Our luxurious apartment is on the second floor (elevator) with 3 bedrooms (two king size and one twin) The spacious living room is airy and full of light and the full kitchen will give you the comforts of home away from home.The bedrooms are facing east and are quiet and spacious, with one leading on to a balcony. Nearby you will find stores full of locally produced gourmet foods. Buy your dinner to go or do it yourself. All our pots are in stainless steel and we do have some American appliances. Quality restaurants and pizzerias are just a short walk away. The main bathroom with large shower, bidet, toilet and sink, opens to a balcony. The second bathroom has stall shower, bidet, toilet and sink. We have books in English and Italian, and a piano.
Immaculate cozy comfortable beds with smooth linens, assorted pillows to accommodate your sleeping needs.
'A lasting monument to the genius of one man, this civilized city of classy squares and cafes is often neglected in favour of its illustrious neighbors. Time to put that right,' says Tim Pozzi
Our family has stayed in this apt. twice now- the first time for 4 nites(6/08) and the second time for 7 nites(6/10) and we cannot wait to go back. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths , full kitchen, and room to spread out--all for less than the cost of a hotel room. Fabulous grocery store across the street with an incredible selection of cured meats and cheeses, friendly greengrocer, and an abundance of excellent restaurants in walking distance. Great for daytrips- take the train to Venice or Padua or Verona- no traffic or parking hassles! Drive your car to Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, and other quaint nearby historic and cultural towns. Vicenza itself is worth 1-2 days of walking around and sightseeing. Drive out into the countryside or take tour of the villas of Palladio. The apt. itself is clean, well equipped, and spacious. The owner has a nice library of guidebooks and local touring info and connects you to the local businesses,restaurants,coffeehouses, etc. It is about a 2-2 1/2 hr drive from Malpensa airport in Milan. A perfect place to unwind after flying in. The photos and desciptions are spot-on. You could do without a car but I could not imagine missing out on driving in the Italian countryside. The underground parking is a bit tight but doable.
My wife and I and my two daughters aged 20 & 18 stayed for five nights in December 2013 in this most wonderful apartment. Its description was exactly as it was described to us in the VRBO listing.
The bedrooms were roomy and the beds were comfortable and had plenty of wardrobe space. The two bathrooms were excellent, along with the well equipped kitchen which enabled us to cook some of our own meals and there was also an eating area and a large lounge room with television and mini library.
There was also a third bedroom if needed. There was a washing machine in the laundry which was easy to use and the heating was also good.
The security to the building and apartment was excellent and there was a lift to use.
In close proximity there was an excellent supermarket with a delicatessen, a butcher, a fruit and vegetable shop with the most delightful owner her name was Raffeala, the produce was beautiful. There was also a dry cleaner which we used.
The apartment was very clean on our arrival.
It is close to the railway station and very easy to find once alighting from the train. There are restaurants near the apartment.
It is a short walk into the centre of Vicenza which was absolutely beautiful with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, many with WIFI which was very handy.
The shopping was very good with plenty market stalls also. The city of Vicenza had plenty of history to discover and time must be put aside to walk through a lot of the old buildings. A trip to the town of Verona by train from Vicenza train station is a must.
We had an excellent five night stay in this apartment and would strongly recommend this apartment. When we return to Italy we will definitely stay here again.
The pleasure derived from opening the shutters of this impeccably clean and appointed apartment was ten fold. The linens, modern kitchen and bathrooms and charming antique furniture were so inviting and comfortable in this spacious 3 bedroom apartment. Wonderful storage for all belongings was a bonus and helped you feel that you were a traveler staying in a home rather than tourist in a cramped hotel room. The interesting art and books and even a piano just added to the texture of our stay in Vicenza. The location could not be more perfect as it was close to the train station and all of the destinations in the Veneto and also to the Palladian Villas and buildings in and around Vicenza. I was transported to the 1500's when I walked from the apartment to Palladio's Rotunda. All of the other Palladian buildings are steps away. Truly a remarkable apartment in a remarkable location.
This was my second visit to this charming flat in Vicenza, and wont be my last!
This place is simply perfect. You arrive by train from Venice, Verona or Milan
and in less than a five minute walk past a stunning park that happens to have
a Palladian Villa overlooking it, you are at your flat. With an elevator! No
dragging suitcases up narrow flights of stairs!
