Property: 10 |
Cleaning: 10 |
Host: 10 |
Location: 10 |
| Breakfast: 10
I stayed three weeks at Calto della Scala which is a modern and most of all charming B&B.
What I am most grateful for is that the hosts made me feel like I was a very welcome friend they took pleasure in having.
They offered useful ideas well considering my preference for activities and places to go; they willingly provided anything I asked for to make me feel even more comfortable and they simply invited me into their circle of trust.
I just loved our talks over breakfast (and am sure that, would I have preferred to be on my own, they would have let me discretely) ! The house - a former farmhouse, beautifully, tastefully and lovingly changed into a home - is situated wonderfully in the hills near the forest above Torreglia and hence - even in the hottest time of the year - the room's temperature was very agreeable (with a little help of a ventilator, an air dryer provided and of course shutters). The room is small but very clean, homey and offers all you need incl. a roomy bathroom. I was able to move freely on the premise, loved to sit in the deckchair on the lawn to read and enjoy the view, absolute stillness and nature - so lovely! The dog and many cute cats kept at a discrete distance and only came near when they sensed that I was willing to. The surrounding offers all you can think of: The Eugenian hills are great for leisurely strolls, hikes, drives - and for ambitious people: (mountain) biking; be careful it's really steep and challenging, I find! -, there are plenty of wonderful restaurants, osterias, agriturismos etc., there are museums and lots of interesting architecture around and of course it's a few € to take a 10 minute train ride from the near train station in Montegrotto to Padua and little more to Venice - both thus reachable for a day-tour without any strain. I also did day-trips (by car) to Vicenza and to Verona to attend the opera in the Arena - very recommendable. And there is lots more - more than you can see or do with several weeks. And to come back to the relaxing, welcoming B&B Calto della Scala in the evening after a busy day to "digest" the many lovely impressions is the best! Thanks, Guilia and Enrico, for having me! I will return any time I am around!
stayed from 07/21/2019 to 08/09/2019