The beautiful sights and sounds of la dolce vita come to mind when dreaming of a stint in sun-kissed Italy—and there is hardly a better way to experience the country's quaint magnificence than from a medieval castle. Just a few miles from the Adriatic Sea in Valconca Valley, on the border of the Romagna and Marche regions, stands Relais Palazzo Viviani, a stunning fortress that once played residence to the royal family. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering spectacular panoramic views of historic sites, small churches and the glimmering sea, Palazzo Viviani (a part of Castello di Montegridolfo) features eight elegant, antique-filled suites that offer a gateway to an authentically luxurious escape.
Spend leisurely afternoons exploring the beauty of the surrounding area, perhaps just taking in the remarkable views as you lounge beside the outdoor pool. Perhaps you will treat yourself to a therapeutic massage or spend some time in the fitness center. Gourmet eaters will love Palazzo's four dining venues, which include Ristoro di Palazzo Viviani, an elegant eatery housed in old wine cellars, Osteria dell-Accademia, serving decadent local cuisine, Grotto dei Gridolfi, offering oven-cooked seafood delicacies, and Piaxxetta del Vecchio Forno, which provides the perfect outdoor venue for enjoying fresh pizza in the summertime. From stunning surroundings, to rich history, to delicious cuisine, savor the timeless splendor of Italy with the sweetest escape to this breathtaking castle.