2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 4 sleeps
Gloria Paola Masotti
- english, french, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Very nice apartment in an excellent location
This apartment is in a perfect location for walking around Ferrara- right across from the castle, close to restaurants and stores. The apartment is very attractive, quiet and comfortable. While there is a bar across the street, when the windows were closed, we didn’t hear a thing, and there was no neighbor noise at all. The bed and couch were comfortable, and the kitchen was fully equipped. When the temperature dropped in the evening, and we were unable to figure out the heaters, Luigi came at our convenience to adjust them. At our request, he also arranged for a car to drive us to the Bologna airport- a service above and beyond what we would expect from a property owner. All in all, we enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this apartment to other travelers.
Deara Julie and Thomas,
you are really too kind, and it was a pleasure and honoro to have you as our Guesta.
All the best from Gloria Paola & Luigi
Terrific 2br apartment in the centre of Ferrara
This apartment was perfect for our 6 night stay. It was clean, well equipped and very central, being just 2 or 3 minutes walk to Castello Estense. It contained local and regional travel guides to assist with holiday planning. The apartment is very secure, with dead-lockable door, key entry door to the building and key entry gate to the property. An added bonus was the insect protection screens on all the windows. Bathroom / laundry supplies were included, however the kitchen lacked basics cooking essentials such as oil, condiments, coffee and tea. However, the nearest supermarket is also just a few minutes walk away.
The building's ground floor restaurant looked fabulous although we only had aperitifs (from6:00pm) which were served with quality and voluminous snacks. There are many fine restaurants within easy walking distance, and Osteria della Campana, just around the corner in vis Borgo del Leoni was a great find.
Thanks Luigi and Paola, we really enjoyed our stay.
Dear Barbara & John,
we are very grateful for your nice appreciations. We do hope to have again you in future as our best Guests Gloria Paola & Luigi
Location is perfect and apartment is just as poctured. Vaulted ceilings make the apartment feel open and spacious. It had everything we needed. Gloria's father assisted us at check-in and remained available for any questions or concerns. Overall great experience.
Dear Colette, it is too kind of you! It was such a pleasure to meet you and yor wonderful sons.
All the best from me and Gloria
Perfect place to stay in Emilia–Romagna
Wow!! This apartment is a most wonderful place to stay in Ferrara, conveniently central to the rest of Emilia–Romagna. Ferrara is a beautiful and historically important city in the region and this apartment is simply perfect. Centrally located— a block to the castle, two to the bologna airport bus. Easy walk to the train station.
Luigi is the most perfect host and responded immediately to any inquiries. The apartment is in a beautiful historic building (frequently photographed by other tourists). The apartment is lovely and fully equipped with everything any renter could possibly need with lots of storage. We were very comfortable and happy here.
My husband and I are already planning our return.
We absolutely loved our stay here. Grazie Mille Luigi and family.
Dear JoAnn and Joe.,
It is a pleasure, in front of all Homeaway users, to express to you our sincere thanks for the appreciation you have expressed for your stay in Gloria's apartment and all our pleasure in having you as a perfect guest. Thank you for the kindness and friendship you have shown us. We truly hope to have you back in Ferrara as our guests .... there are many other beautiful things to visit. With affection from all of us Luigi
Life in a contemporary palace!
This beautiful apartment takes you by private elevator to a contemporary setting in a palace first created centuries ago. It’s a 3 minute walk to the famous Ferrara castle which is the very heart of this beautiful city so the location is superb😀�!
The bed is super comfortable and the cabinetry throughout is lovely in its simplicity. The master closet has wonderful sliding glass mirrored doors that close over hidden drawers.
As an interior designer, I was thrilled with this apartment. I’d love to see a cocktail table or 2 small tables in front of the contemporary leather sofa so
that one could sit there with a place for a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres.
It would also be helpful to move the microwave to a side table, thereby creating more counter space in the kitchen. Adding a little corner shelf in the shower for soap and shampoo would also be handy.
