Splendid apartment, meters from the Duomo!
2 single beds, 1 double bed, 2 single sofa beds
- bed sofa
- washing machine
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
- only foot/taxi access
- plasma TV
- visa, mastercard, amex accepted with prior notice
At the heart of the downtown area, in the oldest part of town! Which is to say, the Roman area, only a few meters from the Duomo, in a 50's building that was part of downtown Milan's post-war rebuilding project. Being this central, the apartment is simply perfectly connected to all Milan areas (Milan being a metropolis which has expanded outwards in concentric circles), the city having developed in unison around the historic center.
Staying in this area guests will be able to do all sorts of shopping, visit all the mayor museums, and go out to the city's most genuine bars and restaurants.
The apartment is on the third floor of a building that has a caretaker and elevator.
To access the main door you must go through a small private covered gallery, typical of downtown Milan buildings.
This kind of apartments are currently not easy to find: with its fantastic spacial distribution and whose vast space and dimensions make it both comfortable and cozy.
The entrance corridor leads guests to the apartment’s large living area. The cozy living/dining room is very bright and comfortable, with two sofas, two charming chairs, a table, and a fantastic Persian rug in the center to create a relaxed atmosphere, and offering sleeping facilities for an additional fifth and sixth guest. Guests shall also find in this area the dining table with 6 red padded chairs.
One of the two living room doors leads directly to the service area, where a landing grants access to either an utility bathroom equipped with a shower or to the kitchen.
The large kitchen is equipped with everything you might need to cook any dish, and also includes a large kitchen table with chairs where you can enjoy all your meals.
At the end of the main hallway, there is the sleeping area where there are two bedrooms and a beautiful master bathroom in shades of blue. The bathroom has a counter top with two wash basins, and a comfortable bathtub as well as fresh towels ready for guests to use upon arrival.
The main bedroom, tastefully decorated in bright colors, has a large double bed, a large built-in wardrobe and a red drawer chest. It also features a built-in safety deposit box, where should it be necessary, guests can place their personal belongings.
The second bedroom, even larger than the first, has two single beds, a wardrobe, and a work area with a desk and white chair.
The large windows provide plenty of great natural light to the living room, the two bedrooms, and the master bathroom helping to create a warm and special atmosphere all around.
This apartment is no doubt a first class choice, allowing guests to have the center of Milan and all it has to offer right at their doorstep!
Conditions of stay
€200 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Refundable deposit for Monthly booking
€1,500 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Check-in / Checkout
Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
The historical centre of Milan has a fairly regular and round shape, with compact grid of building and roads, typical of medieval cities. The centre is not particularly sizeable and a good part of it is a pedestrian area. Without a doubt the best solution is to visit it by feet.
The cathedral (“Duomo”) is magnificent and dates back to the beginning of the 14th century when French workers began its construction. The Duomo has unmistakable gothic shapes covered with white-pink marble from Candoglia and it overlooks a big square (”Piazza Duomo”) always crowded with tourists, peddlers and locals who walk across the square everyday to go to work.
The impressive cathedral counts 135 pinnacles and 3400 statues, and it is topped with the statue of “Madonnina” (little Virgin Mary), which is the symbol of the city itself.
Next to the Duomo is the imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery (“Galleria”), a proper road covered with a glass and iron structure that connects the Duomo square with the La Scala square. The Galleria is also called Milan’s “salotto” (sitting room). It is cross-shaped (a longer gallery crossed by a shorter one) and at the crossing a large octagonal space opens, covered with a transparent glass dome, a true jewel of 19th century engineering.
The La Scala square is named after La Scala theatre, renown world-wide as “the” opera and music theatre. La Scala was built in the 18th century by architect Piermarini. It has recently been restored and refurbished by architect Mario Botta. Facing La Scala is Palazzo Marino, built in the 16th century by Galeazzo Alessi and currently housing the town hall.
Overlooking the Duomo square are also a side of the Archbishop’s See (“Palazzo dell’Arcivescovado”) and the ancient Doge’s Palace (“Palazzo Ducale”), currently called “Palazzo Reale” (Royal Palace), restored with a neo-classical touch by architect Piermarini (the same of La Scala). Opposite the Duomo Square are Via and Piazzetta dei Mercanti (Merchants’ street and square), with the “Palazzo della Ragione” (Reason’s Palace) dating 1228. This area constitutes the medieval heart of the city and the remnants of the Municipality period Not far from here are via Speronari and Spadari with their high-end food shops. The pedestrian via Dante, which offers numerous opportunities for shopping or having a snack, runs from the Cairoli square towards the Castle of the Sforza family (“Castello Sforzesco”).
Via Torino and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, both originating from Piazza Duomo but running in opposite directions, offer endless shopping opportunities and often witness a young crowd’s shopping frenzy.
Strolling along via Torino it is possible to admire the church of “Santa Maria presso san Satiro”, built in 1476 by architect Donato Bramante (with the exception of the facade which dates from the 19th century).