B&B Pietra Rara is situated in the delightful Pietramurata, one of the satellite villages of the town of Dro, in the Trentino region. This area between Trento and Lake Garda, known as the “Valley of the Lakes”, is blessed with natural and manmade beauty, and traversed by a multitude of cultural itineraries and nature trails, some favoured by fit travellers who are attracted by the renowned cyclable routes and “vie ferrate”. This strikingly varied territory of valleys, mountains and peaks, precious vineyards, watercourses and lakes, forms a backdrop to hamlets and castles where the finest old traditions of Trentino are carefully maintained and guarded.
Dro’s B&B Pietra Rara is a historic building dating back to 1769 which has been delicately renovated. Stone, the omnipresent pietra, reigns supreme here, starting from the name of the guesthouse and that of Pietramurata, where it lies nestled. Indoors, the most different types of this material appear in various guises and shapes: there are white pebbles on some of the floors and exposed stone walls, whose hues range from creamy beige to grey and look exquisite against the pine furniture and vintage cast iron accessories. The result is a warm space, a perfect blend of comfort and originality, where everything has been carefully chosen with nature in mind and to enhance the energy released by crystals and stones and reap its benefits. A rich buffet breakfast is served in the veranda, thus getting the day started with some delicious produce of Trentino. After a bracing walk in the fresh air nothing could be better than relaxing in the Bio sauna, surrounded by natural salt crystal lamps, or in the Finnish sauna; the wellbeing centre is the latest addition to B&B Pietra Rara and its treatments can be booked exclusively by its guests. Families with children will be delighted by the play area specifically designed for them.
The rooms at B&B Pietra Rara are all different and take their name from crystals and gems. Aged oak floors, lovely natural pine furniture which has been stripped or brushed to better reveal its colour and grain, and iron wrought pieces are set against a palette of dove greys, pallid yellows and whites that decorate the walls. There are private large balconies or terraces off the rooms, and one of them has a functional kitchenette.