Quiet, hidden away amongst zig zag streets
Posted May 14, 2016
We were given extensive directions to get from the bus station to our B&B. Unfortunately, we never found the streets referenced in our directions. Our "seven minute walk from the bus station" took us about an hour and a half! Our GPS helped only minimally, as the address given on the Expedia listing showed 1147 San Croce - unfortunately, the WHOLE area was San Croce. This was not the street we needed. Eventually we learned that we needed Ruga Vechia, and then we got a little closer with the GPS. It still told us "you have arrived at your destination!" while we were several blocks away, so that was confusing as well.
Getting in to the room once we found the B&B was also challenging. We rang the door bell repeatedly, with no response. Eventually, another resident came out and we were able to get inside. We went up and down the stairs, trying to find our room or a lable indicating the owner's name, to no avail. We didn't have a working phone so eventually, my spouse got brave and ventured outside to find someone who would lend us their phone - which she found quickly. She got hold of our hostess, who then opened the door, right beside us where we were waiting on a tiny landing of the third floor. It turns out our hostess was vacuuming and didn't hear our repeated ringing of the door bell over the past 45 minutes
The room itself was very spacious. There was only one other couple the first day, so we had a "private" bathroom for two days, then it returned to a shared one.