Apartment in the historical centre of Milan, at only 10 minutes of walking distance from Piazza del Duomo, situated in the proximity of three campuses of the Università degli Studi, in the perfect position if you are in town for academic purposes.
However, the position is definitely a no less appreciable characteristic than its interiors.
In the first place, the shape and the organization of the living room recall a certain “quiet greatness” of Neoclassical style: the ambience is sober, without overabundance of baroque elements and of ornaments, it is characterized by clean lines and minimal furnishing that convey elegance and sense of taste.
The living area, with air conditioning system, is divided into two big spaces: on one side there is the sitting area, furnished with queen size sofa bed, armchair, TV and slot machine (which rather than a life-changing element, is an ornament); on the other side, there is the open-style kitchen, that comes with dishwasher, microwave, cook top with four stoves, table for six people and all the other useful equipment.
At the end of a small hallway there is the master bedroom, also with air conditioning system, in which there is a big window that provides plenty natural light at any time of the day. The window opens onto a small balcony and is fitted with double glazing, which guarantee quiet nights far from annoying noises. In this room there are also a spacious closet, perfect for large suitcases, and a small safety box at guests disposal.
The bathroom, very big, is completely covered with tiles in spa style, and the shower box is made of masonry. Next to the bathroom there is a storage room, which is as a wardrobe where there is enough space to stow all your luggage, also the big ones.
The apartment is situated in the most ancient area of the city, in front of the church of San Nazaro in Brolo that dates back to the early Christian age.
Not far there is also the headquarters of the Università degli Studi di Milano, that during the Salone del Mobile it becomes one of the venues of the Fuori Salone (events around the city): the university is in Via Festa del Perdono and in the past it used to be the “Ca’ Granda”, an hospital commissioned by the duke Francesco Sforza and dedicated to needy people. If is a sunny day and you are equipped for a picnic, we suggest you to visit its cloisters.
As a curiosity we point out that at n° 3 of Corso di Porta Romana there is a cannonball stuck in the building’s wall (to see it you have to look up), legacy of the period in which the city was occupied by the Austrians who have made the history of this city.
The position of this apartment is ideal, especially if you are interested in visiting the important sites of the historical center: the Duomo, the Scala Theatre, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (where there is also a tourist information office) are at just 10 minutes of walking distance. It is very close to the stops of the subway lines M1 and M3 (red line and yellow line), and in the area there are the stops of more than 10 public transports of surface. To give an idea, the Sforzesco Castle and the “Last supper” are at only few subway’s stops (M1).
If you are around the city center during lunch time, we recommend you to stop by Luini, at n° 16 of Via Santa Radegonda, a bakery famous for its “panzerotti”, traditional dishes from Puglia similar to calzone.
For those who come with their own car, there is the Parcheggio del Centro, a parking lot in the private street Via Calderon de la Barca: daily rate 22 €.
For shopping lovers, we point out the shop Fornaro specialized in furnishings, just in front of the building, which represents an icon of the history of Milan’s interior design.Get the full listing »