Fodor's Expert Review Locanda Borgonuovo

Via Cairoli 29, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44121, Italy Fodor's Choice

In the early 18th century this lodging began life as a convent (later suppressed by Napoléon), but now it's a delightful city-center bed-and-breakfast, popular with performers at the city's Teatro Comunale. Filippo Orlandini is the resident proprietor—very hands-on and eager to make your stay as wonderful as possible. The living room, temporarily transformed with linen tablecloths, doubles as the breakfast room. Guest rooms have comfortable beds and flowers in the window boxes. When it's warmer, you can sit outside on a small terrace with a pergola. Guests receive discounted admission to exhibitions at the Palazzo dei Diamanti. Two self-catering apartments are also available.

PROS

  • <PRO>phenomenal breakfast featuring local foods and terrific cakes made in-house</PRO>
  • <PRO>bicycles can be borrowed for free</PRO>
  • <PRO>knowledgeable local advice</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>steep stairs to reception area and rooms</CON>
  • <CON>must reserve far in advance as this place books quickly</CON>
  • <CON>decor may be a bit over-fussy for some</CON>

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0532-211100

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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