On a friend's recommendation we stayed in Country House and it quickly became our "home away from home" as we spent a month in Italy, using it as our home base as we made several trips to other, more typical tourist-cities in Italy. Each time we'd return it felt like coming home.
The food, cooked by Daniela and her sister Natalia, is superb, with most ingredients sourced locally from family and friends sometimes just down the road. So fresh, so good, exactly as the Italians say that the food is always best "when it is cooked by the mamma". The meals are overwhelming generous in size with fantastic home-made limoncello and grappa, and there's something magically about being at San Giorgio on a Saturday night with the veranda filled with local families and a few travelers who by the end of the night have all joined tables talking and drinking cafe and grappa. Otherworldly.
The house and grounds are beautiful. Rosara, the mountain upon which San Giorgio sits, is fantastic with great hiking and walks, and you're only a 5 minute drive down the mountain into Ascoli Piceno, a picture-perfect "town of stone" with all the amenities of a larger city without a mass of tourists even in the busy season.
But while even though the house, rooms, food, location, scenery are all fantastic, what really makes San Giorgio so wonderful is the people. Pepe, Daniela, Cesare, Natalia, and Katarina are a family and they are so kind, so thoughtful, so warmhearted and will show you all the wonderful things there are to see and do around Ascoli right down to buying you truffles or taking you to see a friends vineyard. They will become your friends.
San Giorgio is what you'd imagined and hoped Italy to be. It's a magical place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel rural, situated in the hill at only 5 minutes far from the city Ascoli Piceno, bedrooms very comfortable and with authentic furniture 1800/1900 century. Trekking and relax under the gazebo in the garden. ... more less
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