Villa Magnolia is a delightful B&B run by Pier and Ann, who are wonderful hosts. It's been my experience that the people who run a B&B can make or break a stay, and Ann and Pier definitely enhanced my visit to Milano. They are warm, welcoming, fun to talk with, and ultra-helpful. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable. Mine faced a courtyard, and it was delightfully quiet.
One plus that Villa Magnolia has is that it is a short subway ride away from the city center in an un-touristy, but interesting neighborhood near the canal. Another asset: there's a great gelateria a few steps down the street!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Magnolia Bed and Breakfast is a typical villa built in the early 1900's and completely renovated, situated in the characteristic "Navigli" district of Milan known for its canals. The structure offers its guests three elegant and comfortable rooms each with private bathroom, hairdryer, mini-fridge, air-conditioning, satellite TV and free wireless internet connection. For comfort and privacy, breakfast is eaten directly in the room. 24 Hr access to the property is made possible through special electronic locks. ... more less