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Charming Apartment Olivella Convent

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Open space with two rooms in a charming convent in the heart of old town

Quiet and bright apartment in a convent adjacent to a church that dates back to 1300 in the heart of the old town. Large and well cared furnishing is spacious and bright with a living room with a large beam that divides the space, two comfortable sofas and a table for lunch and dinner. Equipped with Tv, stereo and wi-fi

Composed by two rooms and two bathrooms, one with shower, a big living room and open kitchen. To reach the house you have to walk up a little and then make two storey stairs without elevator, not recommended for those who have trouble walking. The neighborhood is characteristic and consists of small brick streets and a beautiful square where is located the ancient Carmine market, just renovated, in which in addition to the stalls of fruit, meat and fish you can dine in the enoteca. In the square also two nice bars and a great bakery where to buy "focaccia" a typical Genoese bread.

The neighborhood is located near Via Garibaldi, the heart of the old town and one of the most beautiful streets of the city with its palaces and museums. It is a 5-minute walk from the Genoa in the area of ​​the Expo, the Porto Antico beachfront.

Close to the train station Genoa Piazza Principe and a few minutes from the bus stop.

More Details

Luisa Mazier
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Luisa Mazier

I'm from Genova and I lived in Barcelona and Milan but I've been back for some years now and I'm working at museum of contemporary art of Villa Croce, a beautiful, lively and interesting place.

Luisa Mazier purchased this apartment in 2003

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is beautiful but not comfortable to reach, you have to walk up a little and then make two storey stairs without elevator. But is a special place, bright, quiet and cozy


Prè Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


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Charming Apartment Olivella Convent
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic apartement in very nice city

  • 4 of 5

We loved the flat!

It was only a short walk to everything - and Genova has a lot to offer. We recomend the flat and the city!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

It is a climb to the apartment but then you’ll find it is a unique space with a lot of light and all the amenities you might want for a stay. On the edge of the oldest parts of the city. An easy walk to most everything. And Luisa was a thoughtful and very helpful host

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our weeklong visit to this remarkable city was made so very special by this very agreeable apartment - near the centre of Genoa, yet away from any noise. The owner met us, and gave us very good advice about the city - especially where we could eat. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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watch for steps....

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is really very nice but...

I would not recommend for elder people or young kids, neather for anyone with walking difficulties. The first picture is showing you the church, not the front of the apartment. The entrance is the 2nd picture. Veeery old, ruined building (like most in the city). This didn t bother us at all. Only after more than 100 mts of steps up from the road and then other 20 mts up of the apartment itself (you can see on the side of the church). From there, it is at least 3 1/2 real levels inside to go up inside the building...Forget about any heavy luggage!

On our second night we arrived late at night and it took half hour to make it in because the lock on the building was not working well. following day one of the neighbours helped us and tought us the little trick about it (would have been great knowing)

Once inside the apartment each room has a different level, sometimes 5 steps, like kitchen, or 3 from one of the rooms; no handrail which makes it risky for the elder or young kids. Good for excercise though!

As the weather is going much warmer lately I would strongly recommend more fans (only 1 small is available) considering there are 2 rooms. No courtains at kitchen area making it really hot. No microwaves. We only found 2 regular glasses available. No coffemaker, but only a tiny individual Italian one.

Dont bring your car to Genova! Even during weekends it is almost impossible to park on the street (though I was told not to worry about it). You can do only coins in the machines (good luck if need to get some).

Some belongings were left at the place and it was hard to hear back from them and still waiting to do arrangements.

Luisa, the owner, was very nice from the begining but I was expecting a better experience. I was a bit desappointed...

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appartamento affascinante e spazioso in un angolo di Genova tutto da scoprire

  • 5 of 5

Appartamento su più livelli nel centro di Genova, base perfetta per scoprire la splendida città o anche solo per riposare in uno spazio accogliente, ampio e dotato di tutto.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Helemaal geweldig

  • 4 of 5

Wat een prachtig appartement vlak bij het centrum.

Wel een behoorlijke klim met bagage om er te komen.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Stazione Piazza Principe
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Genova Ovest
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in the historic center of Genoa in a very quiet area close to the main tourist attractions such as Via Garibaldi and its palaces and the aquarium. Very vital neighborhood, close to restaurants, bars and wine bars market Carmine newly renovated and very nice. Safe and vital. It is a 10 minute walk from the station Principe and 3 minutes from the bus stop.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

tassa soggiorno $ 1.23 per person per night
pulizie $43.07
Stay tax $1.23 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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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