Known for fashion and fortune, the city of Milan is a busy economic hotspot in Italy. It’s also famous for its landmark cathedral, for serving as the home of Leonardo da Vinci for over twenty years, and for housing both ancient and modern museums and architectural wonders.
There’s something for everyone in the city, including a perfect place to stay. To help you find it, we’ve compiled this list of the very best Airbnbs in Milan. To ensure we’re only showing you the best, all of the places on this list are run by superhosts, hosts who have a record of great reviews and excellent service. Some are also members of Airbnb Plus, meaning their rentals have been inspected in-person by a member of Airbnb staff.
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Serene Studio Apartment
Designed to be both relaxing and functional, this Airbnb in Milan has a décor scheme that’s themed around light natural wood tones and bright white walls. It’s a clean, fresh-feeling space that can accommodate up to two guests.
The double bed is nested against the wall under some minimalist canvas art. Lamps above the headboard illuminate the space, and the tan-and-gold chairs in the corner pair nicely with the brown and white sheets. A bookshelf at the foot of the bed holds some greenery to brighten the room and adds a bit of division between the bedroom area and common areas. In the bathroom, tan tiles cover the walls. There are natural wood shelves, a big window for natural light with sheer curtains for privacy, and a walk-in shower.
Across from the bed is a dining space with a white table and four natural wood chairs. It sits under a ceiling lamp next to large windows with darker wood frames. The wall-mounted TV is visible from both the dining space and the bed. The kitchenette provides a stove, microwave, and electric kettle, and houses laundry facilities as well.
Old World-Inspired Retreat
If you’re on the hunt for vacation rentals in Milan with the best of both past and present, consider this lovely apartment. It has all the modern amenities that make for a good retreat but is designed to embody an “Old Milan” atmosphere.
The double bed has a memory-foam mattress and sits under a sepia-colored world map. It’s flanked by side tables with lamps that provide a golden glow in the evening. A glass-door walk-in shower has a rain-style showerhead and stands in a white-brick bathroom that’s decorated with colorful floral accents.
In the living room, a cream-colored loveseat has tan and gold pillows and faces a large TV. To the side, a breakfast bar has two seats and doubles as both a dining space and an excellent place to set up if you are working while on the road. The kitchen has a microwave, stove, oven, minifridge, and espresso maker.
Charming, Historic Apartment
Just like in any city with a long history, you’re sure to find that many of the vacation apartments for rent in Milan are located in historic buildings, and this Milan Airbnb is no exception. However, the current furnishings are fresh and modern, and really reflect the city’s fashion and culture with cool neutrals and bright pops of red.
The kitchen includes a shiny metallic breakfast bar with red stools for three people and has a stove, oven, coffee maker, microwave, minifridge, and dishwasher. Sculpted red hanging lights overhead provide illumination and some added personality. A family room off the kitchen has a plush red couch and nesting dark wood coffee tables, and doubles as the second bedroom when the sofa is unfolded into a bed.
In the first bedroom, a king-size bed sits between artsy yellow side tables with lamps on either side. Art hangs on the wall, a crib is available for little ones, and a smart TV stands in an entertainment alcove. The door to the room is noteworthy as well, with geometric stained glass inserts that sparkle in the light. The bathroom has a glass-door walk-in shower, a large mirror, and sheer curtains that let in light while providing privacy.
Sleek, Modern Studio
With pops of warm, sunny colors and silver accents throughout the space, this studio apartment is relaxing and chic. It has room for three guests, though it would also be ideal for a solo traveler.
The bathroom of this studio is one of the most colorful parts, with yellow-orange tiles on the floor and as accents on the walls. It has a large mirror and a glass-walled walk-in shower with a rain-style showerhead. In the bedroom area, a queen-size bed with gray and white sheets sits under a silver starburst artwork and next to a window with both sheer curtains for light and privacy, as well as room-darkening curtains. To help everyone get ready at the same time, a second mirror is mounted on the wall near the bed, with a countertop underneath that could double as a workspace or a vanity.
