It all depends on what you’re looing for.
If your idea of a vacation is a place full of people, a whirlwind of activities and outlet shopping malls, this is not the place for you.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for somewhere quiet, far from the madding crowd, yet within easy access of Rome, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, then this is the place for you.
Mesogheo (pronounced me-SO’-gheo) is a marvelous bed & breakfast inn, surrounded by lush centuries-old olive groves at the foot of the Camposauro mountain in the province of Benevento. It started as a renovated farmhouse for its owners Fabrizio and Lucia. On the ground floor they opened a small restaurant which offered Lucia’s creative cooking based totally on local produce and food sources. With small intimate rooms and a well-stocked library, the atmosphere was at once subdued yet warm and friendly, ideal for making and meeting friends. Their guests were so taken with the location that they were reluctant to leave and always asked if they had rooms. They therefore decided to build three isolated ‘dependences’ with 10 drop-dead gorgeous rooms (all ensuite with fireplaces) and added two swimming pools.
The area is perfect for pleasant walks and excursions. Among the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves it is easy to tour the medieval towns and cities as well as the major tourist sites. It is also a stone’s throw away from the thermal baths of Telese.
A stay at Mesogheo makes for a very special kind of vacation. Nothing is imposed but everything is at your fingertips: good food, good company, relaxation, culture and extraordinary beauty.
Visit Fabrizio and Lucia’s website at www.mesogheo.com to read more and see pictures of this extraordinary estate.