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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Ferrara Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 4 sleeps

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Luigi Masotti
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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based on 22 traveler reviews

A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful, well-located, modern updates

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted with this apartment, and as always, with the kindness and care of Luigi and his family. It is a stunning apartment, located in a beautiful and quiet cortile. High ceilings with beautiful beams immediately catch your eye when you walk in. The master bedroom was spacious and had a very useful large closet. The second bedroom was perfect for our two children and had a computer and printer (a great help for printing boarding passes!). We loved having an oven and took good advantage of the bikes that came with the apartment to get around Ferrara. Luigi is incredibly responsive and helpful- we truly can not say enough wonderful things about our experiences renting from him (on a previous trip, we rented one of his other apartments).

Having previously stayed further outside of the centro, we loved the location of this apartment. It is a 2 minute walk to the castle and near absolutely everything (including fantastic gelato- we recommend Sorgente on via Palacanestro). It also neighbors a conservatory -- we opened our windows during the day and enjoyed listening to the beautiful music. (We also shut our windows tightly at night and the apartment was incredibly quiet). The bar across the street made a very good cappuccino and the restaurant next door (Raccano) has some of the best Ferrarese food we've had (really delicious!). I highly recommend this apartment- it is a wonderful spot from which to explore beautiful Ferrara (and Ferrara, in turn, is a fantastic base from which to explore Emilia-Romagna). I hope that next summer, we'll be back in this very apartment, delighting in its comfort and charm and relishing another magical stay in Ferrara. Grazie Mille, Luigi and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, I have no words to thank you for your kindness. We are very pleased that you were well in Gloria's apartment. We do hope that in the next future you could be again our Guests. Kindest regards and all our best wishes to all the Family Gloria, Valentina, Eugenia, Luigi, Clara
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Wonderful gem in Ferrara

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Ferrara at this wonderful apartment. The location was perfect, close to groceries and good restaurants. The apartment was quiet and had everything needing including bikes!! I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, so many thanks for your very kind words. It was a real pleasure to have you as our Guests We hope that you will return again in future. Kind regards Gloria & Luigi
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The Best Place to Stay In Ferraara

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent and large apartment--with two sizable bedrooms, a large bath, a very spacious living/dining area with a large dining table and large comfortable couches, a fireplace, and a well-equipped kitchen. The furnishings are new, modern, and attractive, and the apartment is spotless. WiFi is available as is a large-screen TV and a CD set up. Also AC is available if you need it, but there is a charge beyond a basic use level. We were there in June, and turned off the AC. The apartment is located on the second (US) floor of an apartment building with an elevator. Allegedly the building was once a 15th century palace. It has an elegant facade and a large entrance patio with fountains and a pleasant courtyard garden. It is located right in the center of town off the main thoroughfares through town--in particular Largo Castello. All of Ferrara's major historic sites are within a short walk--including the Castello Estense and the Cattedrale as are the up-scale shopping areas. Yet the apartment is quiet day and night. A short walk to the area on the other side of Largo Castello will take you to a Supermercato Conad where you can buy groceries. Given the large number of limited access zones (the ZTLs) in Ferrara and one-way streets, driving to the apartment can be a challenge. One must get onto Corso della Giovecca going toward the Castello Estense on Largo Castello and turn right onto Via Boldini. As there is only limited and expensive parking on Via Boldini, the apartment owner, Luigi, can arrange for garage parking nearby at Euro 8 per day. We recommend it. The garage has a steep and somewhat narrow curved ramp, so one needs to be careful going up and coming down. We had a Fiat 500 and had no problems. But driving from the garage to the apartment requires a circuitous route that will line you up onto Corso della Giovecca. Liugi is a welcoming and pleasant gentleman who speaks English well and is helpful on apartment topics as well as local recommendations. Given the apartment's central location, its large size, and pleasant decor, it is a bargain. And you could not do better for a home in Ferrara. From Ferrara, we visited Ravenna for a day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, we have no words to thank you for your kind review. We do hope to have you back as opur guests in the next future Gloria & Luigi
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Clean & secure apartment. Cordial Mgmt. Location!

  • 5 of 5

Luigi met our foursome on arrival and provided orientation to apartment and

suggestions for obtaining groceries, restaurants, etc. Takes 3 keys to get in

after 23:00 hrs...very secure. Downtown location yet quiet after dark. Estes

Castle a couple blocks away well worth visit. Enjoyed day trip to Ravenna to

see Byzantine mosaics. Thanks to Gloria's Father and Mother for their great


  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un appartement de charme au cœur de Ferrare

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à Ferrare. L'appartement est très agréable dans un cadre superbe. Il est très central, ce qui est très pratique. Des vélos sont en outre mis à disposition ce qui est très bien car à Ferrare on peut tout faire à velo. Son propriétaire Luigi Masotti est d'une grande disponibilité et très prévenant. Ferrare est le lieu idéal pour visiter l'est de l'Emilie Romagne et la Vénétie. Nous recommandons cet appartement qui est d'une très grande qualité. Emmanuel et Florence

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monsieur Roux, merci pour la positive « review Je suis heureux d'être apprécié. Ce fut un plaisir de vous connaitre et je l'espère de vous rencontrer à nouveau. Luigi
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What a great location, a wonderful apartment with a charming and helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Ferrara Nord & Sud
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Ferrara Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $54

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Ferrara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • In the bath is placed the washing machine, an automatic one, nearly new..
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A sofa exceptionally can be used as a comfortable single bed. There are two additional comfortable beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is located in the center of Ferrara but perfectly isolated, facing a large patio with garden. There are easily available all the comforts of a modern city as is Ferrara. From the apartment you can easily access all the public services. The railway station is about 700 hundred meters away, and from there very easily many important Towns can be reached: Venice (1.20 hours), Padova ((1.20 hours), Bologna (30 minutes), Ravenna (1 hour). In Bologna (at 45 km from Ferrara 1.5 hours with the train and bus) is an International Airport. Ferrara is strategically located in the center of so many important places that be reached very easily by car or by train. At your request, we will send detailed enthusiastic testimonials of the many Guests who were completely satisfied of their staying in the apartment.

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