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SHADES OF CLAY, My Apartment next to the Navigli

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

In the heart of the Navigli district, my 540 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, boutiques, art galleries, artisan workshops … anything your heart desires. Well served by public transportation (metro & trams) as well as bike-sharing stations.


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 (8 steps to elevator), 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 (French bed, Full size), 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) for and extra cost of 10 €/night.

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.

NB.In case of lost keys the cost is of 100 euro (they are very difficult to replicate and no longer in production).

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.


Flexible check-in times compatible with other bookings. I will receive you personally and will be happy to give you any information you may require.

If necessary I can hold any baggage in my workshop, very nearby to the apartment.

I entrust my beloved home to you and I am confident that you will treat it with respect as you do your own. Please do follow my friendly rules:

- No smoking allowed in the apartment.

- However much I love them, animals are not allowed.

- Please maintain a respectful noise level, especially in the common areas such as the main entrance, hallways and elevator, so as not to disturb my nice neighbours.

- No guests allowed that have not been registered at the moment of check-in.

- To maintain a clean and hygienic environment during your stay, please remove your shoes at the entrance (Milano is a beautiful city but quite dusty at times).

- Leave the apartment in order and as clean as possible. In stays above 7 days a weekly cleaning will be effected at the cost of Euro 35.

- Garbage: Please follow the recycling policy. Paper, glass and plastic are disposed of separately and the containers are clearly marked for convenience.

- On arrival I will require to see your identity documents for the obligatory notice to the relevant authorities for public security (art.109 TULPS).

- The tourist tax of 2 euro per person per day is included.

More Details

Paola Dussi
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Paola Dussi

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.


Zona 1 Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove shoes at the entrance.
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Instead of bidet small shower next to the wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Bedroom - 1 double , High quality lattice and peat mattress
  • Stereo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


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Car: not necessary

This area of Milan is a mix of fashion, design and young creatives, but also of families and people who have lived here 80 years! It is really Milan`s most multi-faceted area. Full of bars, restaurants, bistrot, designer and vintage shops, it still maintains some of its more popular characteristics such as the neighborhood market on the recently restructured dock and the artisans hidden in the courtyards of typical Milanese galleried houses.

If you have the chance, on the last Sunday of each month, you can browse through the stalls of the Antique Market along the Canal Grande, or in April and October inebriate yourselves with the perfumes and colours of the Flower Markets.

At 300 meters distance from the house there are a supermarket (7-24 open), pharmacy, bread shop, butchers, newspaper vendor, ice-cream parlour, tobacconist, bank, neighborhood market, bookshop, hairdresser, aesthetician, nail saloon, clothing and shoe shops….


300 meters from the house there is the metro green-line station PORTA GENOVA (5 minutes to CADORNA train station from where the MALPENSA EXPRESS departs, or further onto MILANO CENTRALE train station where all FS trains are)

- At 300 m Tram n.2 which takes you to DUOMO in 10 minutes

- At 300 m bike sharing station

- At 300 m payment parking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49.22
Damage Deposit $369.19

In case 2 guest's wish to sleep separately their will be and extra cost of 10€/night.
Please read THE RULES OF THE HOUSE and do not hesitate to contact me for any further question.
Tourist tax € 3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years and after the 15th day of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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