The kitchen in this Milan Airbnb is bigger than average for a studio apartment and has a stove, oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. The dining room has four dark-tinted clear acrylic chairs around a square table topped with potted plants and candles. To one side is a sitting area with a couch and a wall-mounted TV that’s also visible from the dining table and the bed.
Bright and Homey Flat
If you’re looking for something a little more like a home away from home than a typical hotel, you’re probably thinking of renting an apartment in Milan. If that’s the case, then this apartment’s soft yet bright furnishings and décor might be exactly what you need.
The living room has an incredibly plush white couch, a shelf with books of every size and color, a tall woodframe window that lets light pour in, and a TV. A room divider separates a small study area from the rest of the room, providing an excellent place to work without distractions. In the kitchen, a mosaic table has four plush seats for dining. A fridge, stove, oven, and microwave make up the space, and another woodframe window has decorative metalwork that adds a bit of cottage-like charm.
A door leads out to a balcony that has two chairs, a table, several potted plants, and a great view from which to people watch or just absorb the energy of the city’s hustle and bustle. Back inside, you can climb a staircase to an upper loft, where a queen-size bed is nested against another bookshelf. There is also a portable closet to hang important garments and a heated towel rack to add to your relaxation during your visit.
Romantic Getaway With Sky View
This apartment has been designed to combine modern and vintage style in a cozy and romantic atmosphere. It’s colorful and welcoming, and can accommodate two guests.
One of the things that makes this apartment unique is the slanted skylight over the couch, where you can sink into the plush cushions and watch the clouds or count the stars. In the same room is a rug with multicolor concentric circles, a TV with a DVD player, and a double bed. Stacks of books add color and character to the room, and chairs and a mirror complete the room’s amenities. In the bathroom, reddish pink tiles color the room. There’s a glass-walled walk-in shower and a deep square sink, plus a frosted window for privacy and natural light. A heated towel rack adds an extra touch of luxury.
In the kitchen, there’s a fridge, stove, and espresso machine, plus a washing machine for laundry. A round table with two slatted white-wood chairs is perfect for a quiet night in or a quick breakfast before a busy day. The big picture window opens to the outdoor patio, where there’s a table and chairs, lots of potted plants, and a honey-colored wooden trellis.
Luminous, Creative Loft
If music, books, and art are some of your favorite things, then this Airbnb in Milan is an excellent option for you. It has room for up to four guests and celebrates creativity and culture.
Entering the apartment, you’ll find yourself in the mudroom, where you can take off your shoes and hang your umbrella. Small wall mirrors give you one more chance to make sure you look perfect before heading out to see the city. In the kitchen, a grayscale map of Milan adds character to the room, and all the usual kitchen appliances are available for your use, plus extras like a traditional-style teapot and an espresso machine. A large wall-mounted TV stands across from a black couch in the living room, and you’ll also find towering bookshelves, artistically designed chairs, and a guitar to strum while you relax. To one side is a work desk complete with a vintage-style lamp.
There are two bedrooms in this apartment, both with queen-size beds. They’re also both located in loft spaces, giving them an airy feeling as they’re suspended over the first floor. One has a standing portable closet for hanging up important garments and both have room-darkening curtains. The spacious full bathroom has a heated towel rack, a glass-door walk-in shower, and illustrated portraits on the wall.
Vibrant Floral Apartment
If you’re either a plant lover or a fan of cozy vintage theming who is on the look for short-term apartment rentals in Milan that will give your vacation photos just the right touch, then you’ll want to check out this gorgeous home. With green-and-white walls and plant-themed accents, this Milan Airbnb will leave you feeling fresh and bright.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with cream, green, and gold bedding that rests against a patch of gorgeous red brick on the wall. A window with sheer white curtains lets in soft light, and warm lights hang from the ceiling over the bed for more illumination. The bathroom has white tile and is decorated in palm fronds, flowers, and hummingbirds. A glass-door walk-in shower covers one entire wall and has an adjustable showerhead.
