A QUIET NEW APARTMENT IN AN HISTORICAL RENAISSANCE PALACE

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Luigi Masotti

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A QUIET NEW APARTMENT IN AN HISTORICAL RENAISSANCE PALACE

Ferrara City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 5 sleeps

Apartment in a splendid historical palace of the 15° century, recently totally restructured, located in the center of the Town of Ferrara, one of the noblest Italian Cities of the Renaissance.

The importance is confirmed by Google Earth as one of the most important pieces of the history of Ferrara (please click on Google Earth....).

The apartment is completely new, in the structures and the furnishing, located in the center of the City; it is perfectly silent, totally isolated: over (is the roof) and under (is an ancient porch), and laterally flanked by a centennial garden. Access to the staircase and elevator is practically separate. There is no problem with easy access for the elderly or disabled. From the apartment you can easily access public transportation.

Ferrara is connected to Bologna International Airport by a bus 8 times each day.

Garage for the apartment: It was recently purchased a garage specifically for the apartment in its vicinity, in which the car can be parked indoors with total safely. It is perfectly accessible to a small-medium car (maximum lenght 4.50 m)

More informations: If you have interest,we will send a more detailed description with the opinions of occupants.

Due to the many requests of the apartment, we prefer long rental periods, if possible.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Luigi Masotti

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Speaks english, french, italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace
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Ferrara City Ferrara
5

Modern apartment near the center of town

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This was an ideal apartment from which to explore the Emilia-Romagna province. The apartment was spacious, up-to-date, and well-maintained. The few minor problems we had were quickly addressed by the owner.
It's located in a historic building, but has all modern conveniences. The apartment has a master bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a second bedroom with two twin beds. The sofa in the living room, which does make into a sleeper, is not really adequate for sleeping for a prolonged stay. Two cots are provided, and our grandchildren slept on their mats on the floor.

It's a block from the Estense castle and the cathedral. It's a 5 minute walk to Meta market, and restaurants abound in the area.

It's a direct 10 minute bus ride from the apartment to the train station, from which there are direct connections to Venice, Padua, Ravenna, Bologna, and points south.

The only significant problem was the initial presence of sugar ants, which came in from the beautiful courtyard. The problem was easily resolved by spraying the ant mounds in the courtyard, and along the ant trails outside and up the columns to the second floor. This needed to be done about every 10 days to two weeks.

Internet service was excellent and consistent (DSL), and heating was comfortable in early spring. There were a few outages of the cooling as it was getting started up for the summer, but was resolved by the building management within a day. (This is not in the apartment owner's control.)

We really enjoyed the apartment, location, the city, and easy access to interesting places in the region. The weekend markets are phenomenal in their variety and quality.

We were there for Palio month and watched the pageantry, the procession, the flag-dancing competition, and, of course, the ultimate foot, donkey, and horse races. We also witnessed the Mille Miglia, which was an amazing spectacle.

The townspeople were friendly, helpful, and delightful to spend time with. The city's residents use bicycles to get around, as the area is very flat, so remember to look behind you before changing direction.

We highly recommend walking the wall around the city with the local people of all ages.
Owner's Response: Dear Ingrid,

it is a pleasure to know eith such enthusiastic terms that you were well in my apartment.
So many thanks. I do hope to have you again as my guest in the apartment.
Kindest regards
Gloria
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Beautiful quiet apartment

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
The lovely apartment right in the old centre of Ferrara is very well equipped and nicely furnished. The beautiful building is set back from the road and is on the first floor overlooking a garden and is incredibly quiet at night with an elevator and nice entrance.

Ferrara is an elegant, quiet city with easy access by train and bus to other locations. I was by myself for the first 3 weeks and made day trips by train to Venice, Padua, Ravenna, Bologna, Modena and Mantua, the train station being only a 15 minute walk.

Luigi was most helpful and went out of his way to help and advise. This apartment has been one of the best that I have rented in Italy. One small comment, it would be good to have a low coffee table in front of the sofa and a coffee pot for 2 cups or more. I have recommended Gloria's apartment to my friends.

