Padua City Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 2+2) in a medieval hamlet
The medieval village of ARQUA' PETRARCA is located in the heart of Euganean Hills Natural Park , From here you can reach any point of interest in less than one hour driving or by train. EVERY HOUR THERE IS A DIRECT TRAIN TO/FROM VENICE, TAKING YOU TO VENICE- GRAND CANAL in 45 MINUTES. Padova is 30 minutes away, Vicenza 45, Verona and Garda Lake 1 hour and, finally Adriatic Sea 45/50.
The historical, lovely stone house has been lovingly restored utilizing traditional craftsmanship and materials.
Spacious and well appointed, IRIS apartment sleeps 2 +2 (with sofa bed), and offers modern conveniences: FREE INTERNET ACCESS, AIR CONDITIONING, SAT. TV.
As you walk a few stone stairs to the first floor, you will discover a charming entryway and a window with a view overlooking the surrounding region. The living room is lovingly furnished with locally crafted furniture including a double sofa bed. The spacious and romantic bedroom is beautifully furnished with an exquisite hand painted bed and antique armoire.
The small kitchen is well appointed with good quality items .
Bathroom with shower and hairdryer ( towels ars supplied and changed twice a week).
There are traditional vaulted brick ceilings with wooden beams throughout.
This property is baby-friendly, offering baby essentials.
The apartment looks out onto a quiet courtyard and each morning you will wake to the sounds of silence accompanied by an occasional church bell.
THE VILLAGE : time seems to have stood still in the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca.
This charming hamlet, nestled in the heart of the Euganean Hills Natural Park, is a proud member of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” an organization dedicated to promoting 'the great heritage of History, Art, Culture, Environment and Traditions found in small Italian villages' that are unique and offer a special experience.
The S.S. Trinità Oratory; the Loggia dei Vicari; the Poet's museum/house; the Fountain with the old washing trough and the charming palaces that face the narrow streets bear fascinating witness to the past fortunes of Arquà Petrarca.
Surrounding Arquà Petrarca visitors will find the world renown Terme Euganee Spas; the impressive historical garden of Valsanzibio; 4 golf courses; the small medieval towns of Monselice, Este e Montagnana; Praglia e Carceri Abbeys; and several wonderful Venetian Villas.
Details for IRIS unit_1076557 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
I have come far, from an island of silver and greens
To a country, by its people much adored, where colours
Of blue and gold abound; where swifts and swallows soar
And where the terracotta tiles on rustic buildings gleam.
And of that land, there rises from a plain in the Veneto
An ancient volcanic archipelago, amidst an agrarian sea.
Wild woods worship the sun with cultured vines and leaves;
From nature’s harsh elements are nurtured olive groves.
This mysterious, shrouded world wields its magic spell
And draws to itself in thermal springs, relief for aching bones.
Poets too, have found inspiration from this strange nature zone
Where those brilliant hues shine on and verses flow and tell
Of Arquá Petrarca: stone houses radiate a golden solar glow,
Narrow and steep cobbled alleys creep up the valley walls.
Above autumnal mists, scenes mimic a witch’s cauldron!
But soon blue wins through for the kindly villagers below.
Forasmuch as I have been enchanted by the Euganean Hills
One must turn again home to things familiar and known,
But the seeds of this geographical marvel have been sown.
I must return to explore once more this park and its steeples.