The living room has a tan couch with yellow cushions that contrasts well with the green walls and adds vibrancy to the space. It faces a TV mounted on the wall and can fold out into a bed to accommodate two additional guests. The space is connected to the kitchen and dining area, and the dark wood dining table has chairs with floral decorations. Many potted plants fill the shelves in the kitchen, where you’ll find a stove, oven, kettle, and toaster. A washer and dryer are located in a laundry room, and an outdoor space has a small courtyard-style garden with trees and shrubs.
Contemporary Greenhouse Suite
If the previous Airbnb in Milan wasn’t plant-focused enough, then this one might pique your interest. With green tile and tons of plants, the greenhouse ambience in this apartment is paired beautifully with contemporary minimalist design.
If you like hanging out while cooking, you’ll love the sound system in the full kitchen, where you can listen to music or your favorite podcast while using the stovetop, espresso maker, and more. The green tile shines bright on an accent wall behind the dining table made of light natural wood, and matching stools provide seating for four. A queen-size bed in the bedroom sits across from tall windows that let in light and provide a view of the many plants cultivated outside. A valet-style closet acts as a place to keep personal belongings, and a smart TV will let you snuggle under the covers for movie night.
The bathroom continues the greenhouse theme with more vibrant tile, and a heated towel rack will have you feeling super-comfy after using the walk-in shower. A large round woodframe mirror and rectangular sink heighten the modern theme. The living room is decorated with art created by locals and has a long gray sofa, a tall window, and more potted plants for even more freshness.
Chic and Airy Flat
With white walls accented with red brick, high ceilings, and light natural wood furnishings, this Airbnb in Milan is comfortable and chic. The furnishings are modern and homey, while the arched brick construction visible in the walls hearkens back to the city’s history.
The kitchen area has an espresso machine and a flat-top stove, making breakfast prep easy and quick. A light wood table has green bucket seats and can serve as both a dining room and as a workspace. In the living room, a white couch sits across from a TV and near a glass door that leads out to the balcony.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with a mountain of cozy pillows. A toddler bed is available for little ones, and a second TV is equipped with cable. Fern-themed décor brightens up the bathroom, where you’ll find a walk-in shower with an adjustable showerhead. For a taste of Milan as the locals know it, take a stroll on the cobblestone street outside, where you’ll find street art at the entrance, a record shop to one side, and a store for suits and tailoring on the other.
House of Cinema Milano
For those who love technology and film much more than plants and vintage décor, this home may be more your speed. While there are many phenomenal rental apartments in Milan, this may be the only one with a movie theater built inside it!
The kitchen is cozy with a chalkboard for doodling and has a range stove, oven, espresso maker, and full-size fridge. For movie nights, there’s even a popcorn maker! A light stained wood table has chairs for two, or it can be slid up to the bench that’s set into the wall if you’re entertaining friends for dinner and a film. Yellow, white, and black patchwork-style tile adds personality to the chic bathroom, which is equipped with laundry facilities and a walk-in shower.
The bedroom has more patchwork-style tile in shades of brown and a hanging light installment above the bed that’s warm and bright. Stylized text on the wall over the head of the queen-size bed adds pizazz and color to the space. The prize gem of this Airbnb in Milan, though, is of course the cinema. Theater-style folding chairs are located in the hallway and can be brought into the bedroom to enjoy the projector and screen and enjoy a theater experience while lounging in your pajamas.
Quiet Apartment Near Metro
Designed to be a calm and peaceful oasis in the hubbub of a city as busy and noisy as Milan, this is one of the best Airbnb rentals in Milan for those who need a quiet place to unwind after long days.
There are two bedrooms in this apartment, one with a king-size bed and the other with two single beds. In the first bedroom, the bed is equipped with a memory-foam mattress, a standing valet-style closet provides a place to unpack and hang your clothes, and room-darkening shades can be used if you’d like to sleep in. Star-shaped pillows add a touch of whimsy to the second bedroom, where both beds also have memory-foam mattresses and the window is high enough to let in light without compromising privacy. The bathroom feels sleek and elegant and has a rain-style showerhead inside the walk-in shower. A heated towel rack adds to the luxury.
