Very Quiet 2 Bedrooms Apartment With 2 Bathrooms Ideal For Four People
Elisa apartment is located on the first floor of a 18th century building in the centre of historical Padua. The owner is a contemporary art collector and has enjoyed to furnish it in a stylish modern taste. Colors are protagonists of the interiors: the bright green of the moquette (wall-to-wall carpeting) matches perfectly with the red of the kitchen furnishing and the purple of the living room sofa. The white and clean walls help the other colors to fade into each other in an harmonious ensemble.
The apartment consists of an entrance leading to a corridor at the end of which you find on the right side the living room and on the left side the kitchen with the dining area; a supplementary large door connects the two common rooms. Before the end of the corridor on the right hand side you find a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, as well as a bathroom with tab. On the other side of the corridor there is the second bathroom with shower and a very spacious closet available for hanging dresses and coats; here a washing machine is also available. The apartment is full of light and its windows overlook two secondary roads of Padua city centre, the area has limited traffic access and for this reason is very quiet. The building also have a small lift which can hold maximum 2 people. The bedrooms are spacious and bright, the bathroom with tab has a window whereas the one with the shower is blind and equipped with a forced air system. Two extra beds are available: one in the entrance room and one in the living room (sofa bed). In a modern furnished apartment, such as Elisa, air conditioning is a must and all of the rooms have a very high standard of comfort, both in extremely hot summers and during cold winters.
All important monuments of Padua can be easily and soon reached by foot from the apartment, as well as bars and restaurants. The famous and typical vegetable and fruit market (Piazza dell Erbe) is only 5 min walk from the apartment. Even the railway station is reachable by foot, and bus stops to go anywhere are all within 10 min walk. If you are traveling by car a parking is available just 100 m from the apartment. Our guests will find in the apartment a book plenty of information about monuments in Padua, restaurants, bars, grocery shopping as well as emergency numbers.
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful apartment in the middle of town
About the Owner
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Wonderful apartment in the middle of town
This is a spacious and comfortable apartment in the heart of Padua, literally just a few minutes' walk from every major square. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and bright, and it is wonderful to have a washer and dryer. The air conditioning system was not effective, and very hot days could have been uncomfortable; wifi was also sometimes problematic, although usually OK. Fortunately management was extremely responsive, both in receiving us upon our arrival and providing help and guidance, rapidly sending staff to address our needs (even bringing fans). The apartment really helped make our stay in Padua and we'd definitely love to return again!
Full of light, tucked in the heart of the old city
This is a gorgeous classic apartment with two big bedrooms a great eat-in kitchen and light-filled comfortable livingroom. Washer-dryer in the apartment. Two bathrooms one with a large tub. Situated a short walk from the main walking street and historic food markets in the middle of the historic center with lovely shops and great restaurants and cafes. Easy walking distance to everything in Padova. The only negative is that one of the bathrooms is between the 2 bedrooms off the main hall the other is on the main hall near the livingroom and kitchen. So if you are sharing the apartment with a second couple or children, you must leave your bedroom to use the facilities. That is, neither bathroom is en suite. There is an elevator to reach this apartment with 2 steps up from the street level. Small step-out balconies for kitchen and livingroom.
A wonderful immersion experience in Italy!
We stayed in this flat in Padova for two months. First, the pictures do well represent the apartment. It is spacious, clear, airy, and quite a pleasant place to live. It could not be better located in the center of the city. There are numerous markets, shops, restaurants, enotecas and beer bars, all within a very short walking distance (less than 1/4 mile or .3 kilometers). The kitchen is well equipped, there is a super wifi service, many electrical outlets, and a washer (dryer available on request). Everything works and weekly cleaning is included. Over those two months we had no problems except for not being able to figure out the stove and locking ourselves out once. The manager of the flat was very responsive and problems were solved almost immediately. I cannot recommend this place more highly and hope that we can return for another extended stay next year. As an aside, Padova is a great place to be for the city history, but also is a great jumping off point to visit many local sites and close by cities via car or train.
Beautiful spacious apartment in perfect location
Spacious apartment, beautifully decorated (e.g. rare vintage lamp collection), immaculately clean, well eqipped, perfect location. Fully recommended.
