L'ospite di Federica De Rossi
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We are currently in Venice. A few of us are waiting for our pizza/ pasta to arrive for lunch. Authentic Italian lunch :) This morning we went to a glass blowing demo, and then shopped for glass. After that we toured the crazy alleys of Venice, then went and toured the canals on gondolas. After lunch we're going to the Doge's palace before free ...
On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet is set. We saw Juliet's balcony, toured a bit of the town and had some free time. Some people went into the arena that that was built 2000 years ago. Others used their time to get some gelato and do a bit of shopping. We at staying at the Hotel Bolivar in ...
... a theatre designed by Andre Palladio, which had a stage with a false perspective (see attached picture). Believe it or not, the wooden floor that looks like it keeps going back, is raised five feet, but you can't tell because of the false perspective. The next thing we did was go in the Basilica Palladiana. We got very fortunate that an art exhibit had just opened a few days before we arrived in the Basilica, and got to see original paintings done by Monet, ...
... local, except when I nearly ran into the back of a stationary Fiat and had to jut out in front of a bus to get around it, Oops :(
After a quick coffee to kick start our day, we made our way to Casa di Giulietta. Although most people believe Romeo and Juliet are fictional characters I like to believe they were real star crossed lovers, and although there was barely room for two on Juliet's ...
... or university. Everybody is looking fresh but still with that slight shade of tiredness that you cannot hide in the early mornings. It has been less than 24 hours since we had breakfast in slow-paced cafe in Roma, before settling for the trip to south. When one tries to think of how much we experienced in just that short period of time, one can only smile. Let this be a little reminder that "Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be."
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.