fun conversations (or challenging discussions)
I like sitcoms like Frasier, northern exposure, doctor house etc
I have liberal views
love dogs and animals in general
my favourite paper is the Guardian
news bbc world
environmentally concerned (I travel by bike in the city)
I am not superstitious, I think with my own mind, I am respectful and civilised