Giorgia's brother Giovanni was nice enough to pick me up at the metro station and drive me to the villa. I had had a long and difficult day of travel and had lost my phone somewhere while trying to find free wi-fi in order to contact him. (It took me a long time going from place to place in the station and asking several people to discover that American phones CANNOT connect with the "free" wi-fi in the Milano Centrale station, although European phones can.) Giovanni was very sympathetic and immediately offered to take me back into Milan the next morning to search for my phone and insisted I could use his phone to call my husband in Connecticut to let him know what had happened. After such an upsetting day, I was glad to find my room to be very comfortable with the air conditioning already on - it was VERY hot when I arrived because Milan was in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. The room and bathroom were very clean, spacious and comfortable, the internet connection was excellent and it was very quiet. (I was probably the biggest noisemaker as I tried to lock and unlock the door to my room and the door to the villa, but I finally mastered these at the end of the second day.) Giovanni explained how to get to EXPO, which was terrific, and made suggestions about where I could get coffee in the morning and find restaurants within walking distance. He also told me that because of the timing of my flight he could easily drop me at the metro station where I could go directly to Malpensa airport because he worked nearby. In short, he could not have been more gracious and generous. This was the first time I had travelled outside of the country without my husband who, unlike me, is a genius at finding his way around new cities, and also the first time I tried airbnb. Considering the travel troubles I had getting from Rome airport to Milan and almost losing my phone, I was extremely fortunate to have my first host be someone who went above and beyond to help me and make my experience of Milan the best it could be.