The Belcanto B&B is slightly away from the downtown main tourist area. I like this feature, since the neighbourhood is pleasant and authentic, but you should be aware of it in making your choice. The public transit in Milan is quite good, and it is easy to get to whatever part of the city you want to explore from the B&B. Furthermore, there are very good restaurants near the Belcanto, and the owner, Roberto, is happy to tell you about them. On your own, you are likely to pay more for a lesser meal.
The Belcanto is small, cozy, clean and quite comfortable. I see that, today at least, prices are no longer displayed, but I found them quite reasonable when I stayed there recently. Roberto is an excellent and charming host. He knows the city thoroughly, and his advice is timely and invaluable. The breakfast is fine, but it does stay the same every day. No problem for three or four days, but after longer than that you might want some variety.
If I ever return to Milan, I would not hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A green island in the heart of Milano.... A charming small villa with garden, built in the early 1900's and completely renovated without losing the original flavour and paying attention to eco-sustainability.Four elegant and comfortable rooms carefully furnished, rich breakfast (with fresh fruits, yoghurt, fruit juice, beurre, confiture, miel, pain, croissants, cafe au lait and tea) served in the large kitchen overlooking the tiny garden. ... more less