Elena’s place surpassed my expectations. Elena responded to emails within an hour or two. The apartment was on the 4th floor in a quiet street. There was an elevator. Apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures. The apartment has been modernised and the kitchen had 4 gas burners and an electric stove, a toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle and a dishwasher. There were plenty of pots and pans, storage containers and cooking implements.
Bathroom was smallish, but shower was modern and there was good pressure with ample hot water. There was a modern automatic washing machine. Wi-Fi was good with a strong signal and the speed was good. The apartment is only 5 minutes’ walk from the Metro (Red and Green lines) and there are multiple restaurants and a couple of large supermarkets nearby.
What was really special, were the homely touches that Elena had put in to the apartment. There were plenty of breakfast supplies and some basic supplies such as pasta, rice, pasta sauces, oil etc. There was even a bottle of wine together with a map and a guidebook for Milan. The bathroom included body lotions, shampoos and conditioner, soap and laundry detergents.
The folding bed was very easy to assemble and disassemble each day and it was quite comfortable.
The apartment was a real home away from home, and I would unreservedly recommend it to anyone. Elena was the perfect host