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historic apartment just renovated in the medieval center of Ferrara

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House Giulio is a bright and spacious newly renovated apartment in the medieval heart of Ferrara. Located on the first floor of a typical house of Ferrara, in the limited traffic zone and away from the city noise, the apartment consists of three rooms + services: large bedroom with a double bed, living room with sofa bed 2 places, large kitchen kitchen and bathroom with shower. In addition ', features an exclusive outdoor terrace of 30 square meters overlooking the characteristic Via Fondobanchetto, to enjoy pleasant breakfasts and dinners or just relaxing at best.

The house is located in the most 'north of the ancient Castrum fortified, economic and political nucleus of Ferrara, built by the Byzantines in the sixth century. C. From historical research, you can 'say that traces of human settlements in this position of Via Fondobanchetto date back to around the X / XI century. c. The portal of the house, built in 1500, carries traces of ancient inscriptions whose meaning is "I enjoy this ... and hope for the better," attributed to this Bonfiol Julius Caesar, whose signature appears on the capital left. For this reason, more than 100 years the house it was declared by the Superintendence for Fine Arts in Ferrara.

House Giulio is therefore ideally placed to reach, within a few minutes walk, all places piu'interessanti of Ferrara, such as the Estense Castle, the Cathedral, Palazzo Schifanoia and in general all the historical center, where the 'apartment is located.

More Details

enrico perdomi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Ferrara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with large shower and washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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newly renovated apartment in the historic medieval center of Ferrara
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the delightful city of Ferrara and we are already discussing when we can return! Enrico's apartment was perfectly located within easy walking distance of many beautiful and interesting places to visit, a wide range of shops as well as excellent places to eat. The apartment was spacious, comfortable, and brilliantly equipped with thoughtful attention to detail - the kitchen was great for preparing a meal for an evening 'at home'! Enrico was easy to communicate with beforehand and throughout our stay, kindly picked us up from the station and was helpful suggesting places to visit, buses etc - he recommended a wonderful local trattoria where we ate delicious seasonal dishes. Everyone in Ferrara was friendly and charming - cities can feel impersonal but this is not true of Ferrara. It was easy to travel by train to many places including Ravenna and Bologna - we have no hesitation in recommending a stay here and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, conveniently located apartment with terrace.

  • 5 of 5

Very attractive modern apartment within an old house in a charming part of Ferrara, close to the centre and within a few steps of two excellent restaurants. Spotlessly clean apartment, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed, lovely terrace. Loved the bikes. Enrico was a very helpful and friendly host.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New apartment, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This newly renovated upstairs apartment is located withing minutes walking distance of the beautiful historic centre of Ferrara. The apartment is quiet despite my concerns as the local restaurants are not particularly noisy and with limited traffic there is no traffic noise. The owner provided bikes but we took our own and that gave us the possibility to cycle freely around, its a bike friendly city. There is off road storage.

The apartment has one bedroom, a large room with a large double bed and plenty of storage space the second bed is a fold out sofa bed next to the stairs which means children should be in the bedroom rather than sofa bed in the lounge/2nd bedroom. The ideal solution would have been a child size bed in the bedroom then we could have all slept in the bedroom together. The kitchen has everything you need, it lacked some steak knives but when advised the owner was going to put them in. The good sized balcony looks a nice place for a drink or dinner but in our case the weather was against us.

You can not park outside the apartment so should consider carefully if you are not very mobile as the closest parking areas are at least 250m and usually a lot further as spaces are at a premium, even in April/May but we found Via Scandiana to be the best solution to find a space but it often took several circuits. The owner does provide a 15 minute parking permit from picking up and dropping off luggage and/or people.

All in all a great place, a great location and a great city to visit....recommended!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 nights in fabulous Ferrara

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is truly outstanding. Tastefully decorated ,spotless & furnished to a very high standard with all the facilities anyone requires. The balcony/patio area is perfect for chilling out after a hard days sightseeing. Enrico was the perfect host - always available to answer our queries & offer help & advice when we had a parking issue with the local constabulary! On that note driving & parking in Ferrara can be a bit stressful for the tourist therefore when we return it will be by public transport! The apartment is within walking distance for everything Ferrara has to offer - especially at night - very atmospheric. Would definitely stay here again.

Grazie Enrico.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Graeme, we really thank you for your appreciation, is very very important for us . We're sorry for your inconvenience with the parking, is the first time that has happened in two years of activity...anyway, we hope you and your family come back soon in Ferrara, it was a real pleasure to host nice people like you.
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A wonderful base for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb holiday, thanks to Alessandra and her family's lovely welcome and the excellent condition of the apartment. It is spacious, well-furnished and clean. There are excellent facilities in the kitchen and the bathroom and the hugely efficient air-conditioning units were a marvellous boon during the very hot summer of 2015.

The apartment is brilliantly situated in the heart of Ferrara, about 10-15 minutes walk from the Duomo and all the central bars and restaurants. There is a great, cheap pizzeria just up the road and a bakery about 5 minutes away, though the provision of two very good bikes makes getting further afield very easy. Alessandra was also happy to recommend places outside Ferrara, including a lovely restaurant at Lido di Spina, where we could take our dog for a swim in the sea.

On quieter days, we simply stayed on the roof terrace, reading and soaking up the atmosphere of Ferrara. And the apartment couldn't have provided a more relaxing and comfortable environment. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, we are very happy you appreciate our efforts to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. We try to do our best in order to guarantee a good stay in Ferrara, that's the reasons why we provide bicycles (in order to move easily around the city), new furniture and air conditioning in the apartment (to make your stay as confortable as possible) and we organize kitchen facilities (in order to make you feel like at home). But more that this we really like to know new persons coming from all over the world and make them feel good in the beautiful city of Ferrara. A unesco world heritage site that offers relaxing moments as well as international festivals. We hope to see you again in Ferrara!
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Wonderful apartment and well located

  • 5 of 5

During the last ten years or so we have stayed in about 25 different apartments in various parts of Italy. Of all of these, this apartment (Casa Giulia) in Ferrara is the best.

It is well located in the medieval sector of the city, but the real winner is the apartment itself. It is very well appointed, super clean, has good light and has made imaginative use of colour in the soft furnishings. Most importantly, everything works and the cupboards are well stocked with everything you could possibly need for preparing food and cooking, and for a generally comfortable stay.

The apartment comes with two bicycles which were a big plus in a city where almost everybody has one. Cycling around the city's walls was a real treat.

The apartment also has an outdoor terrace, perfect for morning breakfast or evening apertivo or dinner.

Alessandra and her husband were very friendly and helpful both before we arrived (answering emailed questions) and during our stay. For us, this apartment was a home away from home and we would have no hesitation in booking it again should we return to Ferrara.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, we are happy you appreciate our apartment. We try to do our best in order to make tourists stay as better as possible. We also put particular attention in cleaning and in the cure of furnishings. We hope to have you in Ferrara again!
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Continental, Bida, Leon d'oro
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
centro universitario sportivo - parco urbano
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
bologna - padova
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Le nuvole, Estebar, il Ciclone, La mezza luna
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Corno alle Scale
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
lidi ferraresi
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Pulizie $36.92
Refundable damage deposit $123.06
Stay tax $1.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 8 years.

Pulizie finali: 30€
Il contributo è dovuto da chi soggiorna nelle strutture ricettive presenti nel territorio della città di Ferrara (€ 1,50 per ogni persona per un max di 5 giorni, eccetto i minori di 18 anni)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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