I spent a month and a half in Joao's apartment and the whole experience was fantastic. The apartment is exquisitely designed and furnished, it is quite spacious and therefore perfect for entertaining, yet it feels at the same time very cozy. Since the apartment looks onto the courtyard (which is beautiful and typical of Milan's traditional old houses), it is very quiet with no traffic noise at all. It is also very well equipped with everything you need for dinner parties (which I had a few) and plenty of towels, sheets, etc. The bed is very comfortable. And the TV, projected onto the wall, as you can see from the pictures, is a lot of fun. The location couldn't be better. I am originally from Milan (where I was born and grew up, residing now in California), so I know the area very well. It is the best you can find in Milan. Corso Vercelli, Via Belfiore, Via Marghera (streets surrounding the apartment) are very fashionable, very animated (day and night), full of great stores and restaurants. You have everything you need, including three supermarkets within walking distance. Major connecting underground station, with parking lot, only a 2 minute walk away. Joao is absolutely the perfect host. He answers within minutes if you have a question and comes to the apartment, if necessary, within one or two hours at the most. He is extremely personable and kind, and wants to make sure your stay in his apartment is absolutely perfect. Best landlord ever. I am going back to the apartment in a few months because I am sure I could not find anything better in the whole city. And being originally from Milan, you can trust me!!