zondag 27 januari 2013

Le Marche Best Accommodation: Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi

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Aristocratic summer residence near Italy’s Adriatic Coast, with accommodation in a spacious suite or apartment

Chances are the little-known region of Le Marche has not come to your attention before now. Bordered by the Sibillini mountains and the Adriatic sea, this rural idyll is an undiscovered Tuscany. Retreat to the region with a stay at the centuries-old Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi - a beautifully preserved hilltop estate with aristo-rustic interiors and stunning views over the surrounding vineyards.

With gardens designed by 19th century botanist Ludwig Winter, this cluster of medieval buildings are the setting for just 11 luxurious suites and apartments. Borgo Storico has been owned by the same family for generations and retains an air of traditional elegance, mixing country colours with antique heirlooms. There’s an open-air swimming pool in the grounds, a coffee shop, bookshop and vegetable patches, which supply much of the cooking here.

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