Hotel Posta

City-Center Hotel - Historic Residence - Romantic Lodgings - Classic Fine Hotel - Authentic Italy - Culinary Luminary

Character: Classic European elegance in a very historic setting.
Advantages: In a wonderfully authentic town right at the heart of Italy's culinary mecca.
Location: At the center of Reggio Emilia, 20km from Modena and 30km from Parma. You can stay here with a car or without and visit all the local sites including Bologna, the parmesan factories, a balsamic vinegar distillery, the Ferrari Gallery, and much more. Click here to see the map for Hotel Posta.
Although Parma and Modena are more famous, we have always found Reggio Emilia to be a much nicer place to stay. A perfect example of the provincial Italian town, it offers a dozen hopelessly theatrical piazze that host colorful outdoor markets several times a week; a warren of pedestrian-only streets lined with ochre and burnt sienna homes, fantastic fashion boutiques and enticing food shops; and a clutch of churches that range from the spectacular to the serene. And as so often happens in off-the-beaten-track Italy, the residents are friendly and courteous, happy to welcome curious outsiders. Click here for a Photo Album of Reggio Emilia. Right at the epicenter of this town, which was originally settled by the Roman legions, Hotel Posta occupies a National Registry building dating from the 13th century. For In Italy Online guests, the hotel staff is happy to arrange for a visit to a parmesan cheese factory, or to the owner's farm, where you can see their picturesque balsamic vinegar distillery and enjoy a tasting. We suggest you settle in for three or four nights so that you can experience the region's other delights, including the many different food museums, the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello, the home and theatre of Giuseppe Verdi, the fortified city of Ferrara, the red-roofed splendor of Bologna, and even the Byzantine churches of Ravenna. The staff will help you organize all of these day trips, and when you return in the late afternoon, you can enjoy an aperitif in the ornate cocktail bar before heading out for a scrumptious dinner followed by sweet dreams in your beautifully decorated room.

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Transportation: Trains leave often from the station (a 15-minute walk from the hotel) for all points in Italy; you can also drive to the hotel (we will make sure you do not get a ticket on those pedestrian-only streets!).
Rooms: 38 rooms on three floors, including singles, standard doubles, superior doubles, triples, junior suites, one Honeymoon Suite and one Family Room. Each room is furnished uniquely but all adhere rigorously to turn-of-the-century Liberty style, with rich fabrics, terracotta or parquet floors, big comfortable beds, a desk and chairs. Single Rooms have a large single bed or a full-sized bed; Standard Double Rooms have a queen bed or two single beds; Superior Double Rooms are generally larger, on the corner of the building, and face the Duomo. Triple Rooms have two rooms, one with queen bed and one with single sleep sofa. Junior Suites have a single sleep sofa and are big enough for three people; some have two rooms. The Family Room is 22 steps up from the elevator and features a big sitting room with two daybeds, a bedroom with king-sized bed and loads of closets, a big bathroom with tub, and a private terrace. There is only one other room on this floor, so it is perfect for four or six people. The Honeymoon Suite has a sitting room, big bedroom with a four-meter high canopy bed and a dressing table, one bathroom with tub and one with stall shower. The wheelchair accessible room is a Superior Double with a universally-accessible shower, a separate living room and a walk-in closet.
Features: Air conditioning, double-glazed windows, flat-screen satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, Internet access. Most rooms have a safe; superior rooms, junior suites and the suite have universal chargers and outlets. Bathrooms have stall showers or bathtubs, and hair dryers.
Facilities: Elevator; complimentary Technogym fitness room; buffet breakfast; beautiful cocktail bar; room service; Internet point; gated parking (12 Euro/day); complimentary bicycles (first-come-first-served); arrangements may be made for parmesan and balsamic visits (available on weekdays only; you must have your own car or pay for taxi service; the parmesan tour is free; the balsamic visit is free if your hotel stay is at least two nights; otherwise there is a very small fee).


For this property:
Children 0-2 years old sleep free in their parents' double room.

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