Antica Dimora, in the historic medieval city of Isernia, was the finest place we stayed on our recent trip to Italy. We chose Isernia in order to visit the nearby mountain village of Miranda, my ancestral home.
We arrived a day ahead of our planned reservation and were graciously accommodated by Gennaro and Roberto in a gorgeous suite with a little window balcony overlooking Corso Marcelli, steps from St Peter’s Cathedral. The room was so beautiful we couldn’t believe this was where we’d be staying for three nights; a 5-star value for a 3-star price. The locals partied loudly each night in the streets below our windows. But the bed was so comfortable; we slept well in spite of the local ruckus. The second day we watched from our balcony as a parade for the festival of St. Barbara marched up and down the street, with church bells pealing all the way. It was quite a sight; the band, a statue of the saint born on the shoulders of men dressed in long white frocks, children dressed in white, flags and plenty of townspeople following along. Locals watched from their balconies and the street. The Petrecca’s made us feel like family, sharing with us an unforgettable accounting of Isernia history through the eyes of their family.
We had two evening meals at the Osteria Verdi restaurant. The food was fabulous; a great value, with a 20% discount as guests of Antica Dimora.
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