The SpaceThere is an entrance, two bedrooms, one sitting room, one large kitchen, one cosy bathroom, and two balconies. The apartment has just been renovated (completed march 2016): new wooden floor, new bathroom, new kitchen, all rooms redecorated, etc.
The bedrooms are equipped with sofa beds: one is double size and very comfortable, the other one is 120cm wide, perfect for one person and possibly apt for two kids or a sporty couple. One bedroom has direct access to a balcony with table and chairs, overlooking a nice backyard with trees, perfect for breakfast for two. The other bedroom overlooks the main avenue with a nice view of the Maria Ausiliatrice church complex.
The big sitting room has another sofa plus an armchair and bookshelves, with a balcony overlooking the main avenue.
There is a large, fully equipped kitchen with a table and four chairs, with a spectacular view over the mountains.
The bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower.
Wifi but no TV. Guest AccessCHECK-IN is between 3pm and 7pm on the day of arrival. Late check-in is possible upon payment of a late check-in fee of 20 Euros, to be paid directly to the person who will be waiting for you.
CHECK-OUT is before 12pm on the day of departure.
All the apartment is available, with the exception of a small storage room and one wardrobe where we keep our stuff. Interaction with GuestsAs I am currently living in the UK, I will be available 24/7 but only by email or phone. A local person will deal with check in and check out and will be available for urgent matters. The NeighborhoodThe flat is located in a residential area, with some shops and bars, and a multi-ethnic environment. The big avenue below can be quite busy, but the noise is limited. The city centre begins just three blocks away, with the "Quadrilatero", a historic neighbourhood of Turin, with small streets and lanes full of cafes, restaurants, and bars (the name derived from the perimeter of the ancient Roman fort). This is a lovely place to enjoy meal sitting on the outdoor terrace, coffee or drinks in the pavement cafe, or simply to wonder around beautiful narrow passageways, and it is great for aperitivos and bars at night. From there, you can reach the major touristic attractions in less than half an hour walk. Getting AroundThe main train station (Porta Susa) is 1.2 km away (15 mins walk), while the nearest metro station (XVIII Dicembre) is 850 m away (10 mins walk). There is a bus stop one block away from the flat. Other Things to NoteThe apartment is very neat, clear and tidy. The facade of the building has been recently redecorated, as well as the stairs. Unfortunately, the entrance hall had water infiltration problems and it is not in an immaculate state. Similarly, the small hall where the elevator is located does not look nice. Don't get impressed, and have a look at the nice stained glass overlooking the stairs, or take the elevator directly to the 4th floor.
There is plenty of space for parking just in front of the house. A daily parking permit costs 10 Euros and can be bought at any tobacconist / newsagent.