2 month Sabbatical!!!!
Review Submitted: 08 August 2011
Date of Stay: September 2009
My Brother and I found this location while searching for a place to Sabbatical back in 2009. We are in the real estate rental business (build classical buildings), owning and managing 300 units in an University town in the States, so we know renting a place sight unseen is taking a major gamble. We also had our reserves about who we were going to be renting from, as I am sure Lynne (owner) was concerned who she would be renting to as well. After a few telephone conversations and email exchanges, we were sold that this was a trustworthy and delightful individual. After arriving in Vicenza, which was my brother's third visit and my mother's and my second time to visit the lovely city, we found the apartment to be a very easy walk from the train station. The apartment was very clean, the furniture all attractive antiques, the baths very clean. The location was literally 30 meters from the ancient Roman arena, which is in the city center (the Piazza dei Signori was 500 meters from apt). Let me follow this up by saying, I don't stay in crappy places. I've traveled all over North America and Europe, and if something looks sketchy or unsanitary I will turn around and walk right back out the door. I don't consider myself a snob by any means, but two musts while traveling with me are where I'm staying and where I'm eating (really fine dining restaurants.) I am a very meticulous planner on researching restaurants and lodging. On my two month stay in Vicenza, I walked the city forward and backwards and many times over. This is a very safe, clean, and definitely not a run down area. In fact, I am in talks with the owner about renting it again for a week this coming November. For the price, I recommend this to anyone looking to spend some time in Vicenza. Just remember this is not a hotel, it's an apartment and you will not have a concierge on 24 hour call to ascend the stairs and pamper your fanny.
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