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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, 4 sleeps

Apartment in a splendid historical palace of the 15° century, recently totally restructured, located in the center of the Town of Ferrara, one of the noblest Italian Cities of the Renaissance.

The building was an important Public Palace of the Town during Renaissance times.

The apartment is one of the finest in Ferrara, completely new, in the structures and the furnishing, located in the full center of the Town, just near the Cathedral, the Estense Castle, the Theater.

It is perfectly silent, totally isolated: over (is the roof) and under (is the ancient porch), and laterally flanked by a centennial garden. Access to the staircase and elevator is practically separate and independent. There is no problem with easy access for the elderly or disabled.

The apartment has a room with a double bed and a room with two single beds, separated. There are also two supplementary beds and only exceptionally the sofa in the dining room can be transformed in a double bed.

The apartment is completly furnished with all the modern appliances, computer and WI-FI.

From the apartment you can easily access public transportation. The Railway Station can be reached in 15 minutes by bus and in 25 minutes walking.

Ferrara is connected to Bologna International Airport by a bus 8 times each day.

It was recently purchased a garage specifically for the apartment, in its vicinity, in which the car can be parked indoors with total safely. It is accessible to a small-medium car (maximum length 4.50 m)

More Details

Property Manager
Gloria Paola Masotti
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ferrara in Province of Ferrara

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • In the bath is placed the washing machine, an automatic one, nearly new.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • A sofa exceptionally can be used as a comfortable single bed. There are two additional comfortable beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Conservatory
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is located in the center of Ferrara but perfectly isolated, facing a large patio with garden. There are easily available all the comforts of a modern city as is Ferrara. From the apartment you can easily access all the public services. The railway station is about 700 meters away, and from there very easily many important Towns can be reached: Venice (1.20 hours), Padova ((1.20 hours), Bologna (30 minutes), Ravenna (1 hour). In Bologna (at 45 km from Ferrara 1.5 hours with the train and bus) is an International Airport. Ferrara is strategically located in the center of so many important places that be reached very easily by car or by train. At your request, we will send detailed enthusiastic testimonials of the many Guests who were completely satisfied of their staying in the apartment. PS Please acknowledge that, to control the high costs of air conditioning during the summer, the consumption exceeding 24 kWh/day (equivalent to 10 €/day) will be charged.


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A quiet new apartment in an historical Renaissance Palace
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Otley, West Yorkshire, UK

Lovely apartment in central Ferrara

  • 5 of 5

Luigi's apartment is right in the centre of Ferrara so only steps from all the sites, restaurants and bars. It is very comfortable, well equiped and spotlessly clean. Luigi met us on arrival and showed us everything and also gave us loads of information on the city and surrounding area. There is a garage space available, there is an charge for this but we thought it was good value. Be warned, the entry/exit is very steep and space is tight. Ferrara itself is a joy with lots to see and do, a lively town centre and lots of pleasant places to eat and drink. It is easy to use the train to get around, we went to Bologna which was lovely. We also visited the Po Delta by car, a fascinating landscape and excellent seafood lunch at Commacchio. Great holiday, we would definitely recommend Luigi's apartment and would stay again ourselves if it was available.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clare and Matthew, we just read your review, and we have no word to thank you for your kindness and participation. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your staying in the apartment and also that you appreciated the interest of our Town and it environment. We do hope that you will return again: you will be warmly welcomed!! Our wishes and all the best for everything Gloria & Luigi
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Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great location. A block from the castle and minutes to the main piazza. Beautiful restored apartment in an historical building. Luigi, our host, was dependable, thorough and charming and spoke excellent English, by the way.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, it was such a pleasure to receive you and you so kind friens. I am very glad to know that your staying was a charming one. I think that in such a quiet town as Ferrara, the life is so different from New York....!!!! We do hope, with my Daughter Gloria, to meet you again in the very next future. Kind regards to all!!! Luigi & Gloria
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A lovely appartment right in the centre of Ferrara and a charming host.

  • 5 of 5

This charming appartment - in a rennovated palazzo is very comfortable and well equipped. Luigi couldn't have been more helpful and informative. Thank you for the tip to visit Pomposa Abbey which we might have missed otherwise. My father in law cannot walk far and the garage space we rented with the appartment was very close by which helped a lot. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend staying here to others. Clare

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clare so many thanks for your kind review. it was a real pleausure to have you as our Guests. As to te garage, your husband was so clever to access to it without any problem. As to the future.thnaks for your kind recommndation, but w do hope to have again you as our Guests. All the best to all of you Luigi & Gloria
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated and very well equipped flat, ideally located in the centre of Ferrara! Easily accessible from Bologna airport by the airport shuttle bus and within walking distance to the train station. The flat is right in the heart of Ferrara and so you can walk or cycle everywhere! Luigi was very helpful and came to meet us from the bus stop to take us to the flat and was only an email away if we needed him.

We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Victoria, it is too kind of you. It is a pleausure to know that you were well in the apartment. So many thanks for having left it in perfect order. I do hope that in the next future you can return. Me too, i could be very interested in visiting the Jersey Island.. perhaps...I do hope !!!.I think is wonderful. Thanks and kind regards to you and all the Family Luigi + Gloria and Valentina
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Fantastic apartment in Ferrara

  • 5 of 5

Executive accommodation in a fabulous and unique setting. This really is a highlight of any stay in Ferrara. Base yourself in the luxury of this fully appointed apartment to enjoy the treasures of this unspoilt Italian city.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pennisi Family, we are really confused by your kindness and the words you spent for Gloria's apartment!! We really trust in your return to Ferrara and our apartment when you return from Australia. So many thanks Gloria, Luigi, Eugenia, Clara, Valentina
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Beautiful, well-located, modern updates

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted with this apartment, and as always, with the kindness and care of Luigi and his family. It is a stunning apartment, located in a beautiful and quiet cortile. High ceilings with beautiful beams immediately catch your eye when you walk in. The master bedroom was spacious and had a very useful large closet. The second bedroom was perfect for our two children and had a computer and printer (a great help for printing boarding passes!). We loved having an oven and took good advantage of the bikes that came with the apartment to get around Ferrara. Luigi is incredibly responsive and helpful- we truly can not say enough wonderful things about our experiences renting from him (on a previous trip, we rented one of his other apartments).

