Located in the north of the country in the Lombardy region, Milan is one of Italy’s most vibrant and exciting cities. It is home to iconic landmarks, such as the Duomo di Milano, La Scala opera house, and Sforza Castle. Milan is also known for its fashion and design culture, with many of the world’s top designers having their headquarters in the city. And whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a base to visit nearby Lake Como, cities such as Bergamo, Brescia, or Italian Alps, Milan provides a superb starting point to explore northern Italy.
The 7 Most Sought After Airbnbs in Milan Close To Must-See Attractions
The city has plenty of accommodation options to choose from and if you’re considering an Airbnb Milan rental, there are some outstanding choices. From chic, designer studios to townhouses with gardens, opting for an Airbnb will give you a more local experience in Milan. In a city that is so popular, especially in the summer months, having a home will elevate your vacation allowing you to enjoy cooking delicious regional cuisine and a relaxing space away from the clammer of the city. Here are the best Milan Airbnbs that put you close to must-see attractions with the highest ratings in terms of amenities, location, and hospitality.
The best time to visit Milan
The best time to visit Milan is from April to May or September to October. These spring and fall months straddle the city’s peak tourism season, providing visitors with mild temperatures, thinner crowds, and cultural festivals.
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Two-bedroom apartment with garden terrace
With two bedrooms, this apartment is tastefully decorated with furnishings from around the world, original artwork, and a statement fireplace. French windows flood the space with light and lead out onto a plant-filled terrace.
The Airbnb is located in the north of the city in the Porta Nuova district — the financial center of Milan. Although this is an urban rental, there are plenty of green spaces within walking distance. One of the largest and most historic parks, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli has achers of walking trails, bike paths, and playgrounds and Biblioteca degli Alberi the city’s botanical park has enough to explore for a full day in nature. The apartment also has a beautiful garden where you can enjoy breakfast before heading out into Milan.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $421 per night
Three-bedroom detached house
It’s rare to find an Airbnb house in Milan. Apartments are more easily available, so this three-bedroom detached is one to bookmark. Located in the southeast of Milan, in the Moscow neighborhood, the rental is an easy 20-minute transfer to and from the airport. This is a popular district with streets filled with small eateries, outdoor bars, and boutiques. It’s also close to Sempione Park, which covers over 40 hectares and features many attractions such as the Castello Sforzesco and Arco della Pace.
The barn renovation is set over three levels and has ample space to sleep a group of six adults. The lower bedroom (with two single beds) is set in an old vault and the master is reached by climbing a staircase into a loft-like space. Industrial steel is utilized in the open-planned kitchen and has everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals for a large group. Outside there is a charming leafy garden with a dining table where you can enjoy candle-lit evening diners or a glass of local wine before going out into the city.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $381 per night
Romantic designer apartment with stunning terrace in Duomo
Located on the rooftop of a historical building, this designer one-bedroom apartment is ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple or for a single traveler wanting to splash out and have a treat. Situated in Duomo and a two-minute walk from Duomo Cathedral and La Scala Theatre, you can’t beat this location. Cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, nightlife, and wonderful designer boutiques can be found just outside the door and a short stroll will take you to the Brera Design District which is famed for hosting music festivals and art exhibitions, and some of the city’s trendiest cocktail bars.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $326 per night
Geogious one-bedroom apartment next to Duomo Cathedral
Another one-bedroom option for a couple near Milan’s magnificent Duomo Cathedral is this professionally designed colorful apartment. The bright ambiance has highlights of terracotta and light-wood flooring and natural sunlight floods the compact space.
Previous guests rave about its location, this is as central as you can get, and it’s got far more character than an overpriced city hotel. There’s also way more space than a standard hotel room and the benefit of a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living area. This Airbnb is managed by a professional letting agency, so expect a very high standard of hospitality and communication.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $313 per night
Townhouse with a luxury terrace
This centrally located townhouse is situated in the Porta Romana district, an area of the city home to some of Italy’s most influential painters, writers, and other creatives. Porta Romana is a super neighborhood if you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere.
The recently renovated three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a beautiful living area with an open fireplace and a conservatory for warmer months. Externally there is an outdoor terrace, with a green wall, quirky artwork, and a lovely iron table and chairs.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $303 per night
One-bedroom colorful loft in Porta Venezia
Ideal for a solo traveler, this beautifully designed loft is located in the Porta Venezia district of Milan. It’s known for being a particularly LGBTQ+-friendly part of the city and is famed for its Art Nouveau architecture. The bedroom is simple and modern with a ceiling lined with timber beams and accents of vibrant green and burnt orange. A statement wall of bottle green titles separates the kitchen and bathroom area where the same tiling can be found throughout the wetroom.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $304 per night
Stylish loft in Navigli
Navigli is fast becoming one of Milan’s most popular neighborhoods. The canals for the district are a remnant of the city’s past, with only two main waterways remaining today: the Naviglio Grande and the Naviglio Pavese. They were once part of an expansive network that spanned across Milan and are now lined with hip cafes and bars and clothing boutiques.
This loft is another professionally managed rental and has a 24-hour concierge service for guest use. The interior decor has a soft gray pallet accented by pops of yellow and glass has been utilized to create an open, light ambiance. It has everything a single guest or couple would need, a gourmet kitchen with a dishwasher, a huge walk-in rain shower, and a private garden perfect for a summer dinner.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $300 per night