From the Owner
“If you are a family this is a perfect property to spend a nice holiday in Padua. The kitchen is very well equipped for meals at home, and the location is so central that you do not need a car. For transport from and to the Venice airport there is a very efficient air service which takes you to the door.”
Activity and Interests
Padova, or Padua in English, is situated in a very strategic position in the Veneto, only 30 km West of Venice and within an hour of train from most cities of art in the region such as Vicenza, Verona, Rovigo, Ferrara, Bologna and only an hour and an half by train from Florence. Padua has a very illustrious history. In the middle ages, as an independent center of power under the leadership of the da Carrara family, Padua was controlling most of the Veneto region and it has it has constituted a real menace to Venice need of development in the main land.
Here is a list of the most important monument in the city and what I consider a must see:
The Scrovegni Chapel painted by Giotto, the frescos are one of the most important and precious masterpieces of Italian art. The walls are painted with scenes from the life of Jesus and Mary. The Chapel is within the same complex of the Museo degli Eremitani including the archaeological museum and the a collection of paintings by Giotto, Guariento, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and a large overview of Venetian paintings from '400 to '800.
The university of Padua, called il Bo, is one of the oldest in the world. It was founded in 1222 and it lists among its eminent students and teachers Copernico and Galileo Galilei. The university's Botanical Garden, founded in 1545, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because “it is the origin of all the botanical gardens in the world and represents the cradle of science, scientific exchange and understanding of the relations between nature and culture.” In the university it is also possible to visit the oldest anatomical theatre in the world. The room built in 1594 is perfectly preserved. It has the shape of a Roman theatre with the up going tiers for the students overlooking the central area where it is still visible the original dissecting table.
The Basilica of St Anthony of Padua is the symbol of the city, it was built between 1232 and 1310. The Basilica is the second most visited church in Italy after St Peter in Rome. Here the pilgrims come to see and pray to the relics of S. Antony, the Portuguese Franciscan saint who died in Padua in 1231.
The Palazzo della Ragione, the building was the Court of Padua and its construction began in 1218. The first floor consists in a single room, the largest hanging room in the world, the walls are painted with astrological themes, here is sheltered a huge wooden horse, manufactured on Count Annibal Capodilista’s will for a grand feast in 1466. The Palazzo divides the two squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, enliven daily by a lively fruit and vegetable market. The ground floor of the Salone is full of little very good high quality food shops.
The Padua Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and its Baptistery: a grand Romanic church which was built in 313 and went through many architectonical changes over the centuries. The Baptistery is very beautiful with frescos by Giusto de’ Menabuoi, a painter active in Padua in the second half of the 14th century.
The Caffè Pedrocchi by the architect Giuseppe Jappelli (1783 – 1852). This café is worldly famous as the “door less café”, so-called because until 1916 it was open 24 hours a day. It is located in front of the university and it has been an important meeting place for artists, intellectuals and students.
Prato della Valle is the largest square in Italy and the second one in Europe after the red square in Russia. In the medieval time it was the place for military parades and folk festivals. Today is a meeting place for students and families. Every 3rd Sunday of the month there is an antique market. In the centre of the square there is an island enclosed by a canal and 78 18th century statues, representing important people for the history of Padua.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
12 Oct 2015 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£180|
Rates include: heating/air conditioning, electricity, hot/cold water, wi fi, weekly change of bed and bath linen, final cleaning and taxes.
PLEASE NOTICE THAT, IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY THROUGH HOMEAWAY, 3% PROCESSING FEE WILL BE ADDED ON TOP OF THE RENTAL PRICE.
SHORTER RENTALS (3/4 NIGHTS) MIGHT BE POSSIBLE FOR LAST MINUTE REQUEST AND DURING LOW SEASON.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Central position in Padua, first floor with lift, plenty of light, well equipped and comfortable. Quiet area, very close to most important monuments.”
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- city centre
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
- 110 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet, Full bathroom with tab and window
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Blind bathroom with large shower (forced air system)
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, One double bed measuring 180cm x 200 cm
- Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed, Two beds measuring 80cm x 200cm
- The apartment has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, besides there is one sofa bed in the entrance; totally, the apartment can accommodate 4 plus one people.