About this listing
'Beavita' apartment is close to the historical centre of Padua. It is brightly coloured, fully furnished, with two bicycles and wireless internet service at your disposal. It is the ideal place to start discovering Padua, Venice, Verona, Vicenza, all the interesting sites of our Veneto region.
You will find… a good sofa to relax on, all the necessary information and, most of all, true courtesy.
These are some additional information about our apartment.
The apartment is at the second floor of an old three-floor building. There is no elevator, but just two flights of stairs.
Beavita is made up of:
1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
The double bedroom has a three door wardrobe, night tables and a chest of drawers. In the hottest months the bedroom could be kept fresh by a ceiling fan. There are also a radio cd player and an alarm clock.
The twin bedroom has a one door wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a desk as well.
1 bathroom recently renovated which has cabinet shower, bidet, WC and sink.
The kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to prepare their meals with the fresh ingredients bought at the supermarkets nearby or at the vegetable market at Prato della Valle. The kitchen includes a gas stove with an electric oven, big fridge, washing machine, electric kettle, toaster and microwave oven. Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans are provided.
Guests of Beavita will also find the basics for cooking. Salt, sugar, some spices, coffee, tea, olive oil and vinegar are at their disposal in the cupboards.
1 living room
The living room has a sitting area where the guests can relax while reading a book or drinking a good glass of wine on the sofa or on a comfortable armchair by the window.
The living room contains a table which can accommodate up to 5 people, a LCD TV set (it gets only Italian channels), a DVD player and a cupboard hosting also a small travelers’ library. You will find books, guides and travel literature together with our info pack and maps on/of Padua and nearby resorts.
There is a narrow balcony (see the picture with the cyclamens... not a terrazza then :)) and the most pleasant thing people generally notices is that the all flat is inundated of light!
Beavita has no home phone neither AC.
Receiving you upon arrival, accuracy while satisfying your requests, good knowledge of the territory and availability to make you live your Italian experience at the best are also included in the rental.
The neighborhood is mainly made up of two-floor houses with private gardens, very close one each other. It is a quiet area behind Prato della Valle, not far from the two Hospitals (Ospedale civile/Policlinico universitario) neither from the scientific faculties of the University of Padua.
The building stands at the end of a closed-end road. There is no traffic apart from people parking in front of their houses. To park, you could do it in front of the building or there is a safe, free on-street parking about two blocks away.
The apartment is surrounded by many different types of shops (2 supermarkets, food stores, newsagents, tobacconists, wine shop, clothes shop, etc.) a variety of pizzerias/restaurants and, last but not least, our favorite and one of the most famous cafe’ in town, Pasticceria da Celso. Moreover, in the area there are all necessary services (banks and bank machine, pharmacy, post-office and the newspapers/magazine library).
Whenever a guest arrives in town, we do our best to pick him up at the train or bus station and carry her/him home. If asked, we could also reserve a seat with the transportation service Airservice going from/to Padua to the airport of Venice-Marco Polo/Treviso.
To reach the center of the town you could go:
walking (20 minutes)
biking (10 minutes)
by tram (Piazzale S. Croce stop)
Bus 11 stops/starts exactly at 5 minutes walking from our apartment and stops in the historical center.
Bus 3 (the stops are along Via D’Acquapendente), very close as well, stops in front of the train station. Almost every 30 minutes there is a train going to Venice (20 minutes reach), Verona, Vicenza, Ferrara, etc.
In our opinion the best way to visit/live Padua is using a bike. Our town has many bicycle paths and all-aged riders. It is the quickest way to reach any point of the town and it is free! In fact, we have two bikes in the car-box you could ride during your stay in Padua.
So, keep in mind! You could get a bus or tram+train and be in Venice in 40 minutes. In alternative you could take an extra-urban bus from Padua extra-urban bus station (close to the train station) and get to Venice (Piazzale Roma) passing through the Riviera del Brenta (Brenta Canal) studded by the beautiful ancient Venetian villas.
Enrico and Laura picked us up at the railway station. Very convenient! The apartment was nice and clean, just outside the old city of Padova. There were two Italian city bikes, that we used frequently...a great way to move around the city.
