L’Adagio Charming Agritourism looking out over the lovely Badalucco village, located in the Argentina Valley in Liguria, a mere 80 km from Nice. Badalucco is like an open air museum with its “caruggi”, the typical narrow streets that are lined by medieval houses adorned with exterior tiles and murals. Against this perfect backdrop numerous events are staged throughout the year; first among many are the food festivals that celebrate the local produce like the renowned stockfish or the excellent white beans which are a Slow Food Presidium. Badalucco also has a somewhat unique bank branch, that of the Wine Bank, another institution created by the Slow Food movement. Not far from L’Adagio is the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow, which stands high on the mountain side and affords unparalleled views in all directions; those who love trekking can reach it on foot.
L’Adagio is a converted rural stone building full of character which becomes especially charming lit up at night. It extends over two floors and has a sloping roof and the loveliest of positions, nestled in a garden by a small lake and surrounded by verdant mountains clad with vegetation. L’Adagio is also a working farm, run by the owner, Rossella Boeri, who tends the Taggiasca olive trees typical of the Badalucco area and of the whole Eastern Liguria; the production of extra virgin olive oil started in 1900 and has continued ever since, accompanied more recently by oil tasting events. The interiors of the farmhouse have been designed by a team of Bolognese architects who have created elegant spaces by combining natural materials such as stone, glass and metal. Guests can choose to relax in the welcoming beauty farm or in the solarium, while outdoors they might be tempted by a game of French boules, or pétanque.
L’Adagio has five beautiful suites, on two floors, with living and sleeping quarters, kitchen facilities and a little balcony; their characteristics and decorative styles are contained in their names: the Provençal, the Minimalist, the Ethnic, the Modern and the Elegant. There are also four rooms, very spacious and comfortable, whose décor recalls the natural elements of fire, air, water and earth, which the artist Sergio Staino has masterly captured in his original room plaques.