We recently took a 10 day trip to Italy. Our stay centered around Villa Tre Angeli. This B&B in Bedonia (South of Parma) is run by Giancarlo (Manny) and his lovely wife Valerie Raffetto Manfredini. Manny grew up locally while Valerie is originally from Spring Lake, NJ. Their home is a classic Italian house. The comfortable bedrooms include en suite bath rooms with a tub or shower. Breakfast is provided each morning and dinner on the night of arrival. Valerie is a terrific cook; ask for her lasagna!! One of the things that makes the experience is the convenience provided in touring the area. They picked us up at the Milan airport and drove us to Bedonia. Then virtually every day one of them would drive us to one or two spots we wanted to visit. The ability to custom design our tours was a real treat. They have contacts at interesting local locations e.g. a Parmesan cheese factory, a Prosciutto di Parma facility, a Sunday dance for locals etc.. In addition they took us to castles, Lucca, Porto Venere, the Cinque Terre, Milan etc.. All of this while staying in and wondering around a real non-touristy town with restaurants within walking distance.
If you want to get a taste of the real Italy, this is the way to do it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Tre Angeli is a B&B and private tour company. They take you up to a 2 1/2 hour radius from the villa for day tours or anywhere in Italy for tours away form their area. They make all the reservations and travel arrangements, so you don't have to. They cater to your needs and take you to "Off the Beaten Path" areas so you can experience Italy like the Italians do. Many tourists just shuffle along with the crowd, never delving into the true culture of Italy. Don't go to Italy and miss out on the reality of how they live their lives. With Villa Tre Angeli you will get the chance to live your vacation like an Italian does. Want to go elsewhere? No problem, we will pick you up from the airport anywhere in Italy, book your hotels, and take you to see the sites. Check out our web page to get all the details. Don't waste time getting lost, we make sure you get to see as much or as little as you want. It is the perfect personalized tour. ... more less