Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!

I have been visiting this small town for two years since my son moved there to play basketball for the local team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B.

Having gained promotion into B (despite the COVID interruption) he was then given a contract for a second season so I continue to visit, recently I went again for a very important match. The trip from Amalfi is 750 kilometres each way so about 6 hours cos it is almost all motorway and the motorways in Italy are generally excellent, cos we pay alot of tolls maybe???? And the speed limit is 130 kph but they do not seem to worry too much so 160 kph cruising is good.

I always stay at the lovely Hotel Mathis which is in the centre of the town and is truly exceptional! The place is run by a lovely guy called Davide and the motto of the hotel is “Out of the Ordinary” and the hotel mirrors his motto. There is a stunning old British motorbike parked in the middle of the lounge and he has another 30ish bikes in his garage too, this for me is a great start cos I love bikes!

And the rest of the hotel has LOADS of notable old objects which give a really interesting “feel” to the place, and the service is equally great. The food too is excellent and reasonably priced. Some pics below.


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