Located in the picturesque village of Montanaro, an entire wing of this splendid 16th century baronial palace has been transformed into a serene and gracious bed & breakfast. Set in its own immense private park, the suites look out on to garden paths lined with fragrant cedars, pine, oak and palm trees. The rooms are light and airy and are furnished with charm and elegance; the living room, with its antique fireplace and characteristic Vietri floor tiling, offers televesion and SKY TV.
The rooms can be rented on a weekly basis as an apartment, with the use of a fully equipped modern kitchen and dinning room. The grounds, which have been refurbished with soft and discreet lighting, are ideal for weddings and promotional events.
Things to see in the area: Capua, Sessa Aurunca, Teano, Roccamonfina, Carinola, Ventaroli, Terme di Suio, Calvi, Cascano (ceramics), S. Angelo in Formis. Open all year ‘round, Borgo Monanaro is a one-hour train ride from Naples and two-hours from Rome. Places of interest in the area: the Reggia of Caserta, Sessa Aurunca, Teano, Carinola, Ventaroli, Calvi, Roccamonfina, S. Angelo in Formis and the ceramics artisans at Cascano. Borgo Montanaro is 40 minutes from the sea.
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Aquapetra Resort & Spa[slideshow=16]
Our mission at Savour the Sannio is to extol the beauty, history and culinary wealth of the Sannio. Happily, there is now a haven where the body and spirit can relax and recharge as well. What could be more conducive then an exclusive hideaway, deep in the lap of luxury and far from the chaos of smog and traffic? Inaugurated on June 1st, the spanking new wellness centre of Aquapetra Resort & Spa is a sight for sore city eyes.
Rebuilt from the ruins of a medieval borgo or hamlet and painstakingly restored (the landscaping alone took 11 years!) the centre overlooks immense groves of pristine oaks and silent olives. In the distance rises La Dormiente, or ‘The Sleeping Woman’ as the Taburno mountain is called, due to the resemblance of its outline to a female figure at rest.
It is a calm and gracious setting that gently envelopes you in its silvery-green landscape.
All rooms are equipped with SKY TV and wi-fi internet connection. Prices include a generous buffet breakfast, the use of the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and a top line of cosmetics. The complex has a large glass-panelled meeting-room which boasts a spectacular 360° panorama, ideal for motivational and executive meetings, along with beautiful dining facilities that offer regional, national and international cuisine.