|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.
What a great location, a wonderful apartment with a charming and helpful host.
We spent 2 months here and were sad to leave. The apartment is spacious and works for a long stay it has been renovated to a good standard but has not lost any of the charm from the original building.
We also took the car parking available. Luckily Luigi sent us size limits for the car as the space and entrance are very tight, but better than on street parking and a lot less expensive.
The town of Ferrara is a jewel. We enjoyed walking the different routes around the city, often getting slightly lost, which was part of the fun, enjoying the cobbled streets and alley ways. Walking the city wall is fantastic. The different markets were always worth a visit. Early evening in the centre was great, such a nice atmosphere and of course taking an aperitivo! Because the apartment is on the edge of the main piazza's it was easy to be in the centre of town in (literally) 2 minutes. The town has a huge choice of places to eat and of course great ice cream is everywhere.
This Ferrara location was great for seeing the region. Venice is about an hour away by either car or train (the station is about 25mins walk) so you can go lots! Florence about 2hrs, Bologna 40 mins. Ravenna, Verona, Medina, Parma and we discovered lots of places not on the tourist route.
As mentioned earlier Luigi was a kind and helpful host when we had some problems with the electrical supply he was straight there to assist.
We were so glad that we looked outside of Bologna (our original preferred location) as Ferrara gives a wonderful taste of Italy and this apartment makes it a pleasurable stay.
Would agree with all the other reviews.
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.
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.