OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Padova luxury rental, stunning apartment in the centre of the city

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

History and tradition in a holiday apartment in Padova for 2 people

Totally renewed in the past few months, this ground floor apartment is ideal for 2 people. The living room and the bedroom are facing the spacious courtyard, and are flooded with light. The kitchen and the bathroom have both a large window facing a secondary road with very little traffic. You can have your meals in the spacious living room or more cozily in the kitchen. The living room has a comfortable double sofa bed in case you need some extra sleeps. The apartment has 2 accesses, one through the main entrance hall and the second one through a back courtyard, here, upon request a car park is available for the guests of this apartment for rent in Padova.

This holiday apartment in Padova is located in the hart of the centre of Padova, the area has limited traffic access, but it is very well served by public transportation and taxi. Moreover from this apartment for rent in Padova you can reach by foot Piazza Duomo, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza della Frutta and Piazza delle Erbe, these, together wit Prato della Valle, are the main squares in Padua and they are only few minutes walk away from the apartment. Here you can enjoy moment or total relax, and taste typical Venetian food or sip a glass of wine in the many restaurants, bars, trattorias and wine bars that in the good season are equipped with tables and chairs in the open air.

The rail way station is very easy to reach, by foot it takes 20 minutes and if you like to use public transportation the bus stop is at 4 minute walk from the apartment. From Padova you can easily reach both by car or by train the most beautiful cities of art Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Ferrara, Bologna and many others.

If you like to reach your holiday apartment in Padua by car please advise because I need to have your plate in order to have a special permission from the local police to let you drive in the centre of the city. The apartment has a dedicated car park available in the court yard.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna Cogo
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Anna Cogo

My name is Anna Cogo and I manage two apartments in central Padua. I also manage Frassanelle, a family estate in the country side 20 km west of Padua in the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, where it is possible to rent villas and apartments in a beautiful and quiet surrounding. I have started to work in the touristic field in 1998 and today I am responsible for 12 properties in Padua, Venice and in the Euganean Hills. In these years I have built up a great experience end a good knowledge of the region. My mother language is Italian but I speak and write English, French and German.

Anna Cogo purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Anna Cogo chose Padova area

I strongly suggest Il Mezzà because it is located in the center of Padua and everything is easily reachable by feet. Because it is quiet, it is comfortable and beautifully furnished with antiques that have been well maintained. In this apartment in Padua there is no sense of decay that some old property may have, all the upholstery are new. I am a traveler and I know what is more appreciated when you arrive in a new place and what are the expectations after a long and often tiring journey: comfortable modern sofa and beds, spot less linen, spot less bathroom equipped with toilet paper and soap and spotless kitchen. My attention is to make sure that everything is perfectly clean and welcoming.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent ten nights in this ground-floor apartment, in the imposing Palazzo Papafava dei Carraresi in the historic centre of Padua. On our arrival we were warmly greeted by Anna, who showed us round and filled us in on all the practical details. We were very impressed not only by the comfort of the apartment itself, with its beautiful antique furniture and numerous old paintings and drawings, but also by the well-equipped kitchen and functional modern bathroom. Although we stayed over the New Year period with low temperatures, particularly at night, the heating system was very efficient and we never suffered from the cold. We had several opportunities to meet Countess Francesca Papafava, who lives in the palazzo; she provided us with ample information about the history of the building and her family and was always very helpful when we had any queries. The palazzo is very well located for visiting Padua: the cathedral and the magnificent baptistery are just a few minutes’ walk away, as are the central squares with their market stalls and the splendid Palazzo della Ragione, with its covered food market underneath. The other main sights – the Cappella degli Scrovegni, the Basilica di Sant’Antonio, the Orto Botanico etc. – are within 15/20 minutes walking distance. The railway station is only a few minutes away by taxi, and can also be easily reached on foot or by public transport: we made a number of trips to nearby cities likes Este, Vicenza and Treviso, and Venice is, of course, just half an hour away. All in all, we highly recommend this apartment and would love to stay there again in the near future.
Nov 2016
  • 1 of 1


