The flat itself COULD be lovely; it is in a wonderful location, very central, yet generally quiet, and the main living/eating area is tastefully decorated and it's a great space, but it needs some financial investment to reach its full potential. There was no wifi (despite stating that it did have this), there are frequent power cuts in the flat - involving regular trips up and down 3 flights of stairs to the fuse box - even when very little was actually on, so the power needs an overhaul. Hot water is intermittent - sometimes there is none at all, and when there is, the water pressure is extremely low, so guessing a new boiler is also needed. Also note because the flat is in the roof space of the block it can get very warm in summer as there is no insulation against the heat, despite the basic air-conditioning. If all this is important to potential guests, you would need re-assuring that these issues had been addressed before committing. Explanations, valid or otherwise, were offered but little was resolved and I notice the previous guests had similar problems, yet they still persisted with us. We dealt with Ambro's son, who appears to have been given the task of handling the queries.
Padova is a truly beautiful and historic city, with superb shops, restaurants, cafes and markets and convenient for a range of other Italian landmarks - Venice, Bologna, Vincenza, Verona, Lake Garda to name but a few, and ideal to use a base. With the right attention, Ambro's flat could be the perfect starting point.