We had a lot of trouble finding it in the dark. We didn't see any signs to help us. I had no info on my confirmation regarding directions to the B&B. The dark and narrow streets proved to be challenging while looking for a needle in a haystack. The street in front of the B&B appeared to be one-way the wrong way.... but finally we took a chance and went down it. We had the right address, but we saw NO signs indication Porta Vivaria. We asked someone who told us which door. It was locked... no one answered when we rang the bell. FInally, the owner opened the door and ushered us into a dark and cold cavernous room with a massive marble stairway.
The owner spoke no English, so understanding where she was sending us to park was challenging. There were NO spaces in the public parking lot. We ended up driving back up into old town and finally found a parking spot near some stores. It was probably 1/4 mile from the B&B. Thank goodness we had unloaded our luggage when we arrived. We had left our cousin there with the luggage in the cold dark room with the lady who spoke no English. When we returned, our luggage was still at the foot of the stairs, and it was still dark and cold in there. The owner had given our cousin some hot tea while they were waiting!
Getting our luggage up those four flights of stairs was very challenging. Our room had no heat.
The "breakfast" consisted of packaged rolls and the coffee machine!
At check-out, the owner could not get our credit cards to work. It was a nightmare because she spoke no English and we spoke no Italian. Finally, she got one of my cards to work so I paid for both of the rooms.
The room was large and very comfortable.
The view from the wall was very beautiful.
The coffee machine that made American coffee anytime you wanted it!!