Four-star living in Milan, with a catch: You can't leave
Those who arrive at the Hotel Michelangelo are treated like anything but normal hotel guests. They stay free of charge. Their meals are dropped off outside their door. They are given detergent and a sponge at check-in and asked to do all cleaning themselves.
They are given no room key. They are forbidden from leaving their rooms.
"An experience of loneliness," said Fabio Bongiorno, 51, who stayed in Room 224 for 20 days and saw nobody other than nurses who came twice a day to his doo...