Bed & Breakfast

In the medieval heart of the city, oozing homely charm - open rafters, polished floors - with a hidden courtyard and sumptuous breakfasts


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


You will be up bright and early; not for enthusiastic sight-seeing but to make the most of Debora’s sumptuous breakfasts. She’s up at 5.30am to bake the cakes and pastries that accompany a feast of cured meats, cheeses, fresh breads and fruit purées. Anything left over is spread out for tea to welcome guests home after a day exploring Ferrara’s medieval charms and castle, or cycling (bikes to borrow) the Po countryside. Tucked inside the city’s walls on a narrow cobbled street, the house is in a row of ancient dusky-pink brick buildings. Rooms (two on the ground floor, four upstairs) surround a shrub-filled inner courtyard, pretty in pink with a soothing marble and bronze fountain; lovely for summer breakfasts or a quiet read. Useful, too, as it’s a tight squeeze inside. Homely bedrooms, with open rafters, are traditionally furnished with darkly gleaming parquet flooring, solid wood beds and bright splashes of colour in the curtains and bedspreads. Lamps, books, lace cloths and tiny desks add a homely touch. Bathrooms are big and spotless. Debora and her son Mattia, both passionate and energetic, look after everyone like family.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €70
6 Doubles
From €70


One of the very best places to stay we have ever experienced anywhere. Matttia and Debora are perfect hosts, Nothing is too much trouble. La Dolce Mela, which is kept spotlessly clean, is well located close to the centre of Ferrara, a beautiful city well worth visiting, with a fascinating history. A memorable breakfast, including a really extensive range of gluten free products, much appreciated by my wife. Highly recommended and excellent value for money.

Stephen, Somerset

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mattia Adami

  • There are loads of interesting festivals to go to in Ferrara; the Ferrara Buskers Festival, Balloon Festival, the Vulandra Kite Festival...
  • Hire a bike discovering the Po Delta Park.
  • Check out the Palio di Ferrara, the oldest annual athletic contest of its kind.
  • In summer go to amazing concerts and events organised by 'Ferrara sotto le stelle' (Ferrara beneath the stars) -
  • Go on a guided bike ride and discover our beautiful city.