I was born and raised in the city but converted to country life. The turning point came after experiences of living in numerous places – cities, small towns and countryside in Italy, England, France, Germany and Israel.
Our bed and breakfast was just a few hundred metres away from it, in the deep countryside. It was a very pleasant and relaxing place surrounded by a mature garden full of lovely trees. The welcome we received was typical of this warm-hearted region, kind and pleasantly informal.
Our room was airy and tastefully decorated and the kind landlady lent us two bikes with which we toured the countryside, reached the town centre, came back and a very enjoyable ride it was, too.
The rooms are decorated according to the Italian Romantic period, with heavy brocade curtains and upholstery, reproductions of Francesco Hayez's beautiful portraits and arias from Verdi's opera constantly playing in the background. In a few rooms are drafts of the set designs for a number of operas.
We drank red house wine with our main courses and sweet malvasia with the desserts. The overall quality of the meal was stellar, but everything was so economic compared with Venice!
11th May 2015