We toured Emilia Romagna and Le Marche last month and had booked 3 agriturismi. We still cherish our memories of both the 1st one, Antica Torre near Parma, and the 3rd one, Mulino Barchio in Cupramontana - which we visited for the 3rd time and was as perfect as all other times before! - .
The 2nd one, Ca' Balbi, proved absolute swindling! First of all, when we arrived, we were thoroughly disappointed by the shabby look, not at all what the pictures on the website had led us to believe.
The room was moderately clean (the soles of our feet were dirty 5' after our shower!), but the table service in the restaurant was simply non-existent. The dishes were practically thrown on the table by the waiter and every sort of etiquette was missing.
Furthermore, the swimming pool area is a lot less attractive than is being shown in their publicity. And when we had opened one of the (worn-away)parasols, it simply came down a litttle later and very nearly hit us on our heads. A narrow escape!
This is the 1st bad review I have written so far and I reluctantly do so, but I do hope to warn away (and save) any Tripadvisor reader who considered booking this place.More
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