As in the olden days, today’s Petrella Guidi owes its magic to its historically important position amidst three highly diverse Italian regions – Marche, Emilia Romagna, and Tuscany.

The typical features of these three distinct regions have shaped the character of the valley in which Petrella Guidi is situated, Valmarecchia, and account for its reticent but joyous, authentic charm which fascinates visitors and makes the locals proud of their heritage and traditions. History and architecture enthusiasts can follow an itinerary of strongholds and castles dotted around the area.

Choose to visit one of the borghi (villages).

 

St. Agata Feltria

Close by Petrella Guidi there are numerous lively hamlets and villages whose inhabitants assiduously cultivate their cultural heritage. St. Agata Feltria, the comune to which Petrella Guidi belongs, boasts an impressive fort, Rocca Fregoso, and a particular gem – the private baroque theater hidden in the Palazzo Fregoso.

HOW LONG IT TAKES:  About 2 hours
HOW FAR FROM THE LODGE:  10 minutes by car
SUGGESTED PERIOD:  Year round
GUIDE:  Owner of the lodge
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE:  Transfer to and from the lodge
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  Dinner

 

San Leo

Within sight of the Petrella Guidi Historical Hideaway is the town of San Leo, with its impressive castle of the same name, perched on the steep rise of Monte Feltro, to which the entire area owes its name. The ancient city was the capital (from its origin) of the county of Montefeltro, and a theater of civil and military battles for about two millennia, assuming the title of capital of Italy with Berengar II (962-964). S. Leone (IV century A.D.) had been its evangelizer. The city also played host to both Dante Alighieri and S. Francis of Assisi.

HOW LONG IT TAKES:  About 2-4 hours
HOW FAR FROM THE LODGE:  30 minutes by car
SUGGESTED PERIOD:  Year round
GUIDE:  Owner of the lodge
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE:  Transfer to and from the lodge
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  Dinner

 

Pennabilli

The charming medieval borgo Pennabilli, on a hill opposite Petrella Guidi, is dedicated to cultural events: each summer it hosts a renowned street-theater festival. Pennabilli is also the home of poet Tonino Guerra, scriptwriter to both Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, and a close friend of your hosts the Trentos. He and like-minded people in the village have done a lot to revive it, and have established in its confines an attractive museum, Il mondo di Tonino Guerra.

HOW LONG IT TAKES:  About 2 hours
HOW FAR FROM THE LODGE:  10 minutes by car
SUGGESTED PERIOD:  Year round
GUIDE:  Owner of the lodge
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE:  Transfer to and from the lodge
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:  Dinner