We loved our stay in Ferrara which was made very special by Luigi who was there on our arrival to greet us and who also helped us with connecting to their splendid WiFi source. He was readily available if we had any little concern.
I was really moved by your so kind review. It was such a pleasure for me to meet so special Persons as are you and your marvellous husband.
I still regret that you had to suffer from the so rigid rules that we have in Italy in order to control the energy expenses in heating, you were so comprehensive and collaborating.!!!
I really DO hope to meet you in the future times, and also to be with you more than I could now.
All the best from me and Gloria, an also from my Wife Valentina
Feels like home
A wonderful stay in Ferrara. Comfortable and close to everything.
you are so kind and nice.
thanks so much to you and all the best to you and Alan
Luigi & Gloria
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.
Ferrara has been an important medieval centre and one of the most gorgeous courts of the Renaissance. His harmonious and inimitable face arises from the plot of shady and irregular roads of his medieval quarters and the luminous and geometrical spaces of the Renaissance age. The town is enriched of splendid palaces, houses, churches, squares, roads, gardens and of works of art preserved in his innumerable museums, which constitute one of his bigger attractions. It is a town to be lived walking, finding out in every corner his character of Capital of the Renaissance and gathering from this glorious past the reasons for its present.
Ferrara is very interesting both under the urbanistic and architectural point of view, surrounded by very beautiful town walls, is easily practicable on foot and on bike, and very well connected to other important historical towns of northern and center Italy: Venice, Padua, Verona, Mantova, Bologna, Ravenna, Florence ...
In 1995 Ferrara was designated by the UNESCO as "worldwide property of the Humanity" as wonderful example of town planned in the Renaissance and still well preserved.
It is well connected by the motorhighway and the railway line to Bologna, Padua, Venice: it takes 1 hour of train to arrive from Ferrara to Venice, on the “Grand Canal”……!
In Bologna (at 45 km from Ferrara 0,5 hours with the train and bus)is operating an International Airport connected to many European towns, and with also intercontinental connections.
It was in the Renaissance that Ferrara reached his maximum brightness below the Dukes of Este, whose exponents erected important historical monuments (the Castle, Diamond’s Palace- that lodges international reputation painting Exibitions- Schifanoia Palace etc …).inserted in a very interesting town-planning organization called the "Herculean addition". which comprises a square (Piazza Ariostea) in which it was celebrated, and it celebrates also today, the historical Palio, the oldest race of horses in the world (1259) , and a street (Corso Ercole I° d,Este) which is considered one of the most beautiful on the world.
Also in the evening the town can offer pleasant moments. The dishes typical of the kitchen of Ferrara in the restaurants and inns placed in the narrow streets of medieval epoch can be tasted; near the splendid romanic-gothic Cathedral several wine cellars are found, among which the more ancient of the world, “at Brindisi” (frequented in 1435 by famous personalities as Cellini, Titian Vecellio, Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso), and to finish the Municipal Theatre in front of Estense Castle, rich of high-level events both for the prose and dance and the music, while, the loving of the jazz, can taste a good glass of wine in the Tower of the walls, seat of a famous Jazz-Club.
Ferrara is seat of one of the most ancient Italian universities (in 1503 Nicolò Copernicus received there the University degree) and it was an important economic centre.
The town is also connected by a cycle track to the Po river, the most important of Italy, characteristic for his delta, which offers marvellous naturalistic views.
Outside of the town are also the numerous summer residences of the Estenses and museums which remember the ancient origines of this zone of Italy, where in old times lived the Etruscans.
Finds of the greco-etruscan town of Spina, whose importance, as commercial emporium and point of meeting of the Greek and Etruscan civilizations, is testified by the presence of many objects of several origin, some of very skilled manufacture.. Finds include a time span from the last decades of the VI Century b.C. up to the half of III Century a.C.
Ferrara is also place of a Road Musical Festival, which in September recalls tourists from all Europe, and which animates the roads of the town both in the day and at night. During the summer it is always easily possible to reach well known bathing resorts on the Adriatic Sea or to do excursions on the near Tosco-Emilian Appennines