While possibly not a concept that Europeans are used to, this is a B&B in the truest sense. Marcello & Francesca were hosts in the finest traditions of the word, doing whatever they realistically could to make our stay both relaxed and memorable. Having spent a good few weeks driving through Europe and staying at B&B's that were more akin to mini hotels (also good, but not B&B's as we knew them) we arrived at this haven.
Francesca spent over an hour on phone & internet helping us with bookings for our trip into Rome, Marcello regailed us with some of the history of the Villa and previous (namesake) owners, and the opportunities to see Hadrians Villa etc, and all the while they made us feel at home. In the evening they helped us set up chairs & tables in the garden where we could partake of the provisions we had for our light supper, in the morning - Ahh! the breakfasts!
The beds were comfortable, the facilities - just what we were looking for, and the ambiance excellent. Being invited to join them for dinner (for Marcello's special pasta dish) one evening was very special, and we so appreciated the welcome into their home.
This is a spot that would be best served if you have your own car, but as you will see from other comments, that is not an absolute, as they would seldom say no to any request for assistance.
It is not a B&B that will boast the stark modernism of the 'Ikea' look, but is rather a home that has seen love & life over a number of generations, and is the better for it - it has Character!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historical Villa Finzi is located on a private gated estate, surrounded by olive trees and apple orchards, a park and a wide range of walking trails. It’s only 20 minutes from downtown Rome by train. Its location is ideal to visit the hustle and bustle of Rome during the day and then relax in the countryside in the evening. The small town of Palestrina offers many historical Etruscan sites, 10 km far from Tivoli gardens, Villa Adriana, and villa Gregoriana. ... more less
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