Pordenone | No. 22

No. 22 Via San Quirino, in Pordenone, that is. An address to note if you’re looking for something a little different in the way of hospitality up there in the North East. A peculiarly attractive modernistic construction with an overhanging terrace on its second floor, it’s the corner house on a quiet and leafy residential street just a stone’s throw from the centre of town. And within, Civico 22, as the B&B is called, is similarly modern, essential, very white and neat as a pin, with just a hint of woody tones and a startling splash of colour and design here and there.

There are three generous B&B rooms – a single, a double and a twin – and a bright, airy common room opening onto the terrace where host Natalia Paoletto serves up the kind of healthy, locally-sourced and home-made breakfast that makes lunch superfluous. All at a very reasonable cost. Don’t move on without taking in the old town centre, well-preserved and charming with its arcades and frescoed palaces. Pordenone has a dynamic cultural scene, and lovely walks (or rides – you can hire the bikes direct from Civico 22) along the river banks taking you out into the countryside.