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Nice apartment in Padova, near Venice, Verona, Vicenza...

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2.0 Bathrooms  
    Pets welcome
    2 Car spaces 
    2 Cars available  
    Primary home  


Listed  February 2019
Views  2055
Response rate  95%

Our apartment is in a quiet safe and green area, in the first suburbs of Padova. Very close to bus stop. You can reach the center easily by bus (about 20'), by car in 15' and by bike in 25' (cycling path along the channel). Our 4 bikes and our car are available during swap. Nearby there are pizzerie, bar and a little (very little) grocery. Supermarkets, Pharmacy, Newspapers kiosk, Fruit shop, Bakery, Butchery are about 10 minutes far by car. The Catholic Church is about 200 m. far from home and in close proximity there is a wonderful walks along the channel, if you want you can walk up to Venice... Padova is an historic Roman town, held of the second oldest university in Italy (Bologna is the oldest one). Many Italian and foreigner students coming here to study at the university and many tourist coming to visit the Giotto’s painting at Scrovegni Chapel, the Mantegna’s painting at Eremitani Church, St. Antony Basilica, Prato della Valle (the biggest square in Europe), Caffè Pedrocchi, Erbe and Frutti Squares, the streets of the shopping, the famous food market “sotto il salone”. 15’ by car to Abano and Montegrotto Terme with its famous and relaxing thermal swimmingpools. 30’ by train to Venice, 20’ to Vicenza, 40’ to Verona and Ferrara, 1 hour to Bologna, 2 hours to Florence and Milan, 4 hours to Rome. By car you can reach Garda Lake, Dolomiti Mountains, Mantova, Adriatic sea… http://www.turismopadova.it/ http://musei.provincia.padova.it/portale/

Our apartment is at the top floor (3rd floor with elevator) of a building of 19 units. In its more than 200 mq we have a great leaving room with sofas, tv, hifi, wii, cd player, fireplace, an equipped kitchen, a little wc, a small laundry and an interesting roof garden (about 80 mq) with table and chairs, deck chairs and sunbed, where we usually eat and have relax during the spring and summer months. Stairs lead in the floor under the roof where we have three rooms: (one double with a king size bed, two double rooms, one with two beds, while the other one with a french bed), two bathrooms (shower and tub) and a "messy" dressing room.

2 floors 1about 15 stairs

Air conditioning
Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Hot tub
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets welcome
    No smoking

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Joined February 2019
Response rate 95%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
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e are experienced homexchangers (more then 15 swaps), here are some past feedback: HUNGARY 2018: “Cecilia and Renato are superhosts ! They were extremely responsive, very flexible and their duplex apartment is so spacious and well-equipped! Fruits , veggies , good wine were welcoming us at arrival and they prepared the bikes for us as the city centre is just a comfortable ride away. We really enjoyed the long breakfasts at their terrace which is a true oasis of the house. It felt so much at home that on the last day of our stay I spent an entire day reading on the couch and listening to music on their superb soundsystem. Thank you so much for this experience!” USA 2017: “We loved, loved, loved our exchange to Padova. The house is beautiful, wonderfully appointed, and in a very convenient location. Cecilia and Renato were great hosts and left us all sort of goodies to enjoy. Padova is a lovely old city and from there we were able to easily visit Venice, Vicenza and its Palladian villas, Bologna and Lake Garda. Their suggestions, especially about restaurants, were very useful and took us to places we would have never found. They left our house spotlessly clean and hosted us back in Padova on our way back home. They are truly a wonderful family and we so enjoyed our last meal with them on their huge terrace. This was a great exchange for us and we highly recommend it to others. Grazie ancora Cecilia e Renato!” FRANCE 2017: “Our exchange with Cecilia, Renato and their family was wonderful. Cecilia and Renato have a great sense of hospitality and left us many specialities of Italy but also fruits, cakes, wine...What an extraordinary welcoming ! They have a very nice and spacious home with a beautiful terrace. Padova is a charming old city with plenty to see and enjoy. Venice is unforgettable ! Thank you so much Cecilia and Renato for your organisation, the helpful tips you provided, your kindness, your availability and for this marvellous swap.” SPAIN 2016: “The exchange with Padova has been great!!! We were so lucky to find a wonderful house in this beautiful country, but the most luck was to find this lovely family. Cecilia and her family are an very expert home exchanger and very open mind, so that, they prepared for us a lot of information to do around and also so many lovely details for us, wine, cakes, fresh fruits and more....They respected and left our home perfect, better than we left....Thank you very much!!! Padove is a perfect place for doing an exchange because your are very close to other beautiful places, like Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Bologna.... We have a very good relationship with them and we hope to mantein in the future... It is a high recomendable exchange!!!!” FRANCE 2015: “Nous venons de passer 15 jours merveilleux chez Cecilia et Renato dans leur spacieux appartement raffiné de Padova , nous n'oublierons jamais nos petits-déjeuners et soirées sans fin sur la magnifique terrasse agençée et arborée avec beaucoup de goût (un vrai jardin au 3ème étage). Nous avons été tres bien encadré et conseillé par nos hôtes qui nous avaient soigneusement préparé des BOOKS sur les sites, les villes, les alentours, les lacs sans oublier Venise . Un grand merci à Cecilia ,Renato et leurs filles pour avoir soigné notre maison et notre chat Isidor à merveille. Encore un tres tres bel échange . Magali, ludovic, philippine et colombe” GB 2015: “We had a fantastic holiday in Padova. We really enjoyed our stay in Cecilia's elegant, spacious and comfortable home. Great communication before our arrival and when we got there we found all we needed... our very kind hosts also left a basketful of local specialities! We visited the beautiful town of Padova, which is only 10 minutes by car from home, and of course Venice, again easily reached with a short drive. Thank you so much!” FRANCE 2015: “Great week in Padova ! A very beautiful appartment, spacious and comfortable, tastefully decorated. Padova is charming and surrounded by very beautiful cities (Venezia, Verona, Vicenza...). So many things to see, we had a busy week ! Cecilia and Renato, it was nice to meet you, thanks again for this great exchange !” ITALY 2014: “Wonderful apartment. We loved Padua. Cecilia was extremely well organised and made our exchange a great sucess (as we were not so well organised). We recommend!” SPAIN 2014: “We stayed at Cecilia's home in August 2014. We were a family of 6 people and it was space enough for all of us. The apartment is wonderful, specially the terrace. I would love to have a similar house in Barcelona. And Cecilia is really, really nice (also her husband, of course!). We did a non-simultaneous swap, so we had the opportunity to meet them in Padova and also in Barcelona. We can say that we have a new friends in Italy, and we would like to see them again (as soon as possible). Thanks for this swap Cecilia and family.” ..........
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