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“Hidden Gem”
Review of Antica Dimora 191

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Antica Dimora 191
Ranked #3 of 11 Isernia B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

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.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Great value for money with breakfast at the caffé downstairs. Friendly and homely atmosphere with accomodating owner.May be problematic for parking.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Situated within the ancient walls of this lovely and non touristy town, the Antica Dimora was a highlight of our recent month-long visit to Italy. The rooms are decorated in the style of a small palazzo, with paintings and porcelain, frescoed ceilings, etc. We felt very Eighteenth Century in our slightly gilded suite overlooking a sweet piazza. The owners of the hotel are charming and kind and helped us to have a memorable few days.The undervisited Isernia Vecchia was delightful in its authenticity and lack of tourists. In fact, it is very easy to make friends. We were taken home to a fabulous dinner with a charming man we met in the main piazza. So, get off the beaten path, drive to Isernia and all of Molise, and stay at the Antica Dimora!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

We had the Puccini suite with balconies and quaint views of the piccola piazza beneath our windows. This apartment was comfortable, clean, safe and like a trip back in time with its beautiful furnishings and artwork. Yet the amenities were modern and made us feel at home. The essentials were provided if we wanted to cook or prepare meals. The bar below provided a delicious breakfast, the restaurant in the piazza had lunch or dinner available. We felt we were in the centre of it all and indeed we were, the centro storico of Isernia! Molise is under rated in terms of tourism, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Antica Dimora 191
Address: Corso Marcelli 191, 86170 Isernia, Italy
Region: Italy > Molise > Province of Isernia > Isernia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Isernia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
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