Super Convenient to transport, just 2 mins walking from the rain station and 10 to the center. The perfect place to visit surrounding cities (Venice, Vicenza,Verona...)
Welcome to my Luxury Apt. Built in 1881, this guest house has been recently restored to offer an unique experience during their stay in Padua.
Conveniently located in the heart of Padova, my apt. is just 2 minutes walking from the Train and the Bus station, 2 mins to the Exposition Center (Fiera), 2 blocks from the old city, the Eremitani Museum district, the shopping area and the market street. Pedrocchi Cafè, Prato Della Valle and the S. Antonio Cathedral are all within a 10-minute stroll away. The vicinity to the Arena park provides jogging and recreational possibilities.
Elegant and bright, the rooms are fitted with oversized windows and fine linens, duvet and towels.
Amenities include Tv led, Wi-Fi free access, air conditioning and underfloor heating thermostats for temperature control in individual rooms.
The marble shared bathroom feature mosaic floors are equipped with luxury shower and hairdryer (Private bathroom available on request, charges apply).
Private Parking, Laundry and Dry Cleaning, phone calls and fax service are available and fee's applied.
Let yourself feel at home.
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please, let us know your arrival time in advance.
Breakfast room, Bathroom, Private room.
Interaction with Guests
We are in the apt some time during the day, not all the time though. We love to interact with our new friend as much as they wish. For any issue we will be present in minutes.
Very convenient to the train station (1 min walking) and 10 mins walking to the train station.
In front of the apartment there is Train Station and bus terminal: train to Venice, Vicenza and Verona every 20', direct shuttle to Marco Polo Airport every 20'
Other Things to Note
We love travelling, we love new friends!
- Please let us know your arrival time when you know so we will be sure to be home to welcome you!
- All Rooms share the bathroom. However a private bathroom may be available for you if you ask in advance.
- City Tax: from this year there is unfortunately an extra tax to pay - 1 euro a night per person.
- Deposit: There is a Security/key deposit required on check-in; however you should receive this back on departure.
- Your security: CCTV cameras in operation 24h for your security.
- Smoking: is not permitted anywhere inside building. A cleaning surcharge will be incurred for smoking or if rooms are not left in good condition or for any damage or missing items.
- Long stay: Ask for stay longer than 15 days.
Enrico è un host eccezionale, preciso in tutto. Puntuale nel checking, ti accoglie offrendoti un caffe o tea, totalmente a disposizione nel condividere la permaneza, conosce tutto e tutti i posti che ti possono interessare. La casa è piu bella da come appare in foto, pulitissima e inoltre ha il riscaldamento a terra, gran comfort ! E centrale e davanti alla stazione ferroviaria. La colazione è perfetta !! Lo consiglio vivamente.
Enrico is a ideal host for traveller! I enjoyed talking with him and shower room is newly renovated and very clean. I want to stay again!
very good location if your coming by train or by car, walking dist into the city, very well organized. everything in great condition and friendly hosts.
Enrico is a very friendly Host. He can give you good tipps and knows Nice Restaurants. The Place is more a B&B than renting a own room in a private Flat. The house is located 15 Minutes away from the Center in a Part of the City with Big Streets and Social Flats.
Enrico is a great host with good knowledge of his city and the surrounding (website hidden) is lovely and quiet despite being near train station.20 minute walk to centre very nice.Only issue was we did not get the room which appeared on the picture but no problem.Breakfast very nice.This is a great place to stay
Very well located, just opposite the station. Very easy to get in town from there. Everything is at a walking distance. Nicely redecorated flat with a great deal of taste, very clean and very quiet.
And Enrico! The perfect host! Very dedicated, helpful and discreet. He is a mine of information about what to see in Padua and how to move around, to go to Venice, for example. Definitely a quality place.
The house was really easy to reach. He welcome us really nicely with fresh water because the day was really hot. He gave us the best spots in the city, including restaurants knowing exactly what we were looking for. The room was fantastic, no noises, no Mosquitos, air condition working perfectly. The global experience has been great!
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The Value of Hospitality
...Why So Hospitable?
Hospitality in Homer’s time was well shown through long travels such as Odysseus' in The Odyssey as well as the guest-friend relationship, known as xenia. There are many possible reasons why hospitality was more prevalent in those times. Traveling in Homer’s time was much more extensive and lengthier than in modern times. The less advanced methods of transportation used in Homeric times, such as by boat or by foot, were much slower than modern forms of transportation. Because of this, many more nights were spent away from home in many different locations. Also, there were not hotels or inns where travelers could pay and stay the night. Even if there were, travelers probably could not afford to pay for every night they were gone. Because of this, travelers had to rely on the hospitality of others for shelter, food, and protection. There was, however, some payment for this hospitality in the form of a gift exchange. Another possible reason for this hospitality was the fact that there were not nations that would allow travelers to enter their territory safely. Without such hospitality, strangers could be captured or even killed for entering a foreign land. The Greek guest-friendship xenia may have been formed from this. Xenia is the Greek relationship between two people from different regions. This allowed for the members of the relationship to safely travel into the other member’s territory and receive a place to stay and something to eat. Another possible explanation for the amount of hospitality shown is that the Greeks believed the gods wanted them to show hospitality to anyone who showed up at their homes. It was also believed that turning away someone and not providing them this hospitality would result in some form of punishment from the gods. Finally, hospitality could have been used to spread ones name and bring them a sense of fame if they would provide a high standard of hospitality to strangers. It also could have been a way to show how wealthy one was. These can be shown from this quote from The Odyssey:
“Come, friend, and give me something; for you seem to be no lowly man among the Greeks, but their most noble lord-indeed a chief. So you should offer more than others can-I’d make you famous then in endless lands. I, too, was once a man of means; my house was rich; I often gave to vagabonds, whoever they might be, who came in need” (Homer, p. 351).
Is hospitality as customary now as it was in Homer’s time, and if not, why? It seems as though modern people do show hospitality towards others, but in a different way than those in Homeric times. It is not custom anymore to provide food, protection, and shelter to a stranger that arrives at someone’s door. This could be because there are hotels and restaurants almost anywhere one can go. There is no need to for someone to ask for these. Also, protection is not a large concern for most travelers, especially in the United States. Hospitality is still shown, however, in modern society. For example, when someone’s car breaks down most people would welcome them into their homes and help them in any way they can without even asking who they are. Also, most people know of someone, be it family or friend, in a different city that would welcome them and provide them with a place to stay and food, which is similar to the xenia in Homer’s time. Although the hospitality customs of Homer’s time are not still around, there are similarities to them and hospitality is still visible....