When I first arrived at Villino to collect my clients for our Parma food tour, I was amazed how near it was to town … 8 minutes by car and here I was surrounded by countryside and the aroma of fresh coffee.
Elena arrived at the elegant gates of this wonderful country home.. greeted not only by her immediacy but by her two pooches who immediately gave my shins a delightful massage!”Come in Nick … want a coffee?”
Truth be known I’d just grabbed one but seeing the beautifully poured cappuccini on the table in the dining room I opted for another… that’s two in the space of half an hour! God help my tourists!
Then followed the most delicious home baked brioche and I felt completely at home…
”Where are you from Elena?”
”Near Abbruzzo in the centre but my husband is from Parma… I have just finished renovations here…”
”It looks fantastic… I love the style mix…”
Elena responded with a modesty so typical of Italians who really have a wealth of talent… yet decline such flattery.
The place is gorgeous and opens out in many directions into the garden, patios and into the beautiful dining area with rooms a generous extension of this masterclass of comfort casa interior design.
Coming from an interiors background I was and still am impressed.
Villino is the perfect retreat from the whirl and makes a perfect romance or relax location with now a new pool – a big tick now for all the boxes.
But what really makes this place special is Elena and her family and in a city where to be honest genuine accommodation is not surprisingly a plenty the Villino is one of a hand full of places we regularly recommend to our clients.
That aside the food and trimmings are a dream!
Welcome to Parma…
Nick Garrett, FWT host and director of tours
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