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Hi I am Francesca, Swiss citizen, born in Florence and grew up in Florence. I moved to Pavia many years ago, a wonderful longobard city, with many things to discor, 30 km from Milan. I personally take care of the apartment and of my guests and I want to let them feel at ease. I love to travel and love to meet people, I love the horses that I breed in the Oltrepo' Pavese
Francesca purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Francesca chose Pavia
I like to meet the travelers and give the local information, I like to welcome them and let them feel at ease
What makes this Apartment unique
Those who have been in my apartment have said "it is a hidden jem...." for sure I can say that the renovation has been very accurate!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very clean, well furnished and decorated
Everything went very smooth. The apartment is spacious and had everything we needed to be comfortable. If we return to Pavia we will definitely rent this apartment again. Thank you
Thank you Erik for you review, I am sorry I was not present but I am happy to know that you were satisfied with your stay in my apartment, I hope to welcome you personally next time, cheers francesca
Beautiful apartment in very centre of old town
We stayed in Francesca’s own apartment in the same location. We were visiting Pavia on a family holiday.
It is a very comfortable and attractive apartment.
It includes all conveniences and was very clean. It’s central location does mean that there is street noise at night. We knew from Francesca when we booked and it was not a problem for our stay. It is much quieter in the bedrooms which are a floor above the sitting room and at the top of the building.
Francesca was a very helpful, reliable and responsive host. She was excellent.
Pavia was a lovely place to visit and base ourselves for a week.
The apartment is an easy 10-15minute walk to the train station. The main square and Duomo square are only a couple of minutes either direction from the apartment.
We really enjoyed our stay in Pavia in Francesca’s property. Thank you Francesca.
Thank you so much for your review and your detailed considerations about the apartment, its location and myself! .... So this is my style, I have been happy to have had the opportunity to have welcomed you and your nice family.....You are wonderful guests, used all with great respsect and left the apartment as clean as you've found it !! and hope to see you soon back in Pavia! Ciao Francesca
Beautiful apartment in a fantastic location
We had stayed in this apartment for ten days in early September 2017. The apartment was tastefully and comfortably furnished (including air conditioning) and was immaculately clean when we had arrived. Francesca was a very welcoming and an attentive owner who made sure we were comfortable and our stay there was as pleasant as possible. The apartment is very centrally located and ideal for shopping, local dining and sightseeing. It can get a little noisy at night from the local bars but no more than can be expected in any other central Italian city location. In conclusion, our overall experience was an exceptionally positive one and we highly recommend.
Anna and her beautiful family spent some 10 days in my apartment. Perfect communication, very nice guests, cheerful and happy family and respected all the rules of the house. They left a very clean apartment and hope they will come back one time! Anna, many regards to all of you! ciao francesca
Beautiful property in great location
We stayed in Casa Mimma for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Francesca was responsive via emails prior to our stay and both her and her son who greeted us at the apartment on arrival were extremely helpful and friendly. Both speak excellent English. We appreciated her very thoughtful gesture of including a small amount of basic items such as milk, spreads, fruit and yoghurt. We needed to visit a smaller outlying village during our stay and Francesca helped us with arranging taxis.
The apartment itself is well appointed and beautifully furnished. We only used the kitchen for breakfast and the occasional lunch, however it appeared to have what is required to make a meal. The beds and sofas were comfortable. The whole apartment was spotlessly clean. It is extrememly conveniently located just around the corner from the Duomo and the main piazza della Vittoria. All the sights were within easy walking distance. The apartment is a flat 800-900m from the train station and is an easy walk (straight pretty much all the way until the last turn at the end). I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Francesca for helping us make our visit here so enjoyable!
Dear Belinda, thank you so much for your review!! I am happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated my style to welcome you and wish you feel "at home". So I hope to welcome you soon again! I thank you also for having left the apartment so clean and for having used it as if it were your home !! all the best! francesca
Superb rental apartment in Central Pavia
The apartment was just redone and in the highest quality, with a large master bedroom, spacious closets, a second room for odds and ends, a washing machine, central location, quiet despite noise from university students. A excellent bathroom adds to the quality. The A/C was excellent; the hostess helpful with suggestions and comments about Pavia. The town itself is full of architectural churches from medieval and renaissance era, and was worth more than the three days we gave it. The Wikipedia Italiana has excellent entries on the buildings. Some very good restaurants with risotto a special local dish. A famous old city with marks of many centuries everywhere.
Dear Gary, thank you so much for your review! I am happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you soon again! I thank you also for having left the apartment so clean and for having used it as if it were your home !!
all the best! francesca
Beautiful apartment and a charming host
We have just spent a week in this recently renovated apartment in the charming university town of Pavia. Our host Francesca could not have been more helpful and friendly. She has provided everything one needs for making the place feel like home. It is both elegant and very comfortable. The location in the centre of the old part of the town was wonderful with the main square, the markets, and wonderful places to eat out all so close. Even the noise of happy students in the street at night did not spoil our stay. We would certainly stay again one day.
Dear Sue, thank you so much for your stay, I was really pleased to meet you and Don! Thank you also for your compliments about the apartment and for having used it as if it were your house! I hope you will come back soon! Ciao!
Casa Mimma is located on the second floor of one of the most prestigious historical buildings of the city (XV sec.), Just between Piazza del Duomo (where stands the Cathedral) and Victory Square, famous for its many cafes to 'open.
In the central area are located, in addition to 'University, the most famous churches of Pavia.
The stop of 'bus is a few steps from the entrance of the building.
Bikesharing Station and Taxi in Victory Square