Located on the banks of the Naviglio Grande canal, Maison Borella is in Milan’s Porta Ticinese quarter. Set in an 18th-century building, it offers free internet, a restaurant, and rooms with satellite LCD TV. Decorated in a simple yet elegant style, rooms at the Borella are all air conditioned. Each has soft bathrobes and slippers in the private bathroom, while some feature exposed-beam ceilings and a balcony with city views. The buffet breakfast includes homemade cakes and fresh fruit. The restaurant serves both Milanese and classic Italian cuisine. Guests can relax in the hotel’s modern atrium lounge area. Why not catch up on emails while enjoying a glass of wine or cocktail from the bar? Porta Genova Metro, on the Green Line, is 600 metres from the hotel and connects you with Milano Centrale Train Station. The property is 10 km from the Expo 2015 Exhibition Centre.