A bright Penthouse, designed by an architect, right in the historic centre. It is located in the very lively c p Ticinese, close to the canals district and the Duomo, a well known area for its restaurants, bars, nightlife and historical sights
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 and around the Duomo (the stunning Gothic main cathedral considered the very centre of the city) area, all 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, maybe drinking a glass of Franciacorta (the local Champagne) you can 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, plus a skylight. I am a painter so expect the flat to have a certain aesthetic and creative atmosphere.
The 130 square meters apartment contains one double living room, two double bedrooms,a studio, 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 three 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
We spend 4 days in Leandro house, the place is really nice and spacious, the place is very atypic and decoration is like at home, sunny days are great with the terrace.
Leandro is really friendly and serious.
Leandro was very nice and very easy to communicate with. The apartment was in superb (email hidden)terally steps from great shopping, wonderful food and the tram as well a very easy walk to taxi stand and metro. We were amazed at how we went out for a stroll the first night and ended up at the Duomo within about 20 minutes. The apartment is quite nice and very roomy with two floors, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Wish we had used the kitchen more but the restaurants were too much temptation. The stairs were good exercise which we needed after all the good food. We plan on coming back to Milan for the World Dog Show in 2015 and have asked Leandro if he will have us again. In ending, we picked this apartment over the more sterile "vacation only" rentals. Cannot speak for them but Leandro's apartment had a lot of his personality there and we enjoyed that, Must say that the upstairs bed is a bit hard even for my friend who likes hard beds. Maybe a foam pad or something would take care of the problem and people could make their own choice. We would however not let this stop us from coming back again!
Apartment is great located in walking distance from Duomo. Some nice restaurants availaible late in the evening just in few minutes on foot (awesome ice cream is served in Grom Gelateria just around the corner). Leandro was a great host and helped a lot with our luggage! Thank you very much, Leandro :)
Leandro was a great host and communication was amazing. Leandro helped us make our Milan experience even better! His apartment was in great location and was perfect for 2 couples!
We couldn't have had a better stay at Leandro's apartment. It was spacious, light, airy and comfortable. We love the kitchen for breakfast because of its energy and light. Our favorite was the roof terrace where we stayed up late in conversation, dozed in the mid-afternoon and one of us even slept for a few hours one night.
Everything was very clean and in good working order. The upstairs bedroom is on a busy street so be prepared to sleep with ear plugs if you have to - no different than I would in New York City. That said, I was sleeping a good 8 hours a night.
The location is very central without being in a major tourist area. In four days we walked everywhere and didn't once take a bus, tram or taxi. We enjoyed the multitude of restaurants that were in the vicinity.
I would recommend Leandro's apartment in the highest terms. Leandro himself helped immensely in orientating us around the city. There are a lot of stairs so be ready for that. We weren't put off and we'll definitely rent from Leandro again when we return to Milan.
It was a great house with spirit, great location and lovely roof with a terrific view of Milan... Leandro was a lovely host and helped us a lot... Maybe we were visitors but we felt like local in this house... It was a lovely experience...
Lovely bright flat in central Milan. Leandro was very helpful to us!
Leandro was really nice and helpfull. He carried our luggages 3 stairs walk up but it was really tiring later on for us to carry them downstairs.
The house was decent. Second bed on the upstairs wasn't so comfortable to sleep. Location was very nice, everything where we needed. Nice design stores, cafes and restaurants everything was walking distance. The house needs little touch up and cleaning. But we definetely recommend Leandro's place
I really appreciate your suggestions and I will definitely use them for my next guests.Having said that I would like to clarify that I had the flat professionally cleaned by a team of two people for many-many hours, but being the flat old it may not "look" too (website hidden) one might not think is that clean but in reality it is. It's bohemian looks may add to the feeling of "too much lived in" for those accustomed to more modern places.I will have the walls repainted but that all I can do for the moment, I cannot replace the old parquet to make it look more clean. The Japanese mattress upstairs it is harder than the one downstairs but it is also made of top quality and natural materials (is made of NATURAL lattex and wool).
These are not made with chemical and plastic materials like those one may find in some hotels. Some people prefer hard mattres some don 't. By the end of June I would have another bed installed in the third bedroom with a softer mattress, so I hope everybody will be happy. Unfortunately you left early in the morning and I was not able to carry for you the luggages downstairs.
We had a wonderful stay in Milano, thank to the place we stayed in! In the best area of he city, lot of sun in the appartment, great view from the terrace.... All was perfect, including the welcoming of Leandro and his good adresses.
Leandro was really welcoming and helpful during the weekend. He had kindly bought everything we needed for the breakfast.
The apartment is really well located in the city and allows you to reach all the important part of Milan by walking distance.
I would highly recommend you to stay at Leandro's place. The view from the terrace is breathtaking.