Live like a Milanese, aperitivo in hand, gazing over the city from your rooftop terrace. Tucked under the eaves of this 19th-century palazzo (there’s a lift most of the way) this cosy, shabby-chic room is bedroom, living space and breakfast area rolled into one. White walls, polished wood floors and a large French window make the most of the light and space; a bright blue-and-white patchwork quilt, colourful rug and gilt baroque mirror add warmth. There’s a charming antique desk and chair, plus a hanging rail for clothes. A zinging black and white bathroom is a triumph of ergonomics. True, it’s a pretty squeeze but most of your time will be spent on the tiled terrace with its flower boxes, orange and lemon trees and eye-opening views. Here you’ll take breakfast – including fresh breads, pastries and homemade jams – left daily by Gillian, while planning your day. It’s a 20-minute walk to the big sights: Duomo, Leonardo’s Last Supper, Brera gallery and La Scala. Scottish Gillian will advise plus share her tips for where to eat. Return to refresh in your roof garden; a rare city treasure.