Thank you Luigi, Christine
Owner's Response: Dear Christine,

I have no words to thank you for your kind review.
Many thanks also for the suggestions.
I do hope to meet you again in the next future
Luigi & Gloria
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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace
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5

Beautiful apartment in a wonderful city

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Our family's visit to Europe included apartments in France as well as multiple cities in Italy and Gloria's Apartment was, by far, the nicest. The apartment was spacious and very clean and comfortable. It absolutely had all the comforts of home. We cooked most of dinners in the apartment and had everything necessary to make wonderful meals.
Our host, Luigi, was very welcoming and quick with helpful replies to all of our questions.
We didn't know anything about Ferrara but chose to stay there as it was central for visiting other cities (Venice, Ravenna, Bologna). We enjoyed the charm and history of Ferrara, just as much as the other places!
We would recommend this apartment with no reservations.
Thanks Luigi!
Owner's Response: Dear Tracey and Craig,
I have no words to thank you for your kindness.
I do hope to meet you again here in the next future.
Kindest regards
Gloria & Luigi
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5

A WONDERFUL APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My wife and I stayed in the apartment for a week, using it as a base to visit Ferrara and the surrounding areas. It was ideal -- a wonderfully designed, very comfortable, clean, modern apartment with all the amenities we needed. It was ideally situated too - within easy walking distance of Ferrara's attractions including restaurants and shopping. The Roverella bar just across the road was a great place to start the day for coffee and pastries. And yet it was a straight-forward drive to the motorway to get to other lovely towns in the region. The garage was a real asset, enabling us to park our hire car safely close by. The setting - within a restored cloister - was magical. The description of the apartment is 100% accurate as are the photos. The owner Luigi was very thorough and most helpful in his guidance and advice about both the property and Ferrara activities/shopping/eating. We strongly recommend the apartment to anyone interested in exploring Ferrara and the surrounding area.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Truly a Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We loved Gloria's apartment from the minute Luigi opened the door. It is clean, open, and very inviting. Luigi is a very kind, wonderful person. He lent us his phone, and allowed us to use the computer in the apartment. We loved the mornings . When we opened the windows, we were treated to the sound of the fountain in the piazza, the fragrence of the magnolia trees, the sounds from the nearby conservatory of music.
We loved the bar across the street surrounded by begonias.
The location is fabulous - within walking distance of the train and the costello. a fabulous pasticceria, alimentary, and macelleria nearby. We enjoyed the Osteria Quattro Angeli
very near the Costello. Ferrara is a very easy city for walking and biking. We hope to be able to return very soon. Gloria's apartment is certainly a home away from home.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bologna
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Venice
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ferrara Nord & Sud
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

Ferrara is located just between Veneto Region and Emilia-Romagna Region in a baricentric position, from where, by superhighway or railway, many important places can be very easily reached, as well as the Apennines and the seaside.

Other Activities: any other activity in a modern Town and near villages

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Availability & Rates

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Ferrara City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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€2,200
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Additional information about rental rates

Notes 750-800 Euros per week
Tere are no differences of rate during the year, due to the suitability of the apartment all year round.
The rate is for two persons and includes all expenses, with the availability of a covered garage for the car just near the apartment in the center of the Town, elevator, electricity, heating and air conditioning, twho bicycles, internet connection and a personal computer
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Amenities

Ferrara City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Internet
  • Dialup Access
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • PC
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • In the bath is placed the washing machine, an automatic one, nearly new..
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A sofa exceptionally can be used as a comfortable single bed. There are two additional comfortable beds
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
Notes:
The apartment is located in the center of Ferrara but perfectly isolated, facing a large patio with garden. There are easily available all the comforts of a modern city as is Ferrara. From the apartment you can easily access all the public services. The railway station is about 700 hundred meters away, and from there very easily many important Towns can be reached: Venice (1.20 hours), Padova ((1.20 hours), Bologna (30 minutes), Ravenna (1 hour). In Bologna (at 45 km from Ferrara 1.5 hours with the train and bus) is an International Airport. Ferrara is strategically located in the center of so many important places that be reached very easily by car or by train. At your request, we will send detailed enthusiastic testimonials of the many Guests who were completely satisfied of their staying in the apartment.
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