We recently returned from a lovely trip to Italy. The destination for the first two days of our visit was Parma, staying at the Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati Hotel.
Filled with antiques and family treasures, this renovated palace is now a small boutique hotel in Parma’s historic district. The hotel’s rooms ooze with charm and history, yet the bathrooms and kitchenettes have been modernized, combining the best of the old and the new. Happily situated in the same medieval square that houses the 12th century Parma Cathedral and Baptistery, the hotel gracefully stands as a tribute to the grandeur of Parma’s past … and as a testament to the owner’s, Vittorio Dalla Rosa Prati’s, love and pride of his heritage.
From the moment our reservation was made, Vittorio and his staff were kind and helpful; arranging transportation for us, making restaurant recommendations and happily answering all our tedious questions. We were celebrating an important wedding anniversary, and the hotel had a celebratory bottle of sparkling wine waiting for us in our room, what a thoughtful and lovely welcome and a wonderful beginning to our Italian vacation.
The town is easily walkable, cars are limited in the historic area, and we were happy to discover that our hotel was convenient to everything. After strolling the city’s cobbled, medieval streets and squares, we returned to the room and popped open the bubbly. As if on cue, notes of Italian music suddenly began drifting through the window. Looking out over the piazza, we discovered an accordion player and a gathering of locals, some walking, some sitting and chatting up the day’s events … simply charming.
The hotel offers its guests a choice of breakfast in the room or at their little Bar TCafé. We chose the former and promptly at 8:30 a breakfast of small ham and cheese sandwiches, croissants and rolls, a selection of jams and cappuccino was delivered to our room. What a nice way to welcome the day, sipping coffee on the window ledge, watching the world known as Parma come to life in the Piazza del Duomo below.
We will return to this lovely spot and will be pleased to recommend the Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati to all our traveling friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati is an historical residence, located in the heart of Parma's city center. It has suites, with wonderful view of "Piazza Duomo" and the "Battistero" than can be rented from one night on, and fully furnished apartments of different sizes (from 45 to 120 square meters) that can be considered a good solution also for medium-long term rentals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati Hotel Parma