About this listing
Bright cheerful architect design Penthouse. Historic centre, Duplex 4&5th floor (no elevator) Lively area: restaurants, shops, historic sites, night-life. 3 Dbl Bedrooms, 1studio with single bed, Roof Terrace, double living, 1&1/2 bathr, kitch
A bright Penthouse, designed by an architect, right in the historic centre of Milan. The flat is a maisonette covering the entire 4th and 5th floor (no lift) with the added benefit of a roof terrace. 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, night life and historic sites. 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 130 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.
Three bedrooms have a comfortable good quality queen size double bed that cannot be separated (one of which is a Japanese mattress made of natural latex and wool) ,then there is a studio with a single bed and an ensuite small (email hidden)esh 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 .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.
Sitting on the terrace, you will enjoy the far reaching 360º views, including of the Duomo and Vetra park.
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,
Please do not invite in the apartment people you do not know well.
Please switch off the lights, all electric appliances (and of course gas) before leaving and close the windows, especially if there is a possibility of bad weather or wind.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Leandro nous a fait un très bon accueil en prenant le temps de nous donner toutes les informations nécessaires.
Le quartier est vivant et sympathique.
Leandro made us very welcome and provided some really useful recommendations about places to go and how to get there.
It was great to stay in a real neighbourhood instead of a hotel and the area has everything you need. It is easy to walk into the city centre and to the Navigli in the other direction. A great area for drinks and an evening meal.
If you struggle with stairs this apartment will not be for you, but we enjoyed the exercise and the roof terrace has good views.
We enjoyed Milan a lot so many thanks to Leandro for looking after us.
Leonardo hat uns freundlich in seiner Wohnung empfangen. Dank vieler wertvoller Tipps waren sowohl Anreise, als auch Aufenthalt problemlos und toll. Bereits bei unserer Anreise war der Kühlschrank gut gefüllt.
Die Wohnung liegt an einer belebten Straße in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Innenstadt. Die Dachterrasse ist ein tolles Extra. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.
Leandro was a wonderful host, very communicative and helpful as we from start to finish. He met us upon our arrival, he helped carry our bags and walked us through the spacious house. It was very nice to have the roof top terrace to relax & we were delighted to enjoy all the breakfast treats he set us up with. The apartment is in close proximity to many things and easy to walk or hop on the street car. We would stay again when returning to Milano and could recommend his flat for a group. Thank you Leandro!
Leandro gave us a very nice welcoming and always helpful throughout our stay!! The area was exactly what we wanted. Right in the center and right in between Navigli and Il Duomo. The terrace is very relaxing and the kitchen very easy to use. I would definitely go back to Milan and would like to stay there again!!
Leandro is a splendid host, very helpful before arrival and welcoming once there. Gave us good hints of where to go and what to see. breakfast was set up on arrival and the apartment was clean and fresh. It is a really lovely space and warm nights on the terrace are terrific. The location is really central and the area fun and lively. Will definitely book again if in Milan.
Leandro's spacious flat was perfect for our three-day trip to Milan!
On our arrival Leandro welcomed us warmly and gave us some really helpful tips. The fridge was stocked up with some food so that we could enjoy a good breakfast in the mornings. The location of the apartment is very convenient for discovering the city. I can recommend the flat to anyone who is planning to visit Milan.
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About the Host, Leandro
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