My wife and my two little kids stayed at Via Paradiso for a week in June 2012. We slept in the Terzani room, a simple, efficient room with a clean bathroom with shower. Having Terzani's books in our room was a special treat. Breakfast was faboulous, served on a room with breathtaking views on the valley, and with a different cake prepared each morning by Norma. If you go, ask for the strudel, which is divine!
The greatest value of this B&B lies in Norma, the Angel of Via Paradiso. She called us before we arrived to check if we needed anything. She bought the special corn flakes for our daughter, she never said no to my plea for more strudel and she gave us fantastic tips for local places to visit. She was warm, attentive and welcoming: the ideal owner of a B&B.
To the package above add two lovely cats, one charming little dog and a very interesting husband who adores jazz and has travelled the world.
If you like character and intimacy, don't go anywhere else: via Paradiso is your place!
PS: Ponte is a lovely old town in which to get lost: you can have great food from Valtellina (pizzoccheri e sciatt) at the local restaurant Nello. Highly reccomended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our B&B is located at the upper end of the historic town. Easily reached driving along a panoramic road, you will find yourself immersed in its old nucleus, from where you can walk around visiting the whole little town. All guest bedrooms in the newly remodeled attic have private bathrooms, and each one is named after a writer-traveller to whom belong the books that you will find scattered all over the retro furniture decorating the rooms. In the same floor you can find also the breakfast-room with its huge panoramic window overlooking the slate roofs and the Orobica mountain chain in front of it. You should relax in its spacious terrace equipped with sunloungers and tables from where you can have a view of the terraced garden below it. Some works of art are placed here and there, temporarily resting in a sort of circulating exhibition. Breakfasts are abundant and in order to satisfy any needs, may be either sweet or salty on demand. Norma and Giovanni will be glad to give you all the information you will need for exploring and better enjoying the territory's art and culture, culinary heritage and touring itineraries. Guests facilities include also internet connection, even WI FI net connection ... more less