We stayed in Giacomo's lovely apartment for 4 nights while attending a professional conference. The two bedroom apartment is beautifully decorated, in a historic building. The building is old, but the entire apartment is newly renovated and has good air conditioning, appliances, a nice kitchen, is well air conditioned, and everything works perfectly. It is brightly and attractively decorated, and well lit. It's extremely conveniently located near shopping, buses, the museums, grocery stores, and the train station, in a beautiful and historic part of the old city. But best of all, the host, Giacomo was so incredibly helpful, making excellent restaurant recommendations, helping us with reservations, and providing all kinds of useful information on buses, trains, and taxis. He was able to communicate well in English and was available by WhatsApp day and night. This is truly a great place for a special experience by any kind of traveler!
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