Antica Dimora di Val Regina sits on the border between Marche and Emilia-Romagna, almost next to the Regional Natural Park of Mount San Bartolo and just a few kilometres from the Adriatic Riviera. It is an ideal location, with myriads of picturesque little towns dotted around, such as Fiorenzuola di Focara and Gradara with its Castle which were known to the great poet Dante and received a mention in his works. The stunning Cattolica Aquarium is also within easy reach, only 20 minutes away, and in 30 minutes one can get to Saludecio and Montegridolfo, while the renowned Rimini, Urbino and Ravenna, with their many attractions, are just a little farther away.
Antica Dimora di Val Regina is a little relais surrounded by vegetation, set as it is in the heart of a 10-hectare park where flowers and fruit trees, ancient olive and oak trees grow abundantly; a pond with water lilies peeps out among the greenery and visitors will turn their steps towards it during their walks in the park, which is the ideal setting for relaxation and gentle restorative exercise. The owners have worked in the hotel industry for many years and are truly dedicated to hospitality; their guests will always receive the warmest welcome at Antica Dimora di Val Regina. On sunny days breakfast is served outside, in the park, for the enjoyment of all the senses: fresh local food, cold meats and cheeses, yogurts and freshly squeezed juices, fruit and homemade cakes are on offer amidst the fragrant beauty of nature. Guests will also have the opportunity to reserve a table in the elegant little restaurant of Antica Dimora di Val Regina and sample some of delicious dishes of the regions of Marche and Romagna, and especially of the area near the city of Piacenza, but it is tradition with a twist, thanks to the chef’s masterly use of herbs and flowers. Absolutely not to miss the different kinds of homemade pasta that are typical of Marche.
There are five rooms at Antica Dimora di Val Regina. Although decorated in various styles, they all have cotto tiles on the floor and exposed beams, views of the park or of the valley, and they are provided with Wi-Fi. The furnishings and furniture are beautiful antiques of various periods (Neoclassical, 16th and 18th century) that have been in the family for generations, and with the lovely features that grace the rooms – a carved stone fireplace, a dormer window, a four-poster bed – they create a beautiful ambience.