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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 centre of the shopping streets and close to all 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, an 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 80cm (almost always of 120cm): these dimensions ensure, in addition to peace, a...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 centre of the shopping streets and close to all 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, an 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 80cm (almost always of 120cm): 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, wooden 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 opposite the Castle, is situated on an area formerly occupied by the 'Giardino del Padiglione' 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 Nicolò 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 'Addizione Erculea' (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 Ercole 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. Ercole 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! Splendido e spazioso (120mq) appartamento finemente ristrutturato composto da ingresso, sala-soggiorno, cucina, disimpegno, 2 ampie camere da letto, ripostiglio e grande bagno. È ubicato in pieno centro di fronte al castello, nel più bel palazzo antico della città. A due passi dai più importanti musei e dalle vie dello shopping. È completamente nuovo. L'appartamento, molto silenzioso, consente un soggiorno in pieno relax. Ampi spazi, anche in verticale: l'altezza minima del soffitto è di 2,70 metri, quella massima di 5 metri. I muri perimetrali hanno un diametro minimo di 80cm ed in vari punti di 120cm: ciò assicura, oltre alla silenziosità, un microclima interno in grado di garantire grande benessere, caldo d'inverno e fresco d'estate. L'impianto di riscaldamento e di aria condizionata è comunque presente in tutte le camere. Mobili antichi, pavimenti in parquet e soffitti in legno e pietra a vista rendono la location un ambiente in grado di soddisfare anche gli ospiti più esigenti. È possibile configurare le stanze da letto secondo le esigenze degli ospiti. Gli ospiti possono quindi richiedere una personalizzazione completa, essendo possibile predisporre fino a cinque letti singoli, optare per letti matrimoniali o per tutte le soluzioni/varianti intermedie. Facile accesso per le persone anziane o disabili. Tutti i trasporti pubblici si trovano nelle vicinanze. Numerosi parcheggi, gratuiti o a pagamento, in prossimità dell'appartamento. Il miglior rapporto qualità/prezzo in assoluto. Nota: dall'aeroporto di Bologna partono ogni due ore bus che conducono a Ferrara e la cui fermata è proprio davanti al palazzo ove è ubicato l'appartamento. Dalla fermata di Ferrara in prossimità del palazzo partono ogni due ore bus in direzione dell'aeroporto di Bologna. Qualche notazione storica L'edificio, situato di fronte al Castello Estense, insiste su un'area anticamente occupata dal 'Giardino del Padiglione' delle duchesse di casa d'Este. Nel 1452, Borso d'Este ricevette dall'imperatore Federico III il titolo di Duca di Modena e Reggio e nel 1471 da Papa Paolo II il titolo di Duca di Ferrara. Figlio di Nicolò fu Ercole I d'Este. Sotto la reggenza di Ercole, Ferrara divenne una delle principali città d'Europa; la città raddoppiò quasi le sue dimensioni con la celebre Addizione Erculea, progetto di città ideale dell'urbanista Biagio Rossetti. Urbanizzazione grazie alla quale Ferrara venne stata definita la prima città moderna d'Europa. Figlie di Ercole furono le famose Beatrice d'Este, che sposò il duca di Milano Ludovico Sforza detto Ludovico il Moro, ed Isabella d'Este, che sposò il marchese di Mantova Francesco II Gonzaga. Il successore di Ercole I fu il figlio Alfonso I d'Este, che divenne il terzo marito di Lucrezia Borgia. Ad Alfonso succedette il figlio Ercole II d'Este, sposato con Renata, figlia del re di Francia Luigi XII e della duchessa Anna di Bretagna. Con il papa e la Francia nel 1556 combatté la Spagna, ottenendo una pace separata nel 1558. Suo fratello, il cardinale Ippolito II fece costruire la celebre Villa d'Este a Tivoli. Vuoi sentirti una principessa? Un principe? Vuoi trascorrere un soggiorno da sogno? Questa è la location da scegliere!More
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Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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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
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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