This residence dates from the 16th century and has a sculpted facade, high painted ceilings and mosaic stone floors.
Passing through the entrance, one is surprised by the colours and scents of a small Mediterranean garden found in the a peaceful courtyard, where time seems to have stopped.
One discovers a hibiscus, and the rock wall serves as a trellis for stunning bougainvillea, climbing jasmine, India fig trees and caper plants.
The external and internal floors are decorated with koklaki- tiny mosaic designs hand-laid according to an ancient technique still followed in Lindos.
On this grand koklaki "carpet," one finds all the symbols dating from the period of the Knights of Rhodes: doves, fish, the sun and flowers.
The kitchen, originally comprised of a simple outdoor stove, was later connected to the house and given walls. Nearby, is a small vaulted, cubic structure, the remains of a captain's tower destroyed by the earthquake of 1926. These towers originally served as accommodation for captains and provided the perfect point from which to survey their ships anchored in the bay.
The main living room, with its 6-metre high ceiling, is the crowning feature of this residence. It holds different levels connected to the main level by little staircases, some outfitted with traditional wooden platforms, others serving to hold closets, storage boxes and local craft pieces- a showpiece of local craftsmanship which refuses to enter into the next century...
Niccolo was a great host. Even if we arrived a bit late because of traffic he took time to explain us all about the apartment and everything we can do in Milano. The apartment was great and we really felt like home. I recommend Niccolo and his apartment without any doubt!
2nd stay here and it was just as wonderful as the first itme. Looking forward to a third stay in the near future.
Check-in was a breeze. Apartment is clean and organized.
The flat was perfect for for a wonderful weekend in Milan.
The position was excellent for us, so close to Cordorna train station allowed us to travel easily and from Malpense. Also a short walk to the Duomo and all of that neighbourhood suited us well.
We loved Milan, the Duomo, especially up on the roof, the cafes, and the opera.
The flat was very comfortable, well equipped, clean and quiet. Niccolos' mum Sylvia attentively opened up the flat and made us feel welcome too.
If we return to Milan and after that evening at La Scala surely we will we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Thank you for use of your lovely flat.
Andrew and Linda
Great cool place,
its the second time we stay at Niccolo's place and we feel like home.
Stylish place where me and my colleague feel at home.
Très bon séjour dans l'appartement de Niccolo. Nous nous sommes sentis chez nous et avons trouvé tout le confort et les facilités dont nous avions besoin, les photos correspondent bien à la réalité. Nous n'hésiterons pas à revenir lors d'un prochain séjour.
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The flat was amazing! Perfect location and all the amenities you could ask for. Niccolo and his mother were very accommodating to our schedule: at the last minute, we needed the apartment a day earlier, and they prepared the apartment quickly so we could stay. This made our trip! There's no lift, so get ready to take a hike with your luggage--but all in all, beautiful space, great living room entertainment set-up, and gorgeous touches. We will stay here again next time in Milan!
Had a wonderful time in Milan. Niccolo's apartment is perfectly located, close to the train and metro. The place is super clean and comfortable. perfect place for a couple of days or longer!
The place is nicely decorated, has a nice shower, and it is located at a brilliant location. Big station Cadorna right across the street, and a careefour just downstairs. Bear in mind there are flights of stairs that might be difficult to climb up with a big suitcase. The place it not high up, but the short stairs made it feels like so.
The listing doesn't give this apartment justice, beautifully designed as you would expect from a space in Milan at that location. Very helpful from start to finish and would without a doubt recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to experience a truly great time in Milan.