Having previously stayed further outside of the centro, we loved the location of this apartment. It is a 2 minute walk to the castle and near absolutely everything (including fantastic gelato- we recommend Sorgente on via Palacanestro). It also neighbors a conservatory -- we opened our windows during the day and enjoyed listening to the beautiful music. (We also shut our windows tightly at night and the apartment was incredibly quiet). The bar across the street made a very good cappuccino and the restaurant next door (Raccano) has some of the best Ferrarese food we've had (really delicious!). I highly recommend this apartment- it is a wonderful spot from which to explore beautiful Ferrara (and Ferrara, in turn, is a fantastic base from which to explore Emilia-Romagna). I hope that next summer, we'll be back in this very apartment, delighting in its comfort and charm and relishing another magical stay in Ferrara. Grazie Mille, Luigi and family.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, I have no words to thank you for your kindness. We are very pleased that you were well in Gloria's apartment. We do hope that in the next future you could be again our Guests. Kindest regards and all our best wishes to all the Family Gloria, Valentina, Eugenia, Luigi, Clara
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ferrara Nord & Sud
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Ferrara seaside
Car: not necessary

Ferrara is located just between Veneto Region and Emilia-Romagna Region in a baricentric position, from where, by superhighway or railway, many important places can be very easily reached, as well as the Apennines and the seaside.

Ferrara has been an important medieval centre and one of the most gorgeous courts of the Renaissance. His harmonious and inimitable face arises from the plot of shady and irregular roads of his medieval quarters and the luminous and geometrical spaces of the Renaissance age. The town is enriched of splendid palaces, houses, churches, squares, roads, gardens and of works of art preserved in his innumerable museums, which constitute one of his bigger attractions. It is a town to be lived walking, finding out in every corner his character of Capital of the Renaissance and gathering from this glorious past the reasons for its present.

Ferrara is very interesting both under the urbanistic and architectural point of view, surrounded by very beautiful town walls, is easily practicable on foot and on bike, and very well connected to other important historical towns of northern and center Italy: Venice, Padua, Verona, Mantova, Bologna, Ravenna, Florence ...

In 1995 Ferrara was designated by the UNESCO as "worldwide property of the Humanity" as wonderful example of town planned in the Renaissance and still well preserved.

It is well connected by the motorhighway and the railway line to Bologna, Padua, Venice: it takes 1 hour of train to arrive from Ferrara to Venice, on the “Grand Canal”……!

In Bologna (at 45 km from Ferrara 0,5 hours with the train and bus)is operating an International Airport connected to many European towns, and with also intercontinental connections.

It was in the Renaissance that Ferrara reached his maximum brightness below the Dukes of Este, whose exponents erected important historical monuments (the Castle, Diamond’s Palace- that lodges international reputation painting Exibitions- Schifanoia Palace etc …).inserted in a very interesting town-planning organization called the "Herculean addition". which comprises a square (Piazza Ariostea) in which it was celebrated, and it celebrates also today, the historical Palio, the oldest race of horses in the world (1259) , and a street (Corso Ercole I° d,Este) which is considered one of the most beautiful on the world.

Also in the evening the town can offer pleasant moments. The dishes typical of the kitchen of Ferrara in the restaurants and inns placed in the narrow streets of medieval epoch can be tasted; near the splendid romanic-gothic Cathedral several wine cellars are found, among which the more ancient of the world, “at Brindisi” (frequented in 1435 by famous personalities as Cellini, Titian Vecellio, Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso), and to finish the Municipal Theatre in front of Estense Castle, rich of high-level events both for the prose and dance and the music, while, the loving of the jazz, can taste a good glass of wine in the Tower of the walls, seat of a famous Jazz-Club.

Ferrara is seat of one of the most ancient Italian universities (in 1503 Nicolò Copernicus received there the University degree) and it was an important economic centre.

The town is also connected by a cycle track to the Po river, the most important of Italy, characteristic for his delta, which offers marvellous naturalistic views.

Outside of the town are also the numerous summer residences of the Estenses and museums which remember the ancient origines of this zone of Italy, where in old times lived the Etruscans.

Finds of the greco-etruscan town of Spina, whose importance, as commercial emporium and point of meeting of the Greek and Etruscan civilizations, is testified by the presence of many objects of several origin, some of very skilled manufacture.. Finds include a time span from the last decades of the VI Century b.C. up to the half of III Century a.C.

Ferrara is also place of a Road Musical Festival, which in September recalls tourists from all Europe, and which animates the roads of the town both in the day and at night. During the summer it is always easily possible to reach well known bathing resorts on the Adriatic Sea or to do excursions on the near Tosco-Emilian Appennines


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £35.71

750-800 Euros per week
Tere are no differences of rate during the year, due to the suitability of the apartment all year round.
The rate is for two persons and includes all expenses, with the availability of a covered garage for the car just near the apartment in the center of the Town, elevator, electricity, heating and air conditioning, two bicycles, internet connection and a personal computer

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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