An espresso machine, kettle, oven, and gas stove are included in the kitchen, which has a frosted window that illuminates the room with softened sunlight. The round white dining table has four clear acrylic bucket seats that further the sense of simple elegance throughout the home. A couch with lots of comfy pillows is located in the family room along with a wall-mounted TV, and a backyard with a fountain and cultivated garden is an excellent place to relax and let go of stress.
Classic, Light-Filled Home
Sleek and bright, this condo is located in a building in the city center and is, therefore, conveniently close to many shops, restaurants, and historical sites. It’s one of the best Milan Airbnbs for travelers who just want a classic and elegant place to stay that’s near all the best attractions.
The kitchenette has a mirror wall backsplash that helps the whole room feel airy and open. There is an espresso maker, dishwasher, and microwave along the white countertop. A matching white dining table has a potted orchid that adds a pop of color, as well as blue chairs for two. A brown sofa faces a wall-mounted smart TV in the family room, which is divided from the bedroom area by a wall-length bookshelf.
On the other side of the bookshelf, Japanese-inspired art sits on the shelves and hangs on the walls. Round woodframe mirrors hang above the head of the queen-size bed, which sits between hollow square side tables. The bathroom has light wood countertops and cabinets, another large mirror, and a white tile walk-in shower with a rain-style showerhead and glass doors. In the entryway, a black-and-white floral decorated mudroom has a bench and cushions.
Elegant and Regal Retreat
If you’re hunting for a Milan Airbnb that will have you feeling like you’re living in a fairy tale, you’ll absolutely want to check out this gorgeous apartment. It’s stately and ornate, with antique-style furnishings, pops of color, and gilded accents bringing magic and whimsy to life.
The dining room is one of the most beautiful rooms in the home, which is greatly due to the giant chandelier that hangs from the ceiling. Delicate white chairs surround a round wooden table, a TV stands to one wall, and an off-white plush couch sits against another wall underneath floral paintings. The kitchen occupies a third wall, with an oven, stove, toaster, coffee maker, two kettles, and cream-white and gold accents on tools and appliances alike.
In the first bedroom, a queen-size bed with a dark wood triptych-inspired headboard stands next to a pastel green twin-size daybed. A large, ornately carved dark wood cabinet holds art pieces and provides space to store personal effects, and another chandelier hangs above the beds to illuminate the room when sunlight ceases to pour in from the tall window. The second bedroom has another queen-size bed with a delicately swirling carved wooden bedframe. It stands near a tan leather couch and next to another tall window. Exercise equipment is provided in both bedrooms as well. The bathroom has a walk-in shower with gold and glass, and a rain-style showerhead to heighten the luxury.
Colorful, Minimalist Apartment
Many places that focus on minimalist décor tend to be grayscale and simple. This apartment’s skillfully used pops of color allow it to be minimalist without being boring. It’s a fantastic option for travelers who want an uncluttered space that still has personality.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with red throw pillows. It sits underneath Postmodernism-inspired wall art, and a bright red chair next to the bed provides seating at a desk that could double as a makeup vanity. The high wood-beam ceiling allows the window to let in light without reducing your privacy. In the bathroom, a triangular countertop with the sink and several delicate potted plants stands under a large mirror, and a glass-door walk-in shower has an adjustable showerhead. For an extra-cozy touch, there is also a heated towel rack.
A stove, oven, dishwasher, and espresso machine are available in the kitchen, where you’ll also find a breakfast nook for dining. The living room has a wall-mounted TV that stands across from a cream-colored couch with gray and red pillows. A large window lets in light, and a shelf has books about interior design.
Milan has so much to offer. Whether you’re traveling solo or as a group, for work or play, or to see modern high fashion or ancient historical sites, you can be sure there’s a perfect place for you to stay among the best Airbnbs in Milan.
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