Perfection in the Italian countryside rate 5 of 5
Perfection in the Italian countryside
In a lovely, hilly landscape, south of Padova, in the country, you drive up to stone walls and a big gate, which opens to let you into a garden with fruit trees, cats, peacocks and a large stone house. Marco and Barbara greet you warmly, offer drinks and cake, and then take you to a separate wing, with its own gate and garden, to your apartment. Unexpectedly generous space, well-equipped, 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a balcony, wonderful views. There was a welcoming bowl of fruit and some wine waiting for us. It may sound too good to be true, but it is indeed true. We just spent a week there, at Domus Rosarum, between arqua Petrarca and Monselice, in the Euganean Hills. It is a relatively untouristed area, with several charming small towns to explore and excellent train service to Venice (1 hour) and Padova. (The train station is a short drive away, in Monselice, where you also would buy groceries, etc.) It was all a bit of a dream of a getaway to the Italian countryside, but the part that surpassed anything we might have dreamed was the outstanding warmth and hospitality of Marco and Barbara. We felt like guests, not tenants, and would be delighted to return their hospitality any time. Recommended 100%! (Note that this is in the country, and a car is needed to get around locally. Good train service to other towns)
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