The entire Airbnb experience was a most welcoming experience, from the initial contact, to the ongoing planning for our arrival and for our pick up at the train station. Their advice on how best to travel from the airport to the station was most helpful and saved us a few euros as well.
The apartment and neighborhood was just as described on the web page as well in our ongoing conversations. The location was perfect. We had great access to local restaurants and the tram which allowed us to travel easily from Padua and Brescia, where I was working, and Florence where we had another great Airbnb experience.
Ci siamo trovati molto bene nell'appartamento di Enrico e Laura. L'accoglienza è stata calorosa ed Enrico e Laura sono due host molto disponibili. Sono venuti incontro a molte nostre esigenze con cortesia. L'appartamento è curato, pulito e spazioso e con wifi veloce a disposizione. La zona è tranquilla ma nello stesso tempo vicina al centro. Assolutamente consigliato
Laura and Enrico were excellent hosts. They were extremely quick in responding to my initial enquiries and setting up arrival times etc. which was especially appreciated since we were booking rather last minute. They gave such helpful information about the bus from the airport including times and costs which meant we didn’t have to struggle to find a way to Padua once we had landed. They even came to pick us up from the bus station in Padua to take us to Beavita which was so welcome after a long day of travelling. We also got to see a little of the local area during the car ride and found out some very interesting things about Padua.
We had an excellent introduction to the apartment and we felt right at home. There was a wealth of information about the local area and central Padua which was so helpful in planning what we wanted to do. We added to this with some information about the Orto Botanico (Botanical Gardens) and La Basilica di sant’Antonio (St Anthony’s Church). Laura and Enrico also gave us some recommendations of places to eat including Café Celso and Alla Palma and they were both brilliant! The flat was very clean, spacious, light, well stocked and just as described. There was even a cold bottle of water waiting for us in the fridge! The kitchen had great facilities which meant that we were able to easily cook in the apartment.
We were close to town so we walked almost everywhere but if you wanted to get the bus or tram these were very close to the apartment. The local amenities were also very good; the apartment is in a great location.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Laura and Enrico as hosts and Beavita was very good value. Thank you to Laura and Enrico for a lovely stay at Beavita!
Enrico and Laura were very welcoming and generous hosts. We suffered flight delays and other problems but our hosts were very understanding. Thank you, both.
The flat is authentic, clean and well located. I recommend it highly.
Laura was incredibly friendly and helpful. I didn't meet Enrico. Emails were responded to promptly and very helpfully. I was impressed by the cleanliness of the apartment and the lengths to which Laura went to help me out, arranging airport transfers and giving me local information. She met me when I arrived with a very warm welcome, to show me around and give me the keys along with lots of useful information about the local area. I have no hesitation in recommending the apartment for a great value stay in a very pleasant location. I used to work in the hospitality industry and many of my colleagues could have learned a lot from these guys. A great balance of efficiency, friendliness and professionalism. Excellent.
Logement très bien.
Laura et Enrico supers
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About the Host, Enrico & Laura
Enrico & Laura…we like travelling, good eating and drinking. These are all our greatest passions and they do not follow a particular order. We love walking and discovering new itineraries not only on the other side of the world, but also, first of all, at home.
I am a sort of 'natural' traveller. I observe and let the others observe me and simply let events flow... they never disappoint me.
I prefer listening rather than talking... definitely it costs me less work :))
While travelling I always carry with me:
a yellow t-shirt I bought in Mexico
2 locks for our backpacks
Traveller who will come to my house you will find:
knowledge of the territory
I am a thoughtful and voracious traveller at the same time. I read all, I surf the Internet, I collect info from any source. I make lists (only for the pleasure of deleting their items :)) and wear a sort of 'travelling uniform' that includes always: a ring my sister gave me as a gift and a sandal necklace, the first thing I brought back from Asia.
My favourite mistake is: carrying too many books with me (I have this anxious feeling I would run out of them ... which never happens :(
Thing I am proud of: I try to learn any language (or a few words at least) as I think it is the best way to communicate interest and care for places and people I am visiting.
Traveller who will come to my house you will find:
knowledge of the territory
We both speak Spanish; Laura speaks fluently English as well.