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The 9 best Airbnbs in Milan

Looking for a place to stay in Italy’s fashion capital? Check our list of the best Airbnbs in Milan

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Time Out contributors

Revived by the postwar economic boom, Milan is world-famous as the fashion centre of Italy. Expect an enchanting mixture of old and new: a place where chic fashion houses, stylish boutiques and chi-chi restaurants sit next to churches, museums and other historical attractions.

And if you’re looking for a central and not-too-pricey place to stay, you’ll want to check out Airbnb. Luckily, we’ve done lots of searching and scrolling for you, and have put together this list of Milan’s best rental properties. Take a look below and start exploring a city with a whole host of things to do.

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Best Airbnbs in Milan

Elegant home near the Duomo

Milan’s Duomo, a tremendously gorgeous gothic cathedral, is a necessary sight for all visitors to the city. This roomy, polished home is just a few minutes away on foot. Surrounded by shops, cafés and delightful restaurants, the spot sleeps seven, has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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Quirky apartment near Teatro degli Arcimboldi

This place has some weird and wonderful decor, and whatever your thoughts are on zebra pelts and the like, the comments by left previous guests attest to the hospitality and helpfulness of the hosts. Another home in the Bicocca area, this is close to the world-famous opera house Teatro Degli Arcimboldi. Plus there’s space for six guests so you can bring your entire flock (including any furry friends, big bonus).

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All-white canalside apartment

Wow! This apartment, in a 200-year-old building, is so brilliantly white that you might want to put some shades on. It’s also located by a naviglio, one of the canals built in Renaissance-era Milan that’s every bit as sweet as you imagine (make sure you check out the host’s pics, they’re terrific!). 

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Studio with terrace in Brera

Definitely one to consider if you want to soak up the Italian sunshine during your stay in Milan. Crisp and calming, the understated decor is fantastic if you’re in need of some rejuvenation. This one-bed studio has a large terrace that overlooks its leafy neighbourhood of Brera: an area known for its chic fashion, shopping and al fresco dining. 

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Gorgeous loft near Sempione Park

Another property in Brera, this split-level loft is a real treat for the eyes: an elegant mix of old and new, with contemporary decor offset by timber-framed ceilings. There’s space for four guests, comfy soft furnishings and wooden beams galore. It’s in a quiet neighbourhood, and not far from the haven of Sempione Park. 

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Design loft in Navigli

A truly lovely choice for those who like to stay in places with a bit of clutter and lived-in personality. This one-bed loft is another property based on the Navigli, this time near the Porta Ticinese, in an area rich in nightlife. The host mentions he’s an art historian – so make sure you get in touch ahead of your stay for cultural recommendations.

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Family-friendly apartment near the canal

This bright, cheerful-looking two-bed apartment looks like a good choice for families visiting Milan. While it’s near the Navigli, and so not far from the buzz of canalside bars and restaurants, it’s also away from car traffic and so pretty tranquil as a whole. Bellissimo!

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High-rise apartment in Centro Direzionale

Chic and monochromatic, you’ll find this Airbnb in Centro Direzionale, the business district of Milan. Only three subway stops from Duomo (and a few metres from Central Station), the location is just as satisfying as the slick interior. Come evening, settle in to overlook the warming Milan skyline amongst your very own slice of contemporary living.

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Sumptuous split-level apartment with an incredible view

This gorgeous split-level apartment is basically in the most desired location possible for visitors to Milan: the Piazza del Duomo. Which means you have one heck of a view as you eat breakfast on the balcony – the cathedral sits directly opposite. And even though it’s at the higher end of the price spectrum, divided across five guests it’ll hardly break the bank.

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