At first glance you would never guess that the Relais Bella Rosina, a member of the pristine Preferred Boutique portfolio and part of the well-established Preferred Hotel Group, was once a 18th-century farmhouse. But upon closer examination, the timeless details and exquisite craftsmanship reveal its storied past. Located within the folds of Piedmont, Italy, this four-star retreat, is the epitome of refinement on 25 verdant acres. With just 21 rooms housed on two floors, guests are surrounded by classic Italian appointments. Floors are cloaked in terra cotta and aged wood with flouncy four-poster beds, ceilings supported by wood beams and an array of amenities that marry the past with the present. A palette of warm neutral colors add to the serenity of each glorious space.
Restaurant Gemma di Rosa is a study in culinary excellence. Overlooking the lush landscape, the restaurant's interiors have all the trappings of an elegant farmhouse. Vaulted ceilings are cloaked in brick, terra cotta floors are cool to the touch and an abundance of natural light filters through enchanting windows. During warmer months meals can be taken on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. A morning feast is displayed in the breakfast rooms with an array of sweet and savory offerings. Menus feature an array of farm fresh ingredients, harvested on-site and infused in the daily creations. Beauty Farm, the cleverly named spa, is where weary guests come for head-to-toe therapies that are administered soothing environment. A seasonal pool is designed for lounging and can also used for low-impact workouts. The surrounding area features several championship golf courses. Of course, Piedmont is better known for its wine producing capabilities as well as its incredible natural beauty where lakes and mountain landscapes take on a surreal quality.