Locanda Belvedere is a small hotel with restaurant situated just outside the picturesque town of Saludecio, in the province of Rimini. The area is located between the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Marche, surrounded by hills covered with cultivated plots and spontaneous vegetation, and looking out over the Adriatic Sea. Locanda Belvedere is set amidst a vast olive grove, a tranquil setting that makes it ideal for a relaxing holiday; its surroundings are an invitation to explore, on foot or bike, and guided walks are available for those who prefer company. From Saludecio it is easy to reach the Romagna Riviera, enjoy a day at the beach or at the aqua park, and admire the natural coves of the regional park of Monte San Bartolo. The region is full of culture and heritage: Rimini, for example, boasts many artistic and historical treasures, like the Arch of Augustus and the Malatesta Temple. The latter houses two real gems, a fresco by Piero della Francesca and a Crucifix by Giotto. Other unmissable destinations of the area include the Castles of the Malatesta dynasty; Urbino and its Renaissance art; Pesaro with its Imperial Villa and the Duke’s Palace, and Ravenna, renowned for its mosaics and the eight Early Christian Monuments which are a Unesco Heritage site.
Locanda Belvedere has an excellent restaurant which is part of the Slow Food movement and is committed to preserving the culinary tradition of Saludecio and of the surrounding region, using it as a foundation for a modern cuisine. The hotel is family-run, and the restaurant is the brainchild of the young Ricciardelli. The menus are designed with extreme care, using fresh local ingredients that change with the seasons: olive oil from the Locanda’s grove, fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, fish fresh from the Adriatic Sea, meat and cold cuts produced on nearby farms. The result is genuine, healthy dishes accompanied by specially chosen fine wines, local and national, which are the expression of their environment of origin. At the restaurant of Locanda Belvedere everyone will find something for their taste: a choice of menus are on offer, including recipes for children, vegetarian menus, and menus that cater for celiacs and any other requirement.
A stay in this corner of paradise, between Emilia-Romagna and Marche, is ideal for rest and relaxation. The rooms of Locanda Belvedere are bright, sober and elegant, decorated with light colours and furnished with solid wood furniture which blends modern design with arte povera. Communicating rooms are available for families with children. All rooms are air conditioned and provided with mini bar, TV and a selection of novels and local travel guides. They are en suite, and one mini-suite has a Jacuzzi bathtub; outside, amidst the olive trees, there is a pool for everyone’s enjoyment. Breakfast is a feast of pastries, biscuits and cakes, served with jams and coffee; but those who prefer a savoury start to their day can choose from a selection of cold cuts, cheeses and breads made from stone-ground flours, all produced locally. Guests who want to bring their pets to Locanda Belvedere only need to inform the staff at the moment of booking.