What's in it?
Contain your smile as you walk into the secure and private entry courtyard of this Italian Colony Vacation Home with an elevator that takes you to your second floor vacation home. This is a new and highly maintained one bedroom apartment with a kosher kitchen and expansive balcony. Located just 2 minutes from Emek Refaim and the upscale German Colony enjoy your comfortable furnishings or take a walk down the block to soak up the Jerusalem scene.
What is the area like?
English, French and Hebrew are audible as you walk over to Rechov Emek Refaim bustling with cafes, specialty shops, courtyards, gardens, historic builidngs and a Friday Farmers' Market.
What shall I have for lunch?
Tal Bagel, Hillel Cafe and Aroma Coffee Bar offer light snacks, cold fruit smoothies and Israeli style breakfasts and lunchs. Want something more substantial then try one of the restaurants with a 60 shekel or less 3 course Business Lunch. If you feel a bit homesick then try a Middle East twist on a hamburger over at Burger Bar offering lamb burgers with up to 10 toppings and giant fries.
Where can I empty my wallet?
Historic Smadar movie theatre and cafe is down a quaint side street as well as La Cassa for fine imported kitchenware with European service. Jewelry and flower shops, ice cream bars, two well stocked bookstores, a mini supermarket and many exclusive souviner shops are going to definitely wow you.
Arts and Entertainment?
Jerusalem Cinematheque Complex is a 15 minute walk past the old Scottish Hospice with a vew of the old city walls. Watch or participate in folk dancing on Sunday evenings in Gan HaParmon or take a walk or try the bike path on the newly laid promendate from the old turkish train station south to the buildings of the Malcha neighborhood where you can also see the new Babayln in the form of our gigantic shopping mall.
Friday there is music and entertainment at the Farmers' Market both in and outside the Community Center on Emek Refaim St. Also the Templar Cemetary is open Fridays' and other days by chance where an equally ancient caretaker will give you a short explanation and guided tour through the lovely monuments and garden paths.
Best of all, just grab a chair at a cafe and spend the day people watching and figuirng out how to come back again next year.
Let's Get Practical
Bus line #18 gets you to the King David Hotel and Jaffa Gate to wander the Old City. Two other lines #4 and #21 go to the downtown pedestrian walk on Ben Yehuda Street. Three banks and a Post Office will help you unload those Euors and Dollars. There is a Pharmacy, mini supermarket all on Emek Refaim street.