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Vegape – The White Apartment, Trieste, Italy

During our stay in Trieste, we stayed at what the owner calls “The White Apartment”. We had a few hiccups with our stay but for the most part we found this accommodation to be perfect for our needs. Clean, modern, spacious, well-equipped, reasonable priced, and relaxing.

 

 

 

The benefits to renting this apartment include:

  • very spacious, bright and well equipped
  • big screen television yet very little access to English speaking channels
  • equipped with a dishwasher, full size fridge, stove top, oven, freezer, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • owner has left a few complimentary items in the pantry including coffee. In addition, there are items for sale including wine and olive oil. It would be nice if there was a small sample of each to try before deciding to purchase, especially given that for many of us the exchange rate is over $1.50 on every dollar.
  • large kitchen, cross breeze between the kitchen and the balcony door
  • outdoor space
  • rainfall shower head with warm water
  • bed is comfortable, there is ample space in the chest of drawers for clothing and mood lighting in the bedroom
  • shutters allowed for the windows to be locked and a nice breeze while also maintaining privacy.
  • large grocery store about a 10 minute walk (1,000 steps) from the apartment. There is a good selection and both food and alcoholic beverages are reasonably priced.We would recommend purchasing the one dollar yellow bags as they are more durable than thin plastic for the uphill walk back and can substitute as a beach bag as well.
  • decor is modern, minimalist and creates a very relaxing environment
  • glass dining table and chairs make the apartment feel larger
  • couch is quite comfortable
  • washing machine, iron, and place to dry clothes both in the bathroom and on the balcony is a definite advantage for long term travellers
  • extras including Q-tips, hair dryer, shampoo, travel perfumes
  • towels are supplied
  • bathroom is bright, spacious and relaxing
  • quiet building
  • many electrical outlets for charging devices
  • easy access to public transportation
  • price is reasonable
  • host checked in on us a couple of times
  • numerous pamphlets available highlighting various attractions and tours
  • short bus ride on #29 or B to go downtown (approximately 8 minutes). Buses run late into the evening and will take you within a block or so of the condo. Either get off just before the grocery store and walk up the hill or watch for the big dome shaped building on the right hand side and get off at the next stop and have a short walk back. If you do a Google street view with 360 degree radius and take a screenshot, the dome will be easy to recognize. The bus stop is D’Alviano.
  • person who brought the keys was very friendly and owns a bike rental company downtown
  • free parking on the street
  • garbage and recycle containers out front

A few disadvantages included:

  • our biggest challenge was getting the keys for the apartment. We had to wait in the apartment lobby for well over an hour (after 27 hours travel to get there) and, if not for the downstairs neighbour responding to our request to buzz us into the building, we would have been stranded outside in a lightning storm the entire time
  • balcony view is of a shipping yard and city bus lot
  • not a lot of room to walk around the bed yet the bedroom is quite large by European standards
  • expect to pay up to 15 euro for a cab from the bus station. We were quoted a different price and when we arrived at our destination, it was much more. As well, cab drivers charge by the bag so, unless it is late, wait to get your groceries until you get to the apartment.

Happy travels, J&B

 

 

 

 

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