A stone's throw from Piazza Maggiore, this place started out as a pensione in 1875, but has been brought firmly into the 21st century and offers the winning combination of comfort, affordability, and some family-size rooms. Innkeeper Werter Guizzardi has been at the helm since 1987. Rooms are simply furnished and those facing the inner courtyard (without a view) are really quiet; many are triples and quads. Bathrooms are large by Italian standards (though not all rooms
have a private one). A copious buffet breakfast includes all the usual suspects like breads, yogurt, and cheese, along with local specialties such as mortadella.