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Loft In San Lorenzo, opt parking


Loft In San Lorenzo, opt parking

13 guests
2 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
13 guests
2 bedrooms
8 beds
2 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

These are two apartments on the first and second floor of one of the oldest buildings in the city. They are both apartments of atmosphere, which still retain many original features from the early Middle Ages, as the ancient terracotta pipeline that brought water from the roof to the tank below the road, the wooden ceiling and the one Pisanelle (bricks) one; at the same time they offer all the comforts of a modern apartment, from autonomous heating to the dishwasher and wifi.
Together the two units tell the history and ways of life of a medieval family, the family Camilla, who built the palace around the eleventh century. The "Camilla House" remains today the oldest witness to the world of "tower house".
The "portico house" arises from the need to merge the housing requirements of the family to the commercial ones, while maintaining a clear separation between public and private space. The first consists of a lodge on the ground floor (apartment 1); the second of a living area with fireplace (apartment 2), and the bedrooms on the upper floors.

With its width of 6.7m , the loggia of the Casa Camilla (Loft 1) is one of the oldest in the world. In this period Genova is characterized by the severe and dark gray color of the lodge stones, that is alternated by the strong red of the bricks used for the facade and the floors . The restoration of the ancient “pisanelle” (bricks), characterized by a bright red and a thickness smaller than that of today’s bricks, was a particularly delicate and demanding job.

The caminata (Loft 2) often presents a greater height than that of the other floors and items of value, such as a wide multi-light window. The ceiling, unfortunately strongly inflected by age and by building works on the upper floors, was made with the masts of disused ships.

The apartments have both a living room with mezzanine, a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen ( Loft 2 ) and kitchenette ( Loft 1 ). They are fully furnished and offer various spaces and closets also for long-term stays. They are equipped with 6 and 7 beds repectively, with the possibility to add a baby bed for children up to 3 years.
For more details, see the respective descriptions of the two units under my profile.

The staircase and the facade should be restored soon. Both lofts expose to the south, and are therefore very sunny; they overlook a small square full of green, where you can stop and get some 'fresh in the summer days and that is closed to the public at night. In the morning you will be awakened by singing birds! They are located in the pedestrian zone (with shops and historic workshops) and therefore enjoy complete silence; However, the taxi can take you straight to the front door. In less than five minutes you can reach several public parkings and the main metro stations and buses. It is the ideal base for exploring on foot the area of the Aquarium (3-5 min), the center (3-5 min) and the museum area. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is 100 m away. With the old lift sung by the poet Caproni, you can reach "Spianata Castelletto" in just a few minutes, which offers an incomparable view of the entire city.

NOTE: It is possible to reserve a parking space in the silos of the Via Marina Park at 15 Euro per day. The Silos is 700m (8 min walk) from the apartment.


Laptop friendly workspace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
3 queen beds, 3 single beds, 3 sofa beds

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


15 Reviews

Jérôme User Profile
June 2018
We stayed at Paola's place for.a weekend with family and friends. We had a great time exploring the city from the appartment which has a great location. Paola was also giving really good advices and always answered quickly, making our stay really enjoyable
Tim User Profile
May 2018
Two beautifully renovated flats, perfectly seated in the old town of Genoa, close to the harbour. Paola was a very friendly host and gave us lots of tips for trips in and around Genoa. The communication was very fast and uncomplicated.
Jonas User Profile
November 2017
A perfect place i central Genova. Fast and good communication with the host.
Christian User Profile
October 2017
A lovely pair of unique apartments in a superb area. While we didn't see Paola, her communication was first-class and some nice touches in the apartments, most notably Nespresso shots, plenty of lovely books/guides on the city/area and a mobile phone for our use. I thoroughly re…
Paola User Profile
Response from Paola:
Flattered..... Thank you!
October 2017
Manuel User Profile
October 2016
The place are two beautiful lofts in a medieval house in the middle of genova. Very rustic and modern, clean, open and comfy at the same time. Paola was extremely caring for us, eplained a lot to let us have a pleasant stay. She was speaking in all the required languages and was …
Alessandro User Profile
October 2016
Just perfect! The location is ideally suited for visiting the city centre of Genova and the old harbour is just a few steps away. This means you will be deeply inside the vicoli with their charm, their magnificent hidden corners, and, sometimes, their bed smells... We were a par…
Darian User Profile
June 2016
Lovely flats with nice amenities. Paolo was very kind and gave us a mobile to contact them, not that we needed to. The WiFi was great for those that need to work. Only thing I'd say is beware if you are tall, the upper mezzanine's will require you to duck a lot. Genoa itself is…

Hosted by Paola

Genoa, ItalyJoined in November 2012
Paola User Profile
192 Reviews
Hi, my name is Paola, I am married with three kids. We lived in Loft In San Lorenzo until three years ago, when our second child arrived. This is why we made it so...beautiful! I went to a German School and have a Ph.D from USC, in LA, USA. I love meeting people from all over …
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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