This is one of those chic little hideaways that employs such great imagination and original perspective. We like the retro patterns, distinctive color combinations and mix of vintage detail.
La Favia Milano Milan, Italyrecommended by Meraviglia Paper
Discovered by chance by two avid world travelers, this once derelict 19th century former wine factory in central Milan has been painstakingly restored and reimagined by your hosts as a personal place where tradition, design, craftsmanship and the joy of travels converge. Native Milanese, Fabio and Marco have injected this former utilitarian building with groovy sophistication and eye catching design, collecting and showcasing several decades of modernist design and furnishings. From 1960’s Canovas wallpapers and 1970’s decor, to Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti and Le Corbusier vintage modern furnishings mixed in with handwoven Darjeeling carpets and early 20th century Spanish pieces, each room evokes a time and place and all are presided over by the intriguing 18th century Neopolitan portrait of Serafina Albertini, Princess of Cimitile who is the patron grande dame of the house. With four individually stylized rooms, the house is intimate and thoughtfully detailed and each is perfect for two.
Encircled by a traditional veranda that leads up to two expansive rooftops, one leads to two of the larger rooms with private kitchens and the other is the best spot for alfresco dining and lounging above the city. The terraces are a relaxing oasis with camellias, weeping willows, lemon and orange trees and where in the summer months you can enjoy the tomatoes and zucchini that are shared with guests. Stylish and complex in tone and design, there is nevertheless an ease and simplicity of living here that’s uplifting and refreshing.
Breakfast served daily. Wifi throughout, laptop available in common area. Housekeeping with optional laundry services upon request. Eclectic library of books and bicycles for guest use.
Ideally located in the heart of the city, near the bustling tourist center of Corso Como, Chinatown, the artsy neighborhood of Brera and the indie spirited Isola district. Home to the iconic La Scala, and da Vinci’s Last Supper, Milan is more than it’s industrial businesslike image. You can reach the famed lake Como in under an hour’s drive.
Milan, Italy. Nearest Airport: Milan Malpensa International Airport
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Milan is a fascinating global city any time of year. Chilly in winter, Spring time is ideal weather and coincides with Design Week in April
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La Favia Milanofrom €90/ nt
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