Milan – home of style, sass, and Italian flair; so chic even the police uniforms are Versace. January 13th sees men’s fashion week kick off in the city, bringing press, buyers, models and professionals to the spellbinding center. When you aren’t sassing with a bottle of prosecco at the after parties, you can admire the gothic splendor of the Duomo, splurge on designer goods at the 19th century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and fall in love with Da Vinci’s last supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Those seeking stylish abodes in the city, close to the action, but without the cookie cutter hotel feel – these boutique Airbnb’s could be just the solution….

Luxury Penthouse Near Gau Aulenti 

If you are looking for a chic space to throw your own sophisticated soirees, then you don’t get any better than a penthouse close to Gae Aulenti Square. Brand new and with two spacious bedrooms and a bubbling hot tub on the spacious 180 sqm. terrace, you couldn’t ask for a better spot to nibble antipasti to the sound of the sunset. Lavish lounging spaces invite you to drink in the view. The bathrooms are also impressive –  a sea of marble to match the stripped back graceful modernity that sweeps through the rest of the apartment.

Noble Home Designed by Asphalt Architecture 

With 260 sqm and room for 8 spread across the 3 bedrooms, this central elegant home is all about la dolce vita. The once upon a time carpentry has been transformed into a stunning home, boasting impeccable design from the Parisian Asphalt Architecture company and adorned with historical pieces from the noble Van Marx family. Only the finest Italian materials were used in the creation of the spaces- from Carrara countertops to Fornasetti wallpaper. Stretched across three floors you can find hints of exposed brick and beam, a brilliant broadcast system, and all the showpieces of Milan only ten minutes from your door.

Fifty House 

Those seeking a happy medium between hotel and apartment may find the highly refined Fifty House the perfect choice for fashion week. A private penthouse boasts two queen rooms and elegant spaces spanning 150 sqm. Yet, downstairs you will also find a full concierge service, bar, restaurant and solarium. In-keeping with Milano design, the apartment weaves together silver grey and black tones punctuated with whites and a splash of bright yellow – like walking into a Versace ad. The central location and on call concierge make hitting the high points of the city as simple as could be.

Family Loft Apartment

600 sqm. 5 beds and space for 7 guests – this cozy high-class loft space is the perfect bolt hole for romance seekers, fashionistas, and anyone looking for a fabulous blend of old world Italy meets the modern world. As boutique as can be, bright primary tones contrast beautifully with period style furnishings and soft bedrooms that come with the personal touch. Filled with cozy lounging spaces at every turn, you can curl up with a vintage bottle at every angle. This one is perfect for families with children, those who don’t mind a more Cath Kidston than a Gucci inspired stay. Still the sunny terrace and suburban neighborhood make for a localized feel.

Beautiful Apartment with Leafy Terrace

Fragrant lemon trees on the terrace, a leafy atmosphere and old-fashioned villa style meets contemporary design captures the imagination in the heart of Milan. 4 beds, 5 guests, and 3 baths spread out – all designed beautifully to keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed at every moment. The terrace is the piece de resistance; framed by greenery, splashed in light, and with a top-notch barbeque and lounging features. Moving inside, you have modern spaces with quality touches – an artful Persian rug, a marble kitchen, well blended en-suites and easy movement from one room to the other.