The flat is very large by European standards with 3 bedrooms, 2 newly renovated bathrooms
that could be right out of a 4 star hotel, huge kitchen with a large table to sit at
and 2 terraces.
There was nothing more we could want. The linens were crisply ironed, new windows, washing machine, and an iron to die for. Something most people don't care about, but is huge to me as
a professional photo stylist.
There are two bar/cafes on either end of the park both with free wifi and very friendly staff,
as well as an Internet cafe just straight down the street from the train station along the park.
And a gorgeous, full service grocery store a few doors down. And it is open on Sunday.
Perfect place to pick up the extras that you can't find at the charming local market just across from the flat.
Can't recommend it enough. The access to everything you could want to see in the Veneto is phenomenal, and the owner, who is American could not be more charming.
My wife and I, two adult daughters, and a boyfriend spent three nights here in August. It is a wonderful apartment--spacious, airy, more like an elegant hotel than an apartment. It was well-equipped, from the kitchen to the linens and bedding. And the location, as others have mentioned, is amazing--little shops and stores right nearby, easy access to the train station, and very close to the city center, where we went every night to eat, drink, and have our gelato. There is no wi-fi in the apartment, but as Lynne tells you, there is wi-fi in the nearby park--you just have to walk until you get a signal (though only one of us could use it without knowing what the password was). The street was/is quiet, and it's a very charming neighborhood. We would recommend this place to anyone visiting Vicenza.
Our group of five arrived by train from Bologna, and following the owners excellent directions, we rolled our bags through the park, over a little bridge, around 2 corners and we were at our apartment in just 5 minutes. The street is quiet with no traffic, and grocery only a half block away, with city center a mere 7 minute walk. The apartment is ideally situated with most sites, and many fine restaurants within easy walking distance. The photos give an accurate portrayal of the apartment layout but cannot fully show the superb quality, detailing and feel of luxery one has here. Everything was clean with beautiful linnens, bathroom supplies, and a fully equiped kitchen. The washing machine has good instructions and powerful hair dryers were a nice bonus. Comfortable beds and quiet neighborhood mean good sleeping. The owner is helpful in clarifying details and communicates well. She informed us when two weeks prior to our stay it was clear that the elevator rehabilitation (a good thing) was behind schedule (an Italian thing), and fair adjustments were made. Lynne provides an updated list of favorite bars, restaurants and suggested sites. All are worth a visit, but we made repeated visits to the Mason del Tea e Caffe Pigafetta, and Vecchia Malvasia (just off the Piazza Signori). Piazz Sgn. is great place to join with the locals on a sunny afternoon to enjoy an Aperol Spritzer. But the tourist information office in the Piazza Sgn. is closed, so go a few blocks over, beside Teatro Olimpico, for Tourist "i". Teatro Olimpico is a must see, and be sure to cross the street to Museo Civico Palazzo Chiericati in Palladio's own Palazzo. Take the owners recommendation, burn off a little pasta and get a panaramic view of Vicenza by going left from the apartment door, turn right at the stop light, and in 2 blocks cross the highway and rail, and walk up the hill to Villa Valmarana "ai Nani" (a Palladio villa) and Santuario di Monte Berico, the church on the hill. There is a lovely cafe by ai Nani, or one may refuel at the bottom of the hill, where the pizzaria is excellent with a full range of food. Wine tasteing tours can be arranged in either Verona (for Valpolacella) or Conegliano (for Prosecco), each a short train ride away. For art lovers the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova is a must, and for only a bit more than the tickets one gets the Padova Card with access to many other sites and all day free bus. We recommend this property without reservation.
Sandwiched between Venice and Verona, Vicenza has somehow slipped off the tourist circuit, yet the historic centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site, with peaceful squares and porticoed streets graced by life-sized statues and picturesque balconies designed by the great architect Palladio and his followers. It's a wealthy city, with plenty of art, good shopping and excellent restaurants. I could not have said it better myself!
Our non smoking home is a five minute walk to the Piazza dei Signori (the center of the city). It is centrally located just a few steps from the ancient walls and Roman ruins. You will fine Regency table and chairs, Down filled linen velvet designer sofa, an 1800's pear wood corner cupboard, argentine onyx coffee table, 17 century light fixtures and hand made lamp shades. I enjoy the short walk through the park to the train station, where Venice, Padova and Verona are just minutes away. No need for a car, but if you do have one, we have a covered locked garage.
Other Activities: shopping * healing waters, and mud baths-----eating