Lillyontheroad at the Good Living week #RomagnaBuonVivere

Good Living week

It’s a great pleasure for me to come back in Romagna to take part in the appointment that has become a must by now: the Week of Buon Vivere (Good Living).

1st October 2014

We arrive late in the evening at Grand Hotel Terme Riolo.

Good Living week riolo terme

We’ll sleep like kings tonight: there’s the tester bed, too!

Good Living week riolo terme

Authorities’ welcome and the group in full force…perhaps! Roby is taking photos, of course!

Good Living week riolo terme the bloggers

Let’s start eating! Dinner slipped by.

Good Living week riolo terme food

2nd October 2014

In the morning we visit St. John the Baptist Abbey in Valsenisio.

St. John the Baptist Abbey in Valsenisio

A place restored with masterly skill which deserves a stage to find out its history.

good living week St. John the Baptist Abbey in Valsenisio

You’ll be thrilled by the stories of holes, brooms and fortuities which brought to interesting discoveries.

good living week augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden

Then we move to Augusto Rinaldi Ceroni Herb Garden.

good living week augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden

This place is a riot of smells, tastes, officinal and curative herbs…

augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden


You must come here to find out the countless properties of Herb Louisa. I thought it was used only for the liqueur!

good living week augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden

In our “labs” we prepare some particular smelling and unique matching salad.

augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden salad

Bloggers start work right now.

good living week augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden salad

Valeria is always in the first row when she can try something new, of course.

good living week augusto rinaldi ceroni herb garden


Even the pomegranate bewitches her.

good living week locanda il cardello

Now it’s time to leave this so sweet-smelling place but only after have tasted our delicious salad. We have lunch at Locanda Il Cardello.

locanda il cardello

Elegant and fine dishes offered with a masterly skill.

good living week locanda il cardello

A pleasure to the eye first and appetizing then.

good living week locanda il cardello

It’s impossible to choose the best dish.

good living week locanda il cardello

The Good Living Week in Romagna is really an experience which envelops all senses.

cesena teatro verdi

We move to Cesena for the official opening of demonstration. It is its 5th edition.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

Let’s start with the aperitif.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

Verdi Theatre is the location. 

cesena teatro verdi theatre
There’s even the orchestra for the gala performance.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

Hotel-management schools challenge each other in a masterly mix which combines good food and skill.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

The evening slipped by.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

It’s impossible to say who the real winner is!

  cesena teatro verdi theatre

These dishes are really one better than the other.

  cesena teatro verdi theatre

Before the end of this busy day a photo is de rigueur.

good living week cesena teatro verdi theatre

3rd October 2014

Today we are going to find out Thermal Baths of Riolo, their history and their therapeutic  properties.

good living week Thermal Baths of Riolo

A stately hall with a Venetian glasswork chandelier in. A source of joy and torment for operators, easy to understand why if you think about its worth.

good living week Thermal Baths of Riolo

In the ancient park you can taste this depurative water with a lot of therapeutic properties.

good living week Thermal Baths of Riolo depurative water

We are inside the thermal swimming pool: hydro massages, waterworks, mushrooms, kneipp…and sauna, Turkish bath and emotional shower, of course.

good living week Thermal Baths of Riolo thermal swimming pool

Some relax. Then we move to the Hotel-management School of Riolo Terme where the youngsters will make a show cooking only for us.

good living week Hotel-management School of Riolo Terme

High quality local products offered and combined in a masterly manner.

good living week Hotel-management School of Riolo Terme

These youngsters  are really good and well-trained. On the other hand… they won during the gala performance last night!

good living week Hotel-management School of Riolo Terme

This is a delicious cake!

good living week mud baths and thermal baths

But we can’t waste our time. Mud baths at Thermal Bath are waiting for us. We must try a treatment, right?

good living week rocca of riolo

A tour in the wellness area and we leave to find out the Rocca of Riolo.

good living week rocca of riolo

The fortress was restored in a masterly manner. Caterina Sforza welcomes us personally. She tells us about this so interesting place: its history, the sights and its peculiarities. It’s just in the centre of Riolo.

good living week rocca of riolo

You can also try helmets and armours. And who is in the first row? The person who always has to do and try everything, of course! Here is Valeria with the attack helmet!

good living week rocca of riolo

During the year there are lots of shows at the museum and everything is interactive. It’s a paradise for children.

good living week rocca of riolo

Only one flaw: there is nothing in English language, as in the most of the Italian museum. But it seems they are equipping themselves. We advise them heartily!

good living week rocca of riolo

It’s very late even if we have found out only a little part of this place. It’s time to leave, just after have tasted an aperitif in this very beautiful venue on the walls.

good living week rocca of riolo

One last photo with Caterina Sforza in the location of the lighted fortress. We move few steps to Cantine Antica Grotta where we have dinner.

good living week cantine antica grotta

Wines are absolutely the strong point and they play the lord and the master. Omar combined his passion and his job in a masterly manner. Dinner isn’t less than him.

good living week cantine antica grotta

Now it’s time to say goodnight to you. See you tomorrow!

