|Space||753 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The apartment is just meters away from Piazza Municipale, at the very center of Ferrara, in a fifteenth century building.
It has 4 sleeps, two bathrooms, two wide windows that overlook the Renaissance garden named 'Delle Duchesse'; in the property there are also a fully-accessorised kitchen, with a fridge, dishwasher and oven.
The rooms are large (over 70 s.m.), with comforts such as air conditioning, sat tv, hair dryer, orthopedic mattresses.
We stayed there 8 days and were very happy. The location in a pedestrian area is excellent , near shops, restaurants , the castle and cathedral. All the interesting sights are within walking distance and the tourist office with good advice and maps is very close right inside the castle courtyard. We bought a multi day pass for the museums etc, which was great value.
The apartment is really a one bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms. It would not suit two couples.The kitchen is pretty well equipped with 3 gas burners, a toaster oven, and a small refrigerator. We cooked many of our meals there.
There is a combination washer and dryer in the 1/2 bathroom. The apartment building has an elevator, and the locks are good so it is very secure. The location is quiet because our windows (which open) face onto a grass courtyard.
Doris lives nearby and is very cheerful and helpful. Her niece Emilia speaks very good English.
We very much enjoyed our stay there and Ferrara is still quite unspoiled by too much tourism.
Doris was an excellent host, very freindly and helpful. The flat is very clean comfortable all mod cons, spacious and luxurious. Full of light and tranquil as it looks out onto a lovely garden with a 200 year old plane tree, and lots of birds, you can visit and sit in the garden. The flat couldn't be more central, just a few steps from the Duomo and castle. There is a supermarket across the road and the amazing Slurp pizzeria next door - best pizza I've ever had anywhere! Don't miss the Palazzo Schifanoia with it's amazing fresco of the months - a real gem. If you like Greek vases you can't miss the archeological museum, world class collection.
The apartment was very clean, well equipped and right in the centre of beautiful Ferrara. Doris was waiting to meet us from the bus stop in Ferrara and had thoughfully provided everything we needed - linen and towels, toilet rolls, condiments, water etc etc. A gem of a find in a gem of a city.
Great location. Internet situation is not ideal - see other reviews. Otherwise perfect! Highly recommended, would stay again in a heartbeat.
We had such a good time at Doris' property. Perfect location right in the heart of everything. Doris is so nice and made us feel very welcome. We really enjoyed meeting her. The building has an elevator which makes it nice. Air conditioning is also nice. The flat was very clean and we really liked it. Great place to walk everywhere in Ferrara. A nice surprise for us was the washing machine which we didn't realize was there, but we really needed. The kitchen has everything you need if you plan to cook, but there are many terrific restaurants you walk to from the apartment. We highly recommend it.
Doris made us very welcome in this beautiful, well appointed apartment near the main square, castle and cathedral. Despite its central position, and being Palio week, the apartment was quiet. Ferrara is a walled city of bikes and pedestrians with limited access for cars in its most ancient cobbled street. It is simply one of the most beautiful cities I've visited and being able to just step outside to find amazing buildings and discover a fascinating history was a joy. Good restaurants serving local food, interesting shops and markets, and cafes where you could watch the world go by. Recommend the pizza place next door and Le Due Comari.
Procession/performance in the streets and main square on the evening we arrived, for the beginning of Palio week, was outstanding. Watching from the front door was a bonus.
Ali Smith's book 'How to Be Both', featuring frescos in Palazzo Schifanoia, and Giorgio Bassani's 'Garden of the Finzi-Contini' , set in Ferrara in the 1930's. inspired my visit to Ferrara and happy hours were spent finding the places mentioned on those pages. Recommend them if you plan a visit. City splits neatly into the mediaeval and renaissance addition and a map from the tourist office suggests interesting themed walks.
Archaeology museum, housed like many others in an old palazzo, was a revelation as it displayed, very creatively, the artefacts from 6th Century Etruscan town of Spina, discovered in 1922 during draining of the Po Delta.
The Jewish cemetery and museum, small monasteries and the Palazzo Diamanti are well worth visiting but there is much pleasure in just walking the streets and enjoying the Italian life.
The only negatives: Free Ferrara wifi is a myth, unless you have an Italian phone number, and we couldn't connect to Doris's mobile modem despite her efforts. No wifi was no real problem but you might want to organise a package if important. Vodaphone shop helped us check in flight online but Bologna airport has no print out machine so don't arrive late! In city, buses but no bus service to other towns or the coast. Tourist office said taxi, car or bike! Slow train to the coast means you have to return in an hour. Planned a trip to Bologna but there was a rail strike so we decided there was certainly more than enough to do in Ferrara! But will hire car for next time to explore area.
Overall, a great apartment, memorable breakfast treat with lovely Doris in her favourite café and made to feel truly welcome. Wonderful
The apartment is located in the center of Ferrara just a short distance from the main monuments : Castello Estense , the Cathedral , the municipal square , Piazza Trento Trieste , the palace of diamonds , 50 meters away is the parking of via Cortevecchia payment, in the evening and Sunday is free to get there from via Spadari , turn left because borgoricco
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||$1.63 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
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