L'ospite di Federica De Rossi
Travel Blogs from Verona
All in all this was one of the most challenging and important assignment for the fledgling, but pacesetting Ernesto Tours (ET).
It went a bit like this.
John and Sue fly to Verona from Belfast and stay one night at 37 Stradone Porta Palio (the 'mini Jesus')
Ernesto and Maureena (have I mentioned those names ...
Our first stop in Italy involved a love of pizza, a love of gelato and a love story about this broad named Juliet or something. For me, this place became even better second time around. The food was better and the gelato I had last night was made from like, real lemon and mint. It actually felt like I had been licking a lemon for 10 minutes it was so good. As Callum pointed out, the food here is packed with awesome flavours for your taste buds to ...
... 8217;t start until 9 pm so we walked looking for a nice place for dinner and we found LA GRIGLIA. We ate outside under large umbrellas and it was a lovely balmy evening. Craig enjoyed his
Roast veal with parmesan cheese, rocket & pine nuts. I had a yummy Basil
Gnocci with zucchini and a nice sauce. The salad and wine were good too. We
walked out to the Arena and it was very crowded. Our seats were excellent –
really close and ...
Arrivederci, Florence! A quick stop in Verona where we saw the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everyone left love notes in the alley leading up to the balcony. The tradition was to write on a band-aid or on the wall itself. From Verona, it was off to Venice!! We took the water taxi over to the ...
... and where Verdi set the opera Rigoletto amongst the cobbled streets and squares that are still in place.
The city owes it's existence to the Gonzaga dynasty, one of Renaissance Italy's richest and most powerful families, who built and ruled the place for three centuries about 600 years ago. One of their enduring legacies is the Palazzo Ducale, an enormous complex that was once the largest palace in Europe covering almost 34000 sq metres, and with a population ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews L'ospite di Federica De Rossi Verona
Federica est fantastique !
Tout simplement l'endroit où il faut aller à Vérone. Nous y étions au cours de ces 2 dernières années (tu entendras parler de nous bientôt Federica!) et nous adorons. Les appartements sont propres, joliment meublés et disposent de tout le nécessaire pour passer de bonnes vacances. Federica est super et ravie de vous aider si vous avez besoin de quoique ce soit.
On vous recommande vraiment l'Ospite... mais s'il vous plaît ne réservez pas notre appartement en août !!!
The Only Way to Stay in Verona
WOW! Wonderful. That about sums it up.
We hit Verona and L'ospite di Federica De Rossi (Federica you need to shorten the name), in the middle of a 3 week trip, and what a breath of fresh air. The rooms are large, spotlessly clean, very well equipped, with comfortable beds. Add to that a fantastic lady named Federica, who is really an angel in disguise, and you have a great stay in Verona.
Federica mapped out the city for us, recomended some wonderful sites and restaurants, and even offered to do our laundry, I wanted to kiss her. She is just the best. The apartment is very close to everything and the bus stops just outside the building.
I highly recomend that everyone stay there, as I will if I return to Verona.
Great Location..Friendly reception
We spent 4 nights at the start of September and were really pleased with apartment. Frederica was really friendly and also right about the food in the restaurant downstairs. Excellent and great value. The apartment is in a great location, only minutes from the historic center of Verona and we felt that it gave us everything we were looking for, which is a lot when travelling with an 8 month old baby!
I would definitely recommend the apartments to family and friends
L'Ospite: Highly recommended
We stayed in a two-room apartment in August 2006. The property is 15 minutes walk from the Arena, and there are restaurants and cafes nearby. Federica, the owner, lives in the building, and gave us a very friendly welcome. She met us on arrival, showed us how things operated and gave some useful advice on transport, etc.
The apartment was clean, comfortable and spacious, as well as cool (we did not need to use the a/c). Some of the rooms face onto the street, but our (room 5?) was quiet, at the back. It had comfortable beds, a modern and clean bathroom/shower and had a well-equipped kitchen.
The apartment also had 2 sofa beds in the large sitting/dining area, so could accommodate 4 people without being cramped.
