We spent five days staying with Emilia and Roberto in their B and B cottage. We had a great time in Mantova and a large part of our enjoyment came about because of the wonderful hospitality of our hosts and especially the delightful Roberto. Despite the fact that our Italian was at best basic and Roberto's English limited we communicated very well and he sorted out all our requests. We used the bicycles provided and spent the days riding to, and around, Mantova. When we went into town for an evening meal and a few vinos Roberto picked us up like a bunch of teenagers ( although we are in our 60's and 70's _ in fact we were comparing with our hosts who had the most grandchildren. They won with 11!!). Not the place to stay if you want a hotel with room service (the breakfasts are limited) but if you want a real Italian family experience, this is the place.
Michael and Elisabetta - Australia