Monday, June 15, 2009
As I already wrote about the Riviera Ulisse, here is a mysterious house we found with my mom, right near the National Park, in a magical and a bit spooky forest. Practically there is a Bed and Breakfast, in the big house where the family lives, and a small cottage, built and designed by the owners themselves.
The main house is so cozy and warm, thanks to the use of wood, rock and warm colours.
Fulled with many, too many tiny little objects and precious souveniers collected all around the world gives the interiors a bit gypsy-like impression, tasty although.
I liked the fact that the house was full of different plants, it gave the whole thing a very fresh look.
And then, there's the cottage. It's all covered with green- I love how the cromatics of grey rock and tree section melt together. The terrace on more levels is a clever solution, as the whole space seems more vibrant and bigger.
Big windows manage to illuminate the rooms as much as it's possible, as the house is all covered with trees.
The yellow touch gives the whole room a very serene air. And the presence of a smooth touch of arabic style gives the living-room that cool marrocco-like lounge air, which is so typical for the mediterranean villas. In the evening it's definetelly very romantic, with a warm candle-light and good lounge music (a la Cafe del Mar).
Outside, between the two houses, there's a huge terrace where you can enjoy romantic intimate dinner or a nice crowdy cocktail party. Infact they often throw some very exclusive v.i.p parties with some of the most famous italian actors and showbiz-men.
The use of the small details is what makes the house and the garden so special and cute, for example the lanterns hung up on the wall, or all the small flower pots.
And once in a while some small, empty, totally new boats flow near their bridge- not bad, huh?
For renting the cottage or staying at B&B email: email@example.com
Photos by me.
Friday, June 05, 2009
My mother is kind of a travel concierge here in Rome, so it happens that once in a while I go discover with her some new interesting apartments and bed&breakfasts for her job. As we've fallen in love with the Riviera Ulisse, spectacularly beautiful and wild coastal area, we decided to dig out the coolest and hippest places there are out there. This place is like a little undiscovered Mediterranean pearl in it's natural state, infact, there isn't much information and accessability for normal tourists: the spot is full of private villas as it's very popular among noble italians themselves. Francesco Totti, the most famous and loved italian footballer likes to spend his summer there, for example. Perfect for a glamorous holiday, like a Capri o a Porto Cervo, but only one hour and a half away from Rome!
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