(I will write in English, in hopes of attracting a wide range of potential guests to this beautiful apartment.) What a lovely place in the Brera district of Milan, and it was even stocked with fresh fruit and cereal when I arrived. I traveled alone, and I found the apartment to be plenty spacious, so it could easily accommodate two or three guests. There was also ample workspace, which I, as a student on a research trip, found to be important. I will confess that, as a foreigner, and a foreigner from outside of Europe, I encountered some difficulties with certain appliances, particularly the stove and the washing machine, but there are superintendents available to lend a hand from Monday - Friday. And, of course, the balcony is the true selling point to the apartment. Overlooking via Solferino, the balcony is, as Giacomo mentioned to me before my trip, the perfect place to sit and relax.
The apartment is also ideally located. To stock up on groceries, Carrefour supermarket is a five-minute walk west, and for coffee or pastries, Panificio bakery is directly across via Solferino. A look toward the south from the balcony offers one a peek into an exquisite dining district in Brera, located one block south of the apartment. (I especially enjoyed the food and service at Sans Egal, El Beverin, and Break Time.) For those interested in sightseeing, the Sforza Castle, situated in Sempione Park, is approximately a ten-minute walk west, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, the church that houses Leonardo's "Last Supper", is not far to the southwest of the castle. Additionally, I clocked the walk south to the Piazza del Duomo, the central square of Milan, at about fifteen minutes, although I took a roundabout route. At the Piazza del Duomo, one can find the Novecento Museum, the royal palace, an entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (Milan's premier shopping district), and, of course, il Duomo itself. Finally, the apartment is a five-minute taxi ride from Cadorna railway station, which shuttles Malpensa Express trains to and from Malpensa Airport (MXP).
I lived in Giacomo's beautiful apartment for a month, and if I'm fortunate enough to return to Milan next year, hopefully for a longer period of time, I would certainly be interested in staying in there again.