“The home exchange with Elke was like a dream! Elke is very warm and generous person and will do anything to make you feel comfortable in her gorgeous apartment. The communication with her went perfect. You can ask her everything and she always answers very quickly. When I arrived in Torino, she picked me up from the station and invited me for lunch in her flat. I still remember when she opened her front door and when I felt the good atmosphere inside her apartment, I knew that two wonderful weeks were waiting for me! My feelings didn't lie, I felt at home from the beginning until the end and it was difficult to leave!! Her romantic apartment is very large and perfectly located in the heart of the old city! I loved the high ceilings and the balconies. Her kitchen is very well equipped, with my boyfriend, we made very nice food, made with products bought at the the market Porto Palazzo, which is really amazing, it's soooo incredibly big, you can find there anything and you need at least an hour to go around! The living room is very large and the fire place with the very comfortable sofa in front is perfect to relax!! She also has a piano in the living room, when you play on it and sing, you feel like you're in an opera house, because with the high ceilings, the sound is incredible!! Her bed is very comfortable and her large bedroom is very calm. I'm very grateful because, the exchange was not only a great success, it also offered me a new friend, because Elke and I will definitely stay in contact, and may be do another exchange!”
Elke's reviewsAs a host (8)
“I spent 9 days in Elke' s apartment here in Turin/Torino. Could anyone ask for more? - the No.4 tram which connects directly to Porta Nuova Train Station, stops directly outside the door. A lovely café under the window and a fantastic bakery across the road... Convenient or what! Elke's apartment is full of old character and charm. It was comfortably cool inside because of thick old walls and doors opening to front and rear( on to a courtyard). I felt incredibly safe here and the few neighbors I met were very friendly. There is a great food market about 100 metres to the left and the fish market was an experience. Then, a fabulous, inexpensive wine-shop nearby. I had the pleasure of meeting Elke in my home the evening before I left. I knew I would be happy in Torino. It has everything- architecture, food, opera and the Egyptian Museum... I'll definitely go back some day. Thank you, Elke!”
“L'appartement de Elke est très bien situé dans le centre ancien de Turin, à proximité de la Piazza Castello, point central de la ville, et du marché de Porta Palazzo qui mérite le détour. De grandes pièces confortables, des plafonds très hauts (vraiment très hauts!)et tout ce qu'il faut pour un séjour agréable. Elke, que nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer, avait préparé de nombreuses indications utiles: lieux à visiter, commerces utiles et typiques, sorties, etc. Nous avons été ravis de ce premier échanges, et nous reverrons certainement Elke et Vincenso à l'occasion d'un prochain séjour à Turin!”
“Notre première expérience d'échange a été un véritable bonheur. Notre hôtesse nous a réservé un accueil très chaleureux bien que nous soyons en avance sur l'horaire d'arrivée. Elle avait rassemblé tous les documents qui pouvaient nous servir pour organiser notre séjour. L'appartement très spacieux et typique correspondait tout à fait à notre attente. Il est idéalement placé dans le centre historique de Turin. Nous avons visité Milan mais préférons Turin, nous sommes allés à la mer vers Savona et sommes descendus dans la région des vignobles au sud de Turin. Nous avons profité de la gastronomie locale et des concerts et spectacles en plein air. C'était fantastique ! Nous gardons un très bon souvenir de nos amis italiens.”
“In the Christmas Holiday's we spent one week in Eloc's beautiful apartment right in the middle of Turin. The flat is beautiful with the high ceilings and the easy going design and furniture made us feel at home real quickly. From the telephone calls and email contact with Eloc, we could tell she is a very reliable and warm person. That showed also in the way she left our house, in perfect state and with a little suprise on our photo wall! The location of the Turin-flat is great, close to restaurants, the market, shop etc. It was so nice to be able to walk everywhere straight from the house. Turin's inner city is filled with beautiful Baroc architecture, so the house exchange was a great experience for us! ”
“ Great hostess Beautiful appartment Really really central - great location. Highly recommended. Patricio Ferrari”
“Nous venons de passer 5 jours à Turin chez Elke. Les échanges et communications avec elle étaient très sympas, fluides et chaleureux. Son appartement est très agréable à vivre, spacieux et avec de très hauts plafonds, au charme bohème, en plein coeur du Turin historique et tout à côté du marché. Nous nous y sommes très bien sentis. Quant à la ville, elle vaut vraiment la peine d\'être connue : patrimoine riche, beaux musées, bars et restos sympas, nombreux commerces, rues animées... Elke et son ami nous ont rendu notre appartement en très bon état et parfaitement propre, merci à eux ! Nous recommandons vivement un échange avec Elke ! Corinne, Manu, Marie et Romane”
“Lo scambio con Elke è stato facile e piacevole fin dal primo contatto: pronta risposta, disponibilità ed entusiasmo, gentilezza e cura dei dettagli: non potevo essere più fortunata per questo scambio di 1 settimana a Torino! l\'appartamento è molto accogliente, spazioso e "caldo", situtato in una posizione a dir poco strategica, proprio di fronte a piazza del municipio, con piazza castello e il palazzo reale a 2 passi, il mercato di porta palazzo, la piazzetta con i ristorantini, la zona pedonale e perfino un piccolo parco giochi sotto casa, dove i miei figli hanno fatto spesso tappa! Elke mi ha fornito tutte le informazioni possibili sulla città (cosa visitare, dove mangiare, mercatino delle pulci, manifestazioni culturali, trasporti pubblici, etc.) e sulla casa, rendendo il mio soggiorno davvero piacevole. insomma, riassumendo, la casa, la padrona di casa e il quartiere sono uno meglio dell\'altro!!! :-) aggiungo che al mio ritorno a casa ho trovato tutto in perfetto ordine, Elke è un\'ospite perfetta! grazie di tutto cara Elke!”
Where is it?
The apartment is in the old center, the so called "Quadrilatero romano", an historical, very animated aera with cafés and restaurants. Just beside there is the biggest market of Europe "Porta Palazzo" hold daily, where shopping is really a pleasure. The most important attractions as Palazzo and Giardini Reali, the Museum of Oriental Art, the Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum and the wonderful squares and cafés are in walkable distance, all the other sightseeing highlights you con easily reach by public means of transportation. Turin is a surprising city and has a lot to offer, contemporary art, interesting architecture, the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, important film festivals and delicious food and in the surroundings you may visit wineyards, go hiking in the moutains or organize day trips to Milano and the seaside in Liguria. For further information contact me!
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