Colle Regnano is impressive first and foremost for its panoramic location. It’s almost as if the surrounding hills have decided to open up and take a step back, allowing visitors the pleasure of feasting their eyes on the ploughed fields, the olive groves, the bell-tower of Regnano’s tiny church, with the valleys below and the peaks of the Monti Sibillini above.
Patrizia and Paolo have redeveloped this beautiful refuge dating from the mid-19th Century, preserving the historical and geographical characteristics of the farm house, while choosing to follow a precise aim: to respect both man and the environment. To achieve this they used only natural materials, eco-friendly processes and green architecture, giving particular attention to the quality of the systems, the use of renewable resources, the correct management of waste disposal, energy-saving and the use of eco-friendly products.
Today Colle Regnano is an example of eco-friendly excellence and has gained a certificate of approval from Marchi di Qualità Ambientale: Legambiente Turismo, EcoWorldHotel, Ospitalità Italiana, Agrituirsmi Bio-ecologici AIAB, ECO BIO TURISMO ICEA e RET-mc rete ecoturistica macerata, as well as winning the awards LEGAMBIENTE TURISMO 2007 - Bandiera Verde Agricoltura 2008 - Oscar Green finalista 2009 - TURISMO RESPONSABILE ITALIANO 2010 - TERRANOSTRA 2010.
Its design is perfect for those who are looking for a holiday in contact with nature, in an atmosphere of authenticity and simplicity. As well as taking part in the many activities at Signora Patrizia suggests, you can enjoy the many different activites on offer in the surrounding 40km: walking or cycling on the different pathways of the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, horseriding, golf, or even the thrilling sensations of paragliding and hot-air ballooning.
The dining room, only recently refurbished, opens its huge windows onto the large porch with views of the surrounding valley, and offers traditional cuisine.
There are both rooms and apartments available, and even more. Patrizia, with her exuberant romanticism, gave particular thought to couples in love and created two beautiful hideaways. The first is in the former hay barn, and is called the “torretta colombaia” (the doves’ tower). It’s a large room with exposed wooden beams, with the possibility of requesting a room-service for a candlelit dinner.
For couples in love who want a unique experience, there’s the “nido” (nest), true to its name: a tree house, hanging from the branches of an enormous holm-oak, made entirely from wood, with an enchanting little staircase and breath-taking view over the valley and a comfortable bed at the centre of the small room. Guests will wake up to the tweeting of birds, and find breakfast awaiting them on the little table at the foot of their nest. You can’t