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Very comfortable apartment in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect apartment for us to explore Padova and Venice. Very comfortable, in a beautiful building with everything a tired tourist needed. We had 3 day trips to Venice - a 15 minute walk to the station, lots of convenient trains and only half an hour away. But so much to see in Padova - Scrovegni Chapel and Palazzo del Bo were particular highlights. We loved shopping in the markets, produce was delicious. We definitely wish to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Elegant property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in loads of apartments and this was easily one of the best. Situated in a grand palazzo with windows onto an internal courtyard on one side and a street on the other, it has character in abundance with beautiful stone tile floors and antique furniture. Yet it also very functional with quality fittings throughout, very well equipped and everything very well thought out.

Spent days trawling the internet for apartments in Padova and this one stood head and shoulders above the others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nick, we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at Il Mezzà! Our aim was to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere that at same time would preserve the sense of history of an ancient palazzo in Padua, so we are glad that you have appreciated the details and furniture. We hope to see you again, thanks for being our guest!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Central, secure, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy old world understated quality and modern comfort, and if you are using a car, this is an ideal place to stay. Located in the old heart of Padova, close to the markets, cafes and restaurants and shops, this apartment has excellent parking directly by the apartment door, which is within a secure courtyard. It is all exactly as the photographs show. The furniture, linens, the kitchen and equipment is all quality, practical and comfortable. It is clean and well maintained and I would recommend it.

An illustrated guide to the larger palace and the Papafava family's significance in Padova would be a lovely book to read.

We would have been delighted to use the garden- even a restricted part of the garden- but it was out of bounds.

It was an excellent, restful apartment with everything we needed for our visit. The September weather was pleasant and we had no need of the fans or heaters.

We did a little cooking every day, buying delicious things in the markets, and this was a source of daily delight.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
San Francisco

Wonderful apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Francesca's lovely apartment ... so centrally located in lovely Padua. Everything was immaculate and tastefully decorated and supplied. It was especially nice to have parking in the city center. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful and comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is situated in a palazzo in the old historical part of Padova near the dome, Piazza Erbe, Piazza Frutta, the former ghetto etc.

The apartment is beautifully furnished with Italian classical furnitures, fine painted walls and doors and with nice marble tiles on the floor.

There is a bookcase with European litterature, classical and a few more modern books-all in Italian.

The kitchen and the bathroom are well equiped.

Everything was comfortable and well function.

The hostess, Francesca, is a very kind and helpfull person.

So our conclusion for our residence is that you could hardly stay in a more convenient an a more fine place in Padova than in this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice words, Bente, it was a pleasure to host you in Padua, you have been perfect guests and I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. I truly hope to see you again very soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

empfehlenswert, ruhig und zentral , komfortabel

  • 4 of 5

Signora Papafava hat mich herzlich empfangen und mir in jeder Weise mit Rat und Tat geholfen. Die absolut zentrale und ruhige Lage kann ich nur empfehlen.In der Wohnung fehlte es an nichts, alle interressanten Sehenswürdigkeiten und Plätze, Restaurants und Cafes waren zu fuß gut erreichbar.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
One season
14 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £170

The price includes: all facilities including central heating, wi fi connection, one weekly change of bed
and bath linen, final cleaning and taxes. Should you have rented the apartment for more than 1 week, the
house will be cleaned on Saturday and the linen will be changed.
Check in: between 4pm and 7pm.
Check out: by 10am.

Extra fees: parking in the courtyard and Ztl permission (it's the permission to drive through the limited traffic area, where the apartment is located): € 20,00 /day; € 80/week. Arrival after 8pm (€ 30/ to be paid cash on arrival).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Padua in Veneto - Venice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • tennis
private car park (extra fee)

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot