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SHADES OF CLAY, My Apartment next to the Navigli
SHADES OF CLAY, My Apartment next to the Navigli
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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In the heart of the Navigli district, my 540 sq.ft. flat very meticulously renovated and decorated with the utmost attention to detail. Warm and comfortable, it's located at the beginning of the pedestrian area that leads to the Naviglio Grande. Characteristic, historical and world-famous neighborhood, it's dotted with restaurants, cafes, bars, interesting shops, art galleries...anything your heart desires. Well served by public transportation (metro & trams) as well as bike-sharing stations.

The space

My home is warm and welcoming, furnished with all comforts, an ideal solution for single travelers or couples. Located on the fourth floor, with lift, you enter by the walkway of a typical late 1800 Milanese galleried house. It has been restructured respecting the original finishings and conserving elements of the Lombard construction traditions. The beautiful terracotta floors marked with 150 years of movement, the original windows, shutters and doors I personally restored with infinite patience and passion.
I do not own a television and perhaps this lack will stimulate you to live the area during the evening, just walk out of the main doorway and you find immediately many pavement bars where to have an aperitif or after-dinner drink.
The bed is of high quality (solid wood slats mounted on rubber spheres) with a lattice and peat mattress and measuring 54in x 78in (FULL SIZE FRENCH BED
), not adapted for a more “robust” couple! In case you wish to sleep separately I will prepare the comfortable sofa bed (same size of the bed).
The kitchen is fitted with fridge, electric oven, toaster, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher and all the accessories I would like to find when I travel.
The apartment has autonomous heating, air-conditioning and wifi.
The bathroom is certainly small but has everything. Instead of a bidet there is a small shower next to the wc. Fresh bed linens and 3 towels per person will be provided.
Inside the apartment there are instructions for everything and a brief guide to the area.

Interaction with guests

I have lived and worked in this area for many years and know it very well, so do not hesitate to ask for information and advice! If you like you can come and visit me in my restauration workshop.

Business travel
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Elevator in Building
Air Conditioning

Extra people £9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £37
Security Deposit £185
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic short stay at Paola's flat. We were welcomed at midnight in the rain by Paola herself who gave us a tour of the flat and provided us with lots of recommendations for late night places to eat and drink. She is a very personable and generous host who made us feel very comfortable throughout our entire stay. The flat itself is very well located (right next to the Navigli canals) with multiple cafes/restaurants/wine bars within 5 minutes walk. Also within 5 minutes of a main metro station which provides easy access to the City centre. I would highly recommend this flat as a base for Milan if you want to spend the evenings sitting with a glass of wine in a nearby shop, watching the world go by!

Sophie User Profile
May 2017
Paola has been very helpful and I will definitely keep her apartment in mind for any future bookings.

YouConcept User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay in Paola's apartment and we want to come back ! We highly recommend this host

Diogo User Profile
September 2017
Great location, awesome apartment Paola is super nice and very easy to reach. No issues at all. I totally recommend.

YouConcept User Profile
June 2017
Very nice apartment, the host was available when we needed. We had a lovely stay Thank you Paola

Mika User ProfileMika is a superhost.
April 2017
Paola is the kindest person I've ever met in Milano!I was honored to be the first guest at her apartment...The place is situated in a very popular neighborhood in Milano and it takes only a few steps to go the the romantic canal named 'naviglio grande' and to the famous Design area of Tortona.Close to her place you can also find nice restaurants, trendy bars and supermarkets.The whole area reflects the real Milano fashionable and warm atmosphere and I was very lucky to discover this Italian authentic lifestyle. The apartment inside very incredible, antiquities furniture, stylish carpet and cozy sofa , the paint of bedroom is from Africa also.. The showroom is most lovely place in the house ,beautiful glass mirror,and have everything u need.. Paola also take care my trip, induct the best restaurant and fashion shop around here. And I have be friend with Paola, we went out to dinner and visit her handmade studio,that's a very lucky experience to met her. See u next year,Paola Ciao

Milan, ItalyJoined in July 2013
Paola User Profile

Here I am, Paola, restorer of antique and modern wood. Passionate about my work and the multitude of people I have met and frequent through it. Attentive and curious observer of the world around me. I spoil myself with cinema, a good book and a fantastic meal with friends. My glass is always half-full and a smile on my face throughout the day. I like people who are genuine, sincere and direct. Of course I love to travel in contact with the native people and hate to feel like a turist. I will look after you as I would like to be looked after.

Eccomi. Sono Paola, una restauratrice di legno antico e moderno. Appassionata del mio lavoro e della moltitudine di persone e personaggi che mi permette di incontrare e delle volte frequentare. Curiosa e attenta osservatrice del mondo che mi circonda. Non mi faccio mancare un bel film al cinema, un buon libro ed un'ottima cena con gli amici. Sono quella del bicchiere mezzo pieno e del sorriso che mi accompagna lungo tutta la giornata. Mi piacciono le persone genuine, sincere e dirette. Va da sé che amo viaggiare a contatto con le persone del luogo e mi mette a disagio sentirmi turista. Vi accoglierò come vorrei essere accolta io.

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