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Luxurious apartment in Ferrara

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2 bedrooms
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6 guests
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Wonderful and spacious apartment (1300 SqFt) for rent in the heart of Ferrara, in the most beautiful ancient building of the city, between the castle and ' Palazzo dei Diamanti '. In the center of the shopping streets and close to the most important museums. The best quality/price ratio. It consists of an entrance hall, a big living-dining room with kitchen, 2 big double bedrooms, a big bathroom, a utility room and a hallway. The apartment is rented furnished. The flat is completely new. The apartment is very quiet, allowing a relaxing stay. The rooms are big, even vertically: the minimum ceiling height is 2.70 meters. the maximum ceiling height is 5 meters. The outer walls have a minimum diameter of 80 cm (almost always of 120 cm): these dimensions ensure, in addition to peace, an ...Wonderful and spacious apartment (1300 SqFt) for rent in the heart of Ferrara, in the most beautiful ancient building of the city, between the castle and ' Palazzo dei Diamanti '. In the center of the shopping streets and close to the most important museums. The best quality/price ratio. It consists of an entrance hall, a big living-dining room with kitchen, 2 big double bedrooms, a big bathroom, a utility room and a hallway. The apartment is rented furnished. The flat is completely new. The apartment is very quiet, allowing a relaxing stay. The rooms are big, even vertically: the minimum ceiling height is 2.70 meters. the maximum ceiling height is 5 meters. The outer walls have a minimum diameter of 80 cm (almost always of 120 cm): these dimensions ensure, in addition to peace, an internal microclimate able to guarantee great comfort (warm in winter and fresh in summer). The heating and air conditioning are available in all the rooms. Antique furniture, hardwood floors and wooden/stone ceilings make the abode an environment that will satisfy even the most demanding guests. It's possible to configure the bedrooms according to the needs of guests. Guests can request a full customization; it is possible to prepare up to five single beds, two double beds or opt for all intermediate variants. Easy access for the elderly or the disabled. All public transport can be found nearby. Numerous parkings, free or paid, are close to the apartment. The best quality/price ratio, without any doubt. Note: in addition to all the other options to reach the city, there are buses that depart every two hours from the airport of Bologna: the bus stop in Ferrara is almost in front of the building where the apartment is located. From the same bus stop, buses depart every two hours in the direction of the airport of Bologna. So, no stress for the guests even if they arrive by airplane. Some historical information The building, located across from the Castle, is situated on an area formerly occupied by the ' Pavilion ' Garden of the Duchess of the House of Este. Ferrara became a significant center of culture under Niccolò d'Este III (1384 – 1441), who received several popes with great magnificence, especially Eugene IV, who held a Council here in 1438. His successors were Leonello (1407 – 1450) and Borso (1413-1471), who was elevated to Duke of Modena and Reggio by Emperor Frederick III in 1452 and in return received these duchies as imperial fiefs. In 1471 he received the duchy of Ferrara as papal fief from Pope Paul II, for which occasion splendid frescoes were executed at Palazzo Schifanoia. Ercole I d'Este was the son of Nicolo d'Este. Under the regency of Ercole I d'Este, Ferrara became one of the major cities of Europe; the city almost doubled its size with the famous ' Herculian ' (Herculean Addition), project thought by the famous urbanist Biagio Rossetti. Urbanization due to which Ferrara has been called the first modern city in Europe. Daughters of Hercules were the famous Beatrice d'Este, who married the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, known as Ludovico il Moro, and Isabella d'Este, who married the Marquis of Mantua, Francesco II Gonzaga. Hercules was one of the most significant patrons of the arts in late 15th and early 16th century. Ferrara grew into a cultural center, renowned especially for music; Josquin des Prez worked for Duke Ercole, Jacob Obrecht came to Ferrara twice, and Antoine Brumel served as principal musician from 1505. Ercole's daughter Beatrice (1475-1497) married Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, while his daughter Isabella (1474 – 1539) married Francesco Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. Ercole I's successor was his son Alfonso I (1476-1534), third husband of Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, sister to Cesare Borgia and the patron of Ariosto. Alfonso and Lucrezia Borgia's son Ercole d'Este II (1508 – 1559) married Renée of France, daughter of Louis XII of France. His son Alfonso II first married Lucrezia, daughter of grand-duke Cosimo I of Tuscany, then after becoming a widower, Barbara, the sister of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527 – 1576) and finally a third wife, Margherita Gonzaga, daughter of the duke of Mantua. Though he raised the glory of Ferrara to its highest point, and was the patron of Torquato Tasso and Giovanni Battista Guarini, favouring the arts and sciences, as the princes of his house had always done, the legitimate line ended in 1597 with him. Emperor Rudolph II recognized as heir his first cousin Cesare d'Este (1533 – 1628), member of a cadet branch born out of wedlock, who continued to rule in the imperial duchies and carried on the family name. Ferrara, on the other hand, was annexed by force