This accommodation was well-located, reasonably-priced and run by a very friendly, professional woman. If you don't need room-service and mini-bar, book with Federica. We would definitely recommend this to friends, and will stay there again when we come to see more opera.
If you come to see opera, don't bother with the euro 90plus tickets
as the seats are not much better for view or comfort than the cheaper euro 20 stone steps (sector C is good). I'd recommend Carmen for spectacle (horses onstage:plenty of recognisable tunes). Also, restaurants around the Arena are open after the performances end (about 12-1am) so go and have dinner like the locals!
Our stay at L'ospite was outstanding. The apartment was clean and well equipped. The washing machine came in very handy. The restaurant downstairs (not part of L'ospite) served excellent food at very reasonable prices. But most oustanding was the service. The hotel industry can learn a thing or two about service from Federica. She was the most helpful person we met in our 2 weeks' stay in Italy. We would definitely stay at L'opsite again.
Friendly, great location
We were four adults and took a 4 bed apartment on the 3rd floor, at the back. It was very quiet, I imagine the front apartments might be noisy. The location was great, just a short walk over the river to the histroric centre, and the arena for the opera. Federica could not have been more helpful, and I would highly recommend staying here.
Great Place for a Family
Just back from a 2 night stay in this apartment complex run by a very nice woman named Federica. The apartment is one of 6 in a building in a fairly centrally located area. The aparment itself is very large and can easily accomodate 4 people. We were three and found this type of accomodation a refreshing change from a small hotel room.
The apartment is clean and well looked after. The kitchen contains all the necessary pots, dining ware, silverware, etc. you need to prepare your own food. Even napkins, olive oil, vinegar, salt, etc. are on hand. There are two very good small trattorias in the area where we ate several times and had good meals at reasonable prices.
The price was also very reasonable and I would not hesitate to return if ever in Verona again.
Terrific room, incredible location, wonderful owner-operator
If you are like me, you have difficulty believing how great a hotel is without experiencing it firsthand. I was referred to L'ospite di Federica De Rossi by a friend who had stayed there a few months prior to my trip. He could not say enough good things about the room (how comfortable, clean, large, and nice it was) or Federica (the proprietor who is not satisfied unless her customers are happier at L'ospite than at their own home). I must say that my expectations were exceeded and I could not have been happier staying at L'ospite. The room was clean and comfortable, and I loved having a full kitchen. At the price Federica asks, you simply cannot go wrong. I would certainly recommend L'ospite to anyone travelling for business or pleasure, as Federica will ensure your stay is as close to perfect as possible.
Simply unbelievable bargain
I was searching for a place to live for 2 months while working at the University of Verona, and was referred to L'Ospite. For a ridiculously low monthly price, I had a very large and spotlessly clean room with full kitchen, truly cold air conditioning (I'm from Tucson and I know good air conditioning when I feel it) that was absolutely crucial during the hottest June since 1880, and a hotel operator that couldn't do enough to make me happy. My bags were delayed for 2 days, and I was majorly stuck upon arrival. Federica De Rossi got me the essentials, called the airline, actually ended up going to the airport to get them through Customs, and gave me great recommendations about everything to do in Verona. In terms of location, it couldn't be better for someone without a car because its just on the other side of the Ponte Navi, just minutes from the best shopping and restaurants. Unless you need the full services of a standard, and much more expensive hotel, this one's a no-brainer. Clean, safe, close to everything, and an incredible bargain. Plus an owner/operator who must be the sweetest person on the planet!
My cousin and I stayed here and it was very impressive! It contains self-catering apartments which are very spacious, clean, modern, and in a prime location - a 5 minute walk to piazza del Erbe (the main square). It also was reasonably close to the Arena, about 10 minutes walk. There was a mini supermarket right around the corner, an internet cafe and a fruit shop that was unbelievably cheap!
The staff were very pleasant and curtious and helped us if we had any difficulties. It is also very good value for money!
I would highly recommend staying here! Verona is a beautiful city.