We had reserved a room for one night in Franciacorta because we wanted to eat at Vittorio Fusari’s amazing Dispensa Pani e Vini (more on that later).
The closest hotel I could find (that we could afford) was the Hotel Iris.
It’s a great place to stay: very clean, with all the amenities, and good internet, very affordable for the quality of the room and service.
We were a bit nonplussed by the fact that every room has its own private elevator from the parking garage. A nice security feature but a bit extravagant (see below).
We were even more
surprised tickled by the sexy image that greeted us in our room (above).
The lobby hosts a poster featuring an image (top) from a 1980s photo shoot by Helmut Newton at the Ca’ del Bosco estate, which lies just up the road.
We’ve already eaten at the Dispensa twice and are about to head there again (it’s that good… stay tuned for my posts next week).
And the hotel worked out great (they had a very nice camping cradle for Georgia P). Highly recommended for the value… And hey, a little spice never hurt, right? ;)