What is(are) your name(s)?
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
I inherited the first building and after several years I bought few rooms near. The house was very humble and the previous keepers were really poor, animals were living with them. Once an old American lady started crying remembering here the humble past, when she used to live here with her family just in what is now my bathroom. Life changes!
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
My B&B is placed in the very centre but as well in a narrow hidden small street. Peaceful and quiet, it gives you the ideal balance between an ancient rustic building and the centre of the village melted together.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
My guests always underline the magic atmosphere they can breath in my B&B plus the kindness I always show them. They always fill my guest book with many compliments underlining their sadness for leaving and wishing to be back soon to have a break from their busy lifestyle.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
The atmosphere is very warm and everyone has one's own space, equipped kitchenette in each unit, TV set, DVD player. Most of them have a common courtyard were in the summer it's possible to eat outside. The showers are very wide and comfortable.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
The total units number is 4, two studios (one with 3 sleeping places and another with 2 sleeping places) and two double rooms (respectively with capacity for 4 and 5 guests). The maximum capacity is 14 persons.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
CUMMERSA PAOLA (studio unit): Poetic independent studio unit on ground floor, visible wood beams and visible-stone interior walls. The unit features a luxury divan-bed with electrically-welded base, mattress with bound springs and latex-rubber pillows, well-equipped kitchenette, large bathroom and lots of other amenities that make this cummersa the romantic choice par excellence, ideal for a couple. The unit features a wild shower (shower with visible-stone walls). Floor heating makes it very comfortable during the winter. CUMMERSA ELEONORA (studio unit): Charming independent studio unit located on the 1st floor, wooden floors, visible-stone interior walls and a great scenic view. The unit features a luxury divan-bed with electrically-welded base, mattress with bound springs and latex-rubber pillows, well-equipped kitchenette, large bathroom and lots of other amenities that make this cummersa the romantic choice par excellence, ideal for a couple. The unit features a wild shower (shower with visible-stone walls). Floor heating makes it very comfortable during the winter. TRULLO LILIANA (one-bedroom + lounge): Charming one-bedroom unit consisting of a spacious double bedroom, lounge with top-quality double divan bed, a well-equipped kitchenette and large bathroom, as well as a series of amenities make this structure ideal for two couples or a family. Floor heating makes it very comfortable during the winter. TRULLO LUCIO (one-bedroom + lounge): A very attractive one-bedroom unit with visible-stone interiors, consisting of a double bedroom, lounge with top-quality divan bed, a well-equipped kitchenette and large bathroom, as well as a series of amenities that make this structure ideal for two couples or a family. The unit features a wildshower (shower with visible-stone walls). Floor heating makes it very comfortable during the winter.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
During summer the units are equipped with a fan due to architectonic reasons, but because of stones the houses are not that hot. They all have equipped kitchenette and TV set.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Continental breakfast is served.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served whenever guests want to. It is usually served in an elegant bar 50 m from the house.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Every unit has a fully equipped kitchenette, fridge, and in two of them microwaves oven.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
No specific limits for the children.
Do you accept pets?
I do accept pets if they are small and are really very polite.
What is your smoking policy?
I'm for non smoking inside the houses but you'll have plenty of space just outside the house.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
You'll find plenty of parking spaces in 50-300 m from the house. There are both free and charged parking lots.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
One of the units is suitable for disabled.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Check in 12.00 am - Check out 10.00 am
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
The minimum number of nights it's up to the period, for instance in low season even one night, on high season (like august), just weekly stay.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Information about availability will be send through email. To make a reservation a confirmation deposit of 30% is required.
What is you cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation after the confirmation deposit, the deposit will be lost.
What types of payment do you accept?
Just cash payments are accepted, lots of automatics are located nearby.
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Several attractions around Alberobello's area, many small villages all showing their special beauty, celebration of Santi Medici is the party that takes place in the last week of September and ends the summer period. Along the summer plenty of concerts and exhibitions of international level take place every year.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
My B&B is located very close to the Santi Medici' s Basilica, in piazza Curri.
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
A bed and breakfast is simply a home away from home settled in a different spot of the world. Feel free and enjoy your stay without formal limits. I'll be happy to show You interesting hidden spots moreover to tell You about Alberobello's history. The history of a famous small cute village famous allover the world because part of Unesco' World Heritage.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
I'll be glad to show you all the warmness of the people of the south and the magic that this village can offer to new friends.