About This Listing
A room with private bathroom... inside an apartment... inside an old courtyard... in the old Milano...in ZONE NAVIGLI... OUT OF FURNITURE FAIR!
The room that I put at the disposal of the guests in the apartment where I live, called by his friends "house of mirrors". The apartment is located in an ancient and charming courtyard of Milan, in the heart of the neighborhood of Navigli, canal district. A cozy room with private bathroom, separated from the rest of the house, in a newly renovated apartment. The atmosphere is cheerful, colorful, warm hospitality as you will receive ... and full of mirrors! The room is quiet, and the kitchen, which you use, it is spacious and bright. Breakfast will be at your disposal and you will be provided with towels and sheets. Always at your disposal the use of the laundry. You will be welcomed with sympathy by me and my sons, Ludovico, 23, and Camilla, 21.
The House is 5 minutes walking from Porta Genova Metro stops and in front of the house there are many tram stop, that will allow you to turn the entire city with ease.
SALONE DEL MOBILE: we are immersed in the events of FUORI SALONE and near to the AREA TORTONA-design
We had such a good time!
The apartment is great and it was a pleasure meeting you!!
I had an amazing stay at Giovanna's. I highly recommend her private room. The whole family made me feel very welcome and it was great to have breakfast with everyone in the morning. Will definitely come back next time I am in Milan!
I am glad to stay with Giovanna family in Milan. Camilla and Ludo were very nice. We cooked together. I cooked them Chinese traditional cuisines Camilla also taught me how to cook italian risotto, telling me what Italian life style looks like. It's pity that I didn't speak Italian so well that I am not able to communicate with Giovanna very much but in the mean time we also chatted with google translator taking about traveling in Italy. Giovanna was treating me like her boy. Sometimes, we misunderstood each other. However, after we talked about it everything was going better!
Thank you all!
I stayed for six weeks at the amazing place 'House of Mirrors' and I had a wonderful time with Camilla and Ludo, the two kids of Giovanna. The apartment is very very beautiful, cosy, quiet and clean and the location is very central and close to all the nice places of the city. The room and the bathroom are perfect: the room is very comfortable and very well furnished and the bathroom is very big, bright and modern.
Camilla and Ludo are the perfect hosts: very very friendly, warmly, funny, helpful, easy-going and generous. They are also very open-minded and interested in getting to know new people from different countries. From the beginning when I arrived at the apartment I felt like being home! We spent a lot of time together and had so much fun: for example we had breakfast together, cooked together and also Camilla showed me her favourite places in Milan. All in all I had a unforgettable time and I can fully recommend a stay at the 'House of Mirrors'!
Thank you for everything and I hope we can meet again very soon! GRAZIE MILLE!!!
I stayed in Giovanna's home for about a month, and enjoyed most of my stay. Camilla & Ludo are very kind, funny and it was great meeting & hanging out with their friends for the short month I was there. Sometimes the kitchen would be a bit messy from some cooking adventures, making it difficult to use the sink - but not for too long!
Unfortunately there was some miscommunication and differences between Giovanna and I, where I felt a bit unfairly & harshly treated, which prohibited creating and deepening relationships with the family for what may have been a truly enriching experience. It is unfortunate that the situation didn't work out long term - but I'm sure it will create more awareness and communication for their future experiences.
Their home is in a great location, the room and the bathroom are kept beautifully, Camilla & Ludo are wonderful hosts and cooks to share jokes and meals with. They really try to naturally include you into their friend group and events. All in all, I'm sure future guests will enjoy short term experiences and I hope long term ones will work out as well!
Stare da Giovanna e Co. è un pò come stare a casa propria, dal momento che si gode di piena libertà: la camera e il bagno sono privati, la cucina è sempre a disposizione. La zona è molto tranquilla, ben fornita dai mezzi, ma sicura anche per una ragazza da sola (come me); dista circa 15 min a piedi dal centro, raggiungibile lungo caratteristiche vie milanesi, e pochi minuti dai Navigli. Giovanna, Ludovico e Camilla sono molto indipendenti e rispettosi, mai invadenti ma sorridenti e presenti: non disdegnano mai una colazione o una cena tutti assieme, accompagnate dai favolosi dolci di Camilla e i racconti di viaggio di Ludo. Un giudizio speciale lo lascio anche a Billi, il micione di casa, che mi è rimasto davvero nel cuore.
Stay at Giovanna's house is like to stay at your home: you can have freedom, a private room and bathroom, and a kitchen always available. The area near the house is very quiet, well provided with metro and bus, and safe even for a girl alone (like me). The city center is 15 minutes walk, reachable through characteristic streets of Milan, and also the Navigli are nearby.
Giovanna, Ludovico e Camilla are very independent and respectful, never intrusive but smiling and present. They'll love to eat together with you, with the delicious desserts prepared by Camilla and travel tales of Ludovico. I'd like to leave a "special review" also to Billi, the cat's house, that has remained in my heart.
I had a lovely stay at "the House of Mirrors". Giovanna and her family are the perfect hosts and they are very friendly and nice. The apartment is beautiful and there was a cosy room, big bathroom and kitchen for us to use. It is at a great location next to the channels where you can find a lot of good cafes and restaurants. Every day we walked to the center of milan - by the Duomo - and it didn't take more than 20min. If you want to go to Milan, I can fully recommend a stay at Giavanna's :)
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About the Host, Giovanna
ciao sono Giovanna, amo viaggiare, sono curiosa di conoscere, mi piace leggere e vedere film, amo la natura e gli animali ma soprattutto non so resistere di fronte a qualsiasi cosa possa essere aggiustata, trasformata, colorata...E' da poco che abito in questa casa con la mia famiglia ed è per questo che se verrete troverete tutti i muri bianchi: non ho ancora avuto il tempo di colorarli!...o forse non mi sono ancora ripresa dall'aver dovuto far tornare bianchi i muri della casa che ho appena lasciato! E' una passione che ho fin da bambina e con il tempo è diventata il mio lavoro facendomi mettere da parte quello in campo sociale per il quale mi ero laureata: ora creo oggetti e scrivo sui giornali rubriche di riciclo.Un consiglio quindi: se ci tenete alle vostre cose non lasciatele in giro per casa: potreste trovare il cappotto trasformato in una borsa da viaggio o le scarpe in un vaso di fiori! :-)
My name is Giovanna, I like travelling, I'm eager to know people, read and go to the picture. I love nature and animals but, maily, I can't resist any opportunity to mend, change and colour things.
I have been living with my family in this house for a short time, and that's the reason why, if you come, you'll find all the walls are white: i hadn't find the time to paint them jet! Maybe I haven't recovered from having to whitewash the walls of the house I have recently left!
It's a passion I have since my childhood and with time it has become my job, for which I abandoned the social activity I had graduated for: now I produce objects and I write on papers about reciclying. There is a little piece of advice for you: if you are fond of your belongings, don't leave them about in the house. You might find your coat turned into a travelling bag or your shoes into a flowerpot! :-)
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