of arms in 1598 by Pope Clement VIII, on grounds of the heir's illegitimacy, and incorporated into the Papal States. The last duke, Ercole III, was deposed in 1796 by the French and his two duchies became the Cispadane Republic which one year later was merged into the Cisalpine Republic and then into the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy. Ercole was compensated in 1801 with the small principality of Breisgau in southwestern Germany, whose previous rulers, the Habsburgs, ceded it to him in anticipation of its eventual return to the Habsburgs, since Ercole's daughter Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d'Este was married to a cadet Habsburg, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este. Ercole died in 1803 and Breisgau passed to his daughter and her husband, who then (1806) lost it during the Napoleonic reorganization of the western territories of the defunct Holy Roman Empire to the enlarged and elevated Grand Duchy of Baden. Do you want to feel like a princess? Like a prince? Do you want to spend a dream holiday/stay? This is the apartment to choose from! Beautiful and spacious (120sqm) finely renovated apartment comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen, hallway, 2 large bedrooms, storage room and large bathroom. It is located in the centre opposite the Castle, in the most beautiful old palace. A stone's throw from the most important museums and shopping streets. Is completely new. The apartment, very quiet, makes a stay in complete relaxation. Wide spaces, including vertically: minimum ceiling height is 2.70 meters, the maximum of 5 meters. The walls have a minimum diameter of 80 cm and 120 cm in several points: This ensures, in addition to silence, an internal microclimate guaranteeing great comfort, warm in winter and cool in summer. The heating and air conditioning is still present in all rooms. Antique furniture, wooden floors and wooden ceilings and stone make this location an environment able to satisfy even the most demanding guests. You can configure your bedroom according to the guests ' needs. Guests can then request a complete customization, being possible to prepare up to five beds, opt for beds or for all solutions/intermediate variants. Easy access for the elderly or disabled. All public transport are nearby. Several car parks, free of charge or for a fee, in the vicinity of the apartment. The best price/quality ratio overall. Note: from Bologna Airport leave every two hours bus leading to Ferrara and the stop is right in front of the building where the apartment is located. From Ferrara station near the Palace depart every two hours bus in direction of Bologna Airport. Some historical notation the building, located in front of the Estense Castle, insists on an area formerly occupied by the ' Pavilion ' Garden of the duchesses of casa d'Este. In 1452 Borso d'Este, Emperor Federico III received the title of Duke of Modena and Reggio and in 1471 by Pope Paul II, Duke of Ferrara. Son of Nicolò was Ercole I d'Este. Under the Regency of Hercules, Ferrara became one of the principal cities of Europe; the city nearly doubled its size with the famous herculian ideal city project of urbanist Biagio Rossetti. Urbanization that Ferrara was been called the first modern city in Europe. Daughters of Hercules were the famous Beatrice d'Este, married the Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza said Ludovico il Moro, and Isabella d'Este, who married the Marquess of Mantua Francesco II Gonzaga. Ercole I's successor was his son Alfonso I d'Este, who became the third husband of Lucrezia Borgia. Alfonso was succeeded by his son Ercole II d'Este, married to Renée, daughter of the King of France Louis XII and of Duchess Anne of Brittany. With the Pope, and France in 1556 Spain, fought the getting a separate peace in 1558. His brother, Cardinal Ippolito II built the famous Villa d'Este in Tivoli. Want to be a Princess? A Prince? Would you spend a dream holiday? This is the location to choose from!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sergio F
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Very very happy of this new stay. Ferrara is always a surprise. I highly recommend this apartment: very clean and comfortable.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Elena P
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Excellent location for visiting Ferrara, but higly overated and not "luxurious" as it pretends to be; very dim lighting, bulbs missing, kitchen so and so, cabinets closed etc; it was apparently written in the contract but even though we cancelled weeks in advance one of...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Management response:Responded 17 January 2018

Hello, I'm sorry for your problem with your departure but, for the Christmas period (until 7th of january), it was not possible, as per announcement, to book for a period of less than five days (new year's day is a period very important for the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had a great holiday in Ferrara, housed in a beautiful and elegant apartment in front of the historic castle. We highly recommend it.

Date of stay: May 2016
2  Thank Elena P
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in September. Quality refurbished 2 bed apartment in excellent location facing Ferrara Castle. Easy walking to all historic sites, cafes and restaurants. Owner Sergio met on arrival and was available as necessary. Air conditioning was essential given high temperatures during...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Date of stay: June 2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Shared Garden
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Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
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