4th October 2014

We’re arrived at S. Giorgio Hotel in Riccione.

good living week san giorgio hotel in riccione
A quick stop due to luggage and go! Next stage: Cattolica Fish market.

good living week cattolica fish market

Here are canocchie. It’s not easy to explain to foreign bloggers what they are. So, just look at them!

good living week cattolica fish market

We was shown to this large quite technological venue. Do you know what can you do here?

cattolica fish auction

There’s the first buyer. Here the fish auction takes place.

 cattolica fish auction

It’s a Dutch auction with a very quick purchasing process by these panels or by dedicated apps.

  cattolica fish auction
Some fishing nets are repaired and mended here.

good living week cattolica fishing nets

Valeria! Don’t tell me you want try this, too!

  cattolica harbour

We move towards Cattolica harbour.

good living week cattolica harbour

We must find out everything about fishing, mussels and clams’ cultivation.

First of all we eat, of course. We have lunch on the boat. I stuffed myself with mussels. I feel embarrassed. I’ve eaten four dishes!

Home-made pasta with clams.

  cattolica harbour food

Canocchie! Do you have an idea how good are they just caught? In fact, when they are light, it means they aren’t fresh. Keep in your mind!

good living week cattolica harbour food

It’s time to see how mussels are caught directly in the sea. Let’s go.

good living week cattolica harbour mussels

Expert fishermen know how mussels are growing up only have a look to the buoy’s floating level…

good living week cattolica harbour mussels

Did you know the growth’s cycle of mussels last one year? That’s why they are so big?

good living week cattolica harbour mussels

We move to Bevabbè in Riccione for dinner.

good living week bevabbè riccione

Valeria stares her eyes. “Why are these desks here?” We had a good laugh!

good living week bevabbè riccione

It’s late. We come back to the hotel. This is our room. It’s the room Giuseppe Ungaretti.

good living week san giorgio hotel riccione ungaretti room

It’s really beautiful! Elegance and design look perfectly with practical qualities and beauty.

good living week san giorgio hotel riccione ungaretti room

5th October 2014

We visit the Aquarium of Cattolica in the morning.

We enjoyed watching feeding river otters, which are shorter than the ones in Nepal. But they are playful animals in the same way!

good living week acquarium of cattolica

Valeria is more interested in the fish-pond where she can touch and stroke rays, of course!

good living week acquarium of cattolica

We have lunch at Pesce Azzurro, where Lucia welcomes us warmly, as a perfect hostess.

good living week pesce azzurro in cattolica

We have a quick break coffee with her and Simona, a dear friend. Let’s go! Our tour is going on.

good living week rimini tiberius bridge

Here we are in Rimini at Tiberius’ bridge.

good living week rimini urban trekking

We walk down a part of urban trekking and someone don’t miss the opportunity to try all the fitness routes, of course!

good living week rimini urban trekking

Tonight we eat Vegan food at Arboreto Cicchetti.

good living week arboreto cicchetti

We’re trying herbs, flowers and petals.

good living week arboreto cicchetti

Bloggers are all preparing dinner. Then we’ll eat all together.

good living week arboreto cicchetti

Who knows what are they preparing?

good living week arboreto cicchetti

Valeria! Those orange glasses are your brand! Do you have some blogger’s fanciful fashion ambition, perhaps?

good living week arboreto cicchetti

This are the ingredients for the carrot cake made by Valeria and Roberto! They won unanimously but as Valeria says… it’s not the fault of the others who have lost!

good living week arboreto cicchetti

The result is not so bad!

good living week san giorgio hotel in riccione wellness area

We come back to the hotel and again we have a tour in the wellness area!

What? Is the swimming pool open? At the end of the evening we have a good swim in the panoramic swimming pool on the last floor. Is there anything better?

good living week san giorgio hotel in riccione wellness area


 

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