Our family vacationed in Parma for 5 weeks and this apartment was perfect in many ways: spacious, well-organized and outfitted with dishwasher, washer and a fairly large refrigerator and gas stove, a boon if you like to cook instead of eating out all the time. We stayed in the summer months, so the A/C was a welcome feature (a feature not always available in other properties). The place is clean, beautifully decorated and well-served by nearby shops, bars and restaurants and only a 10 minute walk from the heart of downtown, Piazza Garibaldi, or 5 minutes from the Barilla Center (Galleria). Our host was most gracious, helpful with any inquiries/information required and extremely responsive to any emergencies. He provides a very organized and detailed folder with information on operating all of the appliances and even welcomed us with a bottle of local wine. The Nespresso coffee maker was also a welcome luxury! I can honestly say this was our most positive vacation rental experience ever.