This was my first time using Airbnb as a guest and I couldn't have asked for a better host. Alfino is a terrific host that went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and welcomed in his home and city.
To begin, I sent my request less than 24 hours of needing it. He answered quickly. Alfino was kind in asking me what I liked to eat for breakfast so that he could have it ready. He also asked what time would I arrive in Milan as he would come pick me up from the train stop near his home.
Due to a delay with the airport bus to Milan and my US not receiving a connection internationally, I arrived later than expected and couldn't reach out to him to let him know. Alfino actually still waited for me to arrive and in the middle of his study group he came and picked me up!
The apartment was absolutely amazing and squeaky clean. Not one dish out of place and the room was immaculate. He had fresh towels and a robe for me to use. Later in the evening Alfino offered to pick me up from sightseeing and we grabbed dinner with his friend. He wanted me to have an authentic Italian pizza. Dinner was lovely! We talked about everything from sports, business, politics, and family and I felt as though I was hanging with friends at home.
To make my commute to the airport easier, Alfino arranged for a cab to pick me up. I had such a comfortable sleep that I overslept by 20 minutes and was so busy rushing to get to the cab that I forgot a bag of items I wanted to bring back to the states. When I realized I had left the bag I had already made it to the airport bus. I called Alfino and he was super sweet and agreed to bring it to me at 6:45am in the morning! How awesome is that?
Again, hands down a great first experience. He's a superb host. You're missing out if you don't book with him. Enjoy your stay.