Three bdm, two bathrooms, living room, study room, kitchen, porch, veranda
Sergio or Elisabetta
- english, french, german, italian
About Sergio or Elisabetta
Sergio, Harvard Ph.D., prof. of Musicology, currently teaching at the University of Padua married to Elisabetta (teacher of English and Yoga instructor). We have two children (Francesco, 34, married and Lorenzo 31) and we live in a house on the Euganean Hills, half an hour from Padua. We lived in the U.S. and we like traveling. We enjoy hosting people from all over the world and make them feel at home.
Sergio or Elisabetta purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Sergio or Elisabetta chose Padua
Very interesting location, strategic for visiting the city and the other cities of the region, house of of great atmosphere and taste (with some antiques and pieces of art).
What makes this Apartment unique
Nice to sit out on the porch with the two big magnolias stretching right in front of you. Pleasant to be in the kitchen that is quiet and bright. Rooms of atmosphere with nice views. Warm and silent to enjoy resting time, reading, listening to music etc.
Smoking possible in the porch
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Dispose properly of trash according to local rules
Keep the house clean
Respect the order of the objects in the house
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Spacious comfortable apartment easy walk from center
We spent 8 days in the apartment. Sergio and Elizabetta are warm and generous hosts and communicated really well. They provided all necessary details in writing such as wifi, parking, amenities. We never had a problem with parking. We always found a spot on the street close by, or in the lane next to the apartment. The kitchen is very well equipped and we cooked several great meals either using produce from the market which is 10 or 15 minute walk, or from the several nearby grocery and fruit stores. This is a home away from home. Highly recommended.
Padua is also a great base from which to visit nearby towns like Venice, Citadella, Vicenza. For example, the train is a 12 minute walk from the apartment and Venice is an easy, inexpensive 25 minute train ride. Padua is also a very interesting city in itself.
Fantastic apartment ! Wonderful owners - Sergio and Elisabbetta ! Highly recommending this place!
The apartment is much more beautiful and convenient than the impression you get from the photos. It is situated at an extremely beautiful street, with many trees ( quite rare in Padova..). And what is more important - this apartment has a very warm and homely atmosphere, you feel as if you are invited as a friend.
Sergio and Elisabbeta are wonderful renters. Absolutely no problems with logistics ( keys, explanations, advices ). You can reach them at any time, if you need an advice or help.
I will always recommend this apartment to anyone who is visiting Padova.
Nothing to add except... thank you for your appreciation. We believe that guests who feel at home will also use the apartment considerately as their own. And this is what happened indeed, Best regards S&E
hard to fault
We had a lovely time at this apartment. There is not much to complain about besides finding a parking spot in the street - you just have to be patient. Sergio and Elisabetta are great hosts giving you as much or as little information as you want. They even messaged me during the stay to tell us about a free concert at the Conservatorium of Music. The apartment is only 10 minutes walk to the rail station and 10 minutes walk to the main Piazzas. Good cafe nearby. The apartment copes easily with 4 - 5 people - everything supplied.
A delightful central apartment in Padova
Our travelling group from Australia ( 2 couples ) had the pleasure of staying at Sergio's and Elisabetta's apartment in a leafy inner city street in Padova for 10 days. The apartment was well appointed with a delightful mix of furnishings and decorations. We were able to find free off street parking for our hire car near the apartment whenever required. As noted in previous reviews the apartment is ideally located for walking to the major sights in Padova as well as to the train station for easy travel to Venice, Vicenza and Verona if required.
Sergio was always prompt with correspondence and both were extremely helpful in providing information about the locality, the apartment and general tourist information. The apartment was well stocked with books and general tourist information.
In summary the apartment provided a wonderful base to explore beautiful Padova and surrounds. Highly recommended
Lovely spacious homely apartment on quiet street near city centre
As a family of two adults and two children, this apartment was ideal for our holiday in the Veneto. With three spacious bedrooms and lots of living space, we felt at home straight away. The apartment has a lovely homely feel and is on a quiet street so we all slept well. It's only a ten minute walk into the historic city centre and even less to the railway station. Padova is a beautiful city in its own right, and only 25 minutes by train from Venice - a great base for exploring the area. Sergio and Elisabetta made us feel very welcome. We would happily stay here again.
Home away from home
Sergio and Elisabetta gave us a very warm welcome and we felt at home right away. They made sure we had everything we needed for our stay in Padua and were extremely helpful and kind. The apartment has a cozy yet elegant feel to it and is very comfortable. The mattress in the master bedroom is especially comfortable and we slept very well. The kitchen is on the small side but well equipt including spices, teas and coffee. A few more forks and spoons could be added as we liked to eat in for many meals and needed to rewash silverware between meals before we could fill the dishwasher. The apartment is well appointed with lovely things including a piano and many books which are an added bonus. Nearby you will find all the basic stores and services you might need and the historic center is a 15 minute walk away. We highly recommend a stay here! Wish we could have stayed all year!
thanks for your positive comments. We will certainly add extra silverware, as suggested! Best wishes SD
This apartment is ideal for people who want to visit Veneto with its historical and natural beauties. Palladian villas, villages, wineries, golf courses. The Euganean Hills area, the Berici Hills area, Alps (Dolomites) and Pre-Alps (Asiago Plateau), Garda lake, Po River estuary etc.
In Padua: Giotto, Mantegna and Guariento frescos and paintings not to be missed, as well as the medieval city and local museums. Opera theatres in Venice, Rovigo, Verona (check season programmes). Lots of cultural activities year-long. Piazzola sul Brenta's Villa Contarini, Luvigliano's Villa dei Vescovi very close and many more Renaissance and later country residences to be visited in the countryside only minutes away (public transportation for most locations, car recommended for others).