|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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. Due to the very high costs of air conditioning, partcularly in the months of July and August, a surcharge is applied in case of consumption exceeding a normal use.
After a one-month stay, we hated to leave this lovely apartment. It is cheerfully full of light, spacious and comfortsble. The contrast between the ancient building and the fashionably modern decor is pleasing. Everything in the apartment is high quality - the furnishings, the kitchen accutrements, the appliances and even the doors and windows.
Gloria's apartment is a wonderful location about 2 blocks from the main piazza which we called "the town's living room." We absolutely adored Ferrara.
My friend and I agreed that this was the absolute best of the many apartments we have rented.
We just returned from our stay at Gloria's Apartment in Ferrara - July 2014. First of all Luigi is delightful to deal with - he speaks English and will answer any question you might have. The apartment is fully equipped including a computer. It is spacious, has nice light and is very clean. It is very centrally located being across the street and set back a little from the castle. It even comes with 2 bikes which we rode to the train station whenever we had a day trip. Ferrara itself is very convenient for training to Bologna, Padova, Venice, Verona , and even the beach. The town is a fabulous example of small town, closely- knit community in Italy. The towns people were very welcoming and even go to know us a little.
Arrivederci Luigi ! La prossima volta!
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.
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
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest|
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
Payment terms to be agreed with the Owner
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.