Hotel Villa Leri ****
Situated in the heart of the Conca Valley, in the hinterland of Rimini, Hotel Villa Leri overlooks the shores of a small, natural lake. Surrounded by hills, the town of Lago di Monte Colombo is recognized for its tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, even if it is only a few kilometers away from the busy beach resorts of Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica. The hotel is dedicated to providing stays that regenerate the body and the spirit; the Leonardo Restaurant offers natural cuisine, prepared with organic and seasonal produce; the Wellness centre is characterized by its use of natural materials, rich of beneficial properties; the garden and pedestrian footpaths that surround the structure invite guests to go on healthy walks in nature (guided walks on request). For seasonal use, the hotel is equipped with a swimming pool and solarium and also provides a sauna, clay tennis court, illuminated football pitch and- in the garden- a veranda with comfortable seating and pool table area. Also equipped with a theatre, Villa Leri welcomes events and shows, conferences and business events and holds natural cooking lessons in its restaurant.
Villa Leri hosts an outdoor swimming pool and solarium where, in the summer months, sessions of Acquagym can be enjoyed. The Spa, equipped with a sauna, gym and relaxation area is next to the Wellness centre; a space in which guests can benefit from the best in natural treatments including methods using the criteria of reflexology, specific massages, postural training and anti-stress treatments utilizing healthy, clay-rich water. Other exclusive treatments carried out in the centre: natural regenerating treatments and natural face lifts, all to be paired with other body treatments.
The 36 rooms at Villa Leri (furnished with hand-made, cream interiors) are divided into the following: Quality, Junior Suite (with a small balcony and lake view), and Suite with a small, private living room, two private balconies and a bathroom with bathtub. Communal amenities available to all guests include: AC and heat control, telephone, alarm, Satellite TV, safe, aromatherapy diffusor, mini bar with organic products and a free Wi-Fi connection.
The Leonardo Restaurant at Villa Leri proposes traditional and Italian cuisine, promoting healthy, organic nutrition and dishes for those with food intollerances and coeliac disease. La Grotta della Giamaica (restaurant/pizzeria) is connected to the hotel, situated on a jetty on the lake along with the restaurant of a nearby organic agricultural business in which one can enjoy dishes prepared with produce from the immediate, surrounding area.
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Situated at the centre, in the hilly hinterland of Rimini, the village of Lago di Monte Colombo is in an optimum position; the renowned seaside resorts of Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are all within easy reach, offering numerous all-year round recreational, sport and cultural programs. However, the hinterland itself also offers numerous places of interest, whether they are nature based or cultural attractions such as Coriano: a small town found among farms rich of vineyards and olive trees, an ideal base for a walk in the Fluviale del Fiume Merano Park and in the Rio Melo valley. Instead, in the vicinity of Gemmano, one can visit the Onferno Caves as a place of significant geological interest. Other worthy visits include: Gradara, with its marvelous fortress; primeval town of Montecolombo where a splendid 18th century painting of St.Martin by Brancaleoni can be admired inside the church of San Martino; Montegridolfo, with its famous Malatesta Castle from the 1300's; the Repubblic of San Marino and its distinctive itinerary linking the three towers that stand at the highest point of the mountain; the village of San Clement with a parish church designed by the architect, Papa Luigi Poletti and San Leo, where its fortress once held the Count of Cagliostro prisoner. All of these localities regularly host traditional festivals and celebrations, especially in the summer months, where one can attend costume reenactments, recreating the atmosphere of the Medieval and Renaissance era. Further afield but absolutely unmissable is Urbino, birthplace of Raffaello Sanzio, and its cathedral (built by Federico da Montefeltro), Palazzo Ducale and the National Gallery of Marche, rich of Renaissance works.
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