You’re in an elegant part of town. The florist below is like an art gallery and shoppers get their fix nearby. No need to worry about noise though; the apartments are in a historic Liberty style building in a leafy residential area. Both have high ceilings and period details abound. Beds are good, the linen is first-rate, and – a rarity for Italy – towels are fluffy. Casa Broggi, on the first floor, has a homely feel with a mix of antique pieces and paintings, and a sparkling green mosaic bathroom. The kitchen (with hob but no oven) is great for the basics. Recently renovated Little Broggi, on the third floor, is bright, cheery, and ideal for couples or friends. Many of the furnishings in the colour-themed rooms have a story to tell; the kitchen has all you need. Jane moved from Scotland 20 years ago and lives in a separate wing with her Italian husband and daughter. Immensely kind and helpful, she’s particularly sensitive to families and provides everything from strollers to high chairs. A wonderful peaceful place to return to after a day’s exploring magnificent Milano.