Visible from afar the gleaming white San Fiorano is situated on a hill on the edge of the Apennine Mountains. For centuries the ancient parish with a church, rectory and farmhouse was the centre of the small valley. The later dilapidated property was rebuilt in the mid 90s and revived. The church is now used as a space for celebrations, as a dining room and as a cool retreat on hot days. The former rectory was converted to a guest house and offers 120 square meters of space for up to six people (including the library for 8 people). The building is surrounded by a spacious, park-like garden with lavender, cypress and pine trees, a lily pond and a large pool. The Renaissance city Urbino lies within sight and the romantic town Cagli as well as the truffle capital Aqualagna are only a few kilometers away.
Pictures (2, 4, 8, 9, 12): Ferdinand Graf von Luckner