The apartment is steps away from one of the main streets in downtown Parma. Our hosts had organised a car space for us in a parking station, a 12 minute level walk away. This worked well although a large car would be a problem. The apartment is appointed with attention to detail; everything was of high quality and we loved the book collection. Our hosts were in no way intrusive but nonetheless were very responsive to any issues raised. It was high summer so the bedrooms were a bit hot and so Giacomo brought some fans. We would return in a heart beat.
We stayed at the apartment in January and it's the perfect location to get to know the city. Our hosts were fabulous and provided a great place to park our car and could not be better examples of hospitality. They provided great insights into the city and beyond. We look forward to visiting again soon. And the apartment was divine!
My 2 adult children and I had an amazing 2 night stay at Giacamo's apartment in late September 2016.
The location was perfect- located in "the mix of life" -shops, restaurants, markets that were either right outside the door or all within walking distance. The apartment is spacious with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It was so nice to have a washing machine. The kitchen was well stocked. There is an elevator too.
We loved opening the windows in the living room to see and listen to the daily activity of the locals. We ate at one of the restaurants and had the cheese pasta that Parma is known for - it was delicious.
We had rented a car. Giacamo allowed us to use their space in a secured parking garage. He met us at the parking garage and was so patient with us when we we got lost in trying to find it. He then drove us and all our luggage to the apartment. On the day of our departure he picked us up at the apartment and drove us back to the garage!
I would highly recommend staying here. If we return to Parma we will stay again.
Thank you Giacamo!!!
Cindy, Austin and Marissa Lesch
I didn't actually book this apartment directly but was referred there by another B&B owner (when there was an issue with the apartment that I had booked with them) and what a great thing this turned out to be! Giacomo was a great host and instantly welcoming when he met us outside. The apartment is stunning - you really feel like you're at home. There's beautiful art, interesting books, complimentary drinks in the fridge, a utility room and even an exercise bike! The lounge area is massive and the 2 bedrooms are also great size. Overall I would highly recommend the apartment and Giacomo was really helpful - he emailed on the first night to ensure that everything was ok and booked a taxi when we checked out.
My only negatives are the limited electricity that you can have running at the same time without blowing the fuse (we had the TV, air conditioning, lights and a hair dryer on and this caused a blackout). Secondly there is only air conditioning in the lounge and not in the bedrooms. And thirdly there is some noise from restaurants outside at night but that only affects one bedroom.
That said I would still highly recommend this apartment for any visit to Parma - I felt like I got to live like a local in a central location in a fantastic apartment.
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