Interesting little hotel in the middle of a field
Posted Aug 12, 2009 on Hotels
This is the second hotel we've been to during our two week trip through Italy that is in the middle of an open field. It is a converted old farm house, connected to the main road by a long gravel drive way. If you want to see what the building was like prior to the conversion, you only need to go 1/4 mile further west on Via Belvedere and look to your left.
The hotel has a warm and relaxed atmosphere (depending on who else is staying there). There is plenty of room for children to play outside. The hotel even makes available several bicycles to those who wish to explore the trails and wooded river bank nearby. However, prepare to be swarmed by flies if you remain stationary in the field for more than a few minutes.
The rooms are clean and well-appointed compared to the other 3 star hotels we visited on this trip.
There is even free WiFi (only the second hotel we've been to to offer this perk).
All things considered, this is a convenient base from which to launch day trips to Venice, Treviso, Asolo, etc. by car. Although if your GPS is running older software (ours runs on Garmin's City Navigator Europe Version 8), be forewarned that the roads here must have changed a lot in the last couple of years, and your GPS will take you to where you want ot go only about 50% of the time.
If you grow tired of tourist-oriented shopping in Venice, there is a shopping mall in Marcon three miles away from the hotel that caters to the locals.
Our trip began in the ruins of Pompeii and ended in the Marcon shopping mall. Traveling by car through two thousand years of rich and convoluted Italian way of life was made easier by motorist-friendly hotels like this one.