as a Faberge egg
€7000 per couple, 7 nights. Luxury room, gourmet meals, activities.
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hidden paradise slice
for the discerning few
dreams can come true
AT YOUR SERVICE
food wine divine
walled medieval villages
step back in time
country back roads weave, past
cypress old oak red poppies sunflowers
bells peal, sun’s final rays
antiquity basks, rolling hills bathe
heavens star studded
Pegasus Orion Hercules
La Dolce Vita
old stone farmhouse, lovlngly restored
garden flavors, local ingredients
favorite dishes, memorable wines
stunning panoramic views
soak up the sun, smell the roses
steep in quietude
DOLLOP OF FROLIC, DUO
Naomi, L.A. born and bred
Nero Wolfe, Hercule Poirot
Claudio hails from Torino
food wine sharing
in the genes
He traded glamour
for the wild West
how they met
Italy swept her away
old world charm
let the fun
Michelin star awaits
waves roll, spew
dolce far niente
depart at noon
TASTING MENU – seafood at the beach
HARBOR – fishing boats, buoys, colorful woven nets
ARTISAN GELATO – wickedly delicious
MUSEO BRONZO DORATO – only surviving Roman gilt bronze equestrian group, believed to date from between 50 and 30 BC.
art food wine
PALAZZO (15th c.) – intimate museo, Crivelli, Pinturicchio, adorn pompeii red walls.
OLIVE MILL (16th c.) – peasant recipes, tasting menu, 12 delectable tidbits.
Heritage, custom survive.
PALAZZO (18th c.) Rococo – capitals cornices, frieze borders frescoes,
tromp l’oeil intertwine.
WINE TASTING – perfect finish, two white two red, paired with local delicacies.
Legend of the True Cross, Piero della Francesca (1452-1466)
MADONNA AND CHILD (circa 1418), Donatello – Florentine sculptor (1386 –1466)
Unveiled in 2012, after undergoing nearly seven years of restoration in Florence. Considered one of the most fascinating discoveries in the field of art in recent years.
ANTIQUARIAN MARKET – cobblestone streets overflow, connoisseurs, bargain hunters, bustling stalls, fabulous finds. Eclectic, antiques, paintings, coins, keys, lace.
CHURCH OF SAN FRANCESCO – frescoes (True Cross) branch of the Tree of Life, planted on Adam’s grave, took root, used to make the cross on which Christ was crucified (legend from 13th c. manuscript).
La Muta Raffaello’s Mona Lisa
history romance intrigue
CAPPELLA TIRANNI – Sacred Conversation and Resurrection. Giovanni Santi, painted shortly prior to his death in 1494. Father of Raphael, he painted his son’s face into the angel on the left. Unanimously considered by critics to be his masterpiece.
WHITE TRUFFLE TASTING (FALL ONLY) – intense, earthy flavor. “Diamond of the kitchen” (Brillat-Savarin). Touted as an aphrodisiac, therapeutic by ancient Romans.
LA MUTA (1507-1508), Raphael (1483 – 1520). Maria Feltria della Rovere, wed to a boy of 13, later assassinated by Cesare Borgia. Said to be secretly in love with the favorite knight of her uncle the Duke, if true, the letter she holds may be the omen of his murder, a few days after the painting was completed.
ORATORIO (1365) International Gothic – Salimbeni brothers’ frescoes (early 15th c.) striking in technique, color, detail, mother of pearl inlays.
opulence, gilding, gold
long ago laughter
hear the hooves
white knights, ladies in dancing shoes
PALAZZO, early 18th century, Baroque Rococo. Carriage collection, housed in the former stables, 22 coaches of different types and saddles, bits, whips and harnesses donated by local noble families.
LIBRARY small jewel – frescoes from the 17th and 18th centuries, Murano chandeliers.
birthplace of Virgin Mary
TEATRO/MUSEO – homage to Romeo Gigli, opera fans rejoice.
BRODETTO (seafood soup) -specialty of the Conero coast. Original recipe contained 13 types of fish, one for each participant in the last supper.
Zafferanella (wild saffron), loaf of bread for dipping, heaven.
OUR LADY OF LORETO – among the main pilgrimage sites in Italy. Under direct authority and protection of the Pope. Holy house encased in ornately carved marble (Bramante). Eight glorious chapels, gothic windows soar.
PAPAL MUSEO – Flemish tapestries, based on drawings by Raphael.
APERITIVO – on the beach, two star Michelin chef. Secluded rocky cove, il mare serenades.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals
step back in
BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS – exterior stone tinged with pink in daylight, shines white under the moon. Romanesque, Gothic architecture, interior filled with frescoes by Giotto and his inner circle. One of the most important Christian pilgrimages in Italy
Upscale artisan shops, galleries.
Buon Ricordo (happy memory) – founded in 1964 with the goal of preserving the best in traditional, regional cooking. Order the local specialty and receive a hand painted ceramic plate, depicting the dish.
Monastery turned spa museum. Follow the path of the ancient Romans, cult of the water, four rooms, different temperatures/humidity. Soak, surrounded by limestone pillars dating back to the 1st century. Brew a cup of tea. Lounge on the rooftop, lavender, rosemary, olive trees, magnificent city view.
In order to include as many of our favorites as possible, weeks run Friday to Friday.
- April 16 – 23, 2021
- April 30 – May 7, 2021
– Day 3.1 option (antiquarian market)
- May 14 – 21, 2021
- May 28 – June 4, 2021
- September 17 – 24, 2021
- October 1 – 8, 2021
– Day 3.1 option (antiquarian market) and white truffle tasting
October 15 – 22, 2021
– white truffle tasting
For Booking and Information
Phone & Hours:
+39 339 391 3782 – Naomi, English
+39 331 847 6221 – Claudio, Italian, English, Spanish
Daily: 10:00 – 18:00 CET