When we arrived at the Antica Podesteria we were told that we were being lodged in the house of one of the owner’s friends: they had overbooked. It was high holiday time in Italy and too late in the day to find another place, so we accepted, even though the 3 problems listed here were immediately evident:
1.The furniture in the room was old (although the room was clean)
2.The bathroom is NOT in the room but a few steps away down an irregular, unlit hall - very dangerous.
3.Breakfast is in town, about 300 meters away, down and then back up a rather steep hill. This is true for the Antica Podesteria, too: there is a convention with a local bar, no comfy breakfast on site. Annoying.
Antica Podesteria should therefore not be advertised as a B&B but rather as a place that rents rooms.
As a final point,we were also refused a receipt for payment of the night, required by Italian law (no requirement to give invoices, but any exchange of cash requires a receipt).
We recommend avoiding this rooming house.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking