Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 4869: Owner, #311635
1bed/1bath apartment in Torino, Piemonte
October 2010, 5 days
This apartment is in the city of Torino, but in a residential area close to the river. The building has several other apartments. The area is great but you do need to walk for a while or take a tram or bus to get to the center. The park alongside the river is wonderful.
There are several grocery stores about a 10 minute walk away. There are restaurants and bars around too, but I did not go to any of them. There is also a great little wine shop close by called Vinoteca that has regional wines at excellent prices - he even has vino sfuso, but I did not try any.
The building seemed in no way historical, but it is in good shape. The apartment was very quiet. To get to it, you go through a locked gate on the second floor, and there are two apartments off a balcony. So no one ever walks by the apartment. The owner's mother lives next door and she is very nice; I never heard a peep from over there.
There is no outside sitting area, unless you wanted to drag a chair out onto the little balcony.
The living area is very small - one little table to seat four people and no couch or anything. Not really an apartment to do a lot of entertaining in, but a great one to make yourself breakfast. The apartment was immaculate.
The bed in this apartment is one of the most comfortable I have ever had in a vacation rental. It also has a nice big armoir. The bathroom is large and was, again, immaculate. There was lots of heat in the house too.
The kitchen is very small, but it does have an oven. I could not find a cutting board, but that could have been me. I had dinner at home several nights and it was easy to cook meals there.
Problems or Bonuses
No surprises... this is a great little place. I was there to go to the Slow Food Salone del Gusto at the Lingotto fairgrounds, and it was a long distance by bus to get there, and not a comfortable trip due to packed buses. But other than that it was great.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
I rented from the owner who does not speak a lot of English but we communicated fine. I would say the apartment was even better in person than the pictures. I paid €280 for five nights.
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I would definitely stay here again, but would not recommend it to travelers going to the Lingotto for any kind of trade show. You must change buses in the center, and the buses going to Lingotto are so full they are hard to get on to. But for anyone just wanting to visit the center from there, it is great - all kinds of trams and buses, or you can walk 30 minutes. The tram to the center was really great and they run often.
Things to do in this area
I did not do much in the neighborhood as I was tired after the Salone del Gusto every day. I did do some food shopping but that's about it. I just wanted to get back to the apartment at night.
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