Aahh Altomonte. We literally stumbled upon this place because it was getting dark and we had already driven quite a distance from Sicily and decided to take a chance. After we walked the very steep hill to the top we found that the B &B we were searching for had nobody there to answer the door. Luckily Maria (who owns L'Antica) has a sister in law that was working across the way and showed us to a beautiful room with a view of the mountains. We snapped it up immediately and after breakfast with Maria the next morning we decided to stay another night. We felt so at home in the comfortable, cosy yet spacious room. The breakfast was huge and delicious (as was dinner in the local pizzeria), but it was our host Zmaria who made our stay.
While we couldn't speak Italian (take your phrase book) and she couldn't speak any English (nor could anyone in town really), it made no difference to our morning conversations that lasted hours. She took me to the lavenderia to wash our clothes and I really felt like she was my Italian mother for the two days we spent there.
Even though it rained and we stayed in for part of the second day it was well worth the detour and we look forward to heading back to see Maria one day soon. More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking