Villa Dragonetti is a hotel located in Paganica, a little town in the outskirts of L'Aquila (in the Abruzzo region of central Italy). This hotel is particularly fascinating and is worth spending a night if you are in the area.
It used to be an old villa that was once located in the countryside, but is now surrounded by the suburbs.
You know this is a special place as soon as you walk through the main door. Every inch of wall surface is painted with images of fauna and flora.
It seems that a French family once owned this villa and hired a French artist to decorate the entire villa in exchange for living in it.
Amazing! Even the hallways and bathroom are frescoed.
The hotel has a good restaurant, also frescoed top to bottom. The rooms are nice and charming, with some facing the garden - but they aren't as luxurious or confortable as some modern hotel might be. But you wouldn't come here for the luxury trappings, but to experience this unknown hotel's faded grandeur and originality.
This is a place you will always remember.