Where to stay in Milan • Editor’s pick
In a 19th-Century palazzo on the fringe of the bohemian Isola area, LaFavia Four Rooms blends modern and multicultural elements, like ’70s lamps, retro sofas and hand-woven Indian rugs. Breakfast includes organic produce, and the friendly owners provide bicycles for guest use.
Via Carlo Farini 4. +39 347 784 2212. Doubles from €100.
The historic Palazzo Segreti is one of Milan’s best-kept secrets, though it’s located close to the city’s heart. Each of the 18 rooms is individually decorated with a modernist palette and features spacious bathrooms. The cosy bar is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine.
Via San Tomaso 8. +39 02 4952 9250. Doubles from €200.
In a bright red, low-rise structure close to the Darsena (canal port), The Yard has the feel of an eccentric gentleman’s club. The lobby is crammed with sports- and travel-related objects (from vintage Louis Vuitton trunks to backgammon sets), all of it on sale. The 28 rooms are decorated in sporting themes, including hunting, polo and golf.
Piazza XXIV Maggio 8. +39 02 8